Best British Singers

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The best singers from the UK.
Any genre or gender.

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1Bruce DickinsonPaul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

Stupid to put him here, because no matter how good any metal singer may be, the Beatles are the best ever from England.

Bruce has the most powerful voice in metal history.
No-one can compare to him! - gemcloben

2Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Tanzania he later became a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been ...read more.

Greatest classic rock voice of all time. - gemcloben

Pretty over-rated if you ask me, Macca, Jagger, and even Burdon were much better.

3Rob HalfordRobert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.

Listen to his legendry screaming in 'painkiller' and you will get why he's 3rd. - gemcloben

4Liam GallagherWilliam John Paul "Liam" Gallagher is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis, and later as the singer of Beady Eye.

A very underrated singer, but still amazing. - gemcloben

5Ozzy OsbourneJohn Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He 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 vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.

He basically made metal what it is today. - gemcloben

6Mick JaggerSir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.
7Roger DaltreyRoger Harry Daltrey, is an English singer and actor. In a music career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the Top 10 charts in the United Kingdom during ...read more.
8David BowieDavid Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.
9John LennonJohn Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40 .

John Lennon and Paul McCartney should be 1-2 in this poll.
Not Freddie, not Mick, not anybody else, period.

10Robbie WilliamsRobert Peter "Robbie" Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

The Contenders

11Sarah Brightman

Biggest-selling soprano of all time.

12Ben Haenow

Even though he was on the x factor, he still has an amazing voice. - gemcloben

13Tom JonesSir Thomas Jones Woodward is a Welsh singer known by his stage name Tom Jones. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the mid-1960s.
14AdeleAdele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.V1 Comment
15Susan Boyle

Specifically, second biggest-selling FEMALE artist of the 21st Century.

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16Eric Burdon
17Ellie GouldingV1 Comment
18Paul McCartneySir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .

John Lennon and Paul McCartney should be 1-2 on this list.
Not Freddie, not Mick, not anybody else, period.

19Rod StewartRoderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.
20George HarrisonGeorge Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
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