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Florence and the Machine
A close-up of Welch in front of a microphone
Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performing at Coke Live 2013 in Kraków, Poland
Background information
OriginLondon, England
Years active2007–present
Associated acts
Florence and the Machine (styled as Florence + the Machine)[4] are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead singer Florence WelchIsabella 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.
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.[5] On 17 January 2010, the album reached the top position, after being on the chart for twenty-eight consecutive weeks.[6] 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[7] to generally positive reviews on Metacritic.[7]
Florence and the Machine's sound has been described as a combination of various genres, including rock and soul.[8][9] Lungswon the MasterCard British Album award at the 2010 BRIT Awards. 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 the2010 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.




2007–08: Formation and early years[edit]

The name of Florence and the Machine is attributed to Florence Welch's teenage collaboration with Isabella "Machine" Summers. Welch and Summers performed together for a time under the name Florence Robot/Isa Machine. According to Welch, "The name Florence and the Machine started off as a private joke that got out of hand. I made music with my friend, who we called Isabella Machine to which I was Florence Robot. When I was about an hour away from my first gig, I still didn't have a name, so I thought 'Okay, I'll be Florence Robot/Isa Machine', before realising that name was so long it'd drive me mad."[10][11]
In addition to Summers (keyboards and backing vocals), the current band members include musicians Robert Ackroyd (guitar and backing vocals), Chris Hayden (drums, percussion and backing vocals), Mark Saunders (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Tom Monger (harp).[12] In the past, Welch has praised the Machine for understanding her creative process, claiming, "I've worked with most of them for a long time and they know my style, know the way I write, they know what I want."[13]
In 2007, Welch recorded with a band named Ashok, who released an album titled Plans on the Filthy Lucre/About Records label. This album included the earliest version of her later hit "Kiss with a Fist", which at this point was titled "Happy Slap".[14] She signed a contract for Ashok with a manager, but feeling that she was "in the wrong band" she resigned, which cancelled the contract.[10] Florence and the Machine are managed by Mairead Nash (one half of the DJ duoQueens of Noize), who decided to manage the singer when an inebriated Welch followed Nash into the toilets at a club[10][15] and sang Etta James' 1962 song "Something's Got a Hold on Me".[16]

2008–10: Lungs[edit]

Main article: Lungs
Lead singer Welch performing in Singapore in 2010
Florence and the Machine released their first album Lungs in the United Kingdom on 6 July 2009. The album was produced by James FordPaul EpworthSteve Mackey and Charlie Hugall.[9] Much of the material on the album was written as reaction to what turned out to be a temporary break-up with Welch's former boyfriend. Welch said, "He prefers me not to talk about it. It's funny then singing about it."[17] The album was officially launched with a set at the Rivoli Ballroom in Brockley, South East London. It peaked at number one in the UK and number two in Ireland. As of 6 August 2009, the album had sold over 100,000 copies in the UK and by 10 August it had been at number two for five consecutive weeks.[17][18] Following its 25 July 2009 release for download in the United States, the album entered the charts at number seventeen on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart,[19] ultimately peaking at number one.[20] The album was released physically in the US on 20 October by Universal Republic.[21]
"Kiss with a Fist" was released as the album's lead single on 9 June 2008. The track was featured on the soundtrack to the films Wild Child,[22] Jennifer's Body,[23] and St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold,[24] as well as in the television series 90210,[25]Community[26] and Saving Grace.[27] Follow-up single "Dog Days Are Over", released on 1 December 2008, was recorded with no instruments in a studio the "size of a loo".[28]The song was used in the American television series Gossip Girl,[29] Covert Affairs,[30] in the British television series Skins,[31] and in the theatrical trailer for the 2010 comedy-drama film Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts.[32] "Dog Days Are Over" was also featured in the Glee episode "Special Education", where it was covered by Jenna Ushkowitzand Amber Riley.[33] "Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)" was released on 22 June 2009 as the third single from the album. A small part of the song's melody, as well as the lyric "How quickly the glamour fades", were lifted from New York band Gang Gang Dance's 2008 song "House Jam" without credit on the Lungs liner notes. Members of the group noticed this and brought it to the attention of Florence and the Machine's label. Island Records acknowledged infringement and agreed to pay Gang Gang Dance a share of the song's publishing royalties. Welch agreed that she erred and said her intent was to pay homage.[34][35]
After the release of Lungs, "Drumming Song" and a cover of The Source and Candi Staton's 1986 song "You've Got the Love" were released as singles,[36][37] the latter of which also went on to become part of a mashup titled "You Got the Dirtee Love" between Welch and English rapper Dizzee Rascal. The two performed the mashup together at the 2010 BRIT Awards on 16 February 2010 and the recorded performance was subsequently released as a single the following day.[38][39]
On 5 January 2010, "Hurricane Drunk" was originally announced as the next single from the album.[40] However, on 3 March a re-release of "Dog Days Are Over" was announced on the band's website; it was released digitally on 11 April 2010 and on 7" vinyl the following day, coinciding with the release of a brand-new video.[41] "Cosmic Love" was released on 5 July 2010 as the sixth and final single from Lungs, with a music video having already been shot.[42] The song was featured in several American television shows, including Grey's Anatomy,[43] The Vampire Diaries,[44] V,[45] Nikita[46] and So You Think You Can Dance.[47] The band also made a guest appearance in the 7 February 2011 episode of Gossip Girl, titled "Panic Roommate", where they performed an acoustic rendition of "Cosmic Love".[48] On 12 May 2010, it was announced that Florence and the Machine would provide a track called "Heavy in Your Arms" for the soundtrack to The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third film of The Twilight Saga.[49] Eclipsewas released in cinemas on 30 June 2010, with "Heavy in Your Arms" playing during the end credits. The music video followed on 7 July 2010. An exclusive remix of "I'm Not Calling You a Liar" is featured in the 2011 video game Dragon Age II as "I'm Not Calling You a Liar (Dragon Age II: Varric's Theme)", produced by the game's composer Inon Zur.[50]

2011–13: Ceremonials[edit]

Main article: Ceremonials
Florence and the Machine performing at Coachella 2012
Initially, Welch considered offers from the band's record label to record their second album in the United States to work with writers and producers in Los Angeles,[51] but ultimately decided to record the album in the UK. The first demo session occurred in January 2010 with Welch and Paul Epworth at a small London studio. Numerous producers expressed an interest in working on the album but Welch rejected the offers because she wanted Ceremonials to be a better version of Lungs with a "more dark, more heavy, bigger drum sounds, bigger bass, but with more of a whole sound". For the rest of the year work on the album continued only intermittently as the band concentrated on an extensive tour of the United States, where Lungs had become popular. The majority of the writing for the album was done between January and April 2011, with recording taking place in April at Abbey Road Studios. Refinement took place at Epworth's own London studios while Welch recorded vocal tracks in various US studios, during days off from touring. The final recording session took place in July at Epworth's studio.[51] Epworth co-wrote seven tracks. Several other British writers share credits on the album, including Summers, Kid HarpoonJames Ford and composer Eg White.[51]
In June 2011, a cover of the Buddy Holly classic "Not Fade Away," which Florence and the Machine recorded for the tribute album Rave on Buddy Holly tied to Holly's seventy-fifth birthday year, was released[52] and they performed Ceremonials‍ '​ setup track "What the Water Gave Me" at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California.[53] In August 2011, the single "What the Water Gave Me" was released on iTunes[54] along with an accompanying video on the band's website and YouTube channel.[55] The video drew 1.5 million YouTube views in two days and the track received play on US alternative radio with strong support from Los Angeles radio station KROQ.[51] The single "Shake It Out" was released over the internet in September 2011, with standard release 11 October. In Australia, the song was playlisted at Triple J and Nova radio networks and received strong airplay in Scandinavia, Italy and Canada.[51]
The band's second album, Ceremonials, was released on 31 October 2011. It reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and number six on the US Billboard 200.[56][57] On 12 January 2012, Florence and the Machine were nominated for two Brit Awards, with the awards ceremony taking place on 21 February 2012 at the O2 Arena, London.[58] On 26 April 2012, the band released "Breath of Life", a song which was recorded as the official theme song for the film Snow White and the Huntsman.[59][60] On 5 July 2012, a remix of "Spectrum (Say My Name)" by Scottish musician Calvin Harris was released as the fourth single from Ceremonials, becoming the band's first UK number-one hit.[61]Welch has expressed excitement about putting new material together for a third album after the band finishes touring at the end of September 2012.[62] Welch collaborated for a second time with Harris on the song "Sweet Nothing", released on 12 October 2012 as a single from Harris's album 18 Months. The song entered at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming their second collaborative number-one single.[63]
In mid-2012, it was announced that Universal Republic Records was going defunct, moving all artists including Florence and the Machine to Republic Records making the label itself revived. In late August 2012, Welch told Style magazine that she plans to take a twelve-month hiatus before starting work on the band's next studio album, stating, "There's a big 'take a year off' plan. The record company have put no pressure on me for the next album. They've said I can have as long as I want."[64]
In December 2012, Florence and the Machine were nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album for Ceremonials and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Shake It Out" at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.[65] On 4 April 2013, it was announced that Florence and the Machine had written a song for Baz Luhrmann's film rendition of The Great Gatsby, titled "Over the Love",[66] which was released on 17 April 2013 on SoundCloud.

2015: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful[edit]

On 4 June 2014, Welch told NME that the band's third studio album was in the works.[67] Welch released a short music video clip for the Title Track of her third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful on February 10, 2015. This was the first official album teaser, directed by Vincent Haycock and shot in Mexico. The teaser video reached up to 2 million views worldwide as of March 9, 2015 and was followed up by the release of the first official single, "What Kind of Man," released 3 days later. This video is currently just over 5 million views. The single and album pre-order are available on all popular online music stores and the hard copies of the record can be ordered from Florence + the Machine's official website. The album was released on 29 May 2015 in Germany and on 1 June 2015 in the UK.
In January 2015, a fansite posted a photo showing Florence and the Machine's upcoming album being mixed in a recording studio. The photo was removed, since then the photo has appeared on multiple news websites. The band has been confirmed for numerous European festivals in summer 2015 including Way Out West in Sweden, Super Bock Super Rock in Portugal and Rock Werchter in Belgium, among others.[68] On 9 February, on a private London show, the band played all the songs from the new album in full, amongst them "Ship to Wreck", "Caught", "Delilah" and the upcoming album's first single, "What Kind of Man".[69]
Florence and the Machine published the video for the title track of their studio album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, on 10 February.[70] The song is mostly instrumental, with a few verses sung by Welch at the beginning.[71] On 12 February, lead single "What Kind of Man" was revealed on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show.[72] The music video for "What Kind of Man" was released that same day on the band's YouTube page.[73]
On 19 May, DJ Annie Mac revealed another new song from the record on her show BBC radio show in the form of 'Delilah'.[74]


See also: Lungs Tour and Ceremonials Tour
Florence and the Machine performing at the O2 ABC Glasgowduring their Lungs Tour
Florence and the Machine started off by playing a handful of gigs in and around London, and in August 2007, the band performed at the first year of the 1–2–3–4 Shoreditch Festival, performing alongside Lightspeed Champion on the MySpace Main Stage which was hosted by manager Nash's DJ double act, Queens of Noize.[15][75] In May 2008, they supported MGMT on tour in Europe.[76] The BBCplayed a large part in Florence and the Machine's rise to prominence by promoting her as part of BBC Introducing.[77] This led to them playing music festivals in 2008, including Glastonbury,[78] Reading and Leeds[79] and Bestival.[80] Florence and the Machine were also part of the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2009 in January and February.[81]
The group played the Concerts for Teenage Cancer Trust charity event at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2009.[82] Florence and The Machine supported Blur for their 26 June comeback performance at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester.[83] They played at the Lovebox Festival on 18 and 19 July.[84] In July 2009, the group was supporting Duran Duran.[11] They performed at the Glastonbury Festival 2009,[85] the Reading and Leeds 2009,[86] Electric Picnic 2009[87] and T in the Park 2009.[88]
Florence and the Machine played at Australia's Splendour in the Grass music festival in July 2010. The group drew one of the biggest crowds of the three-day festival. They performed in the natural open-air amphitheatre, which had to be closed off by security due to safety concerns as an unprecedented number of festival-goers rushed to see the performance. It is estimated that 28,000 people of the 33,000 people who attended the festival crammed in to see Florence and the Machine. The amphitheatre was reopened shortly after the start, once the safety concerns were allayed.[89] In October 2009, the band's equipment and instruments were caught in a trailer fire during their European tour, forcing the band to use rented instruments to complete their remaining shows.[90] Welch stated, "You could hear the harp's strings ping in the fire. Strange sound. We recorded it and I want to use it in a song."[91]
On 27 October 2009, Florence and the Machine played their first official New York City gig at the Bowery Ballroom,[92] and performed "Kiss with a Fist" on the Late Show with David Letterman.[93][94] On 5 November, the band performed "Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)" on Jimmy Kimmel Live![95] Welch stated although she would like to tour the United States, she is fearful of becoming homesick due to the time it would take to tour the country.[96]
After the success of Lungs topping the UK Albums Chart in January 2010, seven months after the album was released, Florence and the Machine announced an eleven-date UK and Ireland tour called The Cosmic Love Tour in May 2010.[97] Support acts include Babe Shadow and The Drums.[97][98] Florence and the Machine performed at Oxegen 2010,[99] T in the Park 2010,[100] the Isle of Wight Festival 2010,[101] Roskilde Festival 2010,[102] V Festival 2010,[103][104] and the San Miguel Primavera Sound 2010.[105] In March 2010, it was that confirmed that the band's first headlining festival would be Latitude 2010, having been booked the previous September before achieving mainstream success.[106]
The Cosmic Love Tour kicked off at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on 2 May 2010 where the group performed a new song called "Strangeness and Charm"[107] and ended at London's Hammersmith Apollo on 15 May 2010.[108] On 25 June, the group played the Glastonbury Festival 2010, where they performed "Strangeness and Charm" and a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain" during their ten-song set.[109] Their performance drew one of the biggest crowds of the day and one of the biggest in the Other Stage's history.[109]
Welch and Dizzee Rascal's performance of a mashup version of the band's single "You've Got the Love" and Dizzee's single "Dirtee Cash", titled "You Got the Dirtee Love", at the 2010 BRIT Awards on 16 February 2010 was described as "a definite highlight of the evening".[110] This collaboration was released as a charity single the following day, peaking at number two on the UK Singles Chart.[110] She reprised the performance when she joined Dizzee on stage during his performance at the Glastonbury Festival 2010.[111] Florence and the Machine opened for U2 on the North American leg of their U2 360° Tour in June and July 2011.[112]

International appearances: Solo and as a group[edit]

In an interview with New York Post‍ '​s PopWrap, Welch revealed that in the weeks and months prior to her 12 September performance at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, she was so nervous she lost sleep and cried.[113] In addition, she struggled during the pre-show rehearsal with a move that required her to stand up on a rotating platform.[114]The performance was directed by So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Travis Wall and had Welch performing with a host of hyperactive dancers.[114] It was described as "both ethereal and downright joyous".[114] After the performance, Lungs rose to number two on the iTunes albums chart and "Dog Days Are Over" rose to number nine on the iTunes singles chart.[115] In addition, Florence and the Machine became the number-one search on Google and received 1,700 tweets per minute on Twitter.[115] Florence and the Machine performed "Dog Days Are Over" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on 15 October 2010.[116] On 20 November 2010, the band performed "Dog Days Are Over" and "You've Got the Love" on Saturday Night Live.[117] They performed an online-only concert at New York City's Ed Sullivan Theater on 16 December 2010 as part of the Live on Letterman concert series.[118] Welch and a number of other female singers opened the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on 13 February 2011 with a tribute to an ailing Aretha Franklin.[119] On 27 February 2011, Welch replaced pregnant Dido and sang her portion of Best Original Song nominee "If I Rise" (from 127 Hours) with A. R. Rahman at the83rd Academy Awards.[120][121] Two years of worldwide touring are scheduled to promote Ceremonials.[122]
Welch led a tribute to Amy Winehouse by performing Winehouse's song "Back to Black" and the Annie Lennox-classic Walking on Broken Glass during the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul concert held in December 2011.[123][124] The group performed in Times Square on 31 December 2011 for the 40th annual Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Evespecial.[125]
In July 2012 the group was forced to cancel two European dates after Welch sustained a vocal injury.[126] She was able to recover and perform at the Osheaga Festival in Montreal on 3 August 2012.[127] On 9 September, Welch performed three songs at the wedding of close friend Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds at Boone Hall Plantation inMount Pleasant, South Carolina.[128] Welch broke her foot leaping from the stage at the 2015 Coachella Festival but planned on continuing to tour.[129]

Style and influences[edit]

Florence and the Machine performing at Terminal 5 in New York City, 1 November 2010
Florence Welch has been compared to other female singers such as Kate Bush,[130][131] Siouxsie Sioux,[130][131] PJ Harvey,[130] andBjörk.[131] During an interview, Welch cited Grace Slick as her influence and "hero".[132] Florence and the Machine's style has been described as "dark, robust and romantic".[130] Their music is a mix of "classic soul and midnight-on-the-moors English art rock".[130]Welch stated that her lyrics related to Renaissance artists: "We're dealing with all of the same things they did—love and death, time and pain, heaven and hell."[133] From 2008, Welch had a relationship with Stuart Hammond, a literary editor; their temporary split provided inspiration for much of the Lungs album.[134] In 2011 the couple announced that they had broken up by mutual decision because of conflicting career demands; the break-up provided material for Florence and the Machine's second album.[122]


Florence and the Machine performing at the Berkeley Greek Theater on the Lungs Tour, 2011
Florence and the Machine won the Critic's Choice Award at the 2009 BRIT Awards after coming third in the BBC's Sound of 2009 poll.[135][136] As well as attention from the BBC, the band received significant support from NME magazine, who included them on their annual Shockwaves NME Awards Tour for 2009, along with GlasvegasFriendly Fires and White Lies.[81]
The Sunday Times described Welch as "the most peculiar and most highly acclaimed female singer of the moment" and "the latest in a line of great English pop eccentrics".[10] AllMusic referred to Lungs as "one of the most musically mature and emotionally mesmerising albums of 2009".[137] Spin magazine rated Lungs eight out of ten and wrote, "You've gotta hand it to the girl: She always makes you feelsomething."[138] The magazine named it the eighth best album of 2009.[139] In December 2010, Florence and the Machine appeared on one of Spin‍ '​s three holiday issue covers as Artist of the Year.[140][141]
Florence and the Machine won the MasterCard British Album award for Lungs at the 2010 BRIT Awards,[142] having also been nominated for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.[143] On 19 February 2010, Florence and the Machine won Best International Band at the 2010 Meteor Awards.[144] The group led the nominations for the 2010 MOJO Awards, with four nods.[145] They received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.[146] In April 2011, Florence and the Machine were ranked 50 in the 2011 Time 100 poll, which annually lists the 100 most influential people in the world.[147] American recording artist Beyoncé cited Florence and the Machine as an influence for her 2011 album 4.[148]

Band members[edit]

  • Florence Welch – lead vocals, percussion
  • Isabella Summers – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Robert Ackroyd – lead guitar
  • Christopher Lloyd Hayden – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Tom Monger – harp, xylophone, bass guitar
  • Mark Saunders – bass guitar, backing vocals, percussion
  • Rusty Bradshaw – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals


Awards and nominations[edit]

Brit Awards[edit]

The Brit Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's (BPI) annual pop music awards.[149] Florence and the Machine has received two awards from eight nominations.
YearNominated workAwardResult
2009Florence and the MachineCritics' ChoiceWon
2010Florence and the MachineBritish Female Solo ArtistNominated
British Breakthrough ActNominated
LungsMasterCard British Album of the YearWon
2011"You've Got the Love"British SingleNominated
2012Florence and the MachineBritish Female Solo ArtistNominated
CeremonialsMasterCard British Album of the YearNominated
2013"Spectrum (Say My Name)"British SingleNominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

YearNominated workAward
2011Florence and the MachineBest New ArtistNominated
2013"Shake It Out"Best Pop Duo/Group PerformanceNominated
CeremonialsBest Pop Vocal AlbumNominated


MTV Europe Music Awards[edit]

YearNominated workAwardResult
2009Florence and the MachineBest UK and Ireland New ActNominated
2011Best UK and Ireland New ActNominated
2012Best Alternative ArtistNominated

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

YearNominated workAwardResult
2010"Dog Days Are Over"Video of the YearNominated
Best Rock VideoNominated
Best Art DirectionWon
Best CinematographyNominated

MTV Video Music Awards Japan[edit]

YearNominated workAwardResult
2013"Breath of Life"Best Video from a FilmNominated

Other awards[edit]

YearOrganisationNominated workAwardResult
2009BBC Sound of 2009Florence and the MachineSound of 2009Nominated
Third place
Mercury PrizeLungsMercury PrizeNominated
Studio8 Media International Music AwardFlorence and the MachineFemale Voice of July 2009Won
"Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)"Song of July 2009Won
Q AwardsLungsBest AlbumNominated
"Drumming Song"Best VideoNominated
Florence and the MachineBreakthrough ArtistNominated
UK Festival AwardsBest Breakthrough ActWon
"Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)"Anthem of the YearNominated
Florence and the MachineFestival Fitty of the Year – GirlsNominated
UK Music Video Awards"Drumming Song"Best Pop VideoNominated
Best Styling in a VideoWon
"Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)"Nominated
2010South Bank ShowFlorence and the MachineSouth Bank Show AwardWon
Glamour Women of the Year AwardsBand of the YearWon
Meteor Music AwardsLungsBest International AlbumNominated
Florence and the MachineBest International BandWon
Best International Live PerformanceNominated
Elle Style AwardsMusician of the YearWon
Shockwaves NME AwardsBest Solo ArtistNominated
"Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)"Best TrackNominated
"You've Got the Love"Best Dancefloor FillerNominated
Florence WelchBest DressedNominated
MOJO AwardsFlorence and the MachineBreakthrough ActNominated
Best Live ActNominated
"You've Got the Love"Song of the YearNominated
LungsBest AlbumNominated
BT Digital Music AwardsFlorence and the MachineBest Female ArtistNominated
"You've Got the Love"Best SongNominated
Q AwardsFlorence and the MachineBest FemaleWon
"You've Got the Love"Best SongWon
UK Music Video Awards"Dog Days Are Over"Best Pop VideoNominated
Best Styling in a VideoNominated
UK Festival Awards"You've Got the Love"Anthem of the YearWon
Florence and the MachineFeel-Good Act of the SummerNominated
4Music Video Honours"Dog Days Are Over"Best Video of 2010Nominated
European Festival Awards"You've Got the Love"Anthem of the YearNominated
Florence and the MachineBest NewcomerWon
2011Virgin Media Music AwardsHottest WomenNominated
Florence and the Machine with Dizzee RascalBest CollaborationNominated
"Dog Days Are Over"Best VideoNominated
Florence WelchBest Live ActNominated
Shameless Publicity SeekerNominated
Shockwaves NME AwardsFlorence and the MachineBest Solo ArtistNominated
International Dance Music Awards"Dog Days Are Over" (Yeasayer Remix)Best Alternative/Rock Dance TrackNominated
Florence and the MachineBest Break-Through Artist (Group)Nominated
Glamour Women of the Year AwardsBest BandNominated
Billboard Music Awards"Dog Days Are Over"Top Rock SongNominated
Top Alternative SongNominated
2012Elle Style AwardsFlorence and the MachineBest Music ActWon
Shockwaves NME AwardsBest Solo ArtistWon
"Shake It Out"Best TrackWon
Florence and the MachineHottest FemaleNominated
ARIA Music AwardsBest International ArtistNominated
World Music AwardsWorld's Best GroupNominated
World Soundtrack Awards"Breath of Life"Best Original Song Written Directly for a FilmNominated
UK Music Video Awards"Shake It Out"[150]Best Editing in a VideoNominated
Q AwardsFlorence and the MachineBest TrackNominated
Ivor Novello Awards"Shake It Out"Best Song Musically and LyricallyNominated
2013Shockwaves NME AwardsFlorence and the MachineBest Solo ArtistWon
Shockwaves NME AwardsSweet NothingBest Dancefloor SongWon
ECHO AwardsFlorence and the MachineBest International Rock/Pop GroupNominated
World Music AwardsCeremonialsWorld's Best AlbumNominated
Florence and the MachineWorld's Best GroupNominated
UK Music Video Awards"Lover to Lover"Best Alternative Video – UKNominated
Best Cinematography in a VideoNominated
British Fashion AwardsFlorence WelchBest British StyleNominated
2014Music Of Ginger Origin AwardFlorence WelchBest Honorary 'redhead by choice' musicianWon

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