Kings of Leon discography

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Kings of Leon discography

Kings of Leon performing live at Festival Internacional de Benicàssim in July 2007
Releases
Studio albums 6
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
EPs 5
Singles 24
Video albums 1
Music videos 16
Promotional singles 3

The discography of Kings of Leon, an American rock band, consists of six studio albums, one live album, two compilation albums, one video album, five extended plays, twenty-four singles, one promotional single and fifteen music videos. The band released their debut extended play Holy Roller Novocaine in February 2003, followed by the release of the extended play What I Saw in May. Their debut studio album, Youth and Young Manhood, was released in July 2003, peaking at number 113 on the US Billboard 200 and number three on the UK Albums Chart.[1][2] The album has since been certified two times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and three times platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).[3][4] Three singles were released from the album, including the UK top 40 hit "Molly's Chambers".[5] In November 2004, Kings of Leon released their second album, Aha Shake Heartbreak. The album peaked at number 55 on the Billboard 200 and number three on the UK Albums Chart.[1][2] It has been certified double platinum by the BPI and the ARIA.[3][6] The album's first single, "The Bucket", peaked at number 16 in the UK; it also became the band's first single to chart in the United States, where it peaked at number 23 on the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart.[7]

In March 2007, the band's third album Because of the Times was released, peaking at number 25 on the Billboard 200 and topping the Irish, New Zealand and UK albums charts.[1][2][8][9] Two of the album's singles, "On Call" and "Fans", became top 20 hits in the UK.[5] Because of the Times has since been certified two times platinum by the ARIA and by the BPI[3][6][10] and three times platinum by the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA). The band saw their biggest commercial success with the release of their fourth studio album, Only by the Night, in September 2008. The album spawned the hit singles "Sex on Fire" and "Use Somebody", which peaked at numbers 56 and 4 respectively on the US Billboard Hot 100 and became top ten hits in multiple other countries.[11] Only by the Night peaked at number four on the Billboard 200, while topping the charts in the charts of multiple countries, including Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK.[1][2][8][9][12] It received multiple multi-platinum certifications; the album was certified two times platinum by the RIAA, eight times platinum by the ARIA and nine times platinum by the BPI.[3][13][14] Only by the Night went on to become the twenty-first best selling album worldwide in 2008, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.[15]

Come Around Sundown, the band's fifth studio album, was released in October 2010. The album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 and topped the charts in countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.[1][2][9][12][16] The album has since been certified gold by the RIAA and two times platinum by the ARIA.[13][17] "Radioactive", the first single from Come Around Sundown, peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Alternative Songs chart.[7][11]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[12]
BEL
(FL)

[18]
CAN
[16]
FRA
[19]
GER
[20]
IRL
[8]
NLD
[21]
NZ
[9]
UK
[2]
Youth and Young Manhood 113 46 97 52 18 43 3
Aha Shake Heartbreak
  • Released: November 9, 2004 (UK)[25]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
55 25 87 99 95 39 3 79 29 3
Because of the Times
  • Released: April 3, 2007 (US)[28]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
25 4 20 31 88 32 1 62 1 1
Only by the Night
  • Released: September 23, 2008 (US)[33]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
4 1 1 2 38 16 1 3 1 1
Come Around Sundown
  • Released: October 19, 2010 (US)[40]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
2 1 1 1 27 1 1 2 1 1
  • RIAA: Gold[13]
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[17]
  • BPI: 2× Platinum[3]
  • BVMI: Platinum[31]
  • IRMA: 3× Platinum[42]
  • MC: Platinum[38]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[39]
Mechanical Bull
  • Released: September 24, 2013 (US)[43]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
2 1 4 2 37 2 1 2 1 1
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums
Title Album details
iTunes Live from SoHo
  • Released: August 21, 2007 (US)[46]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: Digital download

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[47]
IRL
[8]
UK
[2]
2CD: Youth and Young Manhood / Aha Shake Heartbreak 86 38 67
Boxed
  • Released: July 6, 2009 (UK)[49]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD box set
30 20
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
Video

[50]
AUS
DVD

[51]
UK
Video

[52]
Live at the O2 London, England
  • Released: November 10, 2009 (US)[53]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
6 2 7
  • RIAA: Gold[13]
  • ARIA: 6× Platinum[54]
  • BPI: Platinum[3]

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[55]
UK
[56]
Holy Roller Novocaine[A][B]
  • Released: February 18, 2003 (US)[57]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, 10"
100 53
What I Saw[A]
  • Released: May 26, 2003 (UK)[58]
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Formats: CD
22
Day Old Belgian Blues
  • Released: June 2006 (US)[59]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD
Split: Kings of Leon & Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
(with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
  • Released: December 22, 2007 (US)[60]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: Digital download
Live in London
  • Released: December 23, 2008 (US)[61]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: Digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[11]
US
Alt.

[7]
AUS
[62]
BEL
(FL)

[18]
CAN
[63]
GER
[64]
IRL
[8]
NLD
[21]
NZ
[9]
UK
[5]
"Molly's Chambers" 2003 23 Youth and Young Manhood
"Wasted Time" 51
"California Waiting" 2004 61
"The Bucket" 23 28 16 Aha Shake Heartbreak
"Four Kicks" 2005 32 24
"King of the Rodeo" 41
"On Call" 2007 54 28 26 18 Because of the Times
"Fans" 63 13 23 13
"Charmer" 85
"Sex on Fire" 2008 56 1 1 9 22 33 1 16 2 1
  • RIAA: Platinum[13]
  • ARIA: 4× Platinum[65]
  • BPI: 2× Platinum[3]
  • BVMI: Platinum[31]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[66]
Only by the Night
"Use Somebody" 4 1 2 1 8 9 2 11 5 2
"Manhattan" 38 149
"Revelry" 2009 21 69 19 29
"Notion" 99 1 46 24 41 69 50 92 25 107
"Crawl" 40 70 73 125
"Radioactive" 2010 37 1 19 16 19 41 5 36 10 7 Come Around Sundown
"Pyro" 16 77 42 48 43 58 69
"The Immortals" 2011 72
"Back Down South" 59 77 182
"Supersoaker" 2013 106[C] 9 43 54 61 76 19 70 32 Mechanical Bull
"Wait for Me" 101[D] 10 55 71 34 18 47 31
"Temple" 20 98 86 64 153
"Beautiful War" 60 87 98
"Don't Matter" 2014 174
"Family Tree"[69] 33
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Red Morning Light"[70] 2003 Youth and Young Manhood
"Ragoo"[71] 2007 Because of the Times
"Pistol of Fire" (Mark Ronson Remix)[72] 2009 non-album single

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[11]
CAN
[63]
UK
[73]
"Knocked Up" 2007 167 Because of the Times
"Closer" 2008 102 Only by the Night
"Frontier City" 116
"The End" 2010 82 73 136 Come Around Sundown
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Molly's Chambers" (live)[74] 2006 Radio 1's Live Lounge
"Fans" (live)[75] 2007 Radio 1's Live Lounge: Volume 2
"On Call" (live)[76] The Saturday Sessions: The Dermot O'Leary Show

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Red Morning Light" 2003 Douglas Biro[77]
"Molly's Chambers" Honey[78]
"Wasted Time" Mark Pellington[79]
"The Bucket" 2004 Patrick Daughters[80][81][82]
"Four Kicks" 2005
"King of the Rodeo"
"On Call" 2007 Adria Petty[83]
"Charmer" Robert Hales[84]
"Crawl" 2008 Nick Wickham[85]
"Sex on Fire" Sophie Muller[86][87]
"Use Somebody"
"Notion" 2009 Phil Griffin[88]
"Radioactive" 2010 Sophie Muller[89]
"Pyro" Max Goldman, Paul Greenhouse, Casey McGrath[90]
"Back Down South" 2011 Casey McGrath[91]
"Supersoaker" 2013 W.I.Z.[92]
"Beautiful War" N/A
"Temple" 2014 Christopher "Nacho" Followill[93]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Due to chart regulations involving total lengths of recordings, Holly Roller Novocaine and What I Saw charted on the UK Singles Chart rather than the UK Albums Chart.
  2. ^ Holly Roller Novocaine charted on the Australian Singles Chart rather than the Australian Albums Chart.
  3. ^ "Supersoaker" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number six on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[68]
  4. ^ "Wait for Me" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number one on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[68]

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