The Killers weren’t the biggest snubs of the 2021 Grammy Awards. Nope, the likes of The Weeknd, Harry Styles, Luke Combs and BTS can put their hand up for that dubious honor.
A notable mention might’ve been in order for the Las Vegas rockers, whose sixth and latest studio album Imploding the Mirage debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and was released during the qualifying period, but didn’t exactly set the sales charts on fire.
As everyone digests the Grammys nominations list, while we’re still chewing over the political events of recent weeks, Brandon Flowers and Co. let the world know they won’t be going quietly into the night.
The Killers let loose with a Trumpian tweet, in all caps, and all for laughs.
The band banged on about observers not being allowed into counting rooms, “bad things happened,” the whole set up was “rigged.” And, of course, the “Mr Brightside” singers really won. Forget the results. The message was completed with the hashtags #RIGGEDGRAMMYS #WEWON.
Its timely and a bit of good, clean fun. And every other band who failed to get a Grammys mention will wish they’d got there first.
The Killers could be excused for having a gripe. In a career spanning more than 16 years, with six Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 (including a No. 1 for 2017’s Wonderful Wonderful), the band has historically come up empty handed. They’ve had five Grammy nominations, for zero wins.
See the tweet below.
“OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE COUNTING ROOMS. WE WON THE GRAMMYS, GOT LOADS OF LEGAL VOTES. BAD THINGS HAPPENED WHICH OUR OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE. NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. DOZENS OF BALLOTS WERE SENT TO PEOPLE WHO NEVER ASKED FOR THEM! #RIGGEDGRAMMYS #WEWON”