Famous British Pop Musicians

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 1 Sade Adu

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

Nigerian-British singer Helen Folasade Adu, or Sade Adu, often blends Afro-Cuban tunes with soul and smooth jazz in her music. The Grammy Award winner had initially studied fashion designing and been a model. The founder of the band Sade, she has released iconic tracks such as No Ordinary Love.

 2 Emma Bunton

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

Part of the iconic British all-girl pop band of the 1990s, Spice Girls, Emma Bunton was nicknamed Baby Spice, for being the youngest in the group. Known for her signature pigtails and bright blue eyes, she later went solo and also appeared in the BBC One series Absolutely Fabulous.

 3 Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England

 4 Dusty Springfield

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

 5 Elvis Costello

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.

 6 Andrew Ridgeley

Andrew Ridgeley
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: January 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Windlesham

 7 Mick Fleetwood

Mick Fleetwood
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Redruth, Cornwall, England
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 8 Patsy Kensit

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

 9 Duffy

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

 10 Paul Young

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

 11 Kim Wilde

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

 12 Tom Fletcher

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.

 13 Sting

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.

 14 Pete Burns

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

Dead or Alive lead vocalist Pete Burns was a legendary musician of the 1980s. The son of a Holocaust survivor mother, he had a troubled childhood and quit school. He made his androgynous looks and his bisexuality his signature style. Plagued with surgery-related health issues, he died of a cardiac arrest at 57.

 15 Alexandra Burke

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

 16 Mika

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

 17 Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dingle, Liverpool, England

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.

 18 Natasha Bedingfield

Natasha Bedingfield
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter known for her debut album, Unwritten, in 2004, which contained primarily up-tempo pop songs and was influenced by R&B music
Birthdate: November 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Haywards Heath, United Kingdom

 19 Jay Sean

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

 20 Kiki Dee

Kiki Dee
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Famous As: Singer. Known for her blue-eyed soul vocals
Birthdate: March 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

 21 Kym Marsh

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

 22 Sarah Harding

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

 23 Gary Numan

Gary Numan
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Famous As: Singer, composer, and musician who produced commercial electronic music, including the hits "Cars" and "Are 'Friends' Electric"
Birthdate: March 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

 24 Marc Almond

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

 25 Tony Kanal

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

 26 Vince Clarke

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

 27 Paul Nicholas

Paul Nicholas
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Famous As: Actor starring in the 1983 BBC sitcom Just Good Friends, for which he is best known
Birthdate: December 3, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peterborough, England, United Kingdom

 28 Denny Laine

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

 29 Mollie King

Mollie King
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Famous As: Singer from the girl group The Saturdays
Birthdate: June 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, England, United Kingdom

 30 Limahl

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

 31 Chris Lowe

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

 32 Gareth Gates

Gareth Gates
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter who was the runner-up in the first series of the ITV talent show Pop Idol in 2002
Birthdate: July 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Bowling, England, United Kingdom

 33 Will Young

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

 34 Rachel Stevens

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

 35 David Essex

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

 36 Nina Nesbitt

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

 37 Daniel Bedingfield

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

 38 Lee Ryan

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

 39 Mark Morrison

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

 40 Grace Chatto

Grace Chatto
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Famous As: Cellist
Birthdate: December 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

 41 Dougie Poynter

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

 42 Faye Tozer

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

 43 Philip Oakey

Philip Oakey
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Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: October 2, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leicestershire

 44 Sandie Shaw

Sandie Shaw
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 26, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dagenham

 45 Heidi Range

Heidi Range
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

 46 Mutya Buena

Mutya Buena
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Famous As: Singer who rose to fame as a member of girl group the Sugababes
Birthdate: May 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kingsbury, London, England

 47 Cathy Dennis

Cathy Dennis
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Norwich

 48 Helen Shapiro

Helen Shapiro
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: September 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bethnal Green

 49 Foxes

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

 50 Tanita Tikaram

Tanita Tikaram
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: M√ľnster