Born In : Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom
Occupation(s) : singer, songwriter, composer
Genres : synth-pop / new wave / dance-rock / electronic rock / alternative rock
Agent : Mute / Sire / Reprise / Capitol / Virgin / Columbia
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Depeche Mode is definitely one of the most popular British electronic bands of all times.

It was formed in Basildon, Essex, back in 1980. The band consists of three members - Dave Gahan (lead vocals and co-songwriter), Andy Fletcher (keyboards), and Martin Gore (keyboards, guitarist, and chief songwriter).

Their big break came with their debut album, called "Speak and Spell", which was released in 1981. A less known fact is that the founding member of Depeche Mode, Vince Clarke, left the band after the release of the album.

Up to date, the band brags with 54 songs in the UK Singles Chart and 17 top 10 albums in the UK chart over their active years. Furthermore, Depeche Mode has sold more than 100 million album records worldwide.

Discography (chronologically):

"Speak and Spell" (1981)
"A Broken Frame" (1982)
"Construction Time Again" (1983)
"Some Great Reward" (1984)
"Black Celebration" (1986)
"Music for the Masses" (1987)
"Violator" (1990)
"Songs of Faith and Devotion" (1993)
"Ultra" (1997)
"Exciter" (2001)
"Playing the Angel" (2005)
"Sounds of the Universe" (2009)
"Delta Machine" (2013)
"Spirit" (2017)


The popular music magazine "Q" entered Depeche Mode in the list of the "50 Bands That Changed the World!". The band is also on the 98th position on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".
3 years ago, in December 2016, Billboard defined Depeche Mode as the 10th most triumphant dance club artist of all time.


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