Arctic Monkeys are an English indie rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. The band consist of Alex Turner (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Jamie Cook (lead guitar, backing vocals), Nick O'Malley (bass, backing vocals), and Matt Helders (drums, backing vocals). Former band member Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, backing vocals) left the band in 2006 shortly after its debut album was released.
The band have released five studio albums: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006), Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007), Humbug (2009), Suck It and See (2011) and AM (2013), as well as one live album, At the Apollo (2008).
Their debut album is the fastest-selling debut album in British music history by a band, surpassing Elastica's self-titled album. The band have won seven Brit Awards—winning both Best British Group and Best British Album three times, and has twice been nominated for Grammy Awards. They also won the Mercury Prize in 2006 for their debut album, in addition to receiving nominations in 2007 and 2013. The band have headlined at theGlastonbury Festival twice, in 2007 and again in 2013.