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.
FKA Twigs , Robert Pattinson - Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala - Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016
A vintage year for grime and UK hip-hop at the 2015 MOBOs at Leeds Arena.
London MC Stormzy became the first winner of the newly created category of Best Grime Act, rounding off a year that’s seen him emerge onto the radar of the mainstream. Around 12 months ago, he was named on the BBC’s Sound of 2015 poll and became the first unsigned rapper to perform on ‘Later with Jools Holland’.
Significantly, he also won Best Male Act, beating out the likes of Mark Ronson and more established names like JME and Skepta.
Continue reading: Krept And Konan, Stormzy, FKA Twigs The Big Winners At 2015 MOBO Awards
Grime artists make a strong showing in the nominations for the 2015 MOBO Awards.
Grime artists account for 27 nominations in total across all available categories. London duo Krept And Konan, who scored a Top Ten hit with ‘Freak of the Week’ earlier in 2015, are nominated in four categories including Best Male, Best Song, Best Hip Hop and Best Album, the latter for their album The Long Way Home, which entered the UK charts at Number 2 back in July.
JME, the co-founder of the Boy Better Know record label and a big artist in his own right, is nominated in three of the same categories as Krept And Konan, except he’s up for Best Grime rather than Best Hip Hop.
Continue reading: JME, Krept And Konan And FKA Twigs Lead MOBO Awards Nominations
The ‘Twilight’ star has been dating the musician since September 2014 and they are rumoured to be engaged.
Twilight star Robert Pattinson has spoken about the racist abuse girlfriend FKA Twigs has suffered online since the couple went public with their relationship last year. Pattinson said those who send negative comments are not ‘normal people’ and instead described them as ‘demons who live in basements’.
Robert Pattinson has spoken out about the racist hate girlfriend FKA Twigs has received.
Speaking to NME about the abuse his girlfriend receives online Pattinson said, "I was talking to my dad about this and I bet him that if he looked up Nelson Mandela's funeral on YouTube, the first comment would be a racist one. And it was, with like a million up votes.”
Could one of showbiz's hottest pairings be on the rocks?
After the world followed the tragic break up of the oh-so-perfect love story between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, many R-Patz fans were thrilled when he found love again with singer FKA Twigs. The pair seemed to confirm an engagement when she turned up with a sparkler at the Met Gala in May.
Have R-Patz and FKA Twigs postponed their wedding for good?
However, rumours are plaguing the couple about a relationship on the rocks as Pattinson is in Belfast shooting his new movie The Lost City Of Z for Brad Pitt’s Plan B film company while the singer has been hanging out in Los Angeles.
Continue reading: Robert Pattinson And FKA Twigs Wedding Postponed?
He was minding his own business at the bar in a hotel in Belfast, when a wedding party entered and recognised him, cornering him for photos.
Robert Pattinson helped a Northern Irish couple celebrate their marriage by agreeing to crash their wedding!
The 29 year old Twilight star was standing at the bar in the Culloden Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland, when the wedding party of Tom and Sarah Lenihan walked through. Though he was sporting a heavy beard and moustache, they recognised him, whereupon he was mobbed by about 20 bridesmaids, with whom he graciously agreed to take photos.
Robert Pattinson was cajoled into taking pictures with a wedding party
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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:
Continue reading: Is Former 'X-Factor' Judge Nicole Scherzinger Set To Join 'The Voice'?
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.
Continue reading: Will FKA Twigs Be Replacing Rita Ora On 'The Voice'?
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
Continue reading: FKA Twigs And Aphex Twin Lead Libera Awards Nominations
Date of birth
16th January, 1988