If you fell in love with Florence and the Machine's soulful pop on their powerful debut, Lungs, then I have some good news. The band has just released a new single from their next, not-yet-titled album. Titled "What the Water Gave Me," it's more of Florence Welch's signature mesmerizing croon set to lyrics that are both mournful and captivating. The album isn't slated for release until November 7, but you can get your first listen to the track when you read more
We've been asking for your favourites of the year in our Best of 2010 polls, and you've been voting in your thousands! Today we're announcing your favourite British band and favourite Brit singer. Florence and the Machine was your pick for British solo artist of the year, the redhead took the trophy, with Lily Allen and Cheryl Cole filling out the top three. Meanwhile, Muse are your favourite British group, with Coldplay and Take That in the second and third spots. Stay tuned for more readers' choices!
The Q Awards took place at Grosvenor House this afternoon, with industry guests walking the red carpet before getting settled at their tables as the winners were announced. Fearne Cotton wore all black for the ceremony, where she presented an award, while next big thing winner Claire MaGuire hugged best female Florence Welch and Ellie Goulding who showed off some lavender locks!
To see more pictures of the arrivals, including Charlotte Church, Nadine Coyle, Mark Ronson and KT Tunstall, just read more
Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen and Jason Orange were together for the Q Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London this afternoon. They were honoured with the Hall of Fame award, and are the magazine's December issue cover stars.
Florence Welch won Best Female and Best Track. She posed with Breakthrough Artist winner Plan B, while Innovation in Sound winner Mark Ronson hung out with Best Male Paolo Nutini in the press room. Other winners included The Chemical Brothers, Kasabian, Mumford and Sons, and Bryan Ferry. See pictures of the attendees, including Fearne Cotton, after the jump!
To see the full list of winners plus more pictures, including The National, Madness, Clare MaGuire, and Chase & Status, just read more
Alexa Chung and Kelly Osbourne watched Florence and the Machine perform at Mulberry's party last night. The catwalk show took inspiration from Florence Welch by covering the models in red wigs! Alexa sat with Florence in the front row, and then at the party she cuddled up close with Kelly, after they attended Marc Jacobs' show and party the previous day. Fellow Brit Louise Roe was also there, as was her rival on The City Olivia Palermo, who posed with her boyfriend. Twilight hottie Xavier Samuel brought his girlfriend Shermine Shahrivar along.
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We've checked out all the celebs backstage at the V Festival, including Rupert Grint, Dermot O'Leary and Alexa Chung, but now it's time to look at some of the performers! The girls took to the stage in some eyecatching costumes and FabUK has all the details of the stylish ladies. Heidi Range showed off her big smile on stage as she performed with the Sugababes, and Taylor Momsen kept her familiar teenage scowl for her set with The Pretty Reckless, while Alison Goldfrapp showed off a couple of amazing costumes over the two days.
Florence Welch poured all her energy into her amazing set, while fellow redhead Kate Nash pulled on a skintight bodysuit to perform her songs. Paloma Faith looked fab in a red dress and carried a red parasol which had long fringing hanging from it, adding to the drama of her catchy songs. Elsewhere Pixie Lott, Stereophonics, The Temper Trap, Kasabian and more performed, click through the gallery to check out all the acts!
To see more photos from the festival, including Peter Andre, Paul Weller, Kasabian, White Lies and Daisy Dares You, just read more
I hope Lady Gaga has already started working on some new crazy outfits, because she might be getting a whole lot of stage time for the VMAs on Sept. 12th. She scored 13 nominations (the most ever in a single year) — though she shares many with Beyoncé thanks to their collaborations on "Telephone" and "Video Phone." It's not just ladies' night though; Eminem earned himself eight nominations, including video of the year.
As expected, Ke$ha, Katy Perry, and Jay-Z were well-represented, but there are a few surprises, too. I'm happy to see one of my personal favorites, The Black Keys' "Tighten Up," score a nod for breakthrough video. We're still waiting to hear who's hosting this one, but it'll be a star-studded night regardless. To see the full list, just read more
The Glastonbury Festival is in full swing, with celeb guests and performers enjoying the sunshine at Worthy Farm. Snoop Dogg took to the stage yesterday, as did Florence and the Machine who also bounded onstage with Dizzee Rascal for their Brits mashup. Will Young was spotted hanging out with friends and looking happy backstage, while Alexa Chung wore some denim shorts and big sunglasses as she hung around with friends.
Emma Watson arrived with George Craig yesterday, and was spotted later in the day in her Louis Vuitton corset with a temporary tattoo on her left arm. Alexa was so pleased to see Henry Holland that she jumped on her buddy for a huge hug. Gorillaz had a multitude of guests onstage for their set including Shaun Ryder, Lou Reed and Snoop, and Damon Albarn looked like he enjoyed their set, which was hastily arranged after U2 pulled out.
To see LOTS more photos, including Dizzee, Jamie Hince, Thom Yorke, Prince Charles, Pixie Geldof and many many more, just read more
The Isle of Wight was the place to be this weekend as acts lined up to take to the stage as part of the annual music festival! Kate Moss was among those hanging out backstage, as well as Pixie Geldof in an England tee, while Juliette and the Licks, The Saturdays and Paloma Faith all took to the stage in some amazing outfits. FabUK has a round up of all the style.
Living legends Sir Paul McCartney and the amazing Debbie Harry and Blondie sang their hits for the crowds, and Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro performed shirtless as he rocked out. Pink wowed the audience by abseiling from a box suspended from a crane over the stage!
To see many more photos from backstage and onstage, including Florence and the Machine, N-Dubz, The Strokes and Editors, just read more
Florence Welch, Daisy Lowe, Pixie Geldof and Alice Dellal sported £600,000 worth of emeralds to support the World Land Trust Emeralds for Elephants exhibition. The stars posed at Selfridges with the gems and an elephant also decorated with the stones. The ladies stuck to basic black to show off the green colour. Smiles and hugs were the order of the day and Florence and Daisy giggled together as the foursome posed.
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