Twenty One Pilots Win Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Give Speech While Pantsless
Twenty-One Pilots have become one of the top alternative pop duo bands in America over the past year, and they did something rather surprising after winning the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance award at the 2017 Grammys on Sunday.
Twenty-One Pilots Give Speech in Underwear
As soon as they were announced as the winners, the group’s two members, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, immediately took off their pants and casually walked up to the stage like any other artist would.
Tyler then explained the reason for giving the acceptance speech in their underwear by recounting an old story:
“This story, it starts in Columbus, Ohio, it was a few years ago and it was before Josh and I were able to make money playing music,” he explained. “I called him up, and I said, ‘Hey Josh, want to come over to my rental house and watch the Grammys? As we were watching, we noticed every single one of us was in our underwear, and seriously, Josh said to me, and we were no one at the time, he turned to me and he said, ‘If we ever go to the Grammys, if we ever win a Grammy, we should receive it just like this.'”
Tyler finished off his speech by saying something to inspire other artists:
“I want everyone at home whose watching to know that you can be next. So watch out, OK, because anyone from anywhere can do anything.”
To win the award, Twenty One Pilots beat out The Chainsmokers and Halsey’s “Closer,” Lukas Graham‘s “7 Years,” Rihanna and Drake‘s “Work,” and Sia and Sean Paul‘s “Cheap Thrills.”