The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962
and one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed
acts in the history of popular music

First popular in Europe, The Rolling Stones quickly became successful
in North America during the British Invasion of the mid 1960s. They
have released twenty-two studio albums in the United Kingdom (24 in
the United States), eleven live albums (twelve in the US), and numerous
compilations. Their album Sticky Fingers (1971) began a string of
eight consecutive studio albums reaching number one in the United
In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked the Rolling Stones at number ten on
"The Billboard Top All-Time Artists", and as the second most successful
group in the Billboard Hot 100 chart.