Famous British Pop Musicians

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 1 Phil Collins

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Famous As: Drummer, Singer
Birthdate: January 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chiswick, Middlesex, London, United Kingdom

Phil Collins is best known for his work with the popular rock band Genesis. Having sold more than 150 million copies worldwide, he is one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Phil is one of three recording artists who have sold more than 100 million records both as principal members of a band and as solo artists.

 2 Rita Ora

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia

Rita Ora is a popular singer and actress who became the first British female solo artist to release 13 top ten songs in the UK. Also a well-known philanthropist, Rita Ora was appointed as one of the ambassadors for UNICEF UK in 2019. She performs quite frequently in charity concerts and supports several charity organizations.

 3 Sade Adu

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: January 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ibadan, Nigeria

 4 Charli XCX

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Charli XCX began her career by posting songs on Myspace. She then began performing at parties, eventually gaining fame with collaborations such as I Love It, with Icona Pop, and Fancy, with Iggy Azalea. She released Billboard charters such as Boom Clap and co-wrote the Shawn Mendes-Camila Cabello hit Señorita.

 5 Emma Bunton

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Famous As: Actor, Television presenter, Singer-songwriter, Singer, Model, Karateka
Birthdate: January 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Finchley

 6 Elvis Costello

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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.

 7 Andrew Ridgeley

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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: January 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Windlesham
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 8 Dusty Springfield

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Famous As: Singer, Artist, Cleric
Birthdate: April 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London,England
Died: March 2, 1999

 9 Pete Burns

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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port Sunlight
Died: October 23, 2016

 10 Mika

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Famous As: Recording artist
Birthdate: August 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

 11 Mick Fleetwood

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Redruth, Cornwall, England

 12 Vera Lynn

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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Ham

 13 Natalia Tena

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Natalia Tena is an English actress and musician,  best known for playing Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter film series. She was interested in the performing arts since childhood. She began her career as a street musician, working as a busker on the London Underground. She then joined a theater group and soon branched out into acting.

 14 Ringo Starr

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dingle, Liverpool, United Kingdom

English musician, singer, and songwriter, Ringo Starr, gained international fame as the drummer for the rock band, the Beatles. Raised by a single mother, he had a difficult childhood. He sought solace in music and it became his vocation. After finding success with the Beatles, he embarked on a solo career as well.

 15 George Martin

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Famous As: Record Producer, Musician, Composer
Birthdate: January 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Highbury, London, England
Died: March 8, 2016

George Martin was an English composer, conductor, arranger, record producer, and audio engineer. Due to his involvement on each of the Beatles' albums, Martin was often referred to as the Fifth Beatle. In 1996, George Martin was made a Knight Bachelor for his contribution to the music industry. Apart from being a musician, Martin also contributed to several charitable causes.

 16 Sting

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Famous As: Musician & Singer
Birthdate: October 2, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wallsend, England

Sting is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. Credited with co-founding the popular rock band, The Police, Sting played an important role in the band's success from 1977 to 1984 during which he served as the band's bassist, lead singer, and principal songwriter. Also known for his work as an activist, Sting has shown interest in political and social issues.

 17 Patsy Kensit

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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: March 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hounslow

 18 Duffy

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Famous As: SOUL SINGER
Birthdate: June 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nefyn

 19 Gary Numan

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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammersmith

 20 Kim Wilde

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Famous As: Singer, Landscape architect, Songwriter, Television presenter
Birthdate: November 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chiswick

 21 Paul Young

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer
Birthdate: January 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Luton

 22 Tony Kanal

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingsbury, London, England

 23 Tom Fletcher

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London Borough of Harrow
Tom Fletcher, lead vocalist and guitarist of the band McFly, has also written for several artists and bands, such as Busted, One Direction, and The Vamps. A successful YouTube vlogger, too, he has documented and shared all three pregnancies of his wife, Giovanna. He has also written several children’s books.

 24 Sarah Harding

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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: November 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ascot

 25 Kym Marsh

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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: June 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whiston

 26 Alexandra Burke

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greater London

 27 Jay Sean

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Beatboxing
Birthdate: March 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hounslow

 28 Mollie King

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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Model
Birthdate: June 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London Borough of Wandsworth

 29 Natasha Bedingfield

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer
Birthdate: November 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London

 30 Kiki Dee

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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: March 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bradford

 31 Vince Clarke

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Famous As: Composer, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: July 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Basildon

 32 Nina Nesbitt

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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: July 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edinburgh

 33 Rachel Stevens

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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Model
Birthdate: April 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London

 34 Marc Almond

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: July 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Southport, England

 35 Will Young

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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: January 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wokingham

 36 David Essex

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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: July 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plaistow

 37 Paul Nicholas

Paul Nicholas
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peterborough

 38 Lee Ryan

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Composer, Musician, Singer, Actor
Birthdate: June 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chatham

 39 Jack Savoretti

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Famous As: Singer, Pianist
Birthdate: October 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London

 40 Faye Tozer

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northampton, England, UK

 41 Denny Laine

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Birmingham, England

 42 Gareth Gates

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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bradford

 43 Limahl

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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: December 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wigan

 44 Dougie Poynter

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Famous As: Bassist, Musician
Birthdate: November 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Corringham, Essex

 45 Chris Lowe

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK

 46 Daniel Bedingfield

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer
Birthdate: December 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Zealand

 47 Mutya Buena

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer
Birthdate: May 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London

 48 Foxes

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Birthdate: April 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Southampton

 49 Mark Morrison

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 3, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hanover

 50 Roger Whittaker

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician, Writer, Composer, Guitarist
Birthdate: March 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nairobi