In his widely read newsletter Dave Pell reminds people: “Twenty One Pilots is a ridiculously good two-man band that is tearing up the charts and building up a growing following of fans across all age groups.” Those two men are Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun and their genre isn’t easy to nail down — like all good things these days. The band released Blurryface in May 2015 and it’s on cruise control: a recent Billboard headline, for example, reads: Nielsen’s Mid-Year 2016 Charts: Twenty One Pilots Dominate Rock With ‘Blurryface’.
Twenty One Pilots’ single “Stressed Out” is not just the biggest selling rock download of 2016, it’s crushing everything else with 1.6 million while no one else has reached a million. “Stressed Out” is also, predictably, leading streaming counts. The YouTube video below has been viewed over 500 MILLION times.