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Background information
Origin Birmingham, England, UK
Genre(s) Dub
Years active 1978—present
Label(s) Virgin Records
A&M Records
DEP International
Associated acts Chrissie Hynde
Afrika Bambaataa
Robert Palmer
Lady Saw
Website Website
James Brown
Duncan Campbell
Robin Campbell
Earl Falconer
Norman Hassan
Brian Travers
Tony Mullings
Laurence Parry
Martin Meredith
Former members
Ali Campbell
Michael Virtue
Patrick Tenyue
Henry Tenyue
Maxi Priest

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UB40 Overview


UB40 are a British reggae band formed in 1978 in Birmingham. The band has placed more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. One of the world's best-selling music artists, UB40 have sold over 70 million records.

Labour of Love IV (2010) TwentyFourSeven (2008) Who You Fighting For? (2005) Homegrown (2003) Cover Up (2001) Labour of Love III (1998) Guns in the Ghetto (1997) Promises and Lies (1993) Labour of Love II (1989) UB40 (1988)

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UB40, N-Dubz To Play Spring Happening Event In Walsall

March 3, 2010
UB40 are set to headline an event at Walsall Football club's Banks's Stadium on May 31. Spring Happening will also feature a performance from N-Dubz, with further acts due to be announced shortly.  Read more 

UB40 Say Ali Campbell Feud Is Like Spinal Tap

July 2, 2008
UB40 have described their ongoing feud with former bandmate Ali Campbell to the story of Spinal Tap. In their first interview since Campbell left the group in January, the band accused their former singer of going after money and demanding they sack their entire management company.  Read more 

UB40 To Give Away New Album In A Newspaper

April 30, 2008
UB40 are to give away ten tracks off their new album, ‘24/7’, as part of a promotion with a Sunday newspaper. The album, which will be released in full this June, features vocals from former frontman Ali Campbell, who left the group earlier this year.  Read more 

UB40 Lose Another Band Member

March 20, 2008
UB40 suffered the departure of another band member this week following management issues. Keyboard player Michael Virtue follows just months after lead singer Ali Campbell as the latest member of the reggae act to leave.  Read more 

UB40 Bring Ali Campbell Era To An End In Uganda

February 26, 2008
Ali Campbell played his last concert as the frontman of UB40 in Uganda on Saturday night (February 23rd). The concert, which took place at the Lugogo Cricket Oval, was witnessed by 30,000 fans.  Read more 

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