28 AUGUST 2014
Happy birthday, Florence Welch! As the British singer turns 28, HELLO! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Florence and you...
This is what Florence, who is a Virgo, can be expecting today:
To whom does the future belong? It may one day belong to our grandchildren but for as long as you are still here, the future is yours. You have power over it. Your choices can affect and influence it. What right do you have to look forward to any date or event and assume that, by the time you get there, it will contain nothing to please or delight you? Well, perhaps you do have that right. But you also have a full and complete entitlement to think well of what lies ahead. And if you do, you will make it good.
Florence Welch was born in London in 1986 to an English dad and American mum. Both of her parents were always very supportive regarding Florence's love for music and inspired her to strive for the best.
After sitting in on one of her mum's lectures, the indie singer was left deeply impressed. "I aspire to do something like that but with music," she explained. "I hope that my music has some of the big themes—sex, death, love, violence—that will still be part of the human story in 200 years time."
In 2007 what she had hoped for finally happened - her breakthrough. Together with her friend Isabel (machine) Summers, Florence and the Machine was formed.
Since then, Florence has gone on to release several hit singles including You’ve Got The Love, Dog Days Are Over and Never Let Me Go, and has collaborated with artists such as Fatboy Slim, Drake andCalvin Harris.
Her album Lungs peaked at Number 1 in the UK charts and won her two Brit Awards.
Discussing her different and edgy image, the red-haired beauty said: "For the stage it’s The Lady of Shalott meets Ophelia…mixed with scary gothic bat lady. But in real life I’m kind of prim."