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British Invasion

See which artists have crossed the pond and topped the US charts

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    Adele, who is known for her breathtaking vocals, made history when she became the first artist in this decade to sell a million copies of her single, Someone Like You.

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    Mumford & Sons (L to R: Ben Lovett, Ted Dwane, Marcus Mumford and Country Winston-Marshall) took American roots/bluegrass music as their inspiration and interpreted in their own unique way.

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    Ellie Goulding became popular after her debut album, Lights, and is acclaimed for her unique music style.

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    The boys of One Direction stole the hearts of teenage girls after the release of their widely popular single, What Makes You Beautiful

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    Little Mix, (L to R: Jade Thirwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson) was the first group to win X Factor in the 8th Season (2011). Since their win, they've been winning a place in our hearts with their amazing harmonies, bubbly personalities, cute fashion sense, and love of the '90s.

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    Depeche Mode provided the soundtrack to our late 80s/early 90s dance parties.

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    Florence and the Machine has topped charts with leading lady, Florence Welsh, who has been nominated for Grammy's and won numerous other awards.

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    Coldplay is known as one of the most famous bands. They have successfully sold 55million record worldwide, while receiving seven Grammy's, four MTV VMA's, and have won best British Group three times.

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    Jessie J became popular with her song, Price Tag, and afterwards released her album, Who You Are, which gave her further musical success.

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    Singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran is known for his unique style of folk-meets-hip hop, Sheeran won Best British Male Solo Artist at the 2012 Brit Awards is currently making his mark in the U.S.

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    The late, Amy Winehouse, was hugely popular during the start of her career with her song, Rehab, and topped US charts.

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    Former member of Floetry, Marsha Ambrosius, topped charts last March, with fellow Brit's, Adele & Mumford and Songs. The UK acts were the top three among the US Billboard Chart, which hasn't happened since the mid-80's.

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    The Beatles are noted to be the most successful boy band in all of history. Capturing the hearts of everyone with their lyrics, The Beatles have topped countless charts and have had a huge influence on music today.

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    The Cure created delicious post-punk music that served as a template for many bands to follow. Robert Smith's haircut also inspired many imitations as well. Listen to The Cure on iHeartRadio

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    Cher Lloyd, is another British singer who got their start on The X Factor. Lloyd’s single “Want U Back” is all over the radio and has many singing along.

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    Lily Allen became popular with her single, Smile, and helped her garner Grammy, VMA, and BRIT Award nominations.

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    The Spice Girls have had a large influence on modern pop, and became widely successful after their debut single, Wannabe, which hit number 1 in over thirty countries.

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    Radiohead "creep"ed into our charts in 1993 and stayed there through the 2000s.

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    Originally a rock band, Pink Floyd, is known as one of the best selling artists of all time. They have sold over 250 million records worldwide, and 74.5 million within the states.

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    The Wombats got us to the dancefloor with "Let's Dance to Joy Division" in 2007 and then followed it up with "Jump Into the Fog" in 2012.

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    Leona Lewis was made famous after winning the third season of, The X Factor, and soon became a multi platinum artist after her widely successful single, Bleeding Love

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    Natasha Bedingfield debuted her first album, Unwritten, in 2004 and sold millions of copies internationally. Bedingfield also sealed the deal as a successful artists when receiving Grammy nominees for her title track, Unwritten.

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    Alex Clare got under our skins with his hit, "Too Close" that reached #7 on the US Charts.

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    The Rolling Stones are amongst the most successful bands in history, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have titled them as, 'World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band'.

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    The infamous rock band, Muse, are known for their unique rock style and extravagant performances. They have won countless awards, including a Grammy for Best Rock Album.

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    M.I.A., alternative hip hop and R&B singer, was nominated for a Grammy (Best Rap Song of the Year) for “Swagga Like Us” in 2009.

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    Spunky musician, Lily Allen, released her single “Smile” in 2006, and not too long after that was heard all over the U.S. She was featured in T-Pains song “5 O’Clock” in 2011.

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    Duffy became popular in the U.S. with her hit song, “Mercy” and the album it’s featured on, Rockferry, sold over 6 million copies worldwide.

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    Joss Stone is known for her unique sound which blends R&B, jazz and rock. Her album, Introducing Joss Stone, was her first Top 5 album in the U.S.

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    Corrine Bailey Rae won a Grammy in 2012 for Best R&B Performance for “Is This Love,” a song she covered, originally sung by Bob Marley & The Wailers.

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    Rita Ora is currently making her way to this side of the pond with her R&B, pop, and soulful style of music. Earlier this year she collaborated with fellow Brit Tinie Tempah on her single “R.I.P.”

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    Taio Cruz made his mark in the U.S. with his hit single, “Dynamite,” which won three Billboard awards in 2011.

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    Your ‘heart may skip a beat’ when you listen to this entertaining Brit. Olly Murs, got his start on the UK X-Factor and his music can be best described as pop with a touch of soul.

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    Elton John, a renowned English rock singer-songwriter, has had enormous success in the music industry and has sold more than 250 million records worldwide.

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    This boy band from the U.K. can be heard both on the radio and at the clubs. Their second single “Glad You Came” peaked on the U.S. Pop Songs (Billboard) at number 1.

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    You may have heard of him being referred to as the British Justin Bieber, Conor Maynard, a 19 year old British pop star is making his way into the U.S. music scene with his single “Vegas Girl.”

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    British rapper, Tinie Tempah, made his way into U.S. airwaves with his third single “Written In The Stars” featuring Eric Turner.

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