English singers are among the most loved and celebrated in the world: as soloists or in a band, many of them have contributed to writing the history of world music from the 1960s onwards.
Who are the most famous English singers and singers? Some have written the history of music and rock , others have been successful only in recent years.
Sir James Paul McCartney is an English songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer.
With John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, he earned worldwide fame with the rock band The Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music.
Sir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger is an English singer, songwriter and actor best known as lead singer and co-founder of the Rolling Stones .
David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London, the son of a former soldier and a waitress. He is famous for his experimental and creative musical discography, which has received praise and recognition from many critics and enthusiasts.
The man the world knew as David Bowie was an actor, a painter, a philosopher and many other things, but first and foremost he was a rock star who covered everything from psychedelic folk to industrial.
His influence on fashion, music and pop culture in general has fueled and continues to fuel his legend, along with his unforgettable music.
Freddie Mercury , born Farrokh Bulsara, was a British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer from Zanzibar, known as the lead singer and songwriter of the English rock band Queen .
He also became known for his flamboyant stage personality and four octave vocal range. Before becoming a solo singer he was in 3 other bands (Ibex, Sour Milk Sea and The Hectics).
He died on November 24, 1991 of bronchopneumonia aggravated by HIV / AIDS.
English singer-songwriter and record producer Amy Winehouse rose to fame in 2007 with the release of her second album: Back to Black . Winner of five Grammy Awards , her career was tragically short.
In 2011, in fact, he dies before being able to release his third album, which comes out posthumously in November.
Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967, together they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally as George Michael , was an English singer, songwriter, record producer and philanthropist who became famous as a member of the musical duo Wham!
William John Paul “Liam” Gallagher is an English musician, singer and songwriter.
He became famous as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis and later as the lead singer of Noel Gallagher’s Beady Eye and High Flying Birds.
After her debut in 2008, in 2011 Adele Laurie Blue Adkins – at the age of 23 – released her second album, 21 , which contains the tracks Someone Like You, Rolling in the Deep, Set fire to the Rain and Turning Tables . .
With her third album, released in November 2015 , she becomes the first singer-songwriter to sell more than 3 million copies in one week in the United States alone.
Together with her friend Isabella Summers , Florence Welch founded the Florence and The Machine group in the early 2000s .
The duo quickly achieved great success and 2009’s Lungs record was among the best-selling in the UK .
Furthermore, since 2012, Welch has also pursued a solo career and collaborated in the creation of the soundtracks of the film Wonder Woman and the video game Final Fantasy XV.
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Sting, pseudonym of Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor, who made his debut as a member of The Police and then pursued a successful solo career.
His musical influences include rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and worldbeat.
John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne is also known as “The Prince of Darkness” ‘. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter and television personality.
He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead singer of the Black Sabbath band. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 and has since had a successful solo career, releasing 11 studio albums.
Steven Patrick Morrissey , known as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author. He made himself known as the frontman of the rock group The Smiths , which was active from 1982 to 1987; he then chose a successful solo career.
Morrissey’s genre features a baritone voice and distinctive lyrical content with recurring themes of emotional isolation, sexual desire, self-deprecation and black humor, and anti-establishment positions.
Among the English singers to remember we also find Dua Lipa, a London singer and composer of Kosovar-Albanian origin. At the age of 14 she was recording covers of famous songs and she didn’t know that soon – at just 20 years old, in 2015 – she would release her first album Di lei.
After two Grammy Awards , his second album, released in 2020, quickly reached the top positions of the British charts.
British singer and actress, Leona Lewis became famous thanks to the victory of the third edition of the talent show The X Factor , of which she is the most successful international winner to date .
Her albums have sold 30 million copies and the singer has received numerous awards in her career.
Edward Christopher “Ed” Sheeran , is an English songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.
He has achieved great success and popularity in North America, Oceania and Europe, especially in the UK , his native country, where he has broken several sales records.