Florence Mary Leontine Welch creates jaw-dropping, soulful, rock songs that resemble her London contemporaries Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Lily Allen. Florence + the Machine’s sound is unique and distinct. In 2006, Florence Welch and her friend, Isabella Summers, began performing together in the UK, eventually forming Florence + the Machine. In 2009, they released their debut album "Lungs" in the UK — which went to the #1 spot. In July of 2009, their album was released for digital download in the US and made it to the Top 20 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Their hit song, "Dog Days are Over," went platinum and nabbed a spot in the popular TV show, "Glee." After taking some personal time, the group's highly anticipated album, "How Big How Blue How Beautiful," was released in May 2015.