Famous British Hip Hop Singers

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 1 Yungblud

Yungblud
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Famous As: Singer Songwriter
Birthdate: August 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Doncaster, Yorkshire, England

Yungblud is an English singer, actor, and songwriter. His single 11 Minutes peaked at number one on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart in 2019. Yungblud is also renowned for his activism; in 2018 he participated in March for Our Lives rally to protest against gun violence. He has also won many prestigious awards like MTV Europe Music Awards.

 2 Slick Rick

Slick Rick
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England

Slick Rick is an English-American record producer and rapper. He gained national recognition in the mid-1980s when he joined Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew. One of the most-sampled artists of all time, Rick’s songs have been interpolated by artists like Eminem. Rick was ranked 15th in the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time list by The Source.

 3 21 Savage

21 Savage
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Famous As: Hip-hop artist
Birthdate: October 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newham, London

An influential rapper, 21 Savage's Guns Down, Paintballs Up movement, which he reportedly started to reduce gun violence, gave rise to many incidents involving paintball guns. Also a philanthropist, Savage created the 21 Savage Bank Account Campaign to help kids learn how to make and save money. In 2018, he donated $10,000 to fund an anti-bullying campaign in school.

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 4 Tulisa Contostavlos

Tulisa Contostavlos
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Camden Town, London

Tulisa Contostavlos is an English singer, television personality, songwriter, and actress. She achieved popularity after appearing in the popular reality television music competition series The X Factor, where she served as one of the judges. Her life and career inspired the 2014 documentary, Tulisa: The Price of Fame, which premiered on BBC Three.

 5 Tinie Tempah

Tinie Tempah
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Plumstead, London

Tinie Tempah is a British television presenter and rapper. He is credited with creating a company named Disturbing London which operates mainly as a record label. Over the course of his career, Tinie Tempah has won many prestigious awards, such as Brit Awards, MOBO Awards, and Urban Music Awards.

 6 J Hus

J Hus
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Famous As: Rapper, Singer
Birthdate: May 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stratford, London

J Hus is a singer, rapper, and songwriter. He is credited with pioneering Afrobashment, a genre that became popular during the mid-2010s. He achieved international recognition in 2015 when he released the song Dem Boy Paigon. Apart from being a popular musician, J Hus is also a controversial figure; he was arrested in 2018 for carrying a knife in public.

 7 Fleur East

Fleur East
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

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 8 Samantha Ronson

Samantha Ronson
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: August 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England, UK

Samantha Ronson is an English singer, songwriter, and DJ. Best known for her work as a DJ, Ronson spins at high-profile gigs across the world. She has also played private events for popular personalities like Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, and Ellen DeGeneres among others. Samantha Ronson is also known for getting entangled in several controversies including lawsuits. 

 9 Cadet

Cadet
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clapham, England
Died: February 9, 2019

Cadet was a British record producer, songwriter, and rapper. He is best remembered for his single Advice which featured on the UK Singles Chart at number 14. Cadet's promising career was cut short abruptly when he died in a car accident at the age of 28. His demise shook the music industry in the US and the UK.

 10 Taio Cruz

Taio Cruz
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England

Taio Cruz is a British record producer, singer, and songwriter. He achieved international recognition after releasing his second studio album Rokstarr in 2009. Over the years, Cruz has won many awards, such as Brit Awards, ASCAP Awards, and Billboard Awards. Taio Cruz is also known for his philanthropic efforts; he works closely with nonprofit organizations like Little Kids Rock. 

 11 Tim Westwood

Tim Westwood
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: October 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, UK

Tim Westwood is a British DJ and television and radio presenter. He is best known for presenting the popular British reality TV show Pimp My Ride UK. Over the years, Tim Westwood has received several prestigious awards, including MOBO Awards and Radio Academy John Peel Award.

 12 Not3s

Not3s
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 17, 1998
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London Borough of Hackney, London

Not3s is a British-Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor. He achieved international recognition in 2017 when he released his hit song Addison Lee. Many of his singles have been featured on the UK Singles Chart as well as the UK Hip Hop and R&B Singles Chart.

 13 Mumzy Stranger

Mumzy Stranger
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Plaistow, London, England

Mumzy Stranger is an English record producer, singer, songwriter, and rapper. Stranger, who sings in various languages including Hindi, English, Arabic, Bengali, and Punjabi, is the first musician of Bangladeshi origin to have entered and achieved success in the mainstream music industry in the UK. He has won several awards, such as UK Asian Music Awards and Urban Music Awards.