Best of British Artists
Take a look at our pick of some of the most successful British singers and groups across the globe.
1. Could Anne Marie be the next big thing?
The singer is pipped to be the UK's biggest star after taking the crown for MTV Brand New 2016 presented by Emporio Armani Diamonds following a hard fought battle with ten hot new acts for the year ahead. Her big break was as Rudimental’s live show vocalist for two years, and now she's breaking out on her own. In previous years, the MTV Brand New shortlist revealed the biggest breakthrough acts of the year, such as Adele, Jessie J, James Bay, George Ezra, Sam Smith.
2. Jessie J
With six top ten singles and a triple platinum album in the UK not mention her stint as a judge on The Voice, Jessie J is on fire!
Her album, 21, has just overtaken Michael Jackson’s Thriller to enter the top five biggest-selling albums in UK history.
4. Robbie Williams
In a career spanning two decades, Robbie Williams has sold over 70 million record worldwide and has been honoured with a total of 17 Brit Awards - more than any other artist in its history.
5. Elton John
Real name, Reginald Kenneth Dwightold, Elton John has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. He's had more than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 albums in the US and 56 Top 40 singles.
6. Take That
Their first single only made it to number 82 in the UK chart, but since then the band have had 54 number one hits worldwide and were named the best ever selling artist on Amazon.
Chris Martin's band have achieved global domination since their breakthrough single, 'Yellow', in 2001 and picked up the award for Best British Group for the third time at the 2012 Brit Awards.
8. George Michael
Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on June 25, 1963, George Michael has sold over 100 million albums worldwide in a career spanning nearly 30 years.