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6 British Singers and Groups You Need to Be Listening To


You know something that makes me really sad? How underrated British musicians are in the USA. Seriously, it takes months – sometimes even years – before British music even gets to America, and when it does, it’s usually the music that really isn’t the best we’ve got to offer. I mean, I know I’ll get hate for saying this, but One Direction were really not that big of a deal in England, then they just came over to America and suddenly everyone was obsessed. We’ve got much better musicians that have been trying to make it big for years. And please don’t focus on our X Factor runners up.

Look at Ellie Goulding. She released her AMAZING album, lights, back in 2010, and was super popular in the UK, while she’s only really been noticed in America this year! I’m here to try and speed up this process. Don’t wait another three years to discover new music from great British acts. Check out the ones below to get you started, these are just a few British singers and groups that everyone needs to listen to RIGHT NOW.

Who’s your favorite underrated British artist? Leave a comment below and let us know!


Born, raised, and living in London, Ellen balances a life filled with reading an excessive number of books, attempting to do Pilates, and writing for Cosmopolitan UK alongside CollegeCandy. Contact me: @twitter