Wondering who populates the list of the 10 best British women singers? If you're looking for female singers who have spunk, class, and add some creative flavor to the global music scene, look no further than the U.K. From alternative rock to blues, these ladies know how to rock a microphone.
Natasha Bedingfield. Bedingfield started her career singing gospel, but she quickly moved on create her own pop-rock hits. Currently based in London, Bedingfield, Bedingfield won a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance with Unwritten, which was featured on her first album in 2004.
Victoria Hogg. Victoria Hogg is a sexy “girl next door” from Derbyshire, England. She has been signed by Chrysalis Music and London Records. She formed the band Victorialand with Chrysalis Music and produced the hit song “Voodoo Moon” with James Dearlove, which was featured on the Love and Other Disasters soundtrack in 2006.
Frankie Sanford. Sanford started in the pop group S-Club Juniors about a decade ago, but she recently graduated to the all-female band The Saturdays. The award-winning group received the Best New Act in the Virgin Media Online Music Awards Poll in 2008. With her smoky eyes and sexy cropped hair, Frankie deserves a spot on the top 10 best British female singers for her looks and her talent.
- Tula Contostavlos. Tula Contostavlos, or Tulisa, is part of the London hip-hop group N’Nubz. They soared quickly to fame in the UK charts and even won a Music of Black Origin (MOBO) award. Tulisa’s funky flair makes her a breath of fresh air in the hip-hop music scene.
- Pixie Lott. Lott, an 18-year-old singer from Essex, impressed everyone with her debut single “Mama Do” rose to the top of the iTunes singles chart soon after it was released.
- Amy Winehouse. This British singer has some powerful lungs, but she isn’t confined by genre; her music includes soul, jazz, alternative rock, and R&B. Winehouse was nominated for the Mercury Prize, Best British Album, and she was the first British singer to win five Grammy Awards.
Dido O’Malley Armstrong. Dido made headlines with her debut album No Angel in 1999, which won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act and two BRIT Awards for Best British Female and Best Album. Her most popular single is “White Flag,” and she is one of the best-selling artists of the 21st century.
- Billie Piper. This British singer and actress topped the charts twice in 1998, but Piper came back big time in 2010 with her new release “Day & Night,” which earned her a third chart-topper.
Ali Moyet. Moyet was born in Essex, and she is a prolific songwriter and blues singer. Her album The Turn was released in 2007, hit #21 on the UK Albums Chart. Sony Music is currently working with Moyet to digitally re-master her four solo albums.
- Kate Bush. This English singer is multitalented as she is a songwriter, musician, and most recently, a record producer. At the age of 16, Bush was signed by EMI. Her debut single “Wuthering Heights” hovered in the UK Singles Chart for a month, and she became the first female to have a UK #1 self-written song.