Duran Duran

Duran Duran
Alternative rock
Official Website: duranduran.com
Duran Duran are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were one of the most successful bands of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United States. Since the 1980s, they have placed 14 singles in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in...

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    デュラン・デュラン

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Duran Duran are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were one of the most successful bands of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United States. Since the 1980s, they have placed 14 singles in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100, and according to the Sunday Mercury, they have sold more than 100 million records.

While they were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene along with bands such as Spandau Ballet when they first emerged, the band later shed this image. The band worked with fashion designers to build a sharp and elegant image that earned them the nickname "the prettiest boys in rock." The band has won a number of awards throughout their career, including two Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards—receiving the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, an MTV Video Music Award—the Lifetime Achievement Award, and were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The band's controversial videos, which included partial nudity and suggestions of sexuality, became popular in the early 1980s on the then-new music video channel MTV. Duran Duran were among the first bands to have their videos shot by professional directors with 35 mm film movie cameras, which gave their videos a much more polished look. In 1984, the band were early innovators with video technology in their live stadium shows.

  • Awards Won

  • Grammy Award for Best Music Video
    1983 / Girls On Film/Hungry Like The Wolf / 26th Annual Grammy Awards
  • Grammy Award for Best Music Film
    1983 / Duran Duran / 26th Annual Grammy Awards
  • MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
    2003 / 2003 MTV Video Music Awards
  • Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music
    2004 / 2004 BRIT Awards
  • Brit Award for British Video
    1985 / The Wild Boys / 1985 BPI Awards
  • Nominations

  • Grammy Award for Best Music Video
    1983 / Girls On Film/Hungry Like The Wolf
  • Grammy Award for Best Music Film
    1983 / Duran Duran
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Stage Performance
    1984 / The Reflex
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing
    1984 / The Reflex
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction
    1985 / The Wild Boys
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography
    1993 / Ordinary World
  • Brit Award for British Video
    1985 / The Wild Boys
  • American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Video Artist
    1985
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