Having formed in 2005, they signed to Epic Records in 2007. They released their self-titled debut album that September and it reached #1 on the UK Albums Chart in 2008. To date, it has sold over 1,000,000 copies in the UK.
A second album, Everybody Wants to Be on TV, was released in April 2010 and peaked at #2 on the charts. This was preceded by the single “This Ain’t a Love Song”, which went to #1 on the UK Singles Chartfor two weeks. To date, Scouting for Girls have sold over 2,000,000 records and have been nominated for four Brit Awards and one Ivor Novello Award.