Arctic Monkeys

English rock band

Arctic Monkeys are an indie rock band from Sheffield, England. Arctic Monkeys' first album was Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. It reached #1 in the United Kingdom album charts. Over 300 thousand copies of the album were sold in the first week. This makes it the fasting selling first album by a band in British music history.[1] It was nominated for Best Alternative Album at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Their second album, Favourite Worst Nightmare was first released in Japan on April 18, 2007. Their third album, Humbug was released in England on 24 August 2009. In 2011 their fourth album Suck It and See was released. AM, the Monkeys' fifth album, was released 6 September 2013. The sixth Arctic Monkeys album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino was released in 2018.

Arctic Monkeys
Background information
OriginSheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Years active2002–Present
MembersAlex Turner
Jamie Cook
Matt Helders
Nick O'Malley
Past member(s)Andy Nicholson
Glyn Jones

The members are:

  • Alex Turner (guitar and singing)
  • Jamie Cooke (guitar)
  • Nick O'Malley (bass guitar)
  • Matthew Helders (drums)
  • Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, left in 2006)

Studio albums change

  • Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006)
  • Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007)
  • Humbug (2009)
  • Suck It and See (2011)
  • AM (2013)
  • Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (2018)
  • The Car (2022)

References change

  1. Kumi, Alex (30 January 2006). "Arctic Monkeys make UK chart history" – via