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17 British Musicians Who Should Invade America Now

We need another British Invasion and we need it NOW.

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1. Sampha

Recently featured on Solange's A Seat At The Table and Drake's More Life, Sampha is in high demand and it's easy to understand why. He combines vulnerable vocals and effective lyrics to make sweet, sweet music you want to listen to on repeat.Start with: "Blood on Me," "(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano"
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Recently featured on Solange's A Seat At The Table and Drake's More Life, Sampha is in high demand and it's easy to understand why. He combines vulnerable vocals and effective lyrics to make sweet, sweet music you want to listen to on repeat.

Start with: "Blood on Me," "(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano"

2. Dua Lipa

This 21-year-old has one of those deep, husky voices that will rattle your core.Start with: "Scared To Be Lonely," "Hotter Than Hell"
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This 21-year-old has one of those deep, husky voices that will rattle your core.

Start with: "Scared To Be Lonely," "Hotter Than Hell"

3. Shura

Shura is one of the few musicians out right now who is doing '80s music justice. Start with: "2Shy," "Nothing's Real"
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Shura is one of the few musicians out right now who is doing '80s music justice.

Start with: "2Shy," "Nothing's Real"

4. Stormzy

This rapper isn't afraid to speak his mind and is bringing grime music into the mainstream. Recently featured on a remix of Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You," Stormzy is about to blow up.Start with: "Cigarettes & Cush," "Big For Your Boots"
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This rapper isn't afraid to speak his mind and is bringing grime music into the mainstream. Recently featured on a remix of Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You," Stormzy is about to blow up.

Start with: "Cigarettes & Cush," "Big For Your Boots"

5. Michael Kiwanuka

After having a song appear in The Get Down and of course being lodged in your brain with "Cold Little Heart" aka the Big Little Lies theme song...I don't know why you haven't already immersed yourself in his entire catalogue.Start with: "Black Man In A White World," "Love & Hate"
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After having a song appear in The Get Down and of course being lodged in your brain with "Cold Little Heart" aka the Big Little Lies theme song...I don't know why you haven't already immersed yourself in his entire catalogue.

Start with: "Black Man In A White World," "Love & Hate"

6. Kate Tempest

A poet and spoken-word artist, Kate Tempest blends together her poetry with rap music to create something absolutely breathtaking.Start with: "Europe Is Lost," "The Beigeness"
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A poet and spoken-word artist, Kate Tempest blends together her poetry with rap music to create something absolutely breathtaking.

Start with: "Europe Is Lost," "The Beigeness"

7. Jorja Smith

Getting praise from Drake and ultimately getting a feature on his album More Life, Jorja Smith tackles social commentary in her music that is both beautiful and eye opening.Start with: "Blue Lights," "Beautiful Little Fools"
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Getting praise from Drake and ultimately getting a feature on his album More Life, Jorja Smith tackles social commentary in her music that is both beautiful and eye opening.

Start with: "Blue Lights," "Beautiful Little Fools"

8. Years & Years

The British trio has been doing pop music right. Winning BBC Sound Of 2015 and playing everything from Glastonbury to Coachella, Years & Years has also been a major advocate for the LGBT community.Start with: "King," "Shine"
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The British trio has been doing pop music right. Winning BBC Sound Of 2015 and playing everything from Glastonbury to Coachella, Years & Years has also been a major advocate for the LGBT community.

Start with: "King," "Shine"

9. Jack Garratt

Literally a jack of all trades, Jack Garratt writes, produces, AND plays all of the instruments. Not to mention he's got a killer voice and incredible songs. A winner all around.Start with: "Surprise Yourself," "Far Cry"
Interscope Records

Literally a jack of all trades, Jack Garratt writes, produces, AND plays all of the instruments. Not to mention he's got a killer voice and incredible songs. A winner all around.

Start with: "Surprise Yourself," "Far Cry"

10. AlunaGeorge

Why. haven't. AlunaGeorge. hit. in. America. Armed with catchy tunes with massive production, the duo who is taken on the road by Aluna Francis should be getting more attention than they are.Start with: "I'm In Control," "Attracting Flies"
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Why. haven't. AlunaGeorge. hit. in. America. Armed with catchy tunes with massive production, the duo who is taken on the road by Aluna Francis should be getting more attention than they are.

Start with: "I'm In Control," "Attracting Flies"

11. Craig David

'00s kids will remember Craig David from his INSANELY CRAZY GOOD songs "Fill Me In" and "7 Days" but he's still a major thing in the UK having a number one album with Following My Intuition. Get on that.Start with: "When The Bassline Drops," "Nothing Like This"
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'00s kids will remember Craig David from his INSANELY CRAZY GOOD songs "Fill Me In" and "7 Days" but he's still a major thing in the UK having a number one album with Following My Intuition. Get on that.

Start with: "When The Bassline Drops," "Nothing Like This"

12. The Amazons

The band from Reading is bringing back rock in a big way.Start with: "In My Mind," "Black Magic"
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The band from Reading is bringing back rock in a big way.

Start with: "In My Mind," "Black Magic"

13. Rationale

There are voices and there are voices. Rationale sticks to soul and doesn't let go.Start with: "Reciprocate," "Deliverance"
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There are voices and there are voices. Rationale sticks to soul and doesn't let go.

Start with: "Reciprocate," "Deliverance"

14. The Big Moon

The four-piece band is staking their claim in DIY rock. They're fun, energetic, and you'll wish they were all your best friends.Start with: "Formidable," "Sucker"
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The four-piece band is staking their claim in DIY rock. They're fun, energetic, and you'll wish they were all your best friends.

Start with: "Formidable," "Sucker"

15. Foals

Foals is literally the best festival band you will ever see live. They're true rockstars that deserve more attention.Start with: "Mountain At My Gates," "My Number"
Warner Bros Records

Foals is literally the best festival band you will ever see live. They're true rockstars that deserve more attention.

Start with: "Mountain At My Gates," "My Number"

16. Rag 'N' Bone Man

You won't be the same after you hear that voice. Blending together blues, soul, and R&B, Rag 'N' Bone is the next big thing.Start with: "Human," "Lay My Body Down"
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You won't be the same after you hear that voice. Blending together blues, soul, and R&B, Rag 'N' Bone is the next big thing.

Start with: "Human," "Lay My Body Down"

17. MNEK

At the ripe of 22, MNEK has produced some of your favorite songs and has also been featured on them. Now it's his time to shine.Start with: "Never Forget You," "The Rhythm"
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At the ripe of 22, MNEK has produced some of your favorite songs and has also been featured on them. Now it's his time to shine.

Start with: "Never Forget You," "The Rhythm"

Listen to the full playlist below and get your British on.

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