Lots of talented singers exist today. At the same time, at that. Pretty unbelievable, huh? Loads of singers means you can find anything you can want to hear. Just search for male singers and female singers across thousands of genres.
So, can you name five absolutely talented female singers? What about those from London? Can you name five that were born in the 1980s? Surprisingly, there are a lot of gifted, London-born female singers. And the best part? Many of these talented ladies are quite popular around the world. Let's take a quick look at five.
Pop, R&B, electronica, soul
She spent a few years performing backing vocals for performer Jack Peñate. Now, London born Jessie Ware enjoys success across the world solo. She started her career as a singer-songwriter by 2012. That year, she debuted Devotion, which peaked at number five on the UK Albums Chart. The successful album also produced the popular single 'Wildest Moments.' 2014 bought more success with the release of her second album, Tough Love. She also collaborated with many popular artists, including Nicki Minaj. She's currently recording her third album, rumored for release this year.
Pop, soul, dance-pop, R&B
London born Jess Glynne provided feature vocals on 'Rather Be' (Clean Bandit) and 'My Love' (Route 94)—and subsequently rose to success. Both enjoyed stints at the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart during 2014. Eventually, Glynne's featured vocals on 'Rather Be' made the song 2014's most streamed song. Not only that, her vocals earned the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording that year. Her eventual debut album, 2015's I Cry When I Laugh, debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. Glynne recently participated on The X Factor 12 as a guest judge. She also presented Vice Magazine's The Brit Invasion, a British dance music documentary.
Pop and R&B
Jessie J began her career with a songwriting stint, writing for artists like Miley Cyrus. Eventually, she found success as a solo singer-songwriter. The debut of her single, 'Do It Like a Dude,' launched her into the public eye. Her debut album, 2011's Who You Are, then debuted at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart. Jessie J's unconventional vocals and performance style helped fuel her success following her debut. In fact, by January 2015, she sold well over 20 million singles and 3 million albums across the world.
Soul, pop and R&B
After her acclaimed debut album, 19, released in 2008, Adele was set on a path to incredible success. Her second studio album, 2011's 21, broke records and netted several Grammys. For a time, you couldn't go a day without hearing her hauntingly evocative vocals during those years. In November 2015, she released her third studio album, 25, to massive success in its first week of release.
Soul, R&B and jazz
The late Amy Winehouse was best known for her marvelous vocals and soulful style. Her debut album, 2003's Frank, was critically acclaimed at release. However, 2006's Back in Black would catapult her to worldwide success. Back to Black netted her five Grammy Awards in 2008. She became the first British female artists to win five Grammys, including three 'Big Four' awards. To this day, her music is celebrated for its astounding ability to evoke emotion as soon as you listen.