Received critical acclaim for his second solo LP, The Desired Effect
Released his solo debut, Flamingo
Released The Killers' debut album Hot Fuss, including hits "Mr. Brightside" and "Somebody Told Me"
Formed the indie-rock band The Killers
Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright penned a song about Flowers, "Tulsa," on his 2007 fifth LP, Release the Stars.
Was awarded the Most Stylish Man of the Year by both GQ in 2008 and the NME in 2011.
Was inspired to name his band The Killers after seeing that band name on a bass drum in the video for the 2001 New Order single "Crystal."