Florence + the Machine Biography (Wikipedia)
Florence and the Machine (stylised as Florence + the Machine) are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead singer Florence Welch, keyboardist Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other artists. The band's music received praise across the media, especially from the BBC, which played a large part in their rise to prominence by promoting Florence and the Machine as part of BBC Introducing. At the 2009 Brit Awards they received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award. The band's music is renowned for its dramatic and eccentric production and also Welch's powerful vocal performances.
The band's debut studio album, Lungs, was released on 6 July 2009, and held the number-two position for its first five weeks on the UK Albums Chart. On 17 January 2010, the album reached the top position, after being on the chart for twenty-eight consecutive weeks. As of October 2010, the album had been in the top forty in the United Kingdom for sixty-five consecutive weeks, making it one of the best-selling albums of 2009 and 2010. The group's second studio album, Ceremonials, released in October 2011, entered the charts at number one in the UK and number six in the US. The band's third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, was released on 2 June 2015. It topped the UK charts, and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, their first to do so. The album reached number one in a total of eight countries and the top ten of twenty. Also in 2015, the band was the headlining act at Glastonbury Festival, making Florence Welch the first British female headliner this century.
- Introducing: 10 years of supporting your favourite artistshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05hxgjl.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05hxgjl.jpg2017-10-03T06:00:00.000ZFor the past 10 years BBC Music Introducing has introduced you to talent who now need no introduction.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05hw978
Introducing: 10 years of supporting your favourite artists
- Florence Welch on her nomination for the Mercury Prize in association with BBC Musichttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p035nm45.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p035nm45.jpg2015-10-17T09:07:00.000ZFlorence Welch on her nomination for the Mercury Prize in association with BBC Musichttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p035gvh7
Florence Welch on her nomination for the Mercury Prize in association with BBC Music
- Florence Welch chats to Jo Whileyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p010vwby.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p010vwby.jpg2012-11-09T00:08:00.000ZFlorence chats to Jo after performing a homecoming concert at The Rivoli Ballroom, London.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p010vxbf
Florence Welch chats to Jo Whiley
- Florence + The Machine - Reading 2012https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00xvlbz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00xvlbz.jpg2012-09-24T16:26:00.000ZHighlights of Florence + The Machine's set at Reading 2012https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00yywqv
Florence + The Machine - Reading 2012
- Florence + the Machine highlights from T in the Parkhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00x1mvj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00x1mvj.jpg2012-08-07T14:00:00.000ZEdited highlights from Florence + the Machine's 2012 T in the Park performance. Tracklisting: You've Got the Love Rabbit Heart Spectrum Shake it Out Dog Days are Overhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00x1mw9
Florence + the Machine highlights from T in the Park
- Florence + The Machine - Radio 1’s Hackney Weekendhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00wgc46.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00wgc46.jpg2012-07-24T15:38:00.000ZA highlights compilation of Florence's set at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00wgc58
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