Fact: Alabama Shakes star Brittany Howard and My Morning Jacket's Jim James have recorded an unlikely cover of Backstreet Boys' hit I Want It That Way for a new TV advertisement. The odd duo has joined forces to promote fast food firm Chipotle, providing a new take on the boyband's 1999 pop smash to accompany the Mexican food brand's animated commercial.
Fact: Alabama Shakes star Brittany Howard has been chosen to receive the Powerhouse trophy at the Billboard Women in Music Awards. The singer will join top honouree Lady Gaga at the prizegiving this December (15). Jessie J picked up the Powerhouse award last year (14).
Quote: "We've just come over from Glastonbury. We got lost, the toilet situation wasn't great but of course we had a blast. We saw the Rolling Stones. They sounded amazing. They still got it." Alabama Shakes star Brittany Howard enjoyed her time at Britain's Glastonbury festival.
Fact: Alabama Shakes have made history on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by becoming the 16th act to chart with a song titled Hold On. Wilson Phillips, En Vogue, Santana and Kansas are among the previous groups which have charted with Hold On.
Quote: "I feel really proud. My dad was here tonight and my grandmother was watching... my mom was watching. They're really happy and they all wanna come to L.A. with me." Grammy Awards Best New Artist nominees Alabama Shakes star Brittany Howard is thrilled with the band's nod.