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Florence and the Machine (styled as Florence + the Machine) are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead singer Florence Welch, 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 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. Also in 2015, the band was the headlining act at Glastonbury Festival, making Florence Welch the first British female headliner this century.

Florence and the Machine's sound has been described as a combination of various genres, including rock and soul. Lungs won the Brit Award for Best British Album in 2010. At the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, Florence and the Machine were nominated for Best New Artist. Additionally, the band performed at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Lungs Florence + the Machine 4.25 23
2011 Ceremonials Florence + the Machine 4.15 13
2015 How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Florence + the Machine 4.65 15

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Lungs: The B-Sides Florence + the Machine 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Live at the Wiltern Florence + the Machine 1
2012 MTV Unplugged Florence + the Machine 5 5

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Kiss With a Fist Florence + the Machine 2
2008 Dog Days Are Over Florence + the Machine 2
2009 Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) Florence + the Machine 2
2009 Drumming Song Florence + the Machine 2
2009 You've Got the Love Florence + the Machine 4
2010 Addicted to Love Florence + the Machine 1
2010 Heavy In Your Arms Florence + the Machine 1
2011 What the Water Gave Me Florence + the Machine 2
2011 Shake It Out Florence + the Machine 3
2012 No Light, No Light Florence + the Machine 2
2012 Never Let Me Go Florence + the Machine 1
2015 What Kind of Man Florence + the Machine 1

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 You Got the Dirtee Love Florence + the Machine & Dizzee Rascal 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Spectrum (Say My Name) Florence + the Machine 2

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Breath of Life Florence + the Machine 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 A Lot of Love, A Lot of Blood Florence + the Machine 1

EP + Demo

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Demos Etc Florence + the Machine 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 iTunes Festival: London 2010 Florence + the Machine 2
2010 iTunes Live from SoHo Florence + the Machine 1

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