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Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999. The band is composed of brothers Caleb Followill (b. January 14, 1982, lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nathan Followill (b. June 26, 1979, drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Jared Followill (b. November 20, 1986, bass guitar, backing vocals), with their cousin Matthew Followill (b. September 10, 1984, lead guitar, backing vocals). The band's early music was a blend of Southern rock and blues influences, but it has gradually expanded throughout the years to include a variety of genres and a more alternative, arena rock sound. Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
achieved initial success in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
with nine Top 40 singles, two BRIT Awards
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
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. The album was their first Platinum-selling album in the United States, and was also the best-selling album of 2008 in Australia, being certified platinum nine times. The band's fifth album, Come Around Sundown, was released on October 18, 2010. Their sixth album, Mechanical Bull, was released on September 24, 2013. The seventh studio album, WALLS, was released on October 14, 2016.[1] The group has 12 Grammy Award
Grammy Award
nominations, including 4 wins. As of 2016 the band has sold over 21 million albums worldwide and 38 million singles.[2]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Early years: before 2002 1.2 Signing and first EP: 2002–2003 1.3 First albums and critical recognition: 2003–2006 1.4 Major commercial success: 2006–2009 1.5 Come Around Sundown: 2010–2011 1.6 Hiatus and Mechanical Bull: 2011–2014 1.7 WALLS: 2016–present

2 Band members 3 Discography

3.1 Studio albums

4 Awards and nominations

4.1 Brit Awards 4.2 Grammy Awards

5 World Tours 6 In other media 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] Early years: before 2002[edit] The three Followill brothers (Matthew is their cousin) grew up in Oklahoma
Oklahoma
and Tennessee
Tennessee
with their father, Ivan Leon Followill, a United Pentecostal Church preacher, and their mother, Betty-Ann. Nathan was born in Oklahoma, and Jared and Caleb were born in and around Memphis, Tennessee. Jared attended Mount Juliet High School, while Matthew was born and raised in Mississippi. According to Rolling Stone magazine, "While Ivan preached at churches and tent revivals throughout Oklahoma
Oklahoma
and the Deep South, the boys attended services and were occasionally enlisted to bang on some drums". They were either home-schooled by their mother, or enrolled in small parochial schools at this time. Except for a five-year period when they settled in Jackson, Tennessee, the Followills' childhoods were spent driving through the southern United States in a purple 1988 Oldsmobile, camping for a week or two wherever Ivan was scheduled to preach.[3] When the boys' father resigned from preaching and their parents divorced in 1997, Nathan and Caleb relocated to outside Nashville and originally embraced country music. While there, they met songwriter Angelo Petraglia, who helped the siblings hone their songwriting skills and introduced them to the musical influences of Thin Lizzy,[4] the Rolling Stones and the Clash in particular. Their youngest brother, Jared, who had briefly attended public school, was more influenced by the music of the Pixies
Pixies
and the Velvet Underground. When he and their cousin Matthew also moved to Nashville in 1999, Kings of Leon was formed. They named the band after their grandfather Leon, who died in January 2014.[5] Signing and first EP: 2002–2003[edit] By 2002, Nathan and Caleb had received interest from a number of music labels and eventually signed with RCA Records, which initially insisted on putting a band together for the two of them. In an interview with Billboard, however, Nathan outlined how they told RCA, "We don't want to be Evan and Jaron. We're going to buy our little brother a bass, he's a freshman in high school. Caleb will teach himself the guitar, Matthew played guitar when he was 10 and I'll play the drums. They said, 'All right, we'll come down in one month and see you guys.'" Later in the interview Caleb admitted to the brothers "kidnapping" their cousin Matthew from his hometown in Mississippi
Mississippi
for him to join the band. They told his mother that he was only going to be staying for a week but never allowed him to return home. "We locked ourselves in the basement with an ounce of marijuana and literally spent a month down there. My mom would bring us food down", added Nathan. "And at the end of that month the label people came and we had "Molly's Chambers", "California Waiting", "Wicker Chair", and "Holy Roller Novocaine".[6] The band's first record, an EP entitled Holy Roller Novocaine, was released on February 18, 2003. At this stage, Jared was only 16 years old and had not yet learned to play the bass. The release of Holy Roller Novocaine gave the Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
a significant amount of exposure, receiving a 4/5 star rating from Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine. All of the songs released on the EP were co-written by Angelo Petraglia, who also produced the record, and four of the five songs would later be released on Youth and Young Manhood. The versions of "Wasted Time" and "California Waiting" on the EP differ from their album versions, however, with the first having a more tense riff and different vocal style than the same track off Youth and Young Manhood, the second being recorded in a rush to finish the EP. The EP also contains the song "Wicker Chair", while a track called "Andrea" was discarded before its release.[7] First albums and critical recognition: 2003–2006[edit] The Followills' debut album, Youth and Young Manhood, was released in the UK in July 2003 and in the United States later that August. The album was recorded between Sound City Studios in Los Angeles and Shangri-La Studios in Malibu, California. It was produced by Angelo Petraglia and Ethan Johns.[8] According to Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine, the band's retro-chic look and blend of Southern boogie and gritty garage rock inspired comparisons to both Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd
and the Strokes. The album became a sensation in the UK and Ireland, where NME
NME
declared it "one of the best debut albums of the last 10 years" and The Guardian described the band as "the kind of authentic, hairy rebels the Rolling Stones longed to be". The album still failed to make any significant impact in the US, where reviews were generally lukewarm and the modern rock audience was generally uninterested. In the United States, Youth and Young Manhood sold only 100,000 copies, compared with the 750,000 copies it moved abroad. The band's second album, Aha Shake Heartbreak, was released in the UK in October 2004 and in the United States in February 2005. Building on the Southern-infused garage rock of their first album, the album broadened the band's domestic and international audience. The album was again produced by Angelo Petraglia and Ethan Johns. "The Bucket", "Four Kicks", and "King of the Rodeo" were all released as singles, with "The Bucket" rising into the Top 20 in Britain. "Taper Jean Girl" was also used in the 2007 film Disturbia and the film Cloverfield in 2008.[9] The band garnered accolades from several of their rock peers, including Elvis Costello, and also toured with U2, Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
and Pearl Jam during 2005 and 2006.[10][11][12] Major commercial success: 2006–2009[edit]

The band performing at the Festival Internacional de Benicàssim
Festival Internacional de Benicàssim
in 2007

The band's third album was titled Because of the Times
Because of the Times
and was released on April 2, 2007 in the UK, and a day later in the United States. The album release was preceded by the single "On Call", which became a hit in the UK and Ireland. The album debuted at number one in the UK and Ireland and entered the European charts at number 25, selling approximately 70,000 copies in its first week of release. Although it was lauded by some critics,[13][14] others found the album inferior to their previous efforts.[15]

Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
in 2008

In 2008, Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
released its fourth studio album, Only by the Night, produced by Jacquire King and Angelo Petraglia on September 19, which subsequently entered the UK Albums Chart at number one and remained there for one more week. Only by the Night
Only by the Night
also had two single-week stints as the UK number one album in 2009, one directly after the BRIT Awards. In the United States, the album reached number four on the Billboard 200.[16] Reception to the album was the most polarized yet, with the British press granting the album glowing reviews, while in the United States, reactions to the album were more mixed.[17] The album was officially named as the UK's third-biggest-selling album of 2008[18] and the biggest-selling album of 2008 in Australia.[19] "Sex on Fire" was the first single released for download in the UK on September 8. The song became the band's most successful as it peaked at number one in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. They won Best International Band and Best International Album at the Brit Awards
Brit Awards
in 2009, where they also performed "Use Somebody" live.[20][21] Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
also performed on March 14, 2009, at Sound Relief, a benefit concert, for the Victorian Bushfire Crisis.[22][23] The song "Crawl" from this album was released as a free download on the band's website on July 28. The third and fourth singles were "Revelry", which peaked at number 19 in New Zealand, and "Notion", which peaked at number 24 in Belgium.[24] Only by the Night was certified Platinum in the United States by the RIAA for selling one million copies in less than a year after its release.[25] In 2008, Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
headlined the Glastonbury Music Festival, and in 2009, the band headlined a number of music festivals, including Reading & Leeds, Rock Werchter, Oxegen, T in the Park, Gurtenfestival
Gurtenfestival
and Open'er Festival
Open'er Festival
in Poland, Europe, along with Sasquatch, Lollapalooza,[26] and Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
in the United States. The band released its first DVD, Live at the O2 London, England, on November 10, 2009. It was later released on Blu-ray Disc
Blu-ray Disc
on November 24, 2009. The footage was filmed in London's O2 Arena on June 30, 2009, when the band performed a 22-song set in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 18,000 fans. In an interview with Billboard.com, drummer Nathan stated, "England is really the first place we broke (...) We figured what better place to make a live DVD than where the fans have been the craziest for the longest."[27] The show featured songs from all four of the band's albums, and Nathan continued by saying, "We just put the cameras in the back of our minds and acted like they weren't even there."[27] In 2009 Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
founded Serpents and Snakes Records, a record label including such bands as the Features, Snowden, Turbo Fruits, and the Weeks.[28] On January 31, 2010, Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
took home the Grammy Award
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. Come Around Sundown: 2010–2011[edit] The band's fifth album, called Come Around Sundown, was released on October 18, 2010 in the UK, and October 19, 2010 in the US.[29] It was recorded in Nashville and New York between February and June 2010 with Jacquire King and Angelo Petraglia once more at the helm. Following the release of Come Around Sundown
Come Around Sundown
in Australia, the band released all the tracks from the new album on their website.[30] In June 2010, the band embarked on a tour visiting more than 50 cities in North America and Europe. The tour dates ran from June 5 to September 23.[31] In June they headlined the Slane Castle festival in Ireland, while they were informed of the death of their uncle Cleo.[32] On July 27, 2011, during a concert in Dallas, Texas, singer Caleb Followill appeared to be heavily intoxicated and slurred incomprehensibly between songs, often rambling about nothing. He left the stage, claiming he was going to vomit, drink a beer and return to play three more songs. He never returned, causing the rest of the band to apologize to the crowd and end the concert abruptly.[33] On August 1, 2011, the band announced through their website that the remainder of their US tour would be canceled with no reschedules due to dates they already had scheduled.[34][35] Hiatus and Mechanical Bull: 2011–2014[edit] On October 31, 2011, the band announced that after the conclusion of their Australian tour in November that they would be going on hiatus. Nathan stated that the band's hiatus should not take any longer than six months.[36] On August
August
22, 2012, Jared and Nick Brown from Mona released their song "No Tell" under the name Smoke & Jackal. On August
August
23, 2012, when asked if it was the end of Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
with Smoke & Jackal announced, Jared said "Not even close. Working on album six very soon".[37] Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
bassist Jared Followill confirmed that the band had finished recording their sixth LP, which was reported by NME to be released in September.[38][39] The album title Mechanical Bull was revealed on June 7, and the album was released on September 24.[40] The album's first single, entitled "Supersoaker", was released on July 17, 2013.[41] The second single "Wait for Me" was released in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
in August
August
2013 and debuted at number 31 in the UK Singles Chart. "Last Mile Home", a song originally from the deluxe version of Mechanical Bull, had a stripped down version written for the soundtrack of the film August: Osage County. WALLS: 2016–present[edit] Following their New Year's Eve show in Nashville, Nathan Followill said that the band were aiming to release album seven in 2016: "We've already started pre-production in our studio for the next record, but the main thing on the calendar for 2016 is getting the record finished. And then the whole press machine kicks up and doing press for the record." Caleb added: "We enjoy this part of the process. Obviously there's a lot of work that goes into it and it can get stressful at times, but we're all in a good place and we're having fun with it and we're all excited to do something new." The album was stated to be likely to be recorded in Los Angeles, with Caleb saying the band were looking for inspiration: "We might just try to get a little change of scenery. Our first two albums we recorded in L.A., so we're going to try to go back and see if it inspires us," he said. "If it doesn't, we always have a studio at home, so we can always come back."[citation needed] On June 17, 2016, the band headlined Firefly Music Festival
Firefly Music Festival
in Dover, Delaware.[42] On September 10, 2016, the Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
Headlined at the Saturday evening Lollapalooza
Lollapalooza
Europe music festival, in Berlin, Germany, which featured songs from all their albums plus "Waste a Moment" from the WALLS. In August, the band announced that album title would be We Are Like Love Songs (aka WALLS), and that it would be released on October 14, 2016.[43] The first single from the album, "Waste a Moment", was released on September 9, 2016.

Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
in 2017

In 2016 the album WALLS reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
albums chart. The seventh album, WALLS was the first album that Kings of Leon have earned their No. 1 on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
albums chart.[44] WALLS moved 77,000 equivalent album units by the end of the week ending October 20th. The band headlined the British Summer Time concerts in London's Hyde Park on 6 July 2017.[45] Band members[edit]

Caleb Followill – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (2000–present) Jared Followill – bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (2000–present) Matthew Followill – lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (2000–present) Nathan Followill – drums, percussion, backing vocals (2000–present)

Touring members

Liam O'Neil
Liam O'Neil
– keyboards, percussion, backing vocals (2015–present) Timothy Deaux
Timothy Deaux
– rhythm guitar, percussion, backing vocals (2016–present) Ethan Luck
Ethan Luck
– rhythm guitar, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals (2014–2016) Christopher Coleman – rhythm guitar, keyboards, trumpet, percussion, backing vocals (2010–2014)

Discography[edit] Main article: Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
discography Studio albums[edit]

Youth & Young Manhood (2003) Aha Shake Heartbreak
Aha Shake Heartbreak
(2004) Because of the Times
Because of the Times
(2007) Only by the Night
Only by the Night
(2008) Come Around Sundown
Come Around Sundown
(2010) Mechanical Bull (2013) WALLS (2016)

Awards and nominations[edit] Brit Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2004 Kings of Leon Best International Breakthrough Act Nominated

Best International Group Nominated

2008 Nominated

Because of the Times Best International Album Nominated

2009 Only by the Night Won

Kings of Leon Best International Group Won

2011 Nominated

Come Around Sundown Best International Album Nominated

2014 Kings of Leon Best International Group Nominated

2017 Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2008 Only by the Night Best Rock Album Nominated

Sex on Fire Best Rock Song Nominated

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Won

2009 Use Somebody Song of the Year Nominated

Record of the Year Won

Best Rock Song Won

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Won

2010 Radioactive Nominated

Best Rock Song Nominated

2011 Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon Best Long Form Music Video Nominated

Come Around Sundown Best Rock Album Nominated

2013 Mechanical Bull Nominated

World Tours[edit]

Come Around Sundown
Come Around Sundown
World Tour (2010-2011) Mechanical Bull Tour
Mechanical Bull Tour
(2014-2015) WALLS World Tour (2017)

In other media[edit] In early April 2011, an 87-minute film directed by Stephen C. Mitchell documenting the band members' lives was shown at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, called Talihina Sky, the name of an early Kings of Leon track. The Tribeca premiere was followed by scheduling a hometown premiere at the deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma
Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma, on June 8, 2011.[46] The European premiere was hosted at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 25 [47] and was followed by an interview session with the band. UK distributor Revolver Entertainment streamed the movie and interview session to 150 UK cinemas for a "One Night Only" live screening event.[48] RCA Records
RCA Records
later announced that the film would be released on Blu-ray Disc
Blu-ray Disc
and DVD on November 1, 2011.[49] Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
are mentioned in the Bedroom Philosopher's song "Northcote (So Hungover)" as inspirational icons: "Riding around on the 86, so hungover / Gonna go down to Pony, pretend I'm in Kings of Leon",[50] and depicted in the music video.[51] Caleb, Nathan, and Jared Followill made a guest appearance in the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode "The High School Reunion" (season 7, episode 12). The episode mocks the Fox musical-comedy Glee, which itself is set in a high school. The members of Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
dislike Glee and refused to let them use their music, and as fans of Sunny, asked to make a guest appearance. See also[edit]

List of alternative country musicians List of alternative rock artists

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Kings of Leon

Caleb Followill Jared Followill Matthew Followill Nathan Followill

Studio albums

Youth & Young Manhood Aha Shake Heartbreak Because of the Times Only by the Night Come Around Sundown Mechanical Bull Walls

EPs

Holy Roller Novocaine What I Saw Day Old Belgian Blues

Singles

"Molly's Chambers" "Wasted Time" "California Waiting" "The Bucket" "Four Kicks" "King of the Rodeo" "On Call" "Fans" "Charmer" "Sex on Fire" "Use Somebody" "Revelry" "Notion" "Crawl" "Radioactive" "Pyro" "Back Down South" "Supersoaker" "Wait for Me" "Temple" "Beautiful War" "Don't Matter" "Family Tree" "Waste a Moment" "Reverend"

Tours

Only by the Night
Only by the Night
World Tour (2008–10) Come Around Sundown
Come Around Sundown
World Tour (2010–11) Mechanical Bull Tour
Mechanical Bull Tour
(2014) Walls Tour (2017)

Home media

Live at the O2 London, England Talihina Sky

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Discography List of songs recorded by Kings of Leon

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Record of the Year

1959−1980

"Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" by Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(1959) "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
(1960) "Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith
Percy Faith
(1961) "Moon River" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1962) "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" by Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1964) "The Girl from Ipanema" by Astrud Gilberto
Astrud Gilberto
& Stan Getz
Stan Getz
(1965) "A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and the Tijuana Brass (1966) "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) "Up, Up and Away" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1968) "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1969) "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1971) "It's Too Late" by Carole King
Carole King
(1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1974) "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
(1975) "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon, Toni Tennille) (1976) "This Masquerade" by George Benson
George Benson
(1977) "Hotel California" by Eagles (Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1979) "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers
The Doobie Brothers
(Jeffrey Baxter, John Hartman, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Tiran Porter, Patrick Simmons) (1980)

1981−2000

"Sailing" by Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes
Kim Carnes
(1982) "Rosanna" by Toto (Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate, Steve Porcaro) (1983) "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner
Tina Turner
(1985) "We Are the World" by USA for Africa
USA for Africa
(1986) "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood
Steve Winwood
(1987) "Graceland" by Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1990) "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1991) "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
with Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
(1992) "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
(1995) "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal (1996) "Change the World" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1997) "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
(1998) "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1999) "Smooth" by Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson) featuring Rob Thomas (2000)

2001−present

"Beautiful Day" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2001) "Walk On" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2002) "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) "Clocks" by Coldplay
Coldplay
(Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin) (2004) "Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2005) "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
Green Day
(Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" by Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison) (2007) "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(2008) "Please Read the Letter" by Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
and Robert Plant
Robert Plant
(2009) "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
(Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill) (2010) "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
(Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele
Adele
(2012) "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra
Kimbra
(2013) "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
Daft Punk
featuring Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
& Nile Rodgers (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) by Sam Smith (2015) "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2016) "Hello" by Adele
Adele
(2017) "24K Magic" by Bruno