10 Female British Singers You Should Know About

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The Internet has made it so much easier to discover new genres and artists beyond the confines of your town, region or country. With the all powerful world wide web as your travelling companion, it’s not hard to voyage to New Zealand to check out their raucous rock or pop over to Paris to see what Pete Doherty is up to, but it’s still easy to miss who’s bubbling abroad. The big trends, however, are harder to miss: the indie pop coming out of Sweden, the classic music influences showing up in Iceland, or the recent emergence of so many great female vocalists coming from the UK. We previously highlighted the outrageously talented Lianne La Havas and the sultry Delilah in our post on 15 European Artists You Should Know About (hit the link below to check that out), and while those two have continued to progress there is a whole crop of new female singers that you need to get familiar with.

From folk to pop to R&B and beyond, there are so many fantastic singers who deserve much more attention – so here are 10 Female British Singers You Should Know About.

By Constant Gardner

Related: 15 European Artists You Should Know About

  • http://www.thedailystreet.co.uk jb

    Great list here guys, really love Charli XCX. Would like to add a few of my own too; Martyna Baker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoSxflSY0pg), Lianne La Havas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYDhQdzo4Io), Tanya Lacey (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB2dxvuGMoA) & Vula (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z5eAW3rvRA).

    Keep up the great content!

  • PancakeMcKennz

    Bloody good stuff, ‘ere.

  • Mr. Magnificent

    No Lianne La Havas or Delilah? Not a valid list without either of them!

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  • http://www.pigeonsandplanes.com Constant Gardner

    Mr Magnificent, Age 19…
    C’mon guys.. you know me better than that. Well you don’t know me at all but err whatever anywaaay… Have a little check of the 15 European Artists and you will be pleasantly surprised. Didn’t want to repeat myself ya see.

  • http://patteran.typepad.com Dick Jones

    Py is breaking new ground, demonstrating in this combination of melancholy beats and melody and wistful vocals that trip hop UK-style lives!

  • joe

    @Dick Jones. I won’t define Py as trip hop, perhaps you not that familiar with the current UK Bass scene… She is breaking new ground by mixing so many different styles for sure but let’s not call it trip-hop as it really underestimates the producers involved… that track produced by Damu is influenced old school hip hop and Timbeland. Lungs is a Chicago deep-house influenced beat.

  • http://www.adriannesoundslike.com Adri-Anne Ralph

    Yessss! Love that Emeli Sande is on the list. Check out her acoustic cover of “Daddy” :

    Also, I agree with other commenters… Lianne La Havas would have been a pick of mine to be on here!

  • jo

    what about Roses Gabor????

  • higjjjhg8

    I dont know any of them

  • Jake

    Everybody should know about the great ELKIE BROOKS

  • RBI4400

    LIANNE LA HAVAS is the truth

  • ehowders

    What about Paloma Faith?! Here’s a bunch of great videos on her to convince you:) I think she could be the next Adele! http://vevo.ly/RMmmSl

  • DaTNiGGaFB

    this list is ass…..what happen to josh stone and lieanne lahavas?

  • DaTNiGGaFB

    fuck….even billy piper

  • Biju

    Sande is a really talented artist and everyone on the list has something to offer. I like stuff like this. it introduces me to new music.

  • Nick

    Uck. Almost each of these ladies accompany tracks which are WAY over produced. I expected vocalists like Duffy, Adele, and Amy, RIP. (I knew these were too famous, but similar sounds).

  • Carl Contino

    Kate Bush?

  • sydneyleyvarner

    i think so to

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    follow me on twitter

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  • Carol

    I wish there was more diversity in the list.

  • DAVE

    JASMINE LAMPORT….vocally terrific!!!

    Just google STRONG/WHY?/BREATHE(Sonic Foxx Version)

  • Dave

    You may like JASMINE LAMPORT…google

    STRONG/WHY?/BREATHE(Sonic Foxx Version)

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    Google STRONG/WHY?/BREATHE(Sonic Foxx Version)

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