50 Million Records Sold to Date! 17 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum Album Awards! This rock-funk-Latin-jazz-R&B band burns in a live performance of hits! The evolution of WAR began in 1969 and they’ve been evolving ever since. The band’s popularity has grown steadily as a result of the commitment to being road WARriors combined with increased television appearances, record sales, use of their music in film, television and commercials, and covers by other recording artists. WAR’s global popularity is a tribute to the timelessness of its music and message.
In late 1971, WAR released All Day Music, which spawned their first gold single, “Slippin’ Into Darkness,” propelling the album to over 1 million sales. In 1972, the band’s sound was refined and deepened with the release of The World Is A Ghetto. Its first single, “The Cisco Kid” hit gold and the thought provoking title song, “The World Is A Ghetto,” fueled the album to Number One and was voted Billboard’s Album of the Year. Their following releases contained the hits “Gypsy Man,” “Me And My Baby Brother,” “Low Rider,” “Don’t Let No One Get You Down” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” They continued to record in the ‘80s which produced their next string of singles including, “Outlaw,” “You Got The Power,” and “Cinco De Mayo.”