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Music of United Kingdom

Throughout its history, the United Kingdom has been a major producer and source of musical creation, drawing its artistic basis from the history of the United Kingdom, from church music, Western culture and the ancient and traditional folk music and instrumentation of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. In the 20th century, influences from the music of the United States became dominant in popular music. Following this was the explosion of the British Invasion, where British rock bands themselves became highly influential in the United States and globally, while subsequent notable movements in British music include the new wave of British heavy metal and Britpop. The United Kingdom has one of the world's largest music industries today, with many British musicians having influenced modern music. Adele George Michael Amy Winehouse Paul McCartney Phil Collins Robbie Williams Ed Sheeran Eric Clapton Freddie Mercury John Lennon Morrissey Ellie Goulding Jessie J Lily Allen Dusty Springfield Leona Lewis Liam Gallagher Roger Daltrey Shirley Bassey Mick Jagger Harry Styles Zayn Malik Ozzy Osbourne Thom Yorke Damon Albarn George Harrison Jess Glynne Mark Ronson Boy George Dua Lipa Taio Cruz James Arthur George Ezra Chris Martin Van Morrison Dido Keith Richards Stormzy Melanie C Sam Smith Billy Idol Peter Gabriel Rita Ora Sting Joss Stone Olivia Newton-John Calvin Harris Gary Barlow Kylie Minogue Shakin' Stevens Lewis Capaldi