Dec 1, 2022

Formed in London in 2007, the band consists of lead vocalist Florence Welch, keyboardist Isabella Summers, guitarist Rob Ackroyd, harpist Tom Monger and a collaboration of other musicians. They received acclaim across the media, especially from the BBC, which played a large part in their rise to prominence by promoting Florence + the Machine as part of BBC Music Introducing. At the 2009 Brit Awards they received the Brit Awards “Critics’ Choice” award. The band’s music is renowned for its dramatic, eccentric production and Welch’s powerful vocals.

Their debut studio album, Lungs, was released in July 2009 and held the number two position for its first five weeks on the UK Albums Chart. In 17 January 2010 the album reached the top position, after being on the chart for twenty-eight consecutive weeks and won the Brit Award for Best British Album in 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 studio album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, was released in 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 20. Also in 2015, the band was the headlining act at Glastonbury Festival, making Welch the first British female headliner of the 21st century.

Florence + and the Machine have been nominated for six Grammy Awards including Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album. Additionally, the band performed at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

They now become the latest act to have their own Exclusive radio station.



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