The Flaming Lips (formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1983) is an American rock band.
After signing to Warner Brothers, they scored a hit in 1993 with "She Don’t Use Jelly". Although it has been their only hit single in the U.S., the band has maintained critical respect and, to a lesser extent, commercial viability through albums such as 1999’s The Soft Bulletin (which was NME Magazine's Album of the Year) and 2002’s Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.
As of 2007[update] the group has collected three Grammy Awards, including two for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
In 2008, Entertainment Weekly named The Soft Bulletin the 23rd-best album of the previous 25 years.
On December 5, 2006, Oklahoma City honored the band with a downtown alley named after the band.