It's not just her voice or her beauty that puts Sade at number 1. It's the work she's put in over the years, in the studio and on the road. The stacks of gold records and classic underground tunes rock truth for themselves.
#362 on The Best Rock Vocalists
#68 on The Best Singers of All Timesee more on Sade Adu
Technically Emeli Sande is from Scotland but also technically Scotland is part of the United Kingdom so she qualifies for this list. Debut album is a slammer and you can count on her being around for a while. Bet'cha!
#188 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever
#458 on The Worst Bands of All Timesee more on Emeli Sandé
Rocked for Soul II Soul and all by her gorgeous self!
#761 on The Best Singers of All Time
#120 on The Best Neo Soul Artistssee more on Caron Wheeler
Absolutely brilliant talent and woman.
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A different kind of soul for sure but unique don't mean disqualified.
#536 on The Best Singers of All Time
#248 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever
#26 on The Best Neo Soul Artistssee more on Corinne Bailey Rae
Remember "Been Around the World?" There was and is sooooo much more to Lisa Stansfield's soul than that global number one hit.
#419 on The Best Singers of All Time
#144 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever
#113 on The Best House Music DJssee more on Lisa Stansfield
Definitely one of the greats of contemporary British soul.
#814 on The Best Singers of All Time
#193 on The Best Current Female Singers
#341 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever
#113 on The Best Neo Soul Artistssee more on Beverley Knight
Another contemporary great who's paid her soulful dues.
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