This legend started his music career in 1979, as a member of the Housemartins, the band released two albums before splitting in 1988. He moved on and formed Beats International releasing two albums before splitting in 1992. This inspired Cook to take on the solo career. He released his debut album ‘Better living through chemistry in 1996 this was followed by ‘You've come a long way, Baby' in 1998. Which Hit #1 in the UK. This was just the beginning of his success going on to win ten MTV Video Music Awards and two Brit Awards. His records also helped to popularise the big beat genre, which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s.