Top 50 Most Popular Musicians In UK 2022 (New List)

Top 50 most popular musicians in the UK
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Last updated on November 17th, 2022 at 07:43 pm

11. Zayn 


Zayn Malik known as Zayn is a British singer who came to the limelight while working with the band One direction. One direction has ruled for more than 5 years.


The band split resulted in Zayn’s solo career and then there was no looking back for him. The single Pillow talk made it to number 1 in UK from the debut album called Mind of Mine. 


While his collaborations with Taylor swift called I don’t Wanna live forever and with

Sia, Dusk till Dawn became a huge success.


The album Icarus Falls received good reviews from the critics and peaked in US and UK charts, making Zayn successful again.


 He has received 16 awards and 38 nominations, winning American Music Award, MTV and many radio awards. Heck, I forget to tell you that he is also one of the most handsome men in the world.


In 2021, he was nominated for Vibez in Grammys for producer of the year.


Zayn has 36.5 million followers on Instagram and is still rocking the charts. His net worth is 75 million dollars.


Zayn is the most popular musician in the UK for being super talented.


12. Liam Payne


Like his co-band members, Liam Payne also enjoyed the success of One Direction. But later started his solo career. He is an English singer who sang some of the best songs while he was with One Direction band.


Payne’s solo single Strip that down became an instant hit and climbed the charts at number 3 in the UK 2017.


Collaboration with Rita Ora for the single For You and Lennon Stella for Polaroid has also made him a heartthrob.


Liam is still rocking the charts. Payne announced that he became the first Global ambassador for German brand Hugo Boss.


Liam still has much to deliver to his audience, he has about 16.3 million followers on Instagram and he is still managing to be at the top of the list of his vocal talent.


13. Sam Fender


Sam Fender is an English Singer, Songwriter, and musician. With his tenor voice and exceptional songwriting, he has gained the attention of critics.


His debut single Dead Boys became the hottest record in the world. The single made him an overnight rising star.


His album Hypersonic Missiles topped the charts in the UK. He released the song Seventeen Going under which also rocked the UK charts. 


For his unusual style and voice, he has won many awards including Brit Awards for the best British Rock Act in 2022.


There is more to come from Sam’s hidden talent and his Instagram followers are increasing with every passing day.


14. Clean Bandit


Clean Bandit is an English electronic group, who have given four number one hits and 10 Top ten hits in the UK Singles chart.


The band’s first collaboration paved their way to win the first Grammy Award for Rather Be in 2014. Then came the single Rockabye followed by Symphony.


Clean Bandit have collaborated with Anne Marie, Jess Glynne, Zara Larsson, and many other artists.


They have grabbed many awards for their single Symphony and Rockabye in 2018. The band is planning to release their next album. Their new single Everything But You is out and topping the UK Charts.


They have 1.2 million Instagram followers and a net worth of 10 million dollars.


15. Charlie XCX


Charlie XCX, is an English singer and songwriter and one of the most famous music artists UK. I love it became her first success with Icona Pop in 2012. Later Charlie started working on her new album which debuted with critical acclaim.


 The artist got nominated for two Grammy Awards for her song Fancy. Her song Boom Clap also became a hit, followed by many other singles which topped the chart in the UK.


The latest album Crash by Charlie has become an international success in 2022.


She has been nominated 91 times and has received 21 awards including MTV awards and Billboard awards. 


Crash is the most successful album of Charlie till now and that is why we are rating her among the most popular musicians in the UK.


Her Instagram followers are also increasing every day. Her new song Used to know me is in the UK charts in 2022.


16. James Arthur


James is an English singer and songwriter who has won the hearts of many by Becoming the winner of X factor UK 2012. After that James’ cover of Impossible debuted at number 1 on the charts.


The second album Back from the Edge had great songs like Say you won’t let go peaked at number 1 on UK charts in 2016. Then came the third album which peaked at number 2 on the UK Album charts.


Back-to-back James Arthur has been giving hit songs that have made a mark in the Top UK charts including Impossible, Himself, Say you won’t let go and cover song Rewrite The stars.


He has won many awards for his songs and was recognized as a breakthrough artist. He has a great voice and his work is commendable which has attracted the attention of his audience every time he compiles a new album. 


His song Lose my mind is rocking the UK charts in 2022 and he did make SMCE list of most popular music stars in UK.


17. Rag n Bone Man


Rory Charles is an English singer and songwriter, and the band name is Rag n bone.


His voice has a classical heavy tone which has earned the attention of many fans.


His first single Human from his album named Human topped the UK charts. Then it was followed by another great song called Skin and this album won the BBC Music Award for the British Album of the year in 2017.


His song Giant peaked at number 2 on the UK Single Charts in 2019. The singer’s recent album has been making waves and has hit number one on the UK album Charts and earned him Gold Certification in the UK. 


The album was the fastest selling by a solo artist in the year 2021. Rory Charles’s successes in 2021 made him one of the most popular singers in UK 2022.


He has won many awards including the BRIT Awards for the Breakthrough artist and song of the year award. The new song Alone is already a hit in 2022.


His work is great and different from trendy music and he has many followers on Instagram and Spotify.


18. Anne Marie


Anne Marie is an English singer who has been getting attention for her singles which have been rocking the charts for years. She has delivered great work which has caught the attention of music critics.


Her number one singles include Rockabye, Alarm, Ciao Adios, Friends, 2002, Don’t Play, and Kiss me. Her first album made it to number 3 on the UK Album Chart.


Anne Marie has been nominated for ten Brit Awards, and also for a Billboard Music Award as such, there will be no most popular UK artists 2922 without her.


Her second studio album is also peaking on the charts. She has also appeared on the reality tv show The Voice UK.


She has collaborated with various artists. And is becoming a pop mentor for the young generation. Her fan following on Instagram has reached 9.3 million. Anne’s new song 


I just called it hitting the UK charts in 2022. And that is why she is among the Top most Popular musicians in the UK.


19. Calum Scott


Calum Scott is a great vocalist who has won the hearts of many listeners. He appeared for the first time on the reality tv show Britain’s Got Talent. 


There he sang a cover of Dancing on my Own which became an instant hit. It was the best-selling song of 2016.


His album Only Human” earned number 4 on the UK Albums Chart. The song from this album You are the reason, became worldwide famous. It is a mellow track and Calum’s vocals are amazing in this track, a must-hear for music lovers. 


Calum released his second album Bridges, becoming a new hit this year. His song Where Are You Now peaked in the UK charts in 2022. 


Calum has earned many nominations and awards for his outstanding work. His magical voice and tone are something that you cannot ignore.


His Instagram followers are 898K + and growing each day.


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