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Kings of Leon

United States · Group · 1999–present
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. The group has 12 Grammy Award nominations, including 4 wins. Read more »

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News

Watch Kings of Leon Play “Waste a Moment” on Fallon

Kings of Leon were guests on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, playing “Waste a Moment,” the lead single with the inscrutable video from their new album Walls. I enjoy this performance more than the studio version, and I...

Kings of Leon Announce Seventh Album ‘Walls’

Deep-fried Southern-rock hams Kings of Leon teased their seventh album back in December 2015, and today, they announced the October 14 release of Walls. The news arrives alongside a new Billboard interview, in which frontman Caleb Followill shares a...

Kings of Leon Resolve to Release New Album for 2016

The Kings of Leon have a New Year’s resolution: “We’ve already started pre-production in our studio for the next record, but the main thing on the calendar for 2016 is getting the record finished,” drummer Nathan Followill told the Associated Press...

Videos

Kings Of Leon - WALLS Trilogy
Kings Of Leon - The Final Chapter, Reverend
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody (Live at the BRIT Awards 2009)

Discography

WALLS
2016 Official Album
Mechanical Bull
2013 Official Album
Come Around Sundown
2010 Official Album
Only by the Night
2008 Official Album
Because of the Times
2007 Official Album
Aha Shake Heartbreak
2004 Official Album
Youth & Young Manhood
2003 Official Album
Live at the O2: London, England
2009 Official Live Album