Kings of Leon nail UK album, single win

Kings of Leon took the number one slots on both the UK’s album and single charts, the Official Charts Company revealed today.  
 
The Tennessee rock band’s fourth album “Only By The Night” is also one of the fastest selling albums of the year, with over 220,000 sales in the week of release.   The only album to sell more in its first week this year was Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends.”
 
Meanwhile, the Kings of Leon single, “Sex on Fire” has spent a third week at number one, outselling it’s nearest rival Katie Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” by more than half.
  
This feat comes just five years after the Kings, three brothers (Caleb, Jared and Nathan Followill) and their cousin (Matthew Followill), made their debut in 2003 with the album “Youth and Young Manhood”. 
 
Kings of Leon have now cemented their status as world class rock band.  Just as well for the householders of Tennessee, as Nathan Followill (drums) explains:
 
“Basically we got to the point where we realised that we can be known as a band that hit it hard for three records and disappeared, or be a band that was smart enough to realise that not very many bands get to make four 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 doing this!”

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