Find out more about the greatest 21st Century British Musicians, including Mel B, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton.
Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947
Singer
Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993
Singer

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter

Joss StoneJoss Stone
11 April 1987
Soul Singer-songwriter

George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor
Eric ClaptonEric Clapton
30 March 1945
 

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
07 July 1940
Musician
Chris MartinChris Martin
02 March 1977
Singer-Songwriter

Rita OraRita Ora
26 November 1990
Singer
StingSting
02 October 1951
Musician

Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
11 June 1959
Actor

Rod StewartRod Stewart
10 January 1945
Singer-songwriter

Mel BMel B
29 May 1975
Singer

Brian MayBrian May
19 July 1947
 
SlashSlash
23 July 1965
Musician

Lewis CapaldiLewis Capaldi
07 October 1996
Singer

Boy GeorgeBoy George
14 June 1961
Singer-songwriter

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946
Singer-songwriter
Jimmy PageJimmy Page
09 January 1944
Musician

Billy IdolBilly Idol
30 November 1955
 
Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943
Musician

Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile
31 October 1926
DJ, Television & Radio Personality

Jessie JJessie J
27 March 1988
Singer-Songwriter
Charli XCXCharli XCX
02 August 1992
Singer

SealSeal
19 February 1963
Singer-songwriter
Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948
Singer-songwriter

Gavin RossdaleGavin Rossdale
30 October 1965
 

Liam PayneLiam Payne
29 August 1993
Singer, Songwriter
Sophie Ellis-BextorSophie Ellis-Bextor
10 April 1979
singer-songwriter

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John DeaconJohn Deacon
19 August 1951
Musician
Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson
05 October 1947
Singer, Musician

Mark RonsonMark Ronson
04 September 1975
Musician

Andrew Lloyd WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
22 March 1948
Composer

Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin
22 May 1950
Lyricist & Singer
Ellie GouldingEllie Goulding
30 December 1986
Singer-Songwriter
Roger TaylorRoger Taylor
26 July 1949
Musician

David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933
Actor

Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Former British Prime Minister

Van MorrisonVan Morrison
31 August 1945
Singer
Olly MursOlly Murs
14 May 1984
Choreographer, Composer, Singer, Musician,

Roman KempRoman Kemp
28 January 1993
Radio host

Julian LennonJulian Lennon
08 April 1963
 

Brian EnoBrian Eno
15 May 1948
 

Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952
Singer, Guitarist
Jeff LynneJeff Lynne
30 December 1947
Singer-songwriter, Record producer

Shane MacGowanShane MacGowan
25 December 1957
British-Irish musician
Keith FlintKeith Flint
17 September 1969
Vocalist

Alan WalkerAlan Walker
24 August 1997
DJ

Rag’n’Bone ManRag’n’Bone Man
29 January 1985
Singer-songwriter
Matthew BellamyMatthew Bellamy
09 June 1978
Musician

Elvis CostelloElvis Costello
25 August 1954
 
Thom YorkeThom Yorke
07 October 1968
Singer, Musician, Songwriter

Pete TownshendPete Townshend
19 May 1945
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer

James RightonJames Righton
25 August 1983
Musician

Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood
12 May 1948
Musician

Pete DohertyPete Doherty
12 March 1979
Musician
Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947
Musician & Songwriter

Robert SmithRobert Smith
21 April 1959
Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist

Jamie Campbell BowerJamie Campbell Bower
22 November 1988
Actor

Aimee OsbourneAimee Osbourne
02 September 1983
Actress
Marianne FaithfullMarianne Faithfull
29 December 1946
Singer

James ArthurJames Arthur
02 March 1988
Singer-songwriter
Winston MarshallWinston Marshall
20 December 1987
Musician

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian

Bruce DickinsonBruce Dickinson
07 August 1958
 
Peter GreenPeter Green
29 October 1946
Musician & Songwriter

Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
John EntwistleJohn Entwistle
09 October 1944
Guitarist

Jorja SmithJorja Smith
11 June 1997
Singer

Bill WymanBill Wyman
24 October 1936
Musician and Singer
Natalia TenaNatalia Tena
01 November 1984
Actress

Florence WelchFlorence Welch
28 August 1986
Musician
Tulisa ContostavlosTulisa Contostavlos
13 July 1988
Singer-songwriter

Pete BestPete Best
24 November 1941
 

The EdgeThe Edge
08 August 1961
Musician

Billy OceanBilly Ocean
21 January 1950
Recording Artist
Tim MinchinTim Minchin
07 October 1975
Comedian
Keren WoodwardKeren Woodward
02 April 1961
Singer

Charlie WattsCharlie Watts
02 June 1941
Drummer

Roland OrzabalRoland Orzabal
22 August 1962
Musician, Singer

Mick TaylorMick Taylor
17 January 1949
Musician
Jess GlynneJess Glynne
20 October 1989
Singer

Courtney HadwinCourtney Hadwin
06 July 2004
Singer

Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
17 July 1985
Musician

Pixie LottPixie Lott
12 January 1991
Singer-songwriter

Oliver SykesOliver Sykes
20 November 1986
Musician
Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
09 June 1981
Composer

Leigh-Anne PinnockLeigh-Anne Pinnock
04 October 1991
Singer
Peter HookPeter Hook
13 February 1956
singer

Carrie Hope FletcherCarrie Hope Fletcher
22 October 1992
Singer-songwriter
Quincy Jones IIIQuincy Jones III
23 December 1968
Music Producer
Dale WintonDale Winton
22 May 1955
Radio DJ