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Articles Tagged 'MTV VMAs'

Florence and the Machine Gets Post-VMAs Chart Boost

The dog days are indeed over for Florence and the Machine. Her much-heralded performance at the MTV Video Music Awards has helped give the 24-year-old singer-songwriter her first Billboard top 30 hit single. “Dog Days Are Over,” which she belted out at the VMAs, leap-frogged from No. 93 to No. 21 last week. And her […]

Florence and the Machine Breaks Through at the VMAs

The ceremony itself was a snooze, the performances were mostly uninspired, and Chelsea Handler was a flat, laugh-free bust as the host. (Her failure only reinforced my opinion that Russell Brand should host every year. He is perfect in that role.) But last night’s MTV Video Music Awards will be remembered as the moment Florence […]

Florence and the Machine Previews VMA Performance

Florence and the Machine‘s four MTV VMA nominations were a pleasant surprise last month, and we were even more pleased to learn that she’d be performing her eccentric single, “Dog Days Are Over,” on Sunday’s live broadcast. She gives the Arjan Writes music blog a preview: “Basically, we are going to recreate that chaotic energy […]

Florence and the Machine Scores 4 MTV VMA Nominations

Congratulations to my girl Florence and the Machine, who racked up four MTV VMA nominations today. That’s nine shy of the record 13 nominations that Lady Gaga received. Clearly, a Gaga sweep is in the works, but two thumbs-up to MTV for recognizing the sparkly brilliance that is Florence Welch. It would be fabulous to […]