Today, critically acclaimed global sensations Glass Animals received a GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best New Artist. This is the first time the band has been nominated at the Grammy Awards.
Frontman Dave Bayley reacted to the nomination on socials (see post here), “can’t believe it!!! when starting this little project a grammy nomination was beyond our wildest dreams. to be on the list feels wonderful after thinking we might have lost it all. this past year it was tough for anyone to look at the news, get out of bed, or do pretty much anything…much less make yourself vulnerable and release music. so to anybody who put something out: you deserve a bloody medal. we survived it because of the support from everyone who listened/shared/believed/encouraged in any way. thank you. this is because of you. and this is for you. you are all as much a part of this record as any of us ass glanimals. love forever. dave and co.”
Enjoying a banner year, the group have continued their meteoric rise at full speed. Their chart-shaking smash “Heat Waves” just earned a triple-platinum certification from the RIAA. Meanwhile, their third full-length album Dreamland also reached gold status. This past week Variety revealed they were named Group of the Year at this year’s Hitmakers Event stating, “Glass Animals proved that it really is still possible to break an actual band in a big way.”
Engaging a diehard audience worldwide, they livestreamed their sold-out show from Alexandra Palace in London on TikTok, representing “an incredibly special moment” for the guys who grew up seeing their favorite bands at the venue. Additionally, they’ve revealed the details for their 2022 Dreamland Australia Tour, kicking off July 14th in Perth at HBF Stadium and touching down in Sydney at Horden Pavilion on July 16th and John Cain Arena in Melbourne on July 19th. Check out the confirmed itinerary below.
Not to mention, Glass Animals recently broke the record for longest climb to the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with “Heat Waves,” peaking at #8 this week. This month, the single entered the Top 10, a first for the band in their career, after an impressive and record-breaking 42-week streak on the Hot 100 Chart. The band also scored two nominations at the 2021 American Music Awards—“Favorite Pop Duo or Group” and “Favorite Rock Artist.” 2021 has been the band’s biggest year of their career thus far, with “Heat Waves” becoming the UK’s biggest export from a British contemporary band and making Glass Animals the biggest band in the world right now.