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  • Kings Of Leon Info PageMEMBERS: (Ivan) Nathan Followill, (Anthony) Caleb Followill, (Michael) Jared Followill, (Cameron) Matthew Followill
  • BIRTHDAY: Nathan Followill (June 16, 1979), Caleb Followill (January 14, 1982), Jared Followill (November 11, 1986), Matthew Followill (September 10, 1984)
  • BIGGEST POP SINGLE: "Use Somebody" (20009)
  • BIGGEST LP: Only By The Night (2008)
  • GRAMMY AWARDS: 4
  • "Basically we got the point where we realized that we can be known as a band that hit it hard for 3 records and disappeared, or be a band that was smart enough to realize that not very many bands get to make 4 records, so let's make the most of this. Because honestly, we were horrible housepainters and that's what we'd be doing if we weren't do this." - Nathan Followill, Kings Of Leon

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TIMELINE

  • Kings Of LeonKings Of Leon hail from Tennessee and Oklahoma and consists of brothers Nathan Followill on drums, Caleb Followill on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Jared Followill on bass, and their cousin Matthew Followill on lead guitar. The Followill brothers, Nathan, Caleb, and Jared, spend much of their childhood on the road with their father (Leon) - a traveling Pentecostal evangelist. As a group, they have been described as sounding like The Strokes playing Lynyrd Skynyrd songs with a bluesy, Southern rock twist. Kings Of Leon signed with RCA Records in 2002 and got their cousin Matthew Followill to join as their second guitarist. The boys were barely starting in their 20s with Jared still a teen. Gradual exposure to the Kings Of Leon came with the boys opening for U2 in 2005, followed by Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam.

2003....

  • August 19: Kings Of Leon released their debut LP Youth And Young Manhood in the US. Rolling Stone called the LP "...a debut album that sounded as cool as they look."
  • Kings Of Leon - 'Youth & Young Manhood'Kings Of Leon had hits in the UK with "Holy Roller Novocaine," "What I Saw," "Molly's Chambers," and "Wasted Time."

2004....

  • Kings Of Leon - 'What I Saw' (EP)Kings Of Leon had hits in the UK with "The Bucket" and "California Waiting."

2005....

  • February 22: Kings Of Leon released Aha Shake Heartbreak in the US. Rolling Stone described the LP as "...just a handful of kicks and shivers short of pulverizing excellence." The band found more success outside the US with Aha Shake Heartbreak selling over 750,000 copies overseas compared with over 100,000 copies in the US.
  • Kings Of Leon - 'Aha Shake Heartbreak'Kings Of Leon had hits in the UK with "Four Kicks" and "King Of The Rodeo."

2006....

2007....

  • Kings Of Leon had hits in the UK with "On Call," "Fans," and "Charmer."

2008...

  • December: Caleb admitted to Q magazine that as a teen he battled with anorexia by eating very minimally and exercising excessively.
  • December 20: Kings Of Leon topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for 8 weeks with "Sex On Fire."

Kings Of Leon - "Molly's Chambers" (Single) Kings Of Leon - "Wasted Time" (Single) Kings Of Leon - "California Waiting" (Single) Kings Of Leon - "The Bucket" (Single) Kings Of Leon - "Four Kicks" (Single) Kings Of Leon - "King Of The Rodeo" (Single)

  • April 11: Kings Of Leon topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for 3 weeks with "Use Somebody."
  • April 30: Kings Of Leon appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone.

2010...

  • November 6: Kings Of Leon topped the Billboard Digital Albums chart for 1 week, Rock Albums chart for 3 weeks, and Alternative Albums chart for 4 weeks with Come Around Sundown.

Kings Of Leon - "Fans" (Single) Kings Of Leon - "On Call" (Single) Kings Of Leon - "Charmer" (Single) Kings Of Leon - "Revelry" (Single) Kings Of Leon - "Notion" (Single) Kings Of Leon - "Crawl" (Single)

2011...

  • August: Kings Of Leon canceled their US tour after concerns for Caleb Followill's health with various reports of exhaustion and vocal issues.

Kings Of Leon - "Radioactive" (Single) Kings Of Leon - "Pyro" (Single) Kings Of Leon - "Back Down South" (Single) Kings Of Leon - "Supersoaker" (Single) Kings Of Leon - "Wait For Me" (Single) Kings Of Leon - "Temple" (Single) Kings Of Leon - "Beautiful War" (Single)

2012...

2013...

  • October 12: Kings Of Leon topped the Billboard Rock Albums chart for 1 week and Alternative Albums chart for 1 week with Mechanical Bull.
  • December 14: Kings Of Leon performed "Temple" and "Wait For Me" on Saturday Night Live.

2014...

2016...

  • Kings Of Leon - 'Walls'October 14: Kings Of Leon released Walls.
  • October 22: Kings Of Leon topped the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart with "Waste A Moment."
  • October 27: Kings Of Leon topped the UK LP chart with Walls.
  • November 5: Kings Of Leon topped Billboard 200 LP chart, Digital Albums chart, Album Sales chart, Rock Albums chart, and Alternative Albums chart with Walls.
  • December 3: Kings Of Leon topped the Billboard Alternative Songs chart with "Waste A Moment."
  • December 10: Kings Of Leon topped the Billboard Radio Airplay chart with "Waste A Moment."

2017...

  • February 4: Kings Of Leon topped the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart with "Waste A Moment."

LP DISCOGRAPHY

Kings Of Leon - 'Holy Roller Novocaine' (EP)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Holy Roller Novocaine (EP)

Released: February 18, 2003
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Molly's Chambers" - "Wasted Time" - "California Waiting" - "Wicker Chair" - "Holy Roller Novocaine"

Kings Of Leon - 'What I Saw' (EP)
vinyl

What I Saw (EP)

Released: May 26, 2003
Tracks: "Red Morning Light" - "Wicker Chair" - "Talihina Sky"

Kings Of Leon - 'Youth & Young Manhood'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Youth And Young Manhood

Released: July 7, 2003 (UK) and August 19, 2003 (US)
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 113
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Rolling Stone: '100 Best Albums of the Decade (2000-2009)'': # 80
Tracks: "Red Morning Light" - "Happy Alone" - "Wasted Time" - "Joe's Head" - "Trani" - "California Waiting" - "Spiral Staircase" - "Molly's Chambers" - "Genius" - "Dusty" - "Holy Roller Novocaine"

Kings Of Leon - 'Aha Shake Heartbreak'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Aha Shake Heartbreak

Released: November 1, 2004 (UK) and February 22, 2005 (US)
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 55
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B
Rolling Stone: '100 Best Albums of the Decade (2000-2009)'': # 39
Tracks: "Slow Night, So Long" - "King Of The Rodeo" - "Taper Jean Girl" - "Pistol Of Fire" - "Milk" - "The Bucket" - "Soft" - "Razz" - "Day Old Blues" - "Four Kicks" - "Velvet Snow" - "Rememo" - "Where Nobody Knows"

Kings Of Leon - 'Day Old Belgian Blues' (EP)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Day Old Belgian Blues (EP)

Released: June 13, 2006
Tracks: "Tape Jean Girl" - "The Bucket" - "Soft" - "Molly's Chambers" - "Four Kicks" - "Trani"

Kings Of Leon - 'Because Of The Times'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Because Of The Times

Released: April 3, 2007
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 25
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: A-
Tracks: "Knocked Up" - "Charmer" - "On Call" - "McFearless" - "Black Thumbnail" - "My Party" - "True Love Way" - "Ragoo" - "Fans" - "The Runner" - "Trunk" - "Camaro" - "Arizona"

Kings Of Leon - 'Only By The Night'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Only By The Night

Released: September 23, 2008
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 4
Billboard #1: Digital Albums, Alternative Albums, Rock Albums
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Album
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Rolling Stone: '100 Best Albums of the Decade (2000-2009)'': # 53
Tracks: "Closer" - "Crawl" - "Sex On Fire" - "Use Somebody" - "Manhattan" - "Revelry" - "17" - "Notion" - "I Want You" - "Be Somebody" - "Cold Desert"

Kings Of Leon - 'Come Around Sundown'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Come Around Sundown

Released: October 19, 2010
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 2
Billboard #1: Digital Albums, Alternative Albums, Rock Albums
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Album
Tracks: "The End" - "Radioactive" - "Pyro" - "Mary" - "The Face" - "The Immortals" - "Back Down South" - "Beach Side" - "No Money" - "Pony Up" - "Birthday" - "Mi Amigo" - "Pickup Truck"

Kiings Of Leon - 'Mechanical Bull'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Mechanical Bull

Released: September 24, 2013
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 2
Billboard #1: Alternative Albums, Rock Albums
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Album
Tracks: "Supersoaker" - "Rock City" - "Don't Matter" - "Beautiful War" - "Temple" - "Wait For Me" - "Family Tree" - "Comeback Story" - "Tonight" - "Coming Back Again" - "On The Chin"

Kings Of Leon - 'Walls'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Walls

Released: October 14, 2016
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1
Billboard #1: Digital Albums, Album Sales, Alternative Albums, Rock Albums
Tracks: "Waste A Moment" - "Reverend" - "Around The World" - "Find Me" - "Over" - "Muchacho" - "Converstion Piece" - "Eyes On You" - "Wild" - "Walls"


POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
[based on RockOnTheNet's The ARC Weekly Top 40

 
1 "Use Somebody"

from the LP
Only By The Night
ARC chart run: 39 - 33 - 26 - 22 - 19 - 18 - 14 - 11 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 10 - 12 - 13 - 15 - 17 - 21 - 25 - 28 - 29 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 8
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Billboard # 1: Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs, Modern Rock Tracks
Grammy Winner: Record of the Year, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
Grammy Nominee: Song of the Year
MTV VMA Nominee: Best Rock Video
1(1) 30 2009 Kings Of Leon - "Use Somebody" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 Sex On Fire

from the LP
Only By The Night
ARC chart run: 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 141
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Billboard # 1: Modern Rock Tracks
Grammy Winner: Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Song
39 1 2008
2009
Kings Of Leon - "Sex On Fire" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
  Holy Roller Novocaine

from the LP
Youth And Young Manhood
** ** 2003
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Red Morning Light

from the LP
Youth And Young Manhood
** ** 2003
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Molly's Chambers

from the LP
Youth And Young Manhood
** ** 2003 Kings Of Leon - "Molly's Chambers" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Wasted Time

from the LP
Youth And Young Manhood
** ** 2003 Kings Of Leon - "Wasted Time" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  California Waiting

from the LP
Youth And Young Manhood
** ** 2004 Kings Of Leon - "California Waiting" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  The Bucket

from the LP
Aha Shake Heartbreak
** ** 2004 Kings Of Leon - "The Bucket" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Four Kicks

from the LP
Aha Shake Heartbreak
** ** 2005 Kings Of Leon - "Four Kicks" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  King Of The Rodeo

from the LP
Aha Shake Heartbreak
** ** 2005 Kings Of Leon - "King Of The Rodeo" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Fans

from the LP
Because Of The Times
** ** 2007 Kings Of Leon - "Fans" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  On Call

from the LP
Because Of The Times
** ** 2007 Kings Of Leon - "On Call" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Charmer

from the LP
Because Of The Times
** ** 2007 Kings Of Leon - "Charmer" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Revelry

from the LP
Only By The Night
** ** 2009 Kings Of Leon - "Revelry" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Notion

from the LP
Only By The Night
Billboard # 1: Alternative Songs
** ** 2009 Kings Of Leon - "Notion" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Crawl

from the LP
Only By The Night
** ** 2009 Kings Of Leon - "Crawl" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Radioactive

from the LP
Come Around Sundown
Billboard # 1: Alternative Songs, Triple A Chart
** ** 2010 Kings Of Leon - "Radioactive" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Pyro

from the LP
Come Around Sundown
** ** 2010 Kings Of Leon - "Pyro" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Back Down South

from the LP
Come Around Sundown
** ** 2011 Kings Of Leon - "Back Down South" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Supersoaker

from the LP
Mechanical Bull
** ** 2013 Kings Of Leon - "Supersoaker" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Wait For Me

from the LP
Mechanical Bull
** ** 2013 Kings Of Leon - "Wait For Me" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Temple

from the LP
Mechanical Bull
** ** 2013 Kings Of Leon - "Temple" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Beautiful War

from the LP
Mechanical Bull
** ** 2013 Kings Of Leon - "Beautiful War" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
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