Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999. The band is composed of brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill with their cousin Matthew Followill. The band's early music was a blend of Southern rock and blues influences, but it has gradually evolved 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.
|Origin:||Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Genres:||Alternative rock, Southern rock, garage rock|
|Labels:||The Control Group, Sony, RCA, Columbia, Handmedown|
|Website:||Kings of Leon's Official site|
|Members:||Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill|
|Twitter:||Kings of Leon's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Kings of Leon's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Kings of Leon's IMDb|
|Spotify:||Kings of Leon's Spotify|
About Jared Followill
Musician known for being the bassist for Kings of Leon. The band's most successful album was Only by the Night, released in 2008, and went platinum in the US and Australia.
After a childhood of traveling, Jared settled in Nashville with his brothers and cousin in 1999, at which point they formed the band.
His father was a pentecostal preacher. The band was named after their late grandfather Leon.
His father's name is Ivan and his mom is Betty-Ann. Jared married Martha Patterson in 2012.
Information related to Kings of Leon
- Kings of Leon discography - The discography of Kings of Leon, an American rock band, consists of seven studio albums, one live album, two compilation albums, one video album, five extended plays, 24 singles, one promotional single and 15 music videos.
- Garage rock groups
- Southern rock musical groups
- NME Awards winners
- Sibling musical groups
- Musical groups from Nashville, Tennessee
- Family musical groups
- Brit Award winners