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1981: band appearances to promote debut album's release in uk cause riots, namely in brixton.
1982: carnival marks first ep to ever chart in billboard's top 100.
1983: third artist in history to debut on the uk singles chart at #1 with is there something i should know?
1983: #1 selling album in the world with rio.
1984: first recipient of grammy award for best music video, short form for girls on film/hungry like the wolf video 45.
1984: first recipient of grammy award for best music video, long form for duran duran video album.
1984: first band to utilise live video cameras and screens for a concert.
1984: first artist to headline and sell out madison square gardens.
1984: mtv friday night video fights all-time undisputed champion with the reflex.
1985: receive brit award for best british video for the wild boys.
1985: first artist to take a james bond movie theme to #1 with a view to a kill.
1990: first artist inducted in the vh1 video hall of fame.
1993: biggest selling single in the us for three months with ordinary world.
1993: one of the first bands to play in south africa after the end of apartheid.
1993: received star on hollywood walk of fame.
1994: receive ivor novello award for best song musically and lyrically for ordinary world.
1997: first band to make a single available for digital download on the internet.
1999: vh1 airs behind the music on the band.
1999: shattered and set attendance records at the los angeles house of blues with a week long residency.
2000: first band to have a music video shown on vh1 using flash technology.
2001: last day on earth used for the entrance at the grand opening of universal studios japan.
2001: fastest sell out shows ever at chicago's house of blues during their five nights.
2001: first fully immersed video and audio recording of a rock concert in anaheim, california.
2001: nasa wakes the spacemen to hold back the rain because of the incliment weather, successfully.
2001: simon and nick film spots for the gap stores.
2001: the fab five reunite!
2003: receive q lifetime achievement award.
2003: receive mtv video music awards lifetime achievement award.
2003: first shows at the budokan with the classic fab five lineup sell out in just thirty minutes.
2004: receive brit award for outstanding contribution to music.
2004: fifa use beautiful colours to promote soccer.
2004: band's appearance on good morning america marks the first time 44th street must be shut down.
2004: astronaut provides band with first #1 album in a decade on the billboard download charts.
2005: receive ivor novello award for outstanding contribution to music.
2007: nick rhodes creates one-of-a-kind electric guitar for fender, featuring a television screen capable of playing video.
2008: biography channel airs biography on the band.
2008: andy taylor publishes autobiography.
2011: duran duran play the pepsi super bowl fan jam.
2012: john taylor publishes autobiography.
2015: paper gods is the band's first album to reach the top 10 in the us in over ten years.
2015: receive q icon award.
2015: first recipient of mtv europe video visionary award.
over 100 million albums sold worldwide