Great Britain is an island nation in the north-west of Europe, whose creative personalities are known all over the world. But now we are interested in musicians who have left the British Isles.
If you look at the top twenty singles of America’s most important music chart “Billboard”, then a rather impressive part of the musicians in it are natives of the United Kingdom. And to show who of the modern musicians of this great nation has become famous overseas, we have compiled a list of 10 British singers who successfully send their music for export to the United States.
Thanks to the phenomenal success of the “AM” album, there is no longer a country in which Arctic Monkeys are not popular. The record hit the Top 10 of the US charts in the US, about 200,000 copies were sold in the States, and until the end of the year the “monkeys” give concerts and are headlining festivals in America.
Alt-J claim that they are successful only thanks to rumors transmitted to each other by people, but apparently, they have a lot of people on their side, because their second studio album, “This Is All Yours”, has risen to the fourth line of the US music charts, and next year they give a concert at the grandiose Madison Square Garden.
Ed Shiran’s first album was very successful, but the second British shortlist created a real revolution abroad: “X” reached the first line of the chart and became the best-selling pop album of 2014 in the US (210,000 copies for the first week of sales). Good work, Ed.
After a successful collaboration with the duo Icona Pop (“I Love It”) and with Iggy Azalia (“Fancy”) Charlie XCX broke into the American charts with a solo single “Boom Clap”, reached the cherished line in the TOP 10.
Royal Blood fans already include Metallica, Muse and Rage Against The Machine, and their US debut album was blown up by American TOP 40. It’s not bad for a duet from Worthing.
Jessie J’s first two albums were successful in her homeland, but the third studio recording of the singer, apparently, will win the Billboard charts, in part thanks to cooperation with Ariana Grande, Nicky Minaj and 2Chainz. By the way, the first single from the album, “Bang Bang”, reached the third place.
The British electric band Clean Bandit is just beginning to conquer America, but the tenth place of the single
“Rather Be” in the chart looks very promising.
Sam Smith. of course, won the “BBC Sound” award in 2014, but the people of America seem to like it no less – in the US, about half a million copies of the British debut album “In The Lonely Hour” were sold.
After listening to the joint composition of Sam Smith and Disclosure under the name “Latch”, it’s easy to assume that the second ones simply moved into America sitting on the neck of the British singer, but if you pay attention to “F For You”, “White Noise” or “Help Me Lose My” Mind “, then you will realize that Disclosure are not” artists of one hit “.
Coldplay was the main support of Britain on the other side of the Atlantic at the time when One Direction walked on foot under the table, but with the release of “Ghost Stories” they outperformed themselves: as of October 2014, about 701,000 copies of the album were sold.