The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The groups best-known lineup consisted of John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison.

The Beatles have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. According to the RIAA, the band are the best-selling act in the United States, with 177 million certified units. In 2008, the group topped Billboard magazine's list of the all-time most successful "Hot 100" artists. As of 2012, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with 20. They have received 7 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and 15 Ivor Novello Awards. Collectively included in Time magazine's compilation of the 20th century's 100 most influential people, the Beatles are the best-selling band in history, with EMI Records estimating sales of over one billion units.

The Beatles lasted for a good amount of time. To see the whole timeline of their fame, click the picture below.