Brandon Flowers

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Brandon Flowers
Background information
Birth name Brandon Richard Flowers
Born June 21, 1981 (1981-06-21) (age 33)
Origin Henderson, Nevada, United States
Genres Indie rock, Alternative rock, Heartland rock, Post-punk revival
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, piano, bass, guitar
Years active 2001–present
Labels Island, Vertigo, Marrakesh
Associated acts The Killers
Notable instruments
microKORG XL
Nord Lead 2
Fender Jazz Bass
Brandon Flowers in concert

Brandon Flowers (born June 21, 1981) is an American musician. He is the singer and keyboardist of American rock band The Killers. He has also released a solo album called Flamingo. He is married with three sons named Ammon, Gunnar and Henry.

Awards[change | change source]

Flowers won NME Awards in 2005 for "Best Dressed" (also nominated in 2006, 2007, & 2009). He won "Sexiest Man" as well as an award for "Most Stylish" in 2011.[1] He won the award for "Most Stylish Man" at the 2008 GQ awards. He was also listed as one of "The 50 Most Stylish Musicians of the Last 50 Years" by Esquire in 2011.[2]

In 2012, Flowers was named the #6 Greatest Frontman of All Time by Xfm.[3]

He was nominated for Q Awards 'Best Male Artist' in 2010.[4] He was also nominated for "Best Video" ("Crossfire") at the Shockwaves NME 2011 Awards.[5]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US AUS CAN GER IRL NED NZ UK GR
2010 Flamingo 8 5 9 8 3 4 6 1 3

Singles[change | change source]

Year Single Peak positions Album
AUS
[8]
CAN
[9]
IRL
[10]
NLD
[11]
NZ
[12]
SWI
[13]
UK
US
Alt.

[9]
US
Rock

[9]
US
Adult

[9]
2010 "Crossfire" 46 70 4 22 22 35 8 6 11 23 Flamingo
"Only the Young" 68 143
2011 "Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts"
"—" denotes a release that did not chart

Tours[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Brandon Flowers voted 'Most Stylish' at Shockwaves NME Awards | News". Nme.Com. 2011-02-24. http://www.nme.com/news/brandon-flowers/55101. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  2. "Most Stylish Musicians - 50 Best Dressed Male Musicians". Esquire. http://www.esquire.com/the-side/style-guides/most-stylish-musicians. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  3. "artists | photos | Photo". Xfm. http://www.xfm.co.uk/photoWallPhoto.asp?id=69815#No.-6---Brandon-Flowers-15. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  4. "Singer Paolo Nutini's delight as he picks up Q award from hero Ray Davies". The Daily Record. http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/2010/10/26/singer-paolo-nutini-s-delight-as-he-picks-up-q-award-from-hero-ray-davies-86908-22658636/. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  5. "Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 - Tickets, Voting, Previous Winners, Pictures, Images". Nme.com. 2012-02-29. http://www.nme.com/awardsvote. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  6. "[1]
  7. "2010 Certification Awards – Gold". IRMA. http://www.irishcharts.ie/awards/gold10.htm. Retrieved June 3, 2010.
  8. "Pandora Archive – Preserving and Accessing Networked DOcumentary Resources of Australia". Pandora.nla.gov.au. http://pandora.nla.gov.au/tep/23790. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 "Brandon Flowers Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. August 7, 2010. http://www.billboard.com/artist/brandon-flowers/chart-history/620049. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
  10. ">> IRMA << Irish Charts - Singles, Albums & Compilations >>". Irma.ie. http://www.irma.ie/aucharts.asp. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
  11. Steffen Hung. "Brandon Flowers – Crossfire". dutchcharts.nl. http://dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Brandon+Flowers&titel=Crossfire&cat=s. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
  12. Steffen Hung. "Brandon Flowers – Crossfire". charts.org.nz. http://charts.org.nz/showitem.asp?interpret=Brandon+Flowers&titel=Crossfire&cat=s. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
  13. Steffen Hung. "Brandon Flowers – Crossfire". hitparade.ch. http://hitparade.ch/showitem.asp?interpret=Brandon+Flowers&titel=Crossfire&cat=s. Retrieved September 18, 2010.