06:47 AM EDT 04/13/2013
Florence + the Machine
Originally posted 02/08/2013 05:00PM
When it comes to Sunday night's Grammy Awards, it's Frank Ocean's world and the rest of the nominees are just swimming in it.
With six nominations for his album Channel Orange total, the neo-soul sensation will go head-to-head with what are essentially four rock acts for album of the year.
But none of them rocked Channel Orange's artistic vision, with its intricately woven soundscapes and storytelling.
Originally posted 08/07/2012 06:00AM
Chicago got a taste of Hollywood over the weekend, as stars made their way to the Windy City for the Lollapalooza music festival, where a slew of acts performed, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence + the Machine, Kaskade and Avicii.
Jenny McCarthy, who has been spending a lot of time there with her Chicago Bears beau Brian Urlacher, skipped the festival itself, but took part in some festivities, sans her man.
Arriving at the Gilt City Better than Backstage rooftop brunch, the Playboy cover girl – clad in a pair of M2F Brand Denims and sky high platform shoes – nibbled on veggies and dip, and took in the skyline.
"She looked very happy and seemed really excited to meet Chicagoans at the party," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 04/23/2012 11:15AM
Katy Perry appears to have found a new guy in the music business. And where else to make their first public appearance together than at a rock festival?
The pop star, 27, was spotted kissing, hugging and swaying to music with Robert Ackroyd, a guitarist for English indie-pop band Florence + the Machine, at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., this weekend.
Perry was all smiles, in a purple outfit with a gold sunburst pattern, matching her newly dyed purple hair, as she danced the night away with Ackroyd, outfitted simply in jeans and a white T-shirt – revealing his heavily tattooed forearms.
Originally posted 12/14/2011 05:55AM
Mark Ballas and his pal (and fellow DWTS pro) Derek Hough were in the mood for some music. The friends stepped out to the Living Room (inside the W Hollywood) to catch a jazz set by Robert Ackroyd, who plays guitar for Florence + the Machine. Ballas was there with pop singer Tiffany Dunn, and the two held hands and enjoyed cocktails during the show. Joining them: Kenny Wormald, who starred in Footloose with Hough's sister, Julianne.
Originally posted 02/13/2011 08:00AM
The Grammys are Sunday night, and they promise plenty of star power, unexpected duets and actual awards. As for who will win big, well, you'll just have to tune in. In the meantime, here are a few things we expect will keep the telecast rocking:
1. It's Eminem's Night
It's been a big year for Eminem, who's nominated for a whopping 10 awards, including top honors Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Will Sunday solidify his amazing comeback? The rapper has been nominated in the past but has been seen as a controversial choice. Will the odds be in his favor this year? In a recent poll, 38% of PEOPLE.com readers said they wanted to see him sweep and take home all 10 awards.
2. What Will Gaga Do?
With Lady Gaga, you never know what to expect. We hear that the artist, who garnered six nods, will be performing her new song "Born This Way." How will she top last year's rollicking performance with Elton John? Something tells us she'll find a way to please her "little monsters."
3. Look Out for Fresh Faces
Originally posted 02/02/2011 08:00AM
Florence + the Machine is in demand.
The Grammy Awards nominee for best new artist has been asked to perform at Elton John's annual AIDS Foundation Academy Awards gala on Feb. 27 in West Hollywood. But before that happens, she's performing at a Fashion Week kick-off party on Gossip Girl.
According to a show source, Florence Welch (a.k.a Florence + the Machine) is friends with Blake Lively, who stars as Serena on the show. "Blake suggested to the [Gossip Girl] producers that they use Florence + the Machine music on the show, which they did last season several times," the source says. "And now [she has] the cameo this season."
Originally posted 09/13/2010 10:20AM
In true MTV fashion, Sunday night's Video Music Awards celebrated the top entertainers in the industry – and not just thanks to the 16 awards handed out.
Radio regulars like Eminem and newcomers like Florence + the Machine charged L.A.'s Nokia Theatre stage with full-energy performances of their respective hits, earning their spots in the limelight on the night of the Moonman.
BoB rocked two of his singles, "Nothin' On You" and "Airplanes" with Bruno Mars and Hayley Williams, respectively. Decked out in a black-and-white suit combo, Drake brought the swank with fellow music makers Mary J. Blige and Swizz Beatz in a performance of his song, "Fancy." Eminem was joined on stage with his duet partner, Rihanna, who launched into summer anthem "Love the Way You Lie" after his powerhouse performance of "Not Afraid."
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