Throughout history, there have been many British women musicians who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great British female musicians such as Ellie Goulding, Mel B, Rita Ora, Charli XCX, Anoushka Shankar.
Rita OraRita Ora
26 November 1990, British, Yugoslav, Kosovar
Singer
Charli XCXCharli XCX
02 August 1992, British
Singer

Mel BMel B
29 May 1975, British
Singer

Ellie GouldingEllie Goulding
30 December 1986, British
Singer-Songwriter

Marianne FaithfullMarianne Faithfull
29 December 1946, British
Singer

Natalia TenaNatalia Tena
01 November 1984, British
Actress
Jorja SmithJorja Smith
11 June 1997, British
Singer

Aimee OsbourneAimee Osbourne
02 September 1983, British
Actress

Joss StoneJoss Stone
11 April 1987, British
Soul Singer-songwriter
Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
09 June 1981, Indian, British
Composer

Florence WelchFlorence Welch
28 August 1986, British
Musician
Jess GlynneJess Glynne
20 October 1989, British
Singer

Courtney HadwinCourtney Hadwin
06 July 2004, British
Singer

Keren WoodwardKeren Woodward
02 April 1961, British
Singer

Pixie LottPixie Lott
12 January 1991, British
Singer-songwriter

Carrie Hope FletcherCarrie Hope Fletcher
22 October 1992, British
Singer-songwriter
Fleur East Fleur East
29 October 1987, British
Singer-songwriter

Emeli SandéEmeli Sandé
10 March 1987, British
Singer-songwriter

Justine FrischmannJustine Frischmann
16 September 1969, British
Musician

Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
20 August 1968, British
Singer-songwriter
Louisa JohnsonLouisa Johnson
31 December 1998, British
Singer

Vanessa-MaeVanessa-Mae
27 October 1978, British
Violinist
Leigh-Anne PinnockLeigh-Anne Pinnock
04 October 1991, British
Singer

Tulisa ContostavlosTulisa Contostavlos
13 July 1988, British
Singer-songwriter

Anne-MarieAnne-Marie
07 April 1991, British
Singer, songwriter
Samantha HarveySamantha Harvey
30 May 1993, British
Singer

Lyn-ZLyn-Z
22 May 1976, British
Musical Artist
Amy Jade WinehouseAmy Jade Winehouse
14 September 1983, British
Singer-songwriter

Vera LynnVera Lynn
20 March 1917, British
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter

Genesis P-OrridgeGenesis P-Orridge
22 February 1950, British
Singer-songwriter
Sophie Ellis-BextorSophie Ellis-Bextor
10 April 1979, British
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Model

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Cynthia ErivoCynthia Erivo
08 January 1987, British
Actress
Dusty SpringfieldDusty Springfield
16 April 1939, British
Singer, Artist, Cleric

Lily AllenLily Allen
02 May 1985, British
Singer, Singer-songwriter

Amelia WarnerAmelia Warner
04 June 1982, British
Actress

Melanie CMelanie C
12 January 1974, British
Singer-songwriter
Emma BuntonEmma Bunton
21 January 1976, British
Actor, Television presenter, Singer-songwriter,
Charlotte RitchieCharlotte Ritchie
29 August 1989, British
Actress

Christine McVieChristine McVie
12 July 1943, British
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter, Pianist

Kim WildeKim Wilde
18 November 1960, British
Singer, Landscape architect, Songwriter,

Petula ClarkPetula Clark
15 November 1932, British
Singer
Patsy KensitPatsy Kensit
04 March 1968, British
Actor, Singer

Kiki DeeKiki Dee
06 March 1947, British
Singer, Musician, Songwriter

PJ HarveyPJ Harvey
09 October 1969, British
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Artist, Singer,

Laura MarlingLaura Marling
01 February 1990, British
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer

KT TunstallKT Tunstall
23 June 1975, British
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Pianist
Victoria WoodVictoria Wood
19 May 1953, British
Comedian

Siouxsie SiouxSiouxsie Sioux
27 May 1957, British
Singer, Musician, Exotica, Songwriter
Paloma FaithPaloma Faith
21 July 1981, British
Singer-songwriter

Rochelle HumesRochelle Humes
21 March 1989, British
Singer

Jessie WareJessie Ware
15 October 1984, British
Singer-songwriter
Mary HopkinMary Hopkin
03 May 1950, British
Singer, Songwriter

Lola KirkeLola Kirke
27 September 1990, British, American
Film actress
Louise RedknappLouise Redknapp
04 November 1974, British
Television presenter, Singer, Musician

Eliot SumnerEliot Sumner
30 July 1990, British
Musician

Imogen HeapImogen Heap
09 December 1977, British
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Record producer

Alison MoyetAlison Moyet
18 June 1961, British
Singer, Singer-songwriter

Kirsty MacCollKirsty MacColl
10 October 1959, British
Singer-songwriter, Singer
Kate RobbinsKate Robbins
21 August 1958, British
Actress

Alison BalsomAlison Balsom
07 October 1978, British
Musician

Lisa StansfieldLisa Stansfield
11 April 1966, British
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician

Sandy DennySandy Denny
06 January 1947, British
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter
Shirley MansonShirley Manson
26 August 1966, British, American
Actor, Singer, Guitarist, Musician, Model,

Frankie BridgeFrankie Bridge
14 January 1989, British
Singer
India de BeaufortIndia de Beaufort
27 June 1987, British
Film actress

Beth OrtonBeth Orton
14 December 1970, British
Singer-songwriter

Sophie MonkSophie Monk
14 December 1979, Australian, British
Actor, Singer, Musician, Model
Jacqueline du PréJacqueline du Pré
26 January 1945, British
Cellist

Natasha BedingfieldNatasha Bedingfield
26 November 1981, British
Singer-songwriter, Singer
Kate NashKate Nash
06 July 1987, British
Singer-songwriter

Sandie ShawSandie Shaw
26 February 1947, British
Singer

Marianne Jean-BaptisteMarianne Jean-Baptiste
26 April 1967, British
Actress
Tanita TikaramTanita Tikaram
12 August 1969, Malaysian, British
Singer, Composer, Songwriter

Samantha RonsonSamantha Ronson
07 August 1977, British, American
DJ
Amy MacdonaldAmy Macdonald
25 August 1987, British
Singer-songwriter

Rachel StevensRachel Stevens
09 April 1978, British
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Model

Mollie KingMollie King
04 June 1987, British
Singer, Guitarist, Model

Sarah HardingSarah Harding
17 November 1981, British
Actor, Singer
Kym MarshKym Marsh
13 June 1976, British
Actor, Singer
DidoDido
25 December 1971, British
Singer-songwriter

Michaela CoelMichaela Coel
01 October 1987, Ghanaian, British
Actress

Joan ArmatradingJoan Armatrading
09 December 1950, British
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record

Myleene KlassMyleene Klass
06 April 1978, British
Singer, Model, Pianist
Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
23 August 1989, British
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Songwriter,

Corinne Bailey RaeCorinne Bailey Rae
26 February 1979, British
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, Jazz

Alexandra BurkeAlexandra Burke
25 August 1988, British
Singer

Cathy DennisCathy Dennis
25 March 1969, British
Singer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter

Natasha HamiltonNatasha Hamilton
17 July 1982, British
Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Stage actor, Actor
Helen ShapiroHelen Shapiro
28 September 1946, British
Singer, Actor

Jennifer WorthJennifer Worth
25 September 1935, British
Nurse
Cleo LaineCleo Laine
28 October 1927, British
Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor

Nicola RobertsNicola Roberts
05 October 1985, British
Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Model
Kimberley WalshKimberley Walsh
20 November 1981, British
Singer, Musician, Actor, Model
Sophie LoweSophie Lowe
05 June 1990, Australian, British
Actress