A duo originally from Ohio, comprising vocalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun. The band first made their name after being signed by label Fueled By Ramen, which was also home to Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, and Paramore, in 2012. Their debut album with a record label was released in 2013: Vessel hit number twenty-one on the Billboard 200 and earned the band fans all over the world. They signed up to support Fall Out Boy on tour in 2013 and followed up Vessel with another album, Blurryface, in 2015. It was then that they made it really big, selling over a hundred and thirty thousand copies in the first week alone in the USA. The third single from the album, Stressed-Out, hit Number Two on the Billboard Hot 100.
Since then, the band has gone from strength to strength, gaining fans from all over the world with their energetic live shows and creating plenty of new music along the way.
Although both band members are Christians and the music contains some religious content, they are not strictly speaking a Christian band – instead, their music ranges from hip hop to rap-rock to pop to indie to electropop, meaning that there’s a Twenty One Pilots song out there for absolutely everyone.
The band has essentially created its own genre of music that everyone can enjoy.
Twenty-One Pilots (stylized as twenty-one pilots, and sometimes as twenty øne piløts) is an American musical duo originating from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 by lead vocalist Tyler Joseph along with former members Nick Thomas and Chris Salih, who left in 2011, and currently consists of Joseph and drummer Josh Dun. The duo rose to fame in the mid-2010s after several years of touring and independent releases.
They put out two self-released albums, Twenty One Pilots in 2009 and Regional at Best in 2011, before being signed by Fueled by Ramen in 2012. Their label debut, Vessel, was released in 2013. The duo achieved breakthrough success with their fourth album, Blurryface (2015), which produced the successful singles “Stressed Out” and “Ride”. In addition, the single “Heathens”, recorded for the soundtrack of the film Suicide Squad, made the group the first alternative artist to have two concurrent top ten singles in the U.S. The duo has won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Biography By: wikipedia.org