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Q magazine said they were "the most popular electronic band in the world". Depeche Mode, the British band that formed in 1980, is not only the most popular electronic bands in the world, as stated by Q, but also one of the most commercially successful. They have sold over 100 million albums and singles and have performed to audiences in excess of 30 million. Since the time of their formation in 1980 to the present day, Depeche Mode has released 12 albums and has elevated the art of sampling to a superlative art form. There are a number of musical artists, and bands that cite Depeche Mode as a considerable influence on their own musical pursuits.

Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant of The Pet Shop Boys have specifically mentioned Depeche Mode albums, "Violator" and "Behaviour" as important influencers on their own sound. Other musical artists such as; Brandon Flowers, Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda, Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, and Ken Jordon have also cited the inspiration of Depeche Mode.

Depeche Mode has been nominated by a variety of organizations twenty-eight times due to their innovative and unique offerings in the world of music. They have won 1 MTV European Music Video Award, 1 Brit Award, 1 Echo Award, 1 Q magazine Award, and 1 Ivor Novello Award. The Ivor Novello Award was for International Achievement and is for excellence in songwriting and composition. They have been nominated for five Grammy Awards, in the categories of; Best Long Form Music Video, Best Dance Recording, Best Alternative Album, and Best Short Form Music Video. They have been actively involved in the music industry since their inception in 1980, without hiatus.

It was announced in late 2011 that the 13^th studio album by Depeche Mode was in the planning stages and that the results of this phase would lead to touring engagements in 2012 and 2013.

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