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Adele, Ed Sheeran, and more recently 'Fifty Shades of Grey' actor Jamie Dornan are just a few of the British celebrities who have upped sticks and headed over the pond to boost their careers Stateside and it seems as though we are taking over! Check out these star-studded British exports.
After winning over the British public in 'Gavin and Stacey' and landing a regular stint as the host of the BRIT Awards, has landed the most coveted job in American television. James will make his debut as the presenter of 'The Late Late Show' tonight and despite criticism as to whether he is the right man for the job, Corden remains optimistic about the show's future. He said: "Whatever it is at the start, it's not going to be six months later."
The flame-haired singer charmed the UK with his acoustic soul sound and now he is topping the charts in the US too. The Americans have met our Ed with open arms. Earlier this year, his sophomore album 'X' went to number one on the US iTunes chart. Go on son!
'Burn' singer Ellie Goulding's electro-pop inspired beats are making waves across the pond. After nabbing the top spot with her sophomore album 'Halcyon' in the UK, Ellie set her sights on dominating the US charts, and at number 9 that isn't a bad effort! Picture: Getty
Power-house vocalist Adele gives us all goosebumps with her voice on her debut album '18', but it wasn't until three years later that her follow-up album '21' saw her career really rocket after hits such as 'Rolling In the Deep' and 'Somone Like You' helped her to scoop up five Grammy awards for her efforts!
Funnyman Russell Brand proved that his crude jokes weren't too rude for the American audience when he first landed a gig as the host of the MTV Video Music Awards in 2008. It seems as though they loved him so much he was invited back to host the next year, while his films such as 'Forgetting Sarah Marsall' and 'Get Him To The Greek' proved hits at the box office.
World Domination, are the only two words fit to describe the boyband, marketing machine that is One Direction. In fact Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson are SO successful it's almost hard to believe they started out on the 'X Factor' in 2010. Fast forward four years and the boys are not only the first British act to have landed two number one albums in the US, but they have their own wallpaper too!
Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris, has become one of the highest earning DJ's in the world after curating a string of beats for the ikea of Rihanna, Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding. Now it's thought he has a net worth of $46 million which landed him a place on Forbe magazine's Top Earning Celebrities Under 30. Wowzer!
Unlike most British actors, Idris Elba actually received his big break in America first when he landed a role as Stringer Bell in the hit US series 'The Wire'. His success abroad had a domino effect back home in the UK, and now we love nothing more than to curl up on the sofa and watch him in 'Luther'.
Nothing would have prepared Robert Pattinson for the phenomenon that would be the 'Twilight: Saga'. After starring as Harry Potter's Quidditch rival Cedrick Diggory, the hunky actor went from strength to strength and had 'twi-hard' fans completely wrapped up in his portrayal of vampire Edward Cullen.
In just one year, Sam Smith has been able to achieve more than most artist achieve throughout their entire career. The London-born singer became an international success when his single 'Stay' peaked at number two in the U.S Billboard charts.
This sexy actor has already sent not only the American girls but the world crazy with his steamy portrayal of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E.L James saucy novel. We can't wait for when he film drops next year!
Putting herself on the map after appearing on the 'X Factor' , Leona went onto make Simon Cowell some big bucks at home and abroad when her debut single 'Bleeding Love' became a chart success and stormed all the way to the top spot in the States! Mariah Carey watch out!