Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

 

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Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999. The band is composed of brothers Caleb Followill (b. January 14, 1982, lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nathan Followill (b. June 26, 1979, drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Jared Followill (b. November 20, 1986, bass guitar, backing vocals), with their cousin Matthew Followill (b. September 10, 1984, lead guitar, backing vocals).

The band's early music was a blend of Southern rock and blues influences, but it has gradually expanded throughout the years to include a variety of genres and a more alternative, arena rock sound. 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 peaked 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 September 2008 the band achieved chart success in the United States. The singles "Sex on Fire", "Use Somebody", and "Notion" all peaked at number one on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. The album was their first Platinum-selling album in the United States, and was also the best-selling album of 2008 in Australia, being certified platinum nine times. The band's fifth album, Come Around Sundown, was released on October 18, 2010. Their sixth album, Mechanical Bull, was released on September 24, 2013. The seventh studio album, WALLS, was released on October 14, 2016.[1] The group has 12 Grammy Award nominations, including 4 wins. As of 2016 the band has sold over 21 million albums worldwide and 38 million singles.[2]

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Only by the Night
 
Only by the Night is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock band Kings of Leon, released worldwide in September 2008.
Use Somebody
 
"Use Somebody" is a song by American rock group Kings of Leon.
Mechanical Bull
 
Mechanical Bull is the sixth studio album by American rock band Kings of Leon, released in Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Australia on September 20, 2013, in the United Kingdom on September 23, 2013, and in North America on September 24, 2013 by RCA Records.
Come Around Sundown
 
Come Around Sundown is the fifth studio album by American rock band Kings of Leon, released in Ireland, Australia and Germany on October 15, 2010, followed by releases in the UK on October 18 and North America on October 19.

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BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Stories - Music By Numbers: Kings of Leon
  –  January 24, 2018
Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use numbers to explore Kings of Leon's career, as they try to determine whether mathematics can explain the success they have experienced. Visit us on Facebook Visit us on Pinterest Visit us on Twitter Visit us on ...
Blake Shelton and Kings of Leon nominated for 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards
  –  January 10, 2018
iHeartMedia and Turner announced today the nominees for the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which will be handed out Sunday, March 11 at the historic Forum in Los Angeles. The event will be simulcast live at 7 p.m. on TBS, TNT and truTV; on iHeartMedia ...
WME Signs Kings of Leon
  –  December 6, 2017
WME has signed rock band Kings of Leon for exclusive worldwide representation ... having headlined some of the world’s biggest music festivals, including Glastonbury. They also consistently tour, last playing arenas in the U.S. and U.K. earlier this ...
Feel the heat! Victoria's Secret Angel Lily Aldridge poses topless during a photo-shoot in sunny Malibu
  –  January 24, 2018
Lily was the Angel who wore the legendary Fantasy Bra. She and Caleb, who is the frontman of Kings Of Leon, have been married since 2011 and share a five-year-old daughter named Dixie.
Brighton duo Underwater Boys channel The Cure on their stunning debut single
  –  January 24, 2018
Need to know: Siblings usually make for fruitful music collaborations. It worked alright for The Kinks’ Ray and Dave Davis, Kings Of Leon and The Jackson 5 – all of whom used the spirit of brotherly love to make some pretty damn great music.
Goldenvoice Partners With SF’s Slim’s and Great American Music Hall
  –  January 24, 2018
The 430-capacity Slim’s, in the city’s South of Market district, is a mainstay in the Bay Area, with upcoming shows including Anti-Flag, Metalachi and Mac Sabbath, and has historically hosted the likes of Radiohead, Prince, Kings of Leon and Curtis ...
Concerts | Justin Timberlake coming to Central Ohio
  –  January 24, 2018
Tickets are $30. Tickets to these House of Blues shows are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations. Influenced by the likes of Kings of Leon and Modest Mouse, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, which boasts a name that sounds like a mix of a children’s breakfast ...
The Whigs' Parker Gispert Reflects on 10 Years of Mission Control
  –  January 24, 2018
Around the same time, the band was receiving offers to open for bigger acts, including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Kooks and Kings of Leon. Now, as the band prepares to celebrate Mission Control’s 10th anniversary with a one-off show at the 40 Watt ...
BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Stories - Music By Numbers: Kings of Leon
  –  January 24, 2018
Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use numbers to explore Kings of Leon's career, as they try to determine whether mathematics can explain the success they have experienced. Visit us on Facebook Visit us on Pinterest Visit us on Twitter Visit us on ...
Maisie Williams Is Going to Be BFF Sophie Turner's Bridesmaid
  –  January 23, 2018
Turner and Jonas have been dating since November 2016, when the pair were spotted cuddling at a Kings of Leon concert in the Netherlands.
Sophie Turner Asks BFF Maisie Williams To Be A Bridesmaid In Her Wedding To Joe Jonas
  –  January 23, 2018
Sophie and Joe have been dating since November 2016, when they were spotted cuddling at a Kings of Leon concert in the Netherlands. And as we previously stated, they became engaged 11 months later! HollywoodLifers, how do YOU feel about Maisie Williams ...
Country musicians Justin Moore, Dylan Scott diverge musically, but will still wind up on the same Utah stage
  –  January 19, 2018
But into high school, I started listening to Maroon 5 and Kings of Leon. And at that time, you had guys like 50 Cent and Lil Wayne and T-Pain, and guys like that. So it was a wide spectrum of music that I listened to, but I feel like that’s what’s ...
Listen to Parade of Lights’ Bright New Single, “Tidal Waves”
  –  January 19, 2018
It’s what happens when the melodic overtones of The Killers meet the rhythmic attitude of Kings of Leon. We can’t help but dance and sing along. Parade of Lights have recently shared the stage with notable acts such as Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors ...
Album review: Once full of promise, Moon Taxi now riding on fumes
  –  January 19, 2018
Their sound has flattened out, with lyrics that have grown mushy and lack bite. Their transformation into a lite version of Kings of Leon is almost complete. The issue isn’t their musicianship, which remains tight, intricate and top-notch. Nor does it ...
John Mayer Enters Into Contract With WME, Follows His Agent Scott Clayton
  –  January 18, 2018
Mayer is only one of the artists and agents who made the move from CAA to WME in the past few months. In December, Kings of Leon and Train also exited their former agency's Nashville office to sign with WME to represent them worldwide. Matthew Morgan and ...
Top 20 Acquisition Titles of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival Star Keira Knightley, Ethan Hawke, and More
  –  January 17, 2018
Check out our top 20 Sundance sales titles, in alphabetical order. While his songs have been covered by Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and the Kings of Leon, Blaze Foley – the Texas country musician born Michael David Fuller – never made a record or ...
Show You Should Know – Decatur to Shake Up 3 Kings Tavern Tomorrow
  –  January 16, 2018
Taking their sound inspiration from bands such as Kings of Leon, Imagine Dragons, alt-J and local musician, Tay., Decatur has made their mark on the Mile High by bringing an atmospheric feel to modern alternative rock. Two of the band’s five members are ...
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 14-20
  –  January 14, 2018
Actor Kevin Durand (”Lost,” `’Fruitvale Station”) is 44. Singer-guitarist Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon is 36. Actor Zach Gilford (”The Family,” `’Friday Night Lights”) is 36. Singer-actor Grant Gustin (”The Flash”) is 28.
Julian Edelman Dishes On Working With The GOAT, Sitting Out This Season And Where To Find Boston’s Best Burgers
  –  January 11, 2018
I like to keep a mix. When I am relaxing, I listen to Harry Connick, Jr., but I also like JAY-Z, Dre, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Kings of Leon. I also like euphoric alternative music like M83. We all know how much you love burgers. Who does it ...
Where to Hear Music in 2018
  –  January 11, 2018
The event attracts more than 80,000 spectators, and it’s not hard to see why: Rock ‘n’ roll royalty have performed in past years, from Guns ‘n’ Roses and Bon Jovi to Eminem and Kings of Leon. The 2018 band has yet to be announced, but a star name ...
Blake Shelton and Kings of Leon nominated for 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards
  –  January 10, 2018
iHeartMedia and Turner announced today the nominees for the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which will be handed out Sunday, March 11 at the historic Forum in Los Angeles. The event will be simulcast live at 7 p.m. on TBS, TNT and truTV; on iHeartMedia ...
19 Grammy winners who don't deserve the awards — sorry
  –  December 30, 2017
Little more than an anemic one-hit wonder band, Kings of Leon had a remarkable stretch of Grammy success in the lat 2000s - but the victories for "Use Somebody" went too far. At the 2010 Grammys, the band won the best record award for "Use Somebody," over ...
WME Signs Kings of Leon
  –  December 6, 2017
WME has signed rock band Kings of Leon for exclusive worldwide representation, the agency announced on Dec. 5. The group, managed by Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn at Vector Management, was previously represented by CAA domestically. Caleb, Nathan, Jared ...
Kings of Leon's Nathan Followill and Wife Jessie Baylin Expecting Second Child
  –  November 22, 2017
The Kings of Leon is expanding the band! Drummer Nathan Followill announced his wife Jesse Baylin is expecting their second child in a pre-Thanksgiving photo on Instagram Wednesday. “No thanksgiving pregnant stress here at all. #turkeyme #babyme # ...

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