(CBS Music Staff) – In what may be the pinnacle of a relatively short career so far, Florence + the Machine has been nominated for Best New Artist at the upcoming 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.

It’s been a whirlwind couple of years for Florence Welch and her compatriots. Last.fm Trends looks to see if they can continue this and start 2011 in the best way possible.

If the band are to walk away with the award they will have to top Justin Bieber. However with 33,496,510 scrobbles compared to the latter’s 9,003,255, Florence Welch may fancy her band overcoming the recent pop mega-star.

Other nominees in the category include hip-hop artist Drake (17,116,497 total scrobbles), folksters Mumford & Sons (15,864,168 total scrobbles) and jazz bass extraordinaire Esperanza Spalding (608,027 total scrobbles)

The strong 11,134,060 scrobbles of the debut album Lungs will also give the band confidence that they can gain their first Grammy Award. Together with the fact the album picked up the Mastercard British Album award at the 2010 Brit Awards, the band will surely feel they have a great chance of taking Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards.

Tune into the Grammy Awards on CBS on February 13th. In the meantime check back with Last.fm Trends as we continue our countdown to the awards.


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