Leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the U.S.
14 singles in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart
21 singles in the Billboard Hot 100
100 million+ records sold
Innovators with video technology for live shows
"Planet Earth" at #12 on the UK's Top Twenty
"Girls On Film" at #5 on the UK's Top Twenty
Duran Duran, 1981, #3 on the UK's Top Twenty
Favorite band for Diana, Princess of Wales
"The Fab Five" (in tribute to The Beatles - "The Fab Four")
Rio, 1983, #6 on the U.S. Top Twenty
"The band was a natural for music television" - Rolling Stone magazine
"Is There Something I Should Know?" 1983, #1 in the UK (a rarity) and #4 in the U.S.
". . .when we came back (to the United States), it was mayhem. It was Beatlesmania" - Nick Rhodes
5 U.S. Top Twenty hits from 3 different albums in one year
"The Reflex" first #1 in the U.S. and final #1 in the UK
Sing Blue Silver documentary
Arena concert film
"The Wild Boys," 1984, #2 in the UK and U.S.
2 Grammy Awards for Long- and Short-Form music videos
"Save a Prayer," 1985, #16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
"A View to a Kill," only Bond theme to reach #1 in U.S. Charts and #2 on UK Charts
"Ordinary World" leaked long before planned release...listener demand...#3 in U.S. ... #6 in UK ... Ivor Novello Award for song writing
The Wedding Album, 1993, surprise critical and commercial success - #4 in the UK and #7 in the U.S. ("John Taylor had been considering leaving the band but changed his mind")
"Electric Barbarella" first single ever to be sold online
Lifetime Achievement Award (2003 MTV Video Music Awards)
Outstanding Contribution Award (2004 BRIT Awards)
Super Bowl XXXVIII pre-game - "The Wild Boys" broadcast to millions
Duran Duran : Live from London
Astronaut, 2004, #3 in the UK and #17 in the U.S.
"Reach Up for the Sunrise," #1 on the Billboard U.S. Dance Chart and #5 on UK Singles Chart (highest position since "A View to a Kill" in 1985)
Performances at the Nobel Prize Awards and Winter Olympics (Turan, Italy) in 2006
Ethel Barrymore Theater on Broadway for the Red Carpet Massacre 2007 tour
Performances at the Louvre for fundraising in 2008
For Duran Duran's 13th album -
"return to their roots"
"will have the drive and freshness of the first few albums, quintessentially hip, without sacrificing any of the hard-earned personality of the musicians" - John Taylor
Classic Line-Up -
Simon Le Bon...Nick Rhodes...Andy Taylor...John Taylor...Roger Taylor
My inspiration, my positive influence, my hope, my long-time favorite - simply Duran Duran.