Duran Duran
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1978
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Duran Duran

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Duran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US. Since the 1980s, they have placed ...

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Biography

Duran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US. 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 have sold over 70 million records.

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Pressure Off (feat. Janelle Monáe & Nile Rodgers)
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Pressure Off (feat. Janelle Monáe & Nile Rodgers)
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What Are The Chances?
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What Are The Chances?
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Union Of The Snake
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Union Of The Snake
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Is There Something I Should Know
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Is There Something I Should Know
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Playlists featuring Duran Duran
Later... with Jools Holland - Autumn 2015
Later... with Jools Holland - Autumn 2015
Born To Be Wild
Born To Be Wild
Match of the Day 50
Match of the Day 50
Peter Kay's Car Share: Forever FM
Peter Kay's Car Share: Forever FM


Duran Duran Biography

Duran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US. 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 have sold over 70 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. The band has won a number of awards throughout their career: two Brit Awards including the 2004 award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, two Grammy Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award for Lifetime Achievement. They were also 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 than was standard at the time. In 1984, the band were early innovators with video technology in their live stadium shows.

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