KINGS OF LEON’S “USE SOMEBODY” #1 AT TOP 40 RADIO ONE YEAR AFTER ONLY BY THE NIGHT IS RELEASED
RCA Records is very proud to announce that Kings of Leon’s single “Use Somebody” has hit the #1 spot on the Top 40 Radio charts in both airplay and audience. Amazingly, this is happening exactly one year after the album Only By The Night was released. At this point, with all the radio “Use Somebody” is getting in all the formats, the song is reaching a cumulative audience of 100 million on the Hot 100. The album has sold 1.3 million copies in America to date.
Kings of Leon are in the middle of a triumphant North American arena tour that will come to an end in the states on October 16 in Nashville, TN. This weekend they will be headlining the prestigious Austin City Limits Music Festival.
Only By The Night was released on September 23, 2008 and debuted in the top five on the Billboard top 200 and #1 at iTunes. The band were nominated for three Grammys and won their first for “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals” for “Sex On Fire,” which was #1 on Billboard magazine’s Modern Rock chart for nine weeks in a row. “Use Somebody,” which has now sold over one million tracks, was #1 at Modern Rock for three weeks straight and is currently one of the biggest rock crossovers of the year at pop radio with its position solid at #1. Appearances on the covers of Rolling Stone and SPIN, and performances on Saturday Night Live, The Today Show’s summer concert series on Rockefeller Plaza, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien have all helped give the band the biggest selling record of their career as well as put them in front of more fans than ever before.
Remaining dates of the fall tour are below:
30 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
02 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
03 – Oklahoma City, OK – Ford Center
06 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
07 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
09 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
10 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
13 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
16 – Nashville, TN – Sommet Center
20 – Guadalajara, MEX – Telmex Arena
22 – Mexico City, MEX – Sports Arena
24 – Monterrey, MEX – Arena Monterrey