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Paloma Faith

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  • Born: London, England
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://www.palomafaith.com
  • Recent Activity: 05.05.16 Hope you are all getting out there to vote today for the new mayor of london.... Exciting times if who I want gets in! #timeforchange
  • Paloma Faith

  • Paloma Faith

  • Paloma Faith

  • Paloma Faith

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

A familiar presence on the London underground circuit for several years, the multi-talented Paloma Faith eventually broke into the mainstream thanks to her theatrical image and retro-soul sound. Born in Hackney to a Spanish father and English mother, she earned a degree in contemporary dance at university before studying for an M.A. in time-based arts at St. Martins College. At the age of 18, she made her debut on the cabaret scene, singing in a covers band called Paloma & the Penetrators, before performing as a magician's assistant and appearing in a burlesque troupe. After turning down an opportunity to join Amy Winehouse's band, she began writing and performing her own songs, and soon earned a reputation as one of London's most unique and flamboyant live acts. Her debut single, "Stone Cold Sober," reached number 17 in the U.K. charts, and her debut album, Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?, was issued by Epic Records at the end of 2009. Meanwhile, Faith appeared on Basement Jaxx's album Scars and Josh Weller's debut while also gaining work as an actress, playing Andrea the Emo in St. Trinian's and appearing as Sally in Terry Gilliam's The Imagination of Dr. Parnassus.

Faith's second studio album, 2012's lush and cinematic Fall to Grace, was produced by Nellee Hooper (Gwen Stefani, Massive Attack, Björk). It debuted at number two in the U.K. charts, led by Faith's first Top Ten single, "Picking Up the Pieces." Her third album, 2014's A Perfect Contradiction, was an upbeat return to her early soul sound featuring a star cast of songwriters, including Pharrell Williams, Raphael Saadiq, and Diane Warren.

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  • 05.05.16 Hope you are all getting out there to vote today for the new mayor of london.... Exciting times if who I want gets in! #timeforchange
  • 05.04.16 Love this new song and video from this phenomenal woman @lauramvula YOU ARE BEAUTY https://t.co/QnVDS2Tm2Y
  • 05.03.16 Dear America - air conditioning, WHY?! How does anyone become a singer here it's so drying #savemyvoice #nomoreAC
  • 04.22.16 Here is how @prince affected me and what happened in the most influential 48 hrs of my career https://t.co/o80SOrnqgF
  • 04.22.16 Woke up wishing it was a bad dream. https://t.co/zMosCMhSDB
  • 04.21.16 The greatest living musician is now no longer with us& I'm distraught.It was a pleasure to share a stage with him @prince fly with the doves
  • 04.21.16 RIP Victoria Wood a fantastically funny woman who inspired my childhood and humour https://t.co/Q2eg9lngph
  • 04.21.16 RT @HelpRefugeesUK: Help 3000 unaccompanied minors find sanctuary. Write to your MP+ ask to support the Dubs amendment #refugeechildren ht…
  • 04.20.16 Well blow me down if this isn't the best up and coming voice in music right now @ZakAbel https://t.co/FdsRRsBkaq
  • 04.18.16 Because you saved my mother from cancer and every time I go to my GP they are wonderful https://t.co/JJ9S5HBq0q
  • 04.18.16 RT @SadiqKhan: Voter registration deadline is tonight. If we don't spread the word thousands will miss out: https://t.co/oFe4DCxyca https:/…
  • 04.13.16 Very important piece about trolling affects on democracy by @OwenJones84 https://t.co/tnNHsFYwjl