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MEMBERS: Brandon Flowers ~ David Keuning ~ Mark Stroermer ~ Ronnie Vannucci
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Mr. Brightside" (2005)
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BIGGEST LP: Hot Fuss (2004)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0

 
TIMELINE

The Killersbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Killers consists of Brandon Flowers on vocals and keyboards, David Keuning on guitar, Mark Stroermer on bass, and Ronnie Vannucci on drums. In 2002, Flowers began forming the group after leaving the band 'Blush Response'.

2004... # 127 Singles Artist of the Year

June
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Hot Fuss.

September
The Killers - "Somebody Told Me" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers hit the Top 40 with "Somebody Told Me."

October
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Hot Fuss was certified gold.

2005...# 38 Singles Artist of the Year

January
The Killersbutton.gif (123 bytes) The single "Somebody Told Me" was certified gold.
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Hot Fuss was certified platinum.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers hit the Top 40 with "
Mr. Brightside."
button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers were nominated for 3
Grammy Awards including Best Rock Song, Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Somebody Told Me"), and for Best Rock Album (Hot Fuss).

March
The Killers - "Mr. Brightside" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Mr. Brightside" was certified gold.

April
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Top 10 with "Mr. Brightside."
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Hot Fuss was certified 2x platinum.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Somebody Told Me" was certified 2x platinum and "Mr. Brightside" was certified platinum.

June
Live 8 DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) On July 2nd, the Killers performed as part of the worldwide Live 8 concerts. The mission of the concerts was to raise awareness of the on-going poverty in Africa and to pressure the G8 leaders to take action by doubling aid, canceling debt, and delivering trade justice for Africa.

August
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The Killers won a MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist and the video for "Mr. Brightside" was nominated for Best Group Video, Best Rock Video, and Best Art Direction. The group also performed at the ceremony.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers hit the Top 40 with "All These Things That I've Done."

September
The Killers - "All These Things That I've Done" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers won a World Music Award for World's Best-Selling New Group.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers were nominated for an
American Music Award for Favorite Breakthrough New Artist.

December
The Killers - "Smile Like You Mean It" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Hot Fuss was certified 3x platinum.

2006.. # 57 Singles Artist of the Year

February
The Killers - "When You Were Young" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers were nominated for 2 Grammy Awards including Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Mr. Brightside") and Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("All These Things That I've Done").

September
The Killers - Sam's Townbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Killers hit the Top 40 with "When You Were Young."
button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers performed on Saturday Night Live.

October
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Sam's Town.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers topped the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart with "
When You Were Young."
button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers topped the UK and Canadian LP charts with
Sam's Town.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers topped Billboard Top Digital Albums chart with
Sam's Town.

November
The Killers - "Read My Mind" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers won a MTV Europe Music Award for Best Rock Artist.
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Sam's Town was certified platinum.

2007..

February
The Killers - "For Reasons Unknown" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers were nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rock Song (awarded to the songwriter) and Best Music Video, Short Form ("When You Were Young").
button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers won 2 Birt Awards for Best International Group and Best International Album (
Sam's Town).

April
The Killers - Sawdustbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Killers topped the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart with "Read My Mind."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart with "Read My Mind."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Somebody Told Me" was certified platinum.

November
The Killers - "Spaceman" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers released Sawdust - a set that included rarities, soundtrack tracks, and unreleased tracks.

2008..

October
The Killers - Day & Agebutton.gif (123 bytes) The Killers performed on Saturday Night Live.

November
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Day & Age.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers topped the UK LP charts with
Day & Age.
The Killers - "Human" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers hit the Top 40 with "Human."

2009... # 84 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart for a week with "
Human."
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Day & Age was certified gold.

October
The Killers - 'Live At Royal Albert Hall' (CD/DVD)button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers could be heard on the soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: New Moon with the track "A White Demon Love Song."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers released the live CD/DVD
Live At Royal Albert Hall.

December
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Rolling Stone: '100 Best Albums of the Decade (2000-2009)' included Hot Fuss at # 43.
Brandon Flowers - 'Flamingo'button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: '100 Best Songs of the Decade (2000-2009)' included "Mr. Brightside" at # 48.

2010...

September
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Flamingo.
button.gif (123 bytes) Flowers topped the UK LP chart with
Flamingo.

2012...

September
The Killers - 'Battle Born'button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers released Battle Born.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers topped the UK LP chart with
Battle Born.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers topped the Billboard Rock Albums chart and Alternative Albums chart with
Battle Born.

2013...

November
The Killers - 'Direct Hits'button.gif (123 bytes) The Killers released Direct Hits.

2015...



LPs
The Killers
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Hot Fuss
Released: June, 2004
US: 3x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 7
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: C
Tracks: "Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine" - "Mr. Brightside" - "Smile Like You Mean It" - "Somebody Told Me" - "All These Things That I've Done" - "Andy, You're A Star" - "On Top" - "Change Your Mind" - "Believe Me Natalie" - "Midnight Show" - "Everything Will Be Alright"
The Killers - Sam's Town
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Sam's Town
Released: October, 2006
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: C
Tracks: "Sam's Town" - "Enterlude" - "When You Were Young" - "Bling (Confession Of A King)" - "For Reasons Unknown" - "Read My Mind" - "Uncle Jonny" - "Bones" - "My List" - "This River Is Wild" - "Why Do I Keep Counting?" - "Exitlude"
The Killers - Sawdust
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Sawdust
Released: November, 2007
Billboard peak: # 12
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Tranquilize" - "Shadowplay" - "All The Pretty Faces" - "Leave The Bourbon On The Shelf" - "Sweet Talk" - "Under The Gun" - "Where The White Boys Dance" - "Show You How" - "Move Away" - "Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll" - "Who Let You Go?" - "The Ballad Of Michael Valentine" - "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" - "Daddy's Eyes" - "Sam's Town" (Abbey Road Version) - "Romeo & Juliet" - "Mr. Brightside" (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Remix)
The Killers - Day & Age
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Day & Age
Released: November, 2008
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 6
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Losing Touch" - "Human" - "Spaceman" - "Joy Ride" - "A Dustland Fairytale" - "This Is Your Life" - "I Can't Stay" - "Neon Tiger" - "The World We Live In" - "Goodnight, Travel Well"
The Killers - 'Live At Royal Albert Hall' (CD/DVD) Live At Royal Albert Hall (CD/DVD)
Released: November, 2009
Live Tracks: "Human" - "This Is Your Life" - "Somebody Told Me" - "For Reasons Unknown" - "The World We Live In" - "Joy Ride" - "I Can't Stay" - "Bling (Confession Of A King)" - "Shadowplay" - "Smile Like You Mean It" - "Losing Touch" - "Spaceman" - "A Dustland Fairytale" - "Sam's Town" - "Read My Mind" - "Mr. Brightside" - "All These Things That I've Done" - "Sweet Talk" - "The River Is Wild" - "Bones" - "Jenny Was A Friend of Mine" - "When You Were Young"
The Killers - 'Battle Born'
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Battle Born
Released: September, 2012
Billboard peak: # 3
Tracks: "Flesh And Bone" - "Runaways" - "The Way It Was" - "Here With Me" - "A Matter Of Time" - "Deadlines And Commitments" - "Miss Atomic Bomb" - "The Rising Tide" - "Heart Of A Girl" - "From Here On Out" - "Be Still" - "Battle Born"
The Killers - 'Direct Hits'
iTunes
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Direct Hits
Released: November 11, 2013
Tracks: "Mr. Brightside" - "Somebody Told Me" - "Smile Like You Mean It" - "All These Things That I've Done" - "When You Were Young" - "Read My Mind" - "For Reasons Unknown" - "Human" - "Spaceman" - "A Dustland Fairytale" - "Runaways" - "Miss Atomic Bomb" - "The Way It Was" - "Shot At The Night" - "Just Another Girl"
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POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Mr. Brightside

from the LP
Hot Fuss
ARC chart run: 38 - 34 - 31 - 27 - 24 - 22 - 18 - 13 - 12 - 10 - 12 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 13 - 18 - 22 - 28 - 38 - off
6 20 2005 The Killers - "Mr. Brightside" (Single)
Amazon.mp3
2 The Killers - "When You Were Young" (Single)When You Were Young

from the LP
Sam's Town
17 14 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

mp3 Available at Amazon.com
3 The Killers - "Human" (Single)Human

from the LP
Day & Age
ARC Chart Run:
40 - 37 - 36 - 36 - 34 - 34 - 34 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
94
34 8 2009 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

mp3 Available at Amazon.com
4 The Killers - "Somebody Told Me" (Single)Somebody Told Me

from the LP
Hot Fuss
RIAA Certification: 3x Platinum
30 7 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

mp3 Available at Amazon.com
5 The Killers - "All These Things That I've Done" (Single)All These Things That I've Done

from the LP
Hot Fuss
37 2 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

mp3 Available at Amazon.com
 
  The Killers - "Smile Like You Mean It" (Single)Smile Like You Mean It

from the LP
Hot Fuss
** ** 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
  A Great Big Sled

** ** 2006 [ LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
  The Killers - "Bones" (Single)Bones

from the LP
Sam's Town
** ** 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
  The Killers - "Read My Mind" (Single)Read My Mind

from the LP
Sam's Town
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
  The Killers - "For Reasons Unknown" (Single)For Reasons Unknown

from the LP
Sam's Town
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
  The Killers - "Shadowplay" (Single)Shadowplay

from the LP
Sawdust
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
  The Killers - "Tranquilize" (Single)Tranquilize

from the LP
Sawdust
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
  The Killers - "Don't Shoot Me Santa" (Single)Don't Shoot Me Santa

from the LP
Sawdust
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
  The Killers - "Spaceman" (Single)Spaceman

from the LP
Day & Age
** ** 2009 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
 
Note: Song title and position links lead you to the song's Top 40 chart run (from the ARC Weekly Top 40) and LP links take you to Amazon.com for that LP (often including track listings and sound samples).
 
 

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