British Male Pop Singers

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 1 
Paul McCartney
(Co-Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Beatles' and One of the Most Successful Composers of All Time)
Paul McCartney
41
Birthdate: June 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

English singer-songwriter and musician, Paul McCartney, is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. He gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist and bassist for the rock band, the Beatles. He also enjoyed a successful solo career. Besides music, he has been actively involved in humanitarian causes and animal rights issues.

 2 
David Bowie
(Regarded as One of the Most Influential Musicians of the 20th Century)
David Bowie
52
Birthdate: January 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 10, 2016

English singer-songwriter and actor David Bowie is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Dubbed "The Greatest Rock Star Ever" by Rolling Stone magazine, he rose to international prominence in the 1970s with his innovative style of music. Deeply dedicated to his profession, he remained musically active until his death in 2016.

 3 
Ed Sheeran
(Singer)
Ed Sheeran
193
Birthdate: February 17, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Halifax, West Yorkshire, England

Ed Sheeran is one of the most popular English singer-songwriters of the current generation. His songs Castle on the Hill and Shape of You from his third studio album broke records in several countries. He is one of the best-selling music artists in the world, having sold over 150 million records worldwide.

 4 
Elton John
(Singer, Pianist and Composer- One of the Best-Selling Artists of All Time)
Elton John
62
Birthdate: March 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pinner, England
The supremely gifted English singer, songwriter, pianist and composer, Elton John has entertained music lovers globally since the 1970s. His phenomenal talent make him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Not to forget his tribute to Princess Diana, Candle in the Wind 1997, which till date is one of the best-selling singles in the UK and the US.
 5 
Louis Tomlinson
(Singer-Songwriter and Member of the British Boy Band 'Once Direction')
Louis Tomlinson
195
Birthdate: December 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Doncaster, United Kingdom

Louis Tomlinson is best known for his association with the popular boy band One Direction. A multi-talented personality, he is also known for his acting and footballing skills; while he started his career as an actor, he was later signed by the Doncaster Rovers Football Club. He is regarded as one of the most influential people in the UK.

 6 
Harry Styles
(Singer and Actor)
Harry Styles
63
Birthdate: February 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Redditch, Worcestershire, England

With a career that began on the stage of The X Factor to being named Billboard’s Artist of the Year in 2014, Harry Styles is a name to be reckoned with in the music industry. He is a member of the internationally successful pop band, One Direction, and is known for his flamboyance and versatility.   

 7 
Freddie Mercury
(One of the Greatest Rock Singers and the Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'Queen')
Freddie Mercury
21
Birthdate: September 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stone Town, Tanzania
Died: November 24, 1991

Legendary singer, songwriter and lead vocalist of the British rock band, Queen, Frederick Bulsara adopted the name Freddie Mercury which aptly suits his on-stage vibrant and exuberant persona. A four-octave vocal range musician, Mercury owned every stage he set foot on as much with his vivid performance as with his superhuman voice modulation.  

 8 
Zayn Malik
(Singer)
Zayn Malik
26
Birthdate: January 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bradford, England
Popular singer Zayn Malik shot to fame with the television reality show The X Factor and later became a part of a hugely successful band One Direction. Afterwards, Zayn Malik set out to establish his solo career and released his debut album, Mind of Mine, which made him a star. The singer has also made an entry into fashion world.
 9 
Liam Payne
(Singer-Songwriter and a Member of the British Boy Band ‘One Direction’)
Liam Payne
52
Birthdate: August 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England

Liam Payne is a popular English singer-songwriter who is part of the world-renowned boy band One Direction. Also a well-known philanthropist, Liam Payne has supported Comic Relief and Unicef. In 2020, he helped raise over $10 million for charitable organizations fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to his charity work, he serves as an inspiration to many youngsters across the world.

 10 
Robbie Williams
(Member of the Pop Group ‘Take That’ & Guinness World Record Holder for Selling 1.6 Million Tickets in a Single Day)
Robbie Williams
39
Birthdate: February 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

Robbie Williams is one of the most popular and successful English singer-songwriters of his generation. Having sold 75 million records, Williams is one of the best-selling music artists ever. His lasting impact on British culture earned him the 2017 Brits Icon Award. Also a well-known philanthropist, Williams has established a charity organization called Give It Sum in his home town.

 11 
Rick Astley
(Singer)
Rick Astley
44
Birthdate: February 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newton-le-Willows

Rick Astley went from being a high-school drop-out and a driver, to becoming a music sensation. He turned into a global phenomenon with his 1987 track Never Gonna Give You Up, which topped charts in 25 countries. Years later, in 2007, the video was part of the viral meme “rickrolling.”

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George Michael
(English Singer Who is Considered One of the Most Significant Cultural Icons of the MTV Generation)
George Michael
63
Birthdate: June 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Finchley, London, England
Died: December 25, 2016

George Michael is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham and later went solo. His first solo single Careless Whisper reached number one in over 20 countries. He came out as gay in 1998. He was often in news for his personal life and legal troubles.

 13 
Liam Gallagher
(Singer-songwriter)
Liam Gallagher
23
Birthdate: September 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher later also led the band Beady Eye, before launching a solo career. Both his solo albums have topped the U.K. charts. The rock icon has been heavily influenced by John Lennon’s singing style. He loves dressing in parkas and is known for his outspokenness.
 14 
John Lennon
(The Founder, Co-Songwriter, Co-Lead Vocalist & Rhythm Guitarist of 'The Beatles')
John Lennon
37
Birthdate: October 9, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Died: December 8, 1980

John Lennon was part of the hugely successful and popular music band, Beatles. It became the first British band to break out big in the US. However, they eventually broke up. Subsequently, Lennon went solo, with 1971 album, Imagine, being his most successful and acclaimed post-Beatles efforts. Sadly he was shot dead by a deranged fan in New York.

 15 
Calum Scott
(Singer, songwriter)
Calum Scott
26
Birthdate: October 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, England

Calum Scott is a British singer-songwriter who achieved national recognition after competing in the ninth series of the popular reality television show Britain's Got Talent. An openly gay musician, Calum Scott serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community around the world.

 16 
Mick Jagger
(British Singer-Songwriter and Founding Member of the Rock Band 'Rolling Stones')
Mick Jagger
25
Birthdate: July 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dartford, England, United Kingdom

Mick Jagger is widely regarded as one of the most influential frontmen in rock & roll history. Known for his energetic performances on-stage and multiple relationships off-stage, Mick is frequently portrayed as a countercultural figure. He is an inductee to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and UK Music Hall of Fame.

 17 
George Ezra
(Best Known for His Hit Single 'Budapest' & Debut Studio Album 'Wanted on Voyage')
George Ezra
10
Birthdate: June 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hertford, Hertfordshire, England

George Ezra is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He achieved popularity after releasing his debut album Wanted on Voyage, which peaked at number one in the UK. It was also one of the best-selling albums in the UK in the year 2014. In 2019, George Ezra was honored with the Brit Award under the British Male Solo Artist category.

 18 
Robin Gibb
(Member of the ‘Bee Gees’ Pop Group)
Robin Gibb
15
Birthdate: December 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: May 20, 2012
Robin Gibb was part of the Bee Gees, an iconic pop/rock/disco band of the 1960s and the 1970s and makers of hits such as Stayin' Alive. Robin, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and a CBE-awardee, also had a successful solo career and was the president of the Heritage Foundation.
 19 
Cliff Richard
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Cliff Richard
24
Birthdate: October 14, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lucknow, India
The third-top-selling artist in UK Singles history, Cliff Richard has sold over 250 million records. He charted 67 top-ten and 14 number-one singles in the U.K. He mostly performed with his backing band, The Shadows, and redefined the rock-and-roll genre with singles such as Move It, which inspired The Beatles.
 20 
Sam Smith
(Singer Known for Featuring on Disclosure's Breakthrough single "Latch")
Sam Smith
20
Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Sam Smith first gained fame after being featured on the Disclosure track Latch in 2012. Smith is genderqueer and prefers using the pronoun “they/them.” Smith’s debut album won four Grammys. Smith also won a Golden Globe and an Academy award for the Spectre theme song, Writing's on the Wall.
 21 
Olly Murs
(Singer, Songwriter)
Olly Murs
21
Birthdate: May 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Witham, Essex, England

Known for his songs like Thinking of Me, Heart Skips a Beat and Dance with Me Tonight, Olly Murs established himself as a successful singer and songwriter. The Englishman, whose music genres range from pop to neo soul came to prominence with his performance in The X Factor. The Manchester United fan is also a television presenter and voice actor.

 22 
Jeff Lynne
(Singer-songwriter, Record producer)
Jeff Lynne
20
Birthdate: December 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shard End

Jeff Lynne is an English multi-instrumentalist, record producer, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band Electric Light Orchestra. He is also credited with popularizing the band with his leadership skills following the exit of co-founder Roy Wood in 1972. In the 2020 Birthday Honours, Lynne was appointed OBE for services to music.

 23 
Boy George
(Lead Singer of the Pop Band 'Culture Club')
Boy George
26
Birthdate: June 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barnehurst, Bexleyheath, United Kingdom

Queer icon Boy George gained fame as the lead singer of the pop group Culture Club. He is known for his androgynous dressing style and for pioneering the New Romantic Movement of the 1970s and the 1980s. He has struggled with drug addiction and has written two bestselling memoirs.

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Rod Stewart
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Rod Stewart
27
Birthdate: January 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Highgate

British rock and pop singer and songwriter, Rod Stewart has sold over 250 million records worldwide and is counted among the best-selling music artists of all time. During his extensive career that spans almost six decades, he has won numerous awards and accolades. He was mentioned on the "Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists" list in 2008.

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James Arthur
(Singer and Songwriter Known for Winning the Ninth Series of "The X Factor")
James Arthur
15
Birthdate: March 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Middlesbrough, England

James Arthur is an English singer-songwriter who achieved popularity after winning the popular British reality TV music competition The X Factor in 2012. Apart from debuting at the top position on the UK Singles Chart, his debut single also went on to sell more than 2.5 million copies, making it the most successful single in the history of the show.

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Gary Barlow
(Singer)
Gary Barlow
10
Birthdate: January 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Frodsham, Cheshire, England
Gary Barlow, best known as part of the British pop band Take That, has also had a successful solo career. The six-time Ivor Novello Award-winning singer has also judged shows such as The X Factor UK and has worked for charitable causes such as the Children in Need initiative. 
 27 
Elvis Costello
(Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer)
Elvis Costello
19
Birthdate: August 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England

Regarded as one of the greatest artists of all time, Elvis Costello is a British singer-songwriter. Often counted among British cultural icons, Costello is also known for his humanitarian efforts; a prominent member of the Jazz Foundation of America, Costello has played a crucial role in saving the lives of many elderly blues and jazz musicians in America.

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Rex Orange County
(Recording Artist)
Rex Orange County
7
Birthdate: May 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grayshott, Hampshire
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Andy Gibb
(Singer-songwriter, Actor)
Andy Gibb
25
Birthdate: March 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: March 10, 1988
 30 
George Harrison
(Achieved Fame As the Lead Guitarist of the Beatles)
George Harrison
19
Birthdate: February 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: November 29, 2001

Gaining fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band, the Beatles, English musician, George Harrison, helped broaden the scope of popular music in the Western world. He was also successful as a solo performer and released many best-selling albums. He was named in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

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Billy Ocean
(Recording Artist)
Billy Ocean
10
Birthdate: January 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fyzabad

Billy Ocean is a recording artist who achieved popularity in the 1980s when he became the most famous Trinidad–British R&B singer. Over the years, he has also been one of the most prominent supporters of the Rastafari movement. In the 2020 New Year Honours, Billy Ocean was appointed MBE for services to music.

 32 
Mika
(Brit Award-Winning Singer Known for His Breakthrough EP 'Dodgy Holiday')
Mika
4
Birthdate: August 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

Lebanese-born British singer Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr., also known as Mika, had moved to France as an infant and to Britain later, as his family escaped the war-torn Lebanon. Known for tracks such as Grace Kelly, he also earned a Grammy nomination for his single Love Today.

 33 
Peter Gabriel
(Musician & Singer)
Peter Gabriel
24
Birthdate: February 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chobham, Surrey, England

Man of Peace recipient and six-time Grammy-winner Peter Gabriel was the lead singer of Genesis but switched to a solo career in 1977. He co-founded the first online music download platform, OD2, and the WOMAD festival, apart from contributing to human rights, with groups such as Witness and The Elders.

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Joe Jackson
(Musician & Singer-songwriter)
Joe Jackson
13
Birthdate: August 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Burton upon Trent, England
 35 
Roland Orzabal
(Musician, Singer)
Roland Orzabal
8
Birthdate: August 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hampshire, England

Roland Orzabal is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He co-founded the pop-rock band Tears for Fears, of which he is the main songwriter and joint vocalist. He began performing in his teens and has played with many bands. He also performs as a solo artist. He has received the  Ivor Novello Award twice as a songwriter. 

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Eddie the Eagle
(Ski jumper)
Eddie the Eagle
13
Birthdate: December 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cheltenham, England
 37 
Seal
(Singer-songwriter)
Seal
10
Birthdate: February 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England

Seal is a British singer and songwriter. He has received several prestigious awards over the course of his career. Also known for his charity work, Seal has performed at several charity events in an attempt to help non-profit organizations, such as the Make It Right Foundation.

 38 
Conor Maynard
(Singer-songwriter)
Conor Maynard
3
Birthdate: November 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brighton, East Sussex, England
 39 
Olly Alexander
(Best Known for His Role in Series ‘It's A Sin’ and His Music Under the Name 'Years & Years')
Olly Alexander
8
Birthdate: July 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrogate, United Kingdom

British musician, singer-songwriter, and actor, Olly Alexander, is the lead singer of the synth-pop trio Years & Years. As a child, he developed a love for singing and took part in school plays. He studied performing arts at the Hereford College of Arts before beginning his career. He is homosexual and an outspoken LGBTQIA+ advocate.

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Tony Hadley
(Best Known as the Lead Vocalist for New Romantic Band 'Spandau Ballet')
Tony Hadley
6
Birthdate: June 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Islington, London, England

Tony Hadley is a British singer-songwriter and radio presenter. He is best known for his association with the New Romantic band Spandau Ballet where he was the lead singer. Tony Hadley is also well-known for his humanitarian efforts; he is a patron of many charitable organizations like Shooting Star Chase, The Huntington's Disease Association (HDA), and The Lowe Syndrome Trust.

 41 
Peter Andre
(Singer, Television presenter)
Peter Andre
6
Birthdate: February 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harrow, London, England
Singer Peter Andre, best known for his international hit Mysterious Girl, has also been part of the reality shows I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and Strictly Come Dancing. He later married his I’m a Celebrity co-contestant Katie Price and also released an album with her.
 42 
Jack Savoretti
(British Musician, Singer, and Songwriter)
Jack Savoretti
3
Birthdate: October 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England

Jack Savoretti is a British musician, singer, and songwriter. He achieved popularity in 2015, when he released his fourth studio album, Written in Scars, which peaked at number seven on the UK Albums Chart. In 2019, Jack Savoretti released his sixth album Singing to Strangers, which became his first album to peak at number one on the UK Albums Chart.

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Mick Hucknall
(Singer-songwriter known for his signature red hair and for being the lead singer of the band Simply Red)
Mick Hucknall
5
Birthdate: June 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manchester, England, United Kingdom
 44 
Chris de Burgh
(Irish Art Rock and Pop Singer Known for His Hit 'The Lady in Red')
Chris de Burgh
6
Birthdate: October 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Venado Tuerto, Argentina

Chris de Burgh is an Irish singer-songwriter who soared to fame with his chartbusting singles Don't Pay the Ferryman and The Lady in Red. Surprisingly, he has been more popular in countries such as Norway and Brazil than in the UK. He is also the father of Miss World 2003 Rosanna Davison.

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Simon Collins
(British-Canadian Drummer, Singer, and the Son of Phil Collins)
Simon Collins
3
Birthdate: September 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

The son of legendary English drummer and singer Phil Collins, Simon Collins is now an established drummer and singer and has also been the lead vocalist of the British progressive rock band Sound of Contact. He is known for his albums such as U-Catastrophe and Time for Truth.

 46 
Jim Dale
(Actor)
Jim Dale
6
Birthdate: August 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rothwell, Northamptonshire, England, UK
 47 
Jamie Cullum
(He has recorded eight studio albums, three compilation albums, one live album and twenty-four singles)
Jamie Cullum
4
Birthdate: August 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Essex, England
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Lonnie Donegan
(British Pop Singer and Songwriter)
Lonnie Donegan
3
Birthdate: April 29, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland
Died: November 3, 2002

Lonnie Donegan was a British musician and singer-songwriter. He is remembered for his contribution to a genre of folk music called Skiffle which earned him the nickname King of Skiffle. Donegan is credited with influencing British rock and pop musicians of the 1960s. Thanks to his influence on American music, Donegan is considered an important figure in the British invasion.

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Jim Kerr
(Singer)
Jim Kerr
5
Birthdate: July 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
 50 
Holly Johnson
(Pop Singer and Lead Vocalist of the British New Wave Band 'Frankie Goes to Hollywood')
Holly Johnson
3
Birthdate: February 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

Apart from being a successful new wave musician, as part of Big in Japan and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Holly Johnson is also a talented painter, who has held exhibitions at venues such as Tate Liverpool. He also penned a memoir, after being diagnosed with HIV in the early 1990s.