Famous British Soul Singers

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite British Soul Singers
 1 
Adele
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists Known for Her Multi-Platinum Certified Albums '19' and '21')
Adele
10
Birthdate: May 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Adele is one of the most successful female music artists from England. She is one of the best-selling music artists in the world, having sold over 120 million records. The recipient of numerous awards, Adele also holds several Guinness World Records. In 2012 and 2016, she was named in Time magazine's list of most influential people in the world.

 2 
Amy Jade Winehouse
(Known for Her Deep, Expressive Contralto Vocals and Her Eclectic Mix of Musical Genres)
Amy Jade Winehouse
4
Birthdate: September 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Enfield, London, England
Died: July 23, 2011
Soul and jazz singer Amy Winehouse is best remembered for her tracks Stronger Than Me and Rehab. She was the first British female to win five Grammys. Following her death due to alcohol poisoning at age 27, her album Back to Black became U.K.’s best-selling album of the 21st century.
 3 
Seal
(Singer-songwriter)
Seal
4
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.

 4 
Sade
(Frontwoman of the Soul Band Sade)
Sade
4
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.

 5 
Robin Gibb
(Member of the ‘Bee Gees’ Pop Group)
Robin Gibb
4
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.
 6 
Dusty Springfield
(Singer, Artist, Cleric)
Dusty Springfield
6
Birthdate: April 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London,England
Died: March 2, 1999
 7 
Rag’n’Bone Man
(Known for His Deep Baritone Voice and His Debut Studio Album 'Human')
Rag’n’Bone Man
4
Birthdate: January 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Uckfield, East Sussex. England

Rag'n'Bone Man is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. Renowned for his baritone voice, Rag'n'Bone Man was named British Breakthrough Act at the 2017 Brit Awards where he also won the prestigious Critics' Choice Award. Over the years, he has also received several other awards like Echo Awards, NRJ Music Award, and an Ivor Novello Award.

 8 
Cynthia Erivo
(Actress)
Cynthia Erivo
4
Birthdate: January 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockwell, London, England, United Kingdom
 9 
Billy Ocean
(Recording Artist)
Billy Ocean
3
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.

 10 
Sheridan Smith
6
Birthdate: June 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Epworth, North Lincolnshire, England, UK
 11 
Paloma Faith
(Pop and Soul Singer Best Known for Her Retro and Eccentric Fashion and Music)
Paloma Faith
6
Birthdate: July 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England

Paloma Faith is a British singer, actress, and songwriter. She is best known for her album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?, which received double-platinum certification in the UK apart from earning Faith her maiden BRIT Award nomination. Renowned for her eccentric style, Paloma Faith has also received prestigious awards like the ASCAP Award.

 12 
Joss Stone
(Singer-songwriter who Rose to Fame with Her Debut Album 'The Soul Sessions')
Joss Stone
5
Birthdate: April 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dover, Kent, England

Joss Stone is an English singer, actress, and songwriter. One of the most successful British female singers of her generation, Stone has sold more than 15 million records worldwide. She has also received several prestigious awards, such as Grammy Award and Brit Awards. In 2006, Joss Stone became the youngest woman to be featured in the Sunday Times Rich List.

 13 
Corinne Bailey Rae
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her 2006 Single ‘Put Your Records On')
Corinne Bailey Rae
3
Birthdate: February 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leeds, England
 14 
Ella Henderson
(Singer-songwriter)
Ella Henderson
5
Birthdate: January 12, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lincolnshire, England
 15 
John Newman
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for the Track 'Love Me Again')
John Newman
3
Birthdate: June 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Settle, North Yorkshire, England
 16 
Fleur East
(Singer-songwriter)
Fleur East
3
Birthdate: October 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Walthamstow, London

Fleur East is an English rapper, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for her participation in the popular reality television music competition The X Factor where she finished second in 2014. She then went on to release her debut studio album Love, Sax and Flashbacks which peaked at number 12 on the Scottish Albums Chart.

 17 
Alex Clare
(Singer)
Alex Clare
3
Birthdate: September 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Southwark, London, England
 18 
Beverley Knight
(Contemporary R&B singers)
Beverley Knight
2
Birthdate: March 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wolverhampton, England
 19 
Sampha
(Singer-songwriter)
Sampha
4
Birthdate: November 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Morden, London, England, United Kingdom
 20 
Celeste
(Singer)
Celeste
2
Birthdate: May 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Celeste is an American-British singer-songwriter who became the fifth artist to win the Rising Star Award and top the BBC's Sound of poll in the same year in 2019. Considered one of the finest singers of her generation, Celeste is also admired for her fashion sense. In 2020, she was featured in one of the Top 10 lists by Elle.

 21 
Labi Siffre
(Singer-songwriter, Musician & Poet - His music Has Been Sampled Extensively by Several Hip-Hop Artists)
Labi Siffre
2
Birthdate: June 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
 22 
Jim Diamond
(Singer-songwriter)
Jim Diamond
1
Birthdate: September 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland
Died: October 8, 2015