Paloma and boyfriend Leyman Lahcine are yet to reveal the baby’s name or gender.
Singer Paloma Faith has praised the NHS after the birth of her first child by emergency caesarean.
In a handwritten letter posted to her Instagram account, the singer revealed she had become a mum, describing the birth as “difficult” but adding that she was humbled by the devotion shown by staff at University College Hospital in London.
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Paloma Faith and her long-term boyfriend, Leyman Lahcine, are expecting their first baby.
Pop star Paloma Faith has announced that she’s going to become a first-time mother after revealing that she’s pregnant with her first child.
The 35 year old British singer, and former judge on ‘The Voice’, told her fans in a statement on Monday (August 22nd) that she and her long-term partner, French artist Leyman Lahcine, were expecting their first baby together.
"I am so delighted to tell you I am going to take a short while off to have a baby,” she said via her official website.
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The talent competition may be switching channels, but Will.i.am isn't going anywhere.
‘The Voice’ coach Will.i.am has confirmed he’ll be staying on with the show when it moves to ITV next year. The Black Eyed Peas main man has been with the show since its first series in 2012 and has seen a revolving door of fellow music stars join him on the panel.
Will.i.am will be retuning to ‘The Voice’.
Will will also be a coach on spin-ff show ‘The Voice Kids’, which is aimed at 7 to 14 year olds. In a statement he said: “I’m delighted to be continuing ‘The Voice UK’ on ITV and being a voice of direction and guidance for the usual suspects, and I’m thrilled to add ‘The Voice Kids’ to the mix.”
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The 35-year-old first found success with Liberty X back in 2001.
Kevin Simm has been crowned this year’s winner of BBC talent show ‘The Voice’, beating rival Jolan to take the crown. The 35-year-old is a talent show veteran, having previously appeared on 2001 BBC show ‘Popstars’, where he formed group Liberty X with Michelle Heaton, Tony Lundon, Jessica Taylor and Kelli Young.
Kevin Simm has won ‘The Voice’ 2016.
After his victory was announced, the father of two said: "I can't believe it. I'm so grateful to everyone who has voted for me. I couldn't have dreamed this would happen, especially at my ripe old age.” In the early 2000s Simm had enjoyed 10 consecutive top 20 singles with Liberty X. But after the group split in 2007 he had been reduced to £100 a night gigs to provide for his family.
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The singing coach lost both her acts in Saturday night semi-final
Ailing reality singing show The Voice has struggled with positive press in this the fifth and final series of its foray on the BBC and, with the final just around the corner, it’s been hit by another difficulty - the possibility coach Paloma Faith will quit after just one series.
The singer's future as a coach on The Voice appears in doubt
Both of Paloma’s acts, Jordan Gray and Heather Cameron-Hayes, were voted out on Saturday night and the singer posted a cryptic Instagram message about her future on the show which moves to ITV next year.
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Stevie McCrorie’s music career hasn't taken off since winning the BBC talent show last year.
Steve McCrorie, the most recent winner of BBC talent show ‘The Voice’, is leaving the music industry less than a year after his victory to return to work as a fireman. The news comes as ‘The Voice’ prepares to crown a new winner, while suffering from falling ratings and two contestants quitting the show before the live finals.
Steve McCrorie was mentored on ‘The Voice’ by Kaiser Chief’s Ricky Wilson.
According to The Sun, McCrorie has has called time on his music career to go back to being a fireman in Fife, so he can provide for his wife Amy, 29, and daughter Bibi, three. McCrorie is also now off the books of music PR firm APB.
Robbie is reportedly being eyed as a judge when the talent show moves to ITV next year.
Robbie Williams is reportedly being considered to take a judge’s seat on ‘The Voice’ as part of a massive revamp of the talent show, once it moves from BBC to ITV. According to The Daily Star, ITV thinks Robbie ‘ticks all the boxes’ and would be a perfect fit for the judging panel.
Could Robbie Williams soon be seen on ‘The Voice’?
An insider told the newspaper: “X Factor have been courting Robbie for years but The Voice team think they have a better chance because their filming schedule is shorter, and it allows him to concentrate on other projects.”
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Fellow contestant Chloe Castro has also quit the show due to 'health reasons'.
Beth Morris, a contestant on BBC singing contest ‘The Voice’ has left the show after admitting to using cocaine during rehearsals. The 26-year-old was being mentored by judge Paloma Faith in the contest and released a statement saying she was “truly sorry” for letting her fans down.
‘The Voice’ mentor, Paloma Faith.
In a statement Morris said: “Two years ago I realised that I had a problem with drugs. I was using them to cope with various issues I was going through at the time. I thought they would help me, but they were making the situation worse.”
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They might be on rival talent shows, but Boy George only has love for Simon Cowell.
‘The Voice’s’ Boy George has admitted he’s “in love” with ‘X Factor’ judge Simon Cowell and would even date the music mogul. George also revealed that a spot on the ‘X Factor’ judging panel was once talked about, but he’s glad he ended up with a chair on ‘The Voice’ instead.
Boy George has strong feelings towards Simon Cowell.
Speaking to The Sun, George said: “I’ve always felt Simon might be part of my future. I have this weird feeling that somehow we’ll either have dinner together or maybe we’ll become lovers. I love watching him on his shows.”
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The BBC has hit back at claims that 'The Voice' is rigged, after Paloma reportedly agreed with fellow judge Ricky Wilson beforehand to save Kevin Simm from elimination.
The BBC has issued a swift denial that its reality singing competition ‘The Voice’ is a fix, after Paloma Faith was widely reported as having said that the elimination process had been pre-determined.
The 34 year old English singer, a judge on the show, was said to have told The Mirror on Sunday evening (March 6th) that this weekend’s shock decision to get rid of former Liberty X singer Kevin Simms, after the battle round against 17 year old Faith Nelson, was pre-arranged because she knew that her fellow judge Ricky Wilson would “steal” him for his team if she opted to get rid of him.
Paloma Faith attending a Brit Awards afterparty in February 2016
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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The ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ singer could be ready to take a seat on ‘The Voice’s’ judging panel.
With Rita Ora having just jumped ship to the ‘X-Factor’, BBC talent show ‘The Voice’ has found itself one judge down ahead of its sixth season. But Ora’s empty chair could end up being filled sooner rather than later, as reports say Paloma Faith is next in line to take a seat on ‘The Voice’s’ panel.
Paloma Faith could be set to join ‘The Voice’.
According to The Sun, Paloma is the firm favourite to replace Rita, with a source telling the newspaper, “Bosses think she would be great. They have been impressed by her forthright opinions and love her out-there style.”
Continue reading: Is Paloma Faith Set To Take Over From Rita Ora On 'The Voice'?
The incident took place at the BBC Radio 2 open-air concert in Hyde Park in September 2014, but the couple denies all allegations.
Some slightly weird / gross news for you – a London court has heard how a woman was allegedly caught performing a sexual act on her boyfriend during an open-air Paloma Faith gig in Hyde Park last year.
Lisanne Beck, 47, from the Welsh city of Swansea and her partner Simon Murphy, 48, were arrested while Paloma Faith was performing live at the BBC Radio 2 outdoor concert in the capital in September 2014. The Old Bailey was told that Beck said to the arresting officer “the rules must be different in England”.
A Welsh couple is accused of perfoming a 'sexual act' during a Paloma Faith gig in Hyde Park in 2014
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The 33-year-old singer recently claimed she won't get the chance to sing the new Bond soundtrack because she has been outspoken about wanting the role.
It is no secret that Paloma Faith has voiced her desire to hopefully sing the next James Bond soundtrack, but now the British songstress thinks being outspoken about the wanting the opportunity may have "messed up" her chances.
Faith believes she now has no chance of singing the next Bond soundtrack
While speaking with reporters at a march in support of International Women's Day (March 8th), Faith claimed that she is getting punished for being vocal about wanting to record the theme for 'Spectre,' the next movie in the famed spy franchise.
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The British duo have done well both in Britain and the States throughout 2014, and their huge sales were recognised on Wednesday's glitzy awards ceremony.
Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith were the big winners at the Brit Awards. The annual music industry spectacular rewarded the two biggest-selling artists of last year by bestowing two trophies on each on Wednesday night (February 25th).
Sheeran won the two biggest prizes for which he was nominated – those of British Male Solo Artist and Best British Album for his sophomore record X. He beat four other UK Number 1 albums to do so – rival Smith’s In The Lonely Hour, Royal Blood’s self-titled debut, indie stars Alt-J’s This Is All Yours and George Ezra’s slow-burning debut Wanted On Voyage.
Ed Sheeran arriving for Wednesday night's Brit Awards, where he won twice
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Ed Sheeran tops a list filled exclusively with home-grown talent in what has been a superb year for British pop.
It’s been a very good year for British music! For the first time ever, the top ten best-selling albums of 2014 in the UK consists exclusively of home-grown artists.
According to figures compiled by the BPI, the British music industry’s trade body, British artists have enjoyed huge dominance in the charts over the last twelve months. The top spot was taken by a clear distance by Ed Sheeran with his second album X, which is currently sitting at the Number 1 spot in the weekly charts for the twelfth non-consecutive week.
Ed Sheeran was the biggest-selling album artist of 2014, with 1.7 million copies of X sold
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Sienna Miller is not only everywhere at LFW, she's also been the next to share a smooch with the model Cara Delevingne.
Sienna Miller has made sure that everyone knows she's attended this year's London Fashion Week after she's been snapped left, right and centre at the heart of the style and action.
Sienna Caught The Pap's Attention In Her Furry Shrug.
Rocking a deep jade Burberry Prorsum shrug, Sienna arrived at the fashion house's Monday (16 Sept) show. Sienna's ties with the British fashion brand run deeper than her wardrobe: she's been the face of the brand this season, appearing in campaigns with her fiancé and the father of her daughter, Tom Sturridge.
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This year’s Brit Awards nominations look as though they were concocted by a group of strangers, with wildly different cultural backgrounds, on a drunken night out. Is this a sign that the mainstream music world is finally starting to accept that it’s becoming more and more acceptable to have diverse musical tastes? Or are the organisers of the BRITS simply trying to spark controversy? have they lost the plot? Or is this an honest reflection of the mindset of a 2013 British music buying public? Let’s take a look at the evidence, and scrutinise some of the more baffling categories…
British Female Solo Artist Nominees – One of the more sensitive and contentious issues, here, in the British female solo artist category. Of the five nominees, only four of them were alive this year. We understand that Amy Winehouse has a lasting legacy in British pop music. We understand that she was – and, in many ways remains - a tour de force. But, for the sake of the awards, we simply have to ask, at the risk of sounding flippant, what has Amy Winehouse done for British music in the last 12 months? Sadly, nothing. Her posthumous album (released in December 2011, we should add), Lioness: Hidden Treasures was politely and quietly denounced for being little more than cuttings from the studio floor. We simply can’t get our heads around her inclusion on this list. With Bat For Lashes throw in as the ‘alternative’ wild card, to lend a touch of outsider cool to the category, it’s between Emeli Sande, Paloma Faith and Jessie Ware to catch this one, we reckon.
Continue reading: BRIT Awards 2013 Nominees Announced: Diverse? Or Just Weird?
Is The Justice Collective's 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' The Underdog In The Fight For Christmas Number One?
The Justice Collective have finally released their tribute single 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' in remembrance of the tragic disaster at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield.
Curves won out the day at the stad-studded VH1 Divas event that took place at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles last night (December 16), with the likes of Kelly Osbourne and Jenna Dewan-Tatum - wife of actor Channing Tatum - turning the heads of the paparazzi as they headed down the red carpet. Yes, while Miley Cyrus was winning attention on the stage, with The Sun reporting that she covered Billy Idol's 'Rebel Yell', off stage her conservative look was largely overlooked.
The Hillsborough single, released to raise money for the families of Liverpool fans who lost their life during the tragic Hillsborough disaster in 1989, where 96 football fans lost their lives during a FA Cup semi-final match at the Sheffield stadium, has had it's full line-up released, featuring a fair share of star power.
The single, a cover of the 1969 Hollies track 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother,' will be released on December 17th and is already hotly tipped to take this year's Christmas Number One spot. The full line-up is to feature Liverpudlian Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Mick Jones, X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson, Spice Girl Mel C, Gerry Marsden, Paloma Faith, Squeeze's Glenn Tilbrook, Beady Eye's Chris Sharrock, Hollie Cook, Jon McClure, Eliza Doolittle, Beverley Knight, Liverpool FC legend Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool MP Steve Rotheram, Liverpool-born comic John Bishop and members of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Lawson, the Farm, the Zutons, the Beautiful South and Cast.
Families of the victims have already been given a listen to the charity single, which will raise funds for the ongoing legal costs as the victim's families seek retribution from the Government and police, who had covered up the truth about the disaster until earlier this year. Margaret Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, commended McCartney for lending his name to the project and spoke of how her son, one of the 96, was listening to the song shortly before he passed on. She said, "I thought, maybe he's handing me this new version and saying 'listen to this'."
Having deservedly battled her way into the limelight after serving her time as a backing singer, Paloma Faith seemed to revel in the attention that she gained upon the release of 'Stone Cold Sober' and her subsequent debut album ('Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?') She delighted an attentive audience with her kooky dress sense and proved herself to be quite the all-rounded young individual on TV chat shows and quiz shows. Her career may have appeared to have been stuttering, in comparison to the likes of Amy Winehouse and Adele, against whom she is frequently and carelessly pitted. In Paloma Faith, though you had a singer who was naturally left-of-centre, artistic and inventive, insightful and sophisticated.
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Paloma Faith may still only be at the ripe young age of twenty-six but already she's achieved more than many peers twice her age. An accomplished singer, songwriter and musician, her unconventional take on jazz infused pop via a dash of rhythm and blues (the true definition not the post-Beyonce one) has swept a breath of fresh air through the UK music scene since debut long player 'Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?' dropped in 2009. Spawning the hit singles 'Stone Cold Sober' and 'New York', the album attained platinum status within a year of its release, no mean feat in these hard times of the present.
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Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beatuiful? is the debut album from English soulstress Paloma Faith. With obvious comparisons to Amy Winehouse and even Duffy by some, Faith was always going to need to set herself apart from her contemporaries for the critics. She more than does that on this record.
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Date of birth
21st July, 1981