Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 2002. The group consists of lead singer Alex Turner, drummer Matt Helders, guitarist Jamie Cook and bassist Nick O'Malley. Former bassist Andy Nicholson left the band in 2006 shortly after their debut album was released.

Arctic Monkeys were heralded as one of the first bands to come to public attention via the Internet, with commentators suggesting they represented the possibility of a change in the way in which new bands are promoted and marketed. Their debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006), received widespread critical acclaim upon release and topped the UK Albums Chart, becoming the fastest-selling debut album in British chart history at the time. It won Best British Album at the 2007 Brit Awards and has since been hailed as one of the greatest debut albums. The band's second album, Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007), was also acclaimed by critics and won Best British Album at the 2008 Brit Awards. They went on to release Humbug (2009) and Suck It and See (2011), both of which were well-received critically, albeit not to the extent of their first two albums.

The band's wider international fame came with the success of their critically acclaimed fifth album AM (2013), which was supported by the global hit "Do I Wanna Know?". It topped four Billboard charts and was certified 3x platinum in the US. At the 2014 Brit Awards, the album became their third to win British Album of the Year. Their sixth album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (2018), was a major departure from the band's previous guitar-heavy work, instead being piano-oriented. Their seventh album, The Car, was released in 2022 and received nominations for the Ivor Novello Awards and the Mercury Prize in 2023. It received a Best Alternative Music Album nomination at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards, their third to do so, and their second consecutive nomination after Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.

In the United Kingdom, the band became the first independent-label band to debut at number one in the UK with their first five albums. The band have won seven Brit Awards; winning Best British Group and British Album of the Year three times, becoming the first band to ever "do the double" —that is, win in both categories— three times; a Mercury Prize for Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, an Ivor Novello Award and 20 NME Awards. In addition, they have been nominated for nine Grammy Awards, and received Mercury Prize nominations in 2007, 2013, 2018 and 2023. Both Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not and AM are included in NME's and different editions of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time lists.

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2006Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m NotArctic Monkeys4.214
2007Favourite Worst NightmareArctic Monkeys4.5514
2009HumbugArctic Monkeys3.818
2011Suck It and SeeArctic Monkeys4.1510
2013AMArctic Monkeys417
2018Tranquility Base Hotel + CasinoArctic Monkeys3.4515
2022The CarArctic Monkeys3.513

Album + Compilation

2006Bigger Boys and Stolen SweetheartsArctic Monkeys1
2007Settle for a DrawArctic Monkeys1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

2008LateNightTales: Matt HeldersArctic Monkeys3

Album + Live

2006Live in Texas: 7 June 2006Arctic Monkeys3
2008At the ApolloArctic Monkeys5
2020Royal Albert HallArctic Monkeys7


2005I Bet You Look Good on the DancefloorArctic Monkeys57
2005Five Minutes With Arctic MonkeysArctic Monkeys5
2005When the Sun Goes DownArctic Monkeys411
2006Leave Before the Lights Come OnArctic Monkeys48
2007BrianstormArctic Monkeys410
2007Matador / Da Frame 2RArctic Monkeys3
2007Fluorescent AdolescentArctic Monkeys48
2007Teddy PickerArctic Monkeys7
2009Crying LightningArctic Monkeys410
2009CornerstoneArctic Monkeys11
2010My PropellerArctic Monkeys6
2011Don’t Sit Down ’Cause I’ve Moved Your ChairArctic Monkeys6
2011The Hellcat Spangled ShalalalaArctic Monkeys3
2011Suck It and SeeArctic Monkeys4
2012Black TreacleArctic Monkeys3
2012R U Mine?Arctic Monkeys5
2013Do I Wanna Know?Arctic Monkeys3
2013Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?Arctic Monkeys5
2013One for the RoadArctic Monkeys2
2018Spotify SinglesArctic Monkeys1
2018Tranquility Base Hotel + CasinoArctic Monkeys3
2022There’d Better Be a MirrorballArctic Monkeys2
2022Body PaintArctic Monkeys4
2022I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I AmArctic Monkeys2


2006Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?Arctic Monkeys46
2011Suck It and See SamplerArctic Monkeys1

EP + Live

2011iTunes Festival: London 2011Arctic Monkeys1
2013iTunes Festival: London 2013Arctic Monkeys1

Broadcast + Live

20202013-06-28: Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing ArtsArctic Monkeys1

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