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American Rock Band Known for "Use Somebody"

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Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee in 1999, consisting of brothers Anthony Caleb Followill (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ivan Nathan Followill (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Michael Jared Followill (bass, backing vocals), with their cousin Cameron Matthew Followill (lead guitar, backing vocals). Each member of the family group is known by his middle name (second given name) as opposed to his first given name. The band's early music was an upbeat blend of Southern rock and blues influences, but it has gradually expanded its sound to include a variety of genres and a more alternative rock or arena rock sound.

The band released their debut EP, “Holy Roller Novocaine,” followed by “What I Saw,” in 2003. Their debut full-length studio album, “Youth and Young Manhood,” was released later in 2003, peaking at #1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and #3 on the U.K. Albums chart. The album has since been certified gold in the UK and three times platinum in Australia.

In 2004, Kings of Leon released their second album, “Aha Shake Heartbreak.” The album peaked at #55 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and was their second album in a row to peak at #3 on the U.K. Albums chart. It was certified 2x platinum in Ireland, as well as platinum in Australia and the U.K. The album's first single, "The Bucket," was the band's first singles chart appearance in the United States, peaking at #23 on the Alternative Songs chart.

In 2007, their third album “Because of the Times” was released, peaking at #1 on the Irish, New Zealand and U.K. albums charts. The singles "On Call" and "Fans" both featured in the Top 30 of each of the singles charts of those countries. “Because of the Times” was certified 2x platinum in Australia, 3x platinum in Ireland and platinum in the U.K.

The band's greatest success to date came with the release of their fourth album, 2008’s “Only by the Night,” along with the singles "Sex on Fire" and "Use Somebody." “Only by the Night” peaked at #1 on the Australian, Irish, New Zealand and U.K. Albums charts, also peaking at #5 on the Billboard 200. It was certified 8x platinum in Australia, 4x platinum in New Zealand, 6x platinum in the U.K., and platinum in the U.S. "Sex on Fire" peaked at #1 on the Alternative Songs chart, as well as the Australian, Finnish, Irish and U.K. singles charts. The second single, "Use Somebody," entered the Top 10 on the Billboard 100, and peaked at #1 on the Alternative Songs chart. It also peaked in the Top 10 on the Australian, Belgian, Irish, New Zealand and U.K. singles charts. The third single "Notion" has also peaked at #1 on the Alternative Songs chart. "Sex on Fire" was nominated for Best Rock Song, and won the award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group at the 51st Grammy Awards. In addition, the album earned a nomination for Best Rock Album. They then took home the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song for "Use Somebody" at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. To date, “Only By the Night” has sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide.

Their album, “Come Around Sundown,” was released on the in 2010. The album debuted at #1 in Australia, Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and the U.K. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200. The lead single, "Radioactive" debuted and peaked at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was nominated for the 53rd Grammy Awards in two categories: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Rock Song.

In 2013, they released an album "Mechanical Bull," which featured singles "Wait for Me" and "Supersoaker". In 2016, they released "WALLS," their seventh studio album.

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  • What are the speaker fees for Kings of Leon

    Speaking fees for Kings of Leon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Kings of Leon are $200,000 and above for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Kings of Leon, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Kings of Leon speak about?

    Kings of Leon is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Entertainers.
  • Where does Kings of Leon travel from?

    Kings of Leon generally travels from Nashville, TN, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Kings of Leon’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Kings of Leon for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kings of Leon for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Kings of Leon or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Kings of Leon Biography

Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee in 1999, consisting of brothers Anthony Caleb Followill (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ivan Nathan Followill (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Michael Jared Followill (bass, backing vocals), with their cousin Cameron Matthew Followill (lead guitar, backing vocals). Each member of the family group is known by his middle name (second given name) as opposed to his first given name. The band's early music was an upbeat blend of Southern rock and blues influences, but it has gradually expanded its sound to include a variety of genres and a more alternative rock or arena rock sound.

The band released their debut EP, “Holy Roller Novocaine,” followed by “What I Saw,” in 2003. Their debut full-length studio album, “Youth and Young Manhood,” was released later in 2003, peaking at #1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and #3 on the U.K. Albums chart. The album has since been certified gold in the UK and three times platinum in Australia.

In 2004, Kings of Leon released their second album, “Aha Shake Heartbreak.” The album peaked at #55 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and was their second album in a row to peak at #3 on the U.K. Albums chart. It was certified 2x platinum in Ireland, as well as platinum in Australia and the U.K. The album's first single, "The Bucket," was the band's first singles chart appearance in the United States, peaking at #23 on the Alternative Songs chart.

In 2007, their third album “Because of the Times” was released, peaking at #1 on the Irish, New Zealand and U.K. albums charts. The singles "On Call" and "Fans" both featured in the Top 30 of each of the singles charts of those countries. “Because of the Times” was certified 2x platinum in Australia, 3x platinum in Ireland and platinum in the U.K.

The band's greatest success to date came with the release of their fourth album, 2008’s “Only by the Night,” along with the singles "Sex on Fire" and "Use Somebody." “Only by the Night” peaked at #1 on the Australian, Irish, New Zealand and U.K. Albums charts, also peaking at #5 on the Billboard 200. It was certified 8x platinum in Australia, 4x platinum in New Zealand, 6x platinum in the U.K., and platinum in the U.S. "Sex on Fire" peaked at #1 on the Alternative Songs chart, as well as the Australian, Finnish, Irish and U.K. singles charts. The second single, "Use Somebody," entered the Top 10 on the Billboard 100, and peaked at #1 on the Alternative Songs chart. It also peaked in the Top 10 on the Australian, Belgian, Irish, New Zealand and U.K. singles charts. The third single "Notion" has also peaked at #1 on the Alternative Songs chart. "Sex on Fire" was nominated for Best Rock Song, and won the award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group at the 51st Grammy Awards. In addition, the album earned a nomination for Best Rock Album. They then took home the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song for "Use Somebody" at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. To date, “Only By the Night” has sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide.

Their album, “Come Around Sundown,” was released on the in 2010. The album debuted at #1 in Australia, Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and the U.K. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200. The lead single, "Radioactive" debuted and peaked at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was nominated for the 53rd Grammy Awards in two categories: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Rock Song.

In 2013, they released an album "Mechanical Bull," which featured singles "Wait for Me" and "Supersoaker". In 2016, they released "WALLS," their seventh studio album.

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  • Kings Of Leon - Beautiful War

FAQs on booking Kings of Leon

  • How do I book Kings of Leon to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Kings of Leon for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Kings of Leon, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Kings of Leon or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Kings of Leon

    Speaking fees for Kings of Leon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Kings of Leon are $200,000 and above for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Kings of Leon, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Kings of Leon speak about?

    Kings of Leon is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Entertainers.
  • Where does Kings of Leon travel from?

    Kings of Leon generally travels from Nashville, TN, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Kings of Leon’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Kings of Leon for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kings of Leon for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Kings of Leon or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Kings of Leon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kings of Leon for your event is $200,000 and above. Kings of Leon generally travels from Nashville, TN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gavin DeGraw, Weezer, Goo Goo Dolls, Neon Trees and Train. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kings of Leon for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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