MGMT (US pop rock group)
MGMT (formerly The Management) is an American psychedelic rock band formed in 2002 by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. Formed at Wesleyan University and originally with Cantora Records, they signed with Columbia Records and Red Ink in 2006. MGMT's debut studio album Oracular Spectacular, debuted at No. 12 on the UK album chart, No. 13 after 34 weeks in the New Zealand RIANZ charts, No. 6 on the Australian ARIA Charts and at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. It has also been named the 18th best album of the 2000s by Rolling Stone magazine. It was named the best album of 2008 by NME. MGMT also appeared prominently in Australia's Triple J Hottest 100 of 2008, coming in 2nd place with "Electric Feel", 5th with "Kids" and 18th with "Time to Pretend". MGMT was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and their track "Kids" was nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. These are the first Grammy nominations for the band. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, the Justice remix of "Electric Feel" won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. After the release of Oracular Spectacular, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio.
MGMT's second studio album, Congratulations, was released on April 13, 2010. In January 2011, they began work on their eponymous third studio album. It was released on September 17, 2013, and was released as an early exclusive on the Rdio music service on September 9, 2013.
On October 5, 2007, Spin.com named MGMT "Artist of the Day." On November 14, 2007, Rolling Stone pegged MGMT as a top ten "Artist to Watch" in 2008. The band was named ninth in the BBC's Sound of 2008 Top Ten Poll. They were also named as Last.fm's most played new artist of 2008 in their Best of 2008 list.