Blondie was the most commercially successful band to emerge from the much-vaunted punk/new wave movement of the late '70s.

Singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein founded American band Blondie. The band was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-1970s. Its first two albums contained strong elements of these genres, and although successful in the United Kingdom and Australia, Blondie was regarded as an underground band in the United States until the release of Parallel Lines in 1978. Over the next three years, the band achieved several hit singles including "Call Me", "Atomic" and "Heart of Glass".
Blondie broke up after the release of its sixth studio album The Hunter in 1982.
The band re-formed in 1997, achieving renewed success and a number one single in the United Kingdom with "Maria" in 1999, exactly 20 years after their 1st UK No1 single.
Blondie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 and have sold 40 million records worldwide.

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