21 Facts About Twenty One Pilots

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have become a household name with their legendary release of their first #1 album Blurryface, which has flooded the radio airwaves since the release of their first single from the album titled “Fairly Local.” Did you know that the first TOP album was recorded in Tyler’s basement?


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Read 21 Facts about twenty one pilots:

    1. All members, past and present of Twenty One Pilots are from Columbus, Ohio. Friends from the beginning they created the unique sound that has drawn so many fans to them and blazing rise to the tops of the charts.
    2. They were started in 2009 by Tyler Joseph, Nick Thomas and Chris Salih. The trio garnered notice from the public from the start, but changes in their line up brought about a new invigorating product that the public and record companies were hungry for.
    3. Thomas and Salih left the group in 2011, as they didn’t have time to commit to the band. They were replaced by drummer Josh Dun later that year.
    4. They started as a self-releasing band of their songs but got the attention of about a dozen top record labels during a sold out performance at the Columbus’ Newport Music Hall in November 2011.
    5. They’re signed by Fueled by Ramen, a subsidiary of Atlantic Records since 2012. Other then TOP, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, and Panic! At The Disco are also signed to Fueled By Ramen.
    6. Twenty One Pilots didn’t have a major hit until their fourth album, Blurryface in May of 2015. Their first single from the album is called ‘Fairly Local’.
    7. They’re the first alternative group to have two top ten singles run concurrently in the US in 2015, ‘Stressed Out’ and ‘Ride’ from the album Blurryface from the same year.
    8. They performed the song ‘Heathens’ for the 2016 blockbuster anti-superhero flick, Suicide Squad.
    9. Their band name comes from the play, All My Sons by Arthur Miller. The play focuses on a man who is responsible for the deaths of 21 pilots whose planes had faulty parts he’d sold.
    10. In 2011, drummer Josh Dun signed on with Twenty One Pilots, after being the live drummer for the band ‘House of Heroes’.
    11. Their second album, Regional At Best was released as a free CD at the New Albany High School in Columbus, Ohio in 2011.
    12. The band actually once gave away two free unreleased songs in 2011 via their websites newsletter. The songs are ‘House of Gold’ and ‘Two’.
    13. The band actually worked with Greg Wells, the producer of such superstar artists like Katy Perry and Adele
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, on their first full length album with Fueled by Ramen, ‘Vessel’. That album was released on January 8th 2013, reaching an ironic 21 on the Billboard 200 chart.
  • Twenty One Pilots is one of only three musical acts to have two singles appear simultaneously in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100.
  • The two men on the album cover for Vessel are their grandfathers – both of their fathers’ dads.
  • Josh Dun was born on 18th June 1988 in Columbus, Ohio. He’s got a brother named Jordan and two sisters, Ashley and Abigail. He’s a self-taught drummer too. Dun, like Tyler is a devout Christian too.
  • They’ve been nominated by the American Music Awards, AP Music Awards, ARIA Awards, Billboard Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, MuchMusic Video Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and Grammys.
  • The first night Josh and Tyler hung out they stayed up for hours talking about their dreams about making music.
  • Tyler was inspired to write a song one night from getting his GPS stolen from his car, along with his radio. The song is appropriately titled “Car Radio.”
  • The band received a GRAMMY Award at the 2017 GRAMMYS with no pants and only boxer briefs and their shirts.
  • The red armbands they wear symbolize the character they made up called Blurryface, who is actually a representation of all of the things that people are insecure about. Their Ski Masks Represent Facelessness.
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