Famous British Rhythm & Blues Singers

Find out more about the greatest British Rhythm & Blues Singers, including Adele, Mick Jagger, Victoria Beckham, Susan Boyle and Joss Stone.

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

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 1 Dua Lipa

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

At fourteen, singer Dua Lipa began her career by posting covers of famous songs on YouTube. She soon signed a contract with Warner Music Group and shot into fame with the release of her eponymous chart topping debut album. Since then, she has released her critically acclaimed second album, bagged two Grammys and created history at 2018 BRIT Awards.

 2 Adele

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tottenham, London, England

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.

 3 Zayn Malik

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bradford, England, UK
Popular singer Zayn Malik shot to fame with the television reality show The X Factor and later became a part of a hugely successful band One Direction. Afterwards, Zayn Malik set out to establish his solo career and released his debut album, Mind of Mine, which made him a star. The singer has also made an entry into fashion world.

 4 Liam Payne

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wolverhampton

Liam Payne is a popular English singer-songwriter who is part of the world-renowned boy band One Direction. Also a well-known philanthropist, Liam Payne has supported Comic Relief and Unicef. In 2020, he helped raise over $10 million for charitable organizations fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to his charity work, he serves as an inspiration to many youngsters across the world.

 5 Mick Jagger

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: July 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dartford, England

Mick Jagger is widely regarded as one of the most influential frontmen in rock & roll history. Known for his energetic performances on-stage and multiple relationships off-stage, Mick is frequently portrayed as a countercultural figure. He is an inductee to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and UK Music Hall of Fame.

 6 Jessie J

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: March 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Redbridge, London, England
Jessie J, the first U.K. female artist to score six Top-10 singles from the same album, is best known for her Billboard Hot 100-charting single Domino. She has been a coach on The Voice in the U.K. and Australia, and has also appeared in the Chinese singing contest Singer.

 7 Rag’n’Bone Man

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Uckfield, East Sussex

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.

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 8 Alesha Dixon

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Famous As: Singer, Model, Dancer
Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London

Alesha Dixon is an English singer-songwriter, rapper, and TV personality. She initially wanted to become a teacher, but destiny had other plans for her, and she ended up entering the music world. She rose to fame as a singer in the 2000s as a member of the girl group Mis-Teeq. She later pursued a successful solo career as well. 

 9 Ella Mai

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London

English singer, Ella Mai, was one of the contestants on the TV show, The X Factor, in which she auditioned as part of a trio. Even though she didn’t last long on the show, she went ahead to create her own music and became a sensation following the release of her eponymous album that topped the US R&B chart. 

 10 Leona Lewis

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: April 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Islington, London
British singer Leona Lewis soared to fame with her win on The X Factor. Her debut album, Spirit, with the chartbusting track Bleeding Love, was certified 10xplatinum in the U.K. She also appeared as Grizabella in the Broadway revival of Cats. She is also an avid animal rights activist. 

 11 George Michael

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Finchley, London, England
Died: December 25, 2016

George Michael is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham and later went solo. His first solo single Careless Whisper reached number one in over 20 countries. He came out as gay in 1998. He was often in news for his personal life and legal troubles.

 12 Joss Stone

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Famous As: Soul Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dover, Kent, England, UK

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 Olly Murs

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Famous As: Choreographer, Composer, Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Witham, Essex, England

Known for his songs like Thinking of Me, Heart Skips a Beat and Dance with Me Tonight, Olly Murs established himself as a successful singer and songwriter. The Englishman, whose music genres range from pop to neo soul came to prominence with his performance in The X Factor. The Manchester United fan is also a television presenter and voice actor.

 14 Sam Smith

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Sam Smith first gained fame after being featured on the Disclosure track Latch in 2012. Smith is genderqueer and prefers using the pronoun “they/them.” Smith’s debut album won four Grammys. Smith also won a Golden Globe and an Academy award for the Spectre theme song, Writing's on the Wall.

 15 Harvey Cantwell

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 28, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hartley, Kent
Harvey Cantwell, better known as Hrvy, gained fame with his EP Holiday. He was a presenter on Friday Download and also appeared in the web series Chicken Girls. A huge star on social-media platforms such as Instagram, he has also been part of the reality show Strictly Come Dancing.

 16 Victoria Beckham

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Famous As: Singer, Businesswoman, Model, Fashion Designer
Birthdate: April 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Harlow, Essex, England

An internationally recognized fashion designer and style icon, Victoria Beckham is widely regarded as one of the most powerful women in the UK. She was appointed an OBE for services to the fashion industry in the 2017 New Year Honours. Also a popular singer, she was part of the best-selling female group of all time, Spice Girls.

 17 Louise Redknapp

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: November 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom

 18 Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean.
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Famous As: Recording Artist
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.

 19 Lulu

Lulu
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: November 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland

 20 Rochelle Humes

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Romford, Essex, England, UK

 21 Jesy Nelson

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Romford, United Kingdom
Jesy Nelson gained fame as part of the British all-girl pop group Little Mix, which was the first group to win The X Factor. The tattoo-covered singer also won numerous awards, including a National Television Award for Factual Entertainment, for hosting the body image-related documentary Odd One Out

 22 Fleur East

Fleur East.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Walthamstow, London

 23 Mick Hucknall

Mick Hucknall
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Denton

 24 Shayne Ward

Shayne Ward
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manchester

 25 Alex Clare

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Southwark, London, England

 26 Lisa Stansfield

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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: April 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Heywood, Greater Manchester

 27 Paul Carrack

Paul Carrack
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 22, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sheffield, England, UK

 28 Ella Henderson

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 12, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tetney, United Kingdom

 29 Frankie Bridge

Frankie Bridge
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Essex, England

 30 Jade Jones

Jade Jones
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: February 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London

 31 Denny Laine

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

 32 Steve Marriott

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manor Park, London, England
Died: April 20, 1991

Steve Marriott was an English musician who served as the frontman guitarist of popular rock bands like Small Faces and Humble Pie. In Britain, he became a mod-style icon during his career and was one of the most photographed celebrities at that time. Steve Marriott died at the age of 44 and was posthumously honored with an Ivor Novello Award.

 33 Natasha Hamilton

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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Stage actor, Actor
Birthdate: July 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Liverpool

 34 Beverley Knight

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Famous As: Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues
Birthdate: March 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wolverhampton

 35 Tim Westwood

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

 36 Melanie Blatt

Melanie Blatt
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: March 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London Borough of Camden

 37 Ronnie Lane

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Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist
Birthdate: April 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Plaistow
Died: July 4, 1997

 38 Heather Small

Heather Small
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London

 39 Labi Siffre

Labi Siffre
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Famous As: Songwriter, Singer
Birthdate: June 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London

 40 Celeste

Celeste
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 41 Tina Barrett

Tina Barrett
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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Model
Birthdate: September 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London

 42 Shaznay Lewis

Shaznay Lewis
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Association football player, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London Borough of Islington

 43 Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Walthamstow, London, England, UK

 44 Lemar

Lemar
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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London

 45 Mica Paris

Mica Paris
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Jazz musician
Birthdate: April 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London

 46 Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Preston

 47 Georgie Fame

Georgie Fame
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Famous As: Jazz musician, Pianist
Birthdate: June 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leigh

 48 Monie Love

Monie Love
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Famous As: Musician, Radio personality
Birthdate: July 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Battersea

 49 Chanelle Hayes

Chanelle Hayes
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Famous As: Singer, Model
Birthdate: November 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Styal

 50 Dane Bowers

Dane Bowers
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: November 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London Borough of Sutton