FKA Twigs (born Tahliah Debrett Barnett 16.01.88) FKA Twigs is an English singer/songwriter best known for her August 2014 debut studio album, 'LP1'.
Childhood: Tahliah Barnett was born in Gloucester, England, and raised by her mother and stepfather. She attended secondary school at St. Edward's School in Cheltenham, Gloucester, and started attending music related youth clubs at the age of sixteen. The following year, Barnett moved to London, where she began a career as a backing dancer for artists like Kylie Minogue, Taio Cruz and Ed Sheeran. She then appeared in a music video for Jessie J in 2010, before serving with her again in 2011.
Career: In December 2012, Barentt (who had changed her name to FKA Twigs, with FKA standing for 'Formerly Known As' and 'Twigs' being her old childhood nick-name) self-released her musical debut. This came in the form of 'EP1', which debuted on Bandcamp. For each song, she released a video on her YouTube channel. In August, 2013, Twigs released the music video for her first single on YouTube which was picked up by The Guardian five days later and became part of their 6th August "New Band of the Day" feature. In September of 2013, Twigs released her second EP, named 'EP2'. On 6th August, 2014, FKA Twigs released her debut studio album, 'LP1'. It was nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize.
Don't worry, they're not having second thoughts - they just can't decide what kind of wedding they want to have!
Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs have enjoyed a whirlwind romance since meeting less than a year ago, but it seems that they’re putting the brakes on a bit with reports that they’re postponing their upcoming marriage until the autumn.
A source close to the British couple has told People that the delay is down to 28 year old Twigs being unable to decide about whether to have a “low-key” or an “elaborate” wedding, rather than any signs of cold feet from either of them.
Robert Pattinson and FKA twigs got engaged in April 2015
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First Paloma Faith, then FKA Twigs and now it's Nicole Scherzinger who joins the running to replace Rita Ora on 'The Voice'.
Nicole Scherzinger could be about to return to the world of TV talent shows, as the former ‘X-Factor’ judge has been named as the latest frontrunner to replace Rita Ora on 'The Voice’. Ora left the BBC talent show last month after serving just one season on the judging panel, opting to jump ship to rival ITV series ‘The X-Factor’.
Is Nicole Scherzinger you new judge on ‘The Voice’?
According to The Sun, Nicole is heading to the UK this week to meet with producers of the show at BBC headquaters. “Nicole is meeting with some of the top producers on 'The Voice' this week to discuss the prospect of her replacing Rita,” a source told the newspaper:
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First it was Paloma Faith, but now FKA Twigs is the new favourite to join ‘The Voice’s’ judging panel.
Another day and another name joins to race to become Britain’s next talent show judge. This time it’s singer FKA Twigs, who’s found herself as the hot new favourite to replace Rita Ora on ‘The Voice’, following the 'Poison' singer's move to the 'X-Factor'.
Will it be FKA Twigs who takes over from Rita Ora on ‘The Voice’?
According to The Daily Star, producers over at ‘The Voice’ want the cool and quirky singer to join next season’s judging panel and bring more musical credibility to the show. "Rita may have brought glamour to 'The Voice' but she wasn't too clued up on musical knowledge,” a source told the newspaper.
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FKA twigs explained how she deals with racist abuse on Twitter.
FKA Twigs, in a recent interview, described the “numbness” she feels when seeing racist abuse aimed at her on social media. The singer is engaged to actor Robert Pattinson and much of the abuse she receives is from warped and obsessive fans of the Twilight actor.
FKA Twigs opened up about receiving racist abuse and described her relationship with Robert Pattinson as "amazing".
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The Libera Awards highlight the indie music scene, and two British artists are leading the way this year.
The nominations for the fourth annual Libera Awards have been announced, and two British artists are among the leading contenders. FKA Twigs and Aphex Twin have been given four and three nominations respectively.
Critically acclaimed singer FKA twigs, real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett and currently engaged to actor Robert Pattinson, is nominated for four awards, including both Album of the Year categories for her debut record LP1, Best Sync Usage in an advert or film, and Video of the Year for ‘Two Weeks’.
FKA twigs is up for four 'LIBBY' Awards this June
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You can always count on the Met Ball to bring out some of the year’s craziest fashions.
Last night the world’s most famous and fashionable descended upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York for the annual Met Gala, a celebration of fashion that always delivers some seriously out-there looks. This year the Gala’s official theme was ‘China: Through The Looking Glass,’ but on the red carpet the nearly nude look ruled for some, while for others it was all about making an unforgettable fashion statement.
Rihanna in Guo Pei
First let’s look at Rihanna, the singer who literally stole the show last night. Dressed in an awe inspiring yellow Guo Pei gown, Rihanna had jaws dropping all along the Met’s red carpet. Lined with yellow fur and covered in embellishments Ri-Ri’s dress was an internet meme creator’s dream and it ended up being compared to everything from Big Bird to an omelette online.
FKA Twigs - A variety of stars turned out in style for the MET Gala 2015 and the opening of 'China: Through The Looking Glass' which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 5th May 2015
Wild Beast landed a surprise nomination at the Ivor Novello awards.
Critically acclaimed artists FKA Twigs, Wild Beasts and Royal Blood have been nominated for Ivor Novello awards. Chart toppers including Sam Smith and Clean Bandit were also recognised for the prizes, which reward achievements in songwriting and composing.
FKA Twigs is nominated for an Ivor Novello award
Sam Smith, Clean Bandit and George Ezra will be fighting it out for the PRS for Music Most Performed Work prize, while Clean Bandit also scooped a nomination for Best Contemporary Song for their monster hit Rather Be. Still, the Surrey-based outfit have strong competition in that category from FKA Twigs and the Mercury Music Prize winning group Alt-J.
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The 'Twilight' actor was spotted in the audience with friend Katy Perry.
Robert Pattinson headed to the desert on Saturday night, to support his rumoured fiancée FKA Twigs as she made her Coachella debut. The Twilight star was spotted in the audience enjoying his girlfriend’s set along with friends including singer Katy Perry.
FKA Twigs has been dating the Twilight actor since last summer.
Although he tried to blend in with the crowd, fans and media in attendance couldn’t help but spot Robert proudly watching his girlfriend on Saturday evening. The Twilight star was dressed down for the occasion, wearing one of his trademark beanie hats with a light grey t-shirt and blue jeans.
The new couple are inseparable
Robert Pattinson was one half of the Vampire world’s most powerful couple before he and his former girlfriend Kristen Stewart fell apart. While the Twilight world sobbed into their blood stained books, Pattinson slowly picked himself back up and is now in a relationship with singer FKA Twigs.
Robert Pattinson Is Now One Half Of A New Couple With FKA Twigs
And now it seems the pair have moved on even further than people may have expected after it was rumoured that the British actor gave his singer girlfriend a ‘promise ring’ at the end of last year.
This year's Brit Award nominations features a few surprises...
The 2015 Brit Award nominations have finally been announced with, it seems, a few surprises alongside the obvious candidates. There's no prizes for guessing who's come out on top for this year's list of award-winning possibles.
Sam Smith leads nominations
Awards season rears its ominous head for another year, with some major ceremonies - in both film and music - having already taken place. We've seen prizes sent out for 2014's films; I.e. Golden Globes, the Critics' Choice Awards, People's Choice Awards, AFI Honours; and now it's time for music, with the BBC Sound of 2015 having already taken place and now The Brits and the Grammys have unveiled their candidates.
Date of birth
16th January, 1988