How Famous Are The Arctic Monkeys

By Tiara

The music group that has risen to fame in recent years is not very well known outside of their fan base, but they’ve got lots of “influencers” within that community.

Influence is most likely why these musicians have been successful thus far – they create ear-catching songs that stick with listeners.

Their catchy tunes usually tell stories or convey an emotion (like sadness, happiness, anger) so people can relate them to something else in their lives. Or maybe the song just sounds good!

The members of this band come from various upbringings and life experiences which probably helps explain how they interpret lyrics and work together as a team.

They are all very passionate about what they do which seems to help them collaborate on new material and connect with fans.

This article will talk more in depth about some of the things you may learn about the Arctic Monkeys by looking into their career, and how famous they are now.

They have sold millions of albums

how famous are the arctic monkeys

The Arctic Monkeys are one of the biggest bands in Britain, and they’ve got plenty of admirers all over the world!

The band formed back in 2006 when Alex Turner, Matt Helders, Jamie Cook and Nick O’Brien were students at Sheffield University. After meeting each other through music, they decided to form their own group with bassist Andy Nicholson as lead singer.

Their first album was titled ‘Whatever People Say I am Is Not True’ and it was released in January 2010. Since then, the band has gone onto achieve iconic status, achieving five number ones and selling out huge venues around the UK and Europe.

They also achieved seven top ten singles in the US, including two Billboard Hot 100 number ones. Their latest single is called 'Tick Tock', which features Canadian rapper Drake and has been featured during football matches across the globe.

They have won several awards

how famous are the arctic monkeys

The Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band that formed in Sheffield, England in 2007. Since their debut in 2009 with “I Wanna Be Yours”, they have released five studio albums and two live album/compilations. All of these albums have reached the top position on both the Billboard 200 chart as well as the UK Albums Chart.

The group is composed of lead singer and guitarist Alex Turner, bassist Nick Alexander, drummer Matt Helders, and keyboardists Jamie Richardson and Romiell Langan.

Their most recent studio album is titled AM, which was released in May 2018. It features the singles "Why Don’t You Do Something About It", "Rats" and "That's What I Get". Music videos for all three songs were released within the span of one month in June.

The Arctic Monkeys have received many accolades from music critics and other artists since their inception. These include nine Brit Awards (more than any other artist), eight Grammy nominations, and six MTV Video Music Award nominations.

They have toured the world

how famous are the arctic monkeys

The Arctic Monkeys are an English band that rose to fame in 2013. Since then, they have gone on to become one of the biggest bands in Britain and America.

They released their first album ‘Whatever People Say I am’ in May 2013 which peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart. It stayed in the top five for twenty-one weeks and has sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide as of September 2018!

Their second studio album was titled 'AM' and it was released in February 2015. This album went straight into the number one position on both the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200 chart!

Not only did AM sell better than its predecessor, but it also won them several music awards including Best British Band at the BRIT Awards in March 2016.

They have collaborated with other musicians

how famous are the arctic monkeys

The Arctic Monkeys are one of the most well-known bands in Britain. Their success comes not only from their catchy songs, but also from collaborating with other artists to create music.

Their collaborations include singing back-up vocals for other tracks, writing new lyrics, and even producing an album under someone else’s name!

The band members all play important roles in the process of creating these songs and albums. As lead singer Alex Turner said, they work together like “a bunch of kids who grew up playing PlayStation racing games that now get into each other’s cars after school”.

They may not know what song will be made next or how it will fit together, but they enjoy working together and supporting each other as friends.

They have a Netflix show

how famous are the arctic monkeys

The arctic monkeys are having their moment right now, with each member being recognized for their solo success. Alex Turner is known as an influential musician and style icon, while Nick Followell has built his career off of portraying M in the AMC series, Time Travelers’ Wifes!

Vince Gill is well-known for singing some of the most beloved songs of our time (I’m Thinking Of You, Whiskey) and he just won Best Male Country Vocal Performance at this year’s Grammys! He is also one half of Grammy winning duo The Vince Gill Band.

Jamie Cook landed her position as Music Director of MTV after she graduated from college. She was eventually promoted to Senior Vice President of Talent Programming where she worked until she left the company last year.

And then there’s Ian MacGregor who made it onto TV screens back in 2013 when he appeared in an episode of the sitcom Grandpa Jesse Jackson Goes To Washington. Since then, he has branched out into acting and hosting gigs including hosting Sunday Night Live and performing as a singer on NBC's The Voice.

They were in the running for a Grammy

how famous are the arctic monkeys

The band has seen their share of success, with over 1.5 million albums sold and 26 top 40 singles to date!

Their first big break came when they won Best New Artist at the MTV Music Awards in 2013. Since then, they have never looked back as they rose through the music industry ladder.

They received three more nominations this year, all for Best Rock Album for AM. Their second album, Hymnal, was released in 2014 and reached number one in both the UK and US charts. As time goes by, their popularity rises!

The most famous Arctic Monkey is probably Alex Turner, who now makes a successful career out of his singing and songwriting skills. He writes about life experiences including relationships, politics, religion, and everyday things.

He also enjoys making music videos which he films himself and edits using Adobe Premiere Pro.

They have a movie based on their life

how famous are the arctic monkeys

The media has an obsession with making new millionaires, which is great for them! However, it can be annoying for people who live outside of America where no one knows who they are yet.

By this point, most people know The Arctic Monkeys as one of the biggest bands in Britain. Many also recognize some songs like “I’m On A Boat” or “The Moon Is Shining.” Some even know the band name, but not much else about them.

However, all that is about to change!

Arctic Monkeys have been featured on several TV shows and documentaries before (including our article here!), so there is already a small amount of exposure. More recently though, they released their first feature length film titled Meet Me In The Morning.

They are considered one of the best bands of all time

how famous are the arctic monkeys

The Arctic Monkey’s haven’t quite achieved superstar status, but they are still very famous. And not just because their songs have lots of catchy hooks either!

By now, most people have heard some form of ‘Rutty Hancer’ or a quick whistle of ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends?’ which both were included in the band’s first hit single ‘I Wanna Know What Your Day Is Like’ back in 2009.

But what many don’t know is that there was once a conversation going on between Alex Turner and Andy Gibb before the songwriter added his own lyrics to create this classic tune!

In fact, you could say that the success of ‘Why Can’t We Be Best Friends?’ was kind of down to luck, as it was written at random during a lunch break.