Flowers in 2011
|Birth name||Brandon Richard Flowers|
|Born||June 21, 1981|
|Origin||Henderson, Nevada, United States|
|Genres||Indie rock, alternative rock, heartland rock, post-punk revival|
|Instruments||Vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, piano, bass, guitar|
|Labels||Island, Vertigo, Marrakesh|
|Associated acts||The Killers|
Nord Lead 2
Fender Jazz Bass
Early life 
Brandon Flowers, the youngest of six children, was born on June 21, 1981, in Henderson, Nevada, to Terry Flowers and Jean Flowers (née Barlow). His older siblings are his brother Shane and four sisters April, Shelly, Amy and Stephanie. His family lived in Henderson until Flowers was eight, when they moved to Payson, Utah, for two years before moving to Nephi, Utah, at which time he was in the 6th grade. Flowers lived in Nephi until his junior year at Juab High School. He moved to Las Vegas to live with his aunt and graduated from Chaparral High School in 1999.
The Killers (2001–present) 
Brandon Flowers responded to an ad that Dave Keuning had placed in the paper in late 2001 whereupon they became The Killers. After several short-lived bassists and drummers, Flowers and Keuning were joined by bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci and the line up became official in August 2002. They have since sold more than 17 million albums worldwide.
Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright wrote a song about Flowers called "Tulsa" for his fifth album Release the Stars. Wainwright has stated in numerous interviews that it was inspired by their first meeting in a bar in Tulsa, Oklahoma. According to Wainwright, Flowers was "very flattered and somewhat bashful" about this tribute.
Flowers has performed with Coldplay, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Andy Summers (of The Police), Pet Shop Boys, Fran Healy (of Travis), New Order, Bright Eyes, and Richard Butler (of Psychedelic Furs) amongst others. Sir Elton John has listed Flowers as one of his top-five heroes while editing The Independent's World Aids Day special edition. U2's Bono described Flowers' voice to The Globe and Mail saying, “We need him on the radio.”
Flamingo (2010) 
Flamingo was released worldwide in 2010 and charted in the top ten albums in ten countries including the UK where it charted at No. 1. The first single from Flamingo, "Crossfire", was released on June 21 (Flowers' birthday). It became Flowers' fifth top ten single in the UK, including work by The Killers. The video for "Crossfire" featured actress Charlize Theron and was nominated for Best Video at the NME Awards. Flamingo was Flower's fourth consecutive album to reach No. 1 on the UK charts, including work by The Killers, who subsequently earned another consecutive UK No. 1. It was certified gold by the BPI and IRMA in October 2010.
SPIN named Brandon Flowers one of "The 15 Best Shows of the Summer" in 2010 for his show at the Shimmer Showroom in Las Vegas. SPIN also listed him as one of "The 25 Best Fall Tours"/"Must-See Fall Tours". While on tour Flowers had special guests including Stuart Price, Andy Summers, and Fran Healy.
Personal life 
Flowers married Tana Mundkowsky on August 2, 2005 on the island of O'ahu in Hawaii. They have three sons, Ammon (named after a Book of Mormon missionary), born July 14, 2007; Gunnar, born July 28, 2009; and Henry, born March 9, 2011.
Flowers's grandmother hailed from Lithuania.
Awards and accolades 
|2005||NME Awards||Best Dressed Man||Won|
|2006||Best Dressed Man||Nominated|
|2008||GQ Awards||Most Stylish Man||Won|
|2009||NME Awards||Best Dressed||Nominated|
|Hero of the Year||Nominated|
|2010||Q Awards||Best Male Artist||Nominated|
|2011||NME Awards||Most Stylish||Won|
|Best Video for "Crossfire"||Nominated|
|2012||Q Awards||Q Idol Award||Won|
He was also interviewed by Q magazine on behalf of The Killers as one of the "Artists of the Century" (November 2009 issue), a second cover photo that year. Flowers was listed as one of "The 50 Most Stylish Musicians of the Last 50 Years" by Esquire in 2011.
Studio albums 
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|"Only the Young"||—||40||—||—||—||68||—||—||143||—||—||—|
|2011||"Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes a release that did not chart|
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