Yeah Yeah Yeahs
About Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Fronted by singer-songwriter Karen O, Yeah Yeah Yeahs burst onto the New York City music scene in the early 2000s with a fusion of post-punk and dance-friendly indie rock.
∙ Thanks in part to the smash hit “Maps,” their 2003 debut, Fever to Tell, was named to Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
∙ Landing just shy of the Billboard 200’s Top 10, the 2006 LP Show Your Bones was one of three consecutive releases to earn a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album.
∙ “Heads Will Roll,” from It’s Blitz!, became their first Top 40 entry on the Billboard Hot 100 after appearing on Glee as a mash-up with Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
∙ Karen O composed the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for 2009’s Where the Wild Things Are and cowrote the Oscar-nominated “The Moon Song” for the 2013 sci-fi romance Her.
∙ The band members are all listed as cowriters on Beyoncé’s hit “Hold Up,” from her 2016 chart-topper Lemonade, because the track includes an interpolation of “Maps.”
ORIGINNew York, NY