The Suburbs is the band’s third studio album, and it was nominated for Album of the Year--and won! The Suburbs has sold 400,000 copies and reached number one in both the United States and Canada. They’re signed to Merge Records, the only Album of The Year nominee not signed to a major label.
The band has one of rock’s largest instrument collections. They made use of many of them during their GRAMMYs performance, from megaphones to violins. Stunt bike riding tricksters circled the band on stage wearing helmet cameras. It was pretty cool to watch, and you can see it below.
Although this was Arcade Fire’s first GRAMMY performance, the band was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album back in 2005 and in 2008. This year their third studio album, The Suburbs, was nominated again for that award, as well as Album of the Year--which it won! The band was previously nominated for Best Alternative Music Album back in 2005 and in 2008, but didn’t win.
From Montreal, Canada, the band is led by husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, both of whom sing for the group. Five other members include Will Butler, Tim Kingsbury, Sarah Neufield, Jeremy Gara, and Richard Reed Parry.