Kings of Leon

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Country American
Genre Rock
Members Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill
Official website

Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, United States in 1999, consisting of brothers Anthony "Caleb" Followill (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ivan "Nathan" Followill (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Michael "Jared" Followill (bass guitar, backing vocals), with their cousin Cameron "Matthew" Followill (lead guitar, backing vocals). Each member of the family group is known by their middle name (second given name) as opposed to their first given name.

The band's early music was an upbeat blend of  and  influences but the band has gradually expanded their sound to include a variety of genres, including .

Kings of Leon achieved initial success in the United Kingdom with nine Top 40 singles, two BRIT Awards in 2008, and all three of the band's albums at the time peaking in the top five of the UK Albums Chart. Their third album Because of the Times also reached the number one spot. After the release of Only by the Night in 2008 they finally achieved chart success in their native United States. The singles Sex on Fire, Use Somebody and Notion peaked at number one on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks, while the album itself was their first ever platinum-selling album in the US.

Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, United States in 1999, consisting of brothers Anthony "Caleb" Followill (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ivan "Nathan" Followill (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Michael "Jared" Followill (bass guitar, backing vocals), with their cousin Cameron "Matthew" Followill (lead guitar, backing vocals). Each member of the family group is known by their middle name (second given name) as opposed to their first given name.

The band's early music was an upbeat blend of  and  influences but the band has gradually expanded their sound to include a variety of genres, including .

Kings of Leon achieved initial success in the United Kingdom with nine Top 40 singles, two BRIT Awards in 2008, and all three of the band's albums at the time peaking in the top five of the UK Albums Chart. Their third album Because of the Times also reached the number one spot. After the release of Only by the Night in 2008 they finally achieved chart success in their native United States. The singles Sex on Fire, Use Somebody and Notion peaked at number one on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks, while the album itself was their first ever platinum-selling album in the US.

Top Tracks

Sex on Fire 1

Sex on Fire

Use Somebody 2

Use Somebody

Closer 3

Closer

Revelry 4

Revelry

Notion 5

Notion

Manhattan 6

Manhattan

Crawl 7

Crawl

Be Somebody 8

Be Somebody

I Want You 9

I Want You

17 10

17

Top Albums

Only by the Night
Only by the Night
tracks
Because of the Times
Because of the Times
tracks
Aha Shake Heartbreak
Aha Shake Heartbreak
tracks

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