Florence Welch Net Worth: Florence Welch is a singer-songwriter from England. She is widely recognised as the lead singer of Florence and the Machine.
Florence Leontine Mary Welch was born in Camberwell, London, England, on August 28, 1986 to Nick and Evelyn Welch. Welch has dual British and American citizenship through her mother. Welsh’s Scottish grandmother Cybil Welch encouraged her to pursue her burgeoning singing and performing abilities during her youth.
When Welch was thirteen, her parents divorced, and her mother eventually married their next-door neighbour. Florence has discussed her struggles with an eating disorder as a teen and her childhood as a “highly imaginative and fearful child.”
She received an excellent education at Thomas’s London Day School and Alleyn’s School in South East London. Welch attended Camberwell College of Arts, but she dropped out to pursue music.
Career in Music
In 2006, Florence and her friend Isabella Summers began performing in the United Kingdom together, eventually forming Florence + The Machine. According to Welch, the band’s name originated as a private joke in which she referred to her friend Isabella Machine as Florence Robot.
Initially, they performed in small London venues under the name Florence Robot/Isa Machine. In 2007, she recorded the album Plans while leading the band Ashok. 2008 saw the release of her debut singles, Kiss With A Fist and Dog Days Are Over, which peaked at No. 51 and No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively.
In 2009, she released another single, titled “Rabbit Heart (Raise Up),” before releasing her debut album with FATM, titled “Lungs.” The album reached No. 1 on the UK album charts and earned the band multiple awards, including two Brit Awards, a GLAMOUR Women Of The Year Award for Best Band, a Q award, and others.
FATM subsequently issued seven singles from the album. Beginning in 2010, during the early phases of creating the new F+M album, Florence was approached by her label with an invitation to travel to Los Angeles and collaborate with American Pop music producers and songwriters.
Welch replaced a pregnant Dido on the Best Original Song nomination “If I Rise” from the film “127 Hours” in February 2011.
Florence + The Machine’s second album, “Ceremonials,” was released on Halloween in 2011. It debuted at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard 200. In January 2012, the quartet was nominated for two Brit Awards.
In July of that year, a remix of Calvin Harris’ “Spectrum” was released as the fourth single from “Ceremonials” and became the band’s first UK number one success. Welch was also featured on Harris’s song “Sweet Nothing” which landed at No. 1 on the UK singles chart, becoming Welch’s second number one success.
The song also reached number one in Ireland, number two in Australia (where it was certified platinum), and number three in New Zealand. Additionally, “Sweet Nothing” won a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording.
The band announced their third album, “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” in February 2015. It was published on June 1, 2015, and achieved No. 1 in numerous markets, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. It generated two UK top 40 songs and three Grammy nominations.
Florence and the Machine accidentally headlined Glastonbury on June 26, 2015. Dave Grool of the Foo Fighters fractured his leg on stage prior to his band’s scheduled headlining performance, resulting in Florence and the Machine being the headlining act.
In 2016, Lady Gaga stated that she and Florence had collaborated on the song “Hey Girl,” which appeared on her fifth studio album “Joanne.” Their studio session was captured on film and included in the Netflix documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two.”
In March of 2017, Welch participated in the romantic drama film “Song to Song” by Terrence Malick. She added a song named “To Be Human” to the “Wonder Woman” soundtrack later that year. In April of 2018, FATM released “A Sky Full of Song” accompanied with a music video filmed by AG Rojas on YouTube.
On April 21, the song was released for Record Store Day. On June 29, 2018, the band released a new song, “Hunger,” followed by their fourth studio album, “High as Hope.” During the Rolling Stones’ No Filter Tour that summer, Welch and Jagger performed a magnificent rendition of “Wild Horses” as a duet at London Stadium.
She also published her first book, “Useless Magic: Poems and Poetry,” in July 2018, which featured her lyrics and poetry alongside artwork from their debut album “Lungs” to their 2018 release “High as Hope.” Late in April 2021, it was revealed that Welch would provide music and lyrics to a musical adaption of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Since 2016, Welch has been in a relationship with British rock musician Felix White. In 2011, she was previously engaged to Stuart Hammond, however they later broke up.
Florence Welch has a net worth of $28 million dollars. Welch’s songs occupy the same introspective terrain as gossip-loving, genre-bending contemporaries such as Amy Winehouse, Kate Nash, Adele, and Lily Allen… as well as the melancholy, classic art rock of Kate Bush.
She combines pop, soul, and Baroque orchestration to create a sound that garnered her significant attention in 2007. Red curls and a style that has been regarded as both daring and easygoing have made her a fashion star.