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Kings of Leon

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Initially embraced simply because “the Southern Strokes” because of their resurrection and reinvention of Dixie-styled rock & roll, Kings of Leon progressively morphed into an experimental rock outfit through the 2000s. The Tennessee-bred quartet debuted in 2003 using the Holy Roller Novocaine EP, whose mixture of fresh, unpolished boogie rock and roll was additional explored on the debut full-length, Youngsters & Youthful Manhood. Such revivalist music was matched up by a likewise revivalist appearance — including lengthy locks, mustaches, and tight-fitting denim — and Kings of Leon experienced instant popularity within the U.K. (where they might later appreciate platinum recording product sales, despite an primarily lukewarm reception in the home). Because the music group explored different sonic textures with following releases, especially on 2007’s Due to the changing times and 2008’s Just by the night time, those tenuous links towards the Strokes had been finally dissolved. Made up of three Followill brothers — Caleb (acoustic guitar), Nathan (drums), and Jared (bass) — in addition to 1st cousin Matthew Followill (acoustic guitar), Kings of Leon shaped in 2000. The Followill siblings got spent their youngsters journeying across America’s heartland making use of their evangelist dad, decamping at Pentecostal churches and tent revivals for a number of days at the same time before shifting onward. When their dad resigned in the cathedral and divorced his wife in 1997, the children relocated to Nashville and embraced the rock and roll music (not forgetting the associated life style) they’d previously been rejected. Cousin Matthew was put into the lineup, along with a Southern garage area rock audio quickly surfaced. RCA took be aware, signing the music group in 2001 and facilitating a relationship with Nashville-based manufacturer Angelo Petraglia, who furthered the band’s rock and roll & move education and co-wrote the materials for 2003’s Holy Roller Novocaine EP. Travels across THE UNITED STATES as well as the U.K. coincided using the release from the band’s full-length debut, Youngsters & Teen Manhood, that same summer months. Thanks to the favorite one “Molly’s Chambers,” the record found moderate achievement within the U.K. Nevertheless, it had been their sophomore work, 2004’s Aha Tremble Heartbreak, that produced them European superstars, with three music breaking the U.K. graphs. The record noticed an American discharge in Feb 2005, and Kings of Leon toured the united states alongside U2 before retreating to focus on their third work. The darker, expansive Due to the Times implemented in 2007. Featuring creation from Ethan Johns (who acquired helmed the band’s prior releases aswell), the record became the band’s biggest discharge up to now, debuting at amount 25 over the U.S. Billboard 200 and topping the record charts within the U.K., Ireland, and New Zealand. Kings of Leon came back one year afterwards with Just by the night time, a colossally well-known record whose lead one, “Sex burning,” offered the music group its first number 1 hit within the U.K. The recording itself fared likewise well, topping the U.K. graphs upon its launch and debuting at number 4 in the us. It eventually obtained platinum position in eight countries, including America, and its own achievement allowed the music group to tour seriously throughout a lot of 2008 and 2009. Live in the O2 premiered in past due 2009, capturing among the band’s midsummer shows in London. Kings of Leon briefly holed up in Manhattan’s Avatar Studios to focus on a 5th record, however they came back to the street during the summer season of 2010, acquiring the opportunity to try out a few of their fresh materials in concert. By enough time the tour covered up in Sept, the group’s newest solitary, “Radioactive,” got recently been released. The associated recording, Arrive Around Sundown, adopted in Oct. The record was an internationally strike and reached number 1 in 15 countries, like the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia. Later on that yr they embarked on a marathon tour; nevertheless, a disastrous display in Texas led to frontman Caleb strolling from the stage without coming back for the finish of the arranged. After this event, the brothers made a decision to embark on a self-imposed hiatus in 2011 and canceled all of those other tour as the music group attemptedto reconcile their personal and group complications. In enough time aside, bassist Jared released music with Mona frontman Nick Dark brown beneath the moniker Smoke cigarettes & Jackal, while Caleb discovered sobriety after shifting to NY and the delivery of his kid. They came back to the music group using a batch of brand-new material and established to focus on their 6th record, Mechanical Bull, which made an appearance in Sept of 2013. Buoyed with the one “Supersoaker,” the record reached number 2 over the Billboard 200 and garnered a nomination for Greatest Rock Album on the 56th Annual Grammy Honours. Following end from the band’s 2014-2015 Mechanical Bull tour, Kings of Leon uncovered they had currently begun focus on a follow-up. In 2016, they released their seventh studio room record, WALLS. Stated in LA with Markus Dravs (Florence + the device, Arcade Fireplace, Mumford & Sons), the record featured the one “Waste an instant.”

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Full Name Kings Of Leon
Awards Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Brit Award for International Group, NME Award for Best Album, Brit Award for International Album, NME Award for Best International Band, NME Award for Best New Band, Juno Award for International Album of the Year, UK Festival Award for Anthem Of The Summer, UK Festival Award for Headline Performance Of The Year, Danish Music Award for International Album of the Year
Music Songs Sex on Fire, Use Somebody, Waste a Moment, WALLS, Pyro, Back Down South, Supersoaker, Beautiful War, On Call, The Bucket, Wait for Me, Molly's Chambers, Revelry, Radioactive, Four Kicks, Notion, King of the Rodeo, Closer, Cold Desert, Charmer, California Waiting, Find Me, Temple, Reverend, Knocked Up, Taper Jean Girl, The Immortals, Comeback Story, Wasted Time, Crawl, Fans, Slow Night, So Long
Albums Walls, Mechanical Bull, Come Around Sundown, Only by the Night, Because of the Times, Day Old Belgian Blues, Aha Shake Heartbreak, Youth & Young Manhood, What I Saw, Holy Roller Novocaine, The Collection, Boxed, Notion, Live From SoHo (iTunes Exclusive EP), Youth and Young Manhood / Aha Shake Heartbreak
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, MTV Europe Music Award for Best World Stage Performance, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Rock, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Alternative, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Live Act, American Music Award for Artist of the Year, NME Award for Worst Band, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, Grammy Award for Best Music Film, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, NME Award for Best Live Band, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Group, MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video, NME Award for Best Track, NME Award for Worst Album, Teen Choice Award for Choice Rock Group, Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Rock Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Group, Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act, NME Award for Best DVD, People's Choice Award for Favorite Group, Billboard Music Award for Top Alternative Artist, NME Award Philip Hall Radar Award, Billboard Music Award for Top Alternative Album, Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Group, American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Rock Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Group, World Music Award for World’s Best Single, MuchMusic Video Award for iHeartRadio International Duo or Group of the Year, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music Group, Echo Award for Best International Rock/Alternative Group, MTV Australia Award for Best Video, MTV Australia Award for Best Rock Video


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Vampire Diaries 2017 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2017 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Champion of Champions 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lorraine 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Formula 1: Ten Sport 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
International Test Series 2015 2015 TV Mini-Series performer - 2 episodes
Friday Night Football 2015 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
EastEnders: Back to Ours 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Waterloo Road 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Strictly Come Dancing 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Boyhood 2014/I performer: "Radioactive"
Masters Snooker 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 2008-2013 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Circus Halligalli 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2005-2013 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
August: Osage County 2013 performer: "Last Mile Home"
Les garçons et Guillaume, à table! 2013 writer: "Knocked Up"
Willkommen im Krieg 2012 TV Movie performer: "Sex on Fire"
The Voice UK 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Danni Lowinski 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Voice - Danmarks største stemme 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2011 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2011 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
EastEnders TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2011 writer - 2 episodes, 2011
20 to 1 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2010
I Am Number Four 2011 performer: "Radioactive"
Tatort 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Accused 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Woman 2010 performer: "Knocked Up"
The Last Shot 2010 "Use Somebody"
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution 2009 Video Game performer: "Sex On Fire" / writer: "Sex On Fire"
Whip It 2009 performer: "Knocked Up"
Reading and Leeds Festival 2009 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Guitar Hero 5 2009 Video Game "Sex on Fire"
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pulling 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Being Human 2009 TV Series 1 episode
The Uninvited 2009 performer: "My Party"
Caminho das Índias 2009 TV Series performer: "Use Somebody" / writer: "Use Somebody"
Gossip Girl 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Inbetweeners 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cloverfield 2008 performer: "Taper Jean Girl", "Pistol of Fire"
Entourage TV Series 3 episodes, 2004 - 2005 performer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2007
Disturbia 2007 performer: "Taper Jean Girl"
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 performer: "Holy Roller Novocaine" 2003
The Shield 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stuck on You 2003 performer: "Holy Roller Novocaine", "Molly's Chambers", "California Waiting"
FIFA Soccer 2004 2003 Video Game performer: "Red Morning Light"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kings of Leon: Waste a Moment 2016 Short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Useful 2011 Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TV total 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville 2013 Documentary Themselves
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2011 TV Special Themselves - Presenters
V Festival 2010: Live 2010 TV Mini-Series Themselves
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 TV Special Themselves
2009 American Music Awards 2009 TV Special Themselves
Reading and Leeds Festival 2009 TV Series Themselves
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
2009 MTV Movie Awards 2009 TV Special Themselves - Performers
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2005-2009 TV Series Themselves / Themselves - Musical Guests
The Australian Music Community Presents: Sound Relief 2009/II TV Special documentary Themselves
Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Themselves - Nominees, Best Live Band Award
Brit Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Themselves - Performers
The BRITs 2009 Encore 2009 TV Movie Themselves
T in the Park 2008 TV Movie Themselves
Hurricane Festival 2007 2007 TV Movie documentary
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2003-2004 TV Series Themselves
T in the Park 2004 TV Movie Themselves
Glastonbury 2004 2004 TV Series Themselves
Rage 2004 TV Series Themselves
NME Awards 2004 2004 TV Movie Themselves
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2017 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003-2017 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests / Themselves - Musical Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2017 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2017 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2013-2016 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests / Themselves- Musical Guest
39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2016 TV Movie Themselves
The Graham Norton Show 2016 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
CBS This Morning 2016 TV Series Themselves
Circus Halligalli 2013-2016 TV Series Themselves - Perfomer / Themselves
Today 2016 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Later... With Jools Holland 2003-2016 TV Series Themselves
Lollapalooza Berlin 2016 TV Series Themselves
Good Morning America 2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Saturday Night Live 2008-2013 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
MTV Europe Music Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Themselves - Performers
Global Citizen Festival 2013 TV Movie Themselves
Late Show with David Letterman 2003-2013 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2013 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Desk Clerks
Bilbao BBK Live 2013 2013 TV Special documentary
Kings of Leon for American Express Unstaged 2013 Video Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lorraine 2016 TV Series Themselves
Gonzo 2006 TV Series Themselves

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Record of the Year · Jacquire King (Engineer/Mixer/Producer)
· Angelo Petraglia (Engineer/Mixer)
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group For the song "Sex on Fire."

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Brit Brit Awards Best International Group
2014 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Album For the album "Mechanical Bull."
2012 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Long Form Music Video Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon (2011) · Stephen C. Mitchell (Director)
· Casey McGrath (Producer)
2012 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Album For the album "Come Around Sundown."
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group For the song "Radioactive."
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Song · Caleb Followill (Songwriter)
· Jared Followill (Songwriter)
· Matthew Followill (Songwriter)
· Nathan Followill (Songwriter)
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Album For the album "Only By the Night."


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