1. Julie Andrews
Known for her lead role in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, Julie Andrews is a film and stage actress who is recognized for her musical performances. She began her career on Broadway and found success for her four-octave singing voice.
2. David Beckham
As one of the most famous athletes 2015, David Beckham is a former professional football player who has played for Preston North End, Manchester United, LA Galaxy, Real Madrid, Milan, and Paris Saint-Germain. His good looks and marriage to fashion designer Victoria Beckham have made him one of the most notable athletes in the world before his retirement in 2013.
3. Daniel Radcliffe
As the lead actor in the Harry Potter film series, Daniel Radcliffe is one of the most famous celebrities of the UK. He moved on from starring in the eight film adaptations of the novels to star in The Woman in Black, Trainwreck, and Victor Frankenstein.
4. Simon Cowell
Known as an honest and upfront celebrity judge on American Idol, Simon Cowell began working at EMI Music Publishing before working as an A&R representative and a record producer in the 1980s. He is now considered an entertainment mogul who has moved on to appear as a judge on America’s Got Talent, The X Factor, andAmerican Inventor.
5. Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham first entered the entertainment industry as Posh Spice of the hit pop group Spice Girls in the 1990s and was one of the top people of 2015. After splitting from the group, she was signed to Virgin Records and had four UK Top 10 singles. Today, she works as a fashion designer and has her own clothing label. She’s also landed a number of collaborations with other designers in the industry and continues to appear at New York Fashion Week.
6. Zayn Malik
Although most of Zayn Malik’s fan base are young girls around the world, the singer first became famous as a member of the pop group One Direction after auditioning for The X Factor. In March of 2015, Malik announced his departure of One Direction and released a solo album titled “Mind of Mine.” He is the first British artist to debut at number one in both the UK and US with his album and hit single.
7. Elton John
Since the 1960s, Elton John’s talents have been recognized worldwide for his rock and pop music, which has allowed him to earn 38 gold and 27 platinum or multi-platinum albums. He has sold over 250 million records worldwide and has played over 4,000 concerts in 80 different countries. His hit songs include “Honky Cat”, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, “Your Song,” and “Bennie and the Jets.”
Although Adele may be fairly new to the music scene compared to other UK musicians, her soulful voice and romantic lyrics are now a hit around the world. As a Grammy Award-winning artist, she first found success for her hit songs “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You.”
Her debut album 19 launched her into stardom in 2008 before she took home the award for Best New Artist at the Grammy awards. Adele went on to release 21 in 2011 and 25 four years later, which made her one of the most famous people of 2015.
9. Boy George
As the lead singer of Culture Club, Boy George has maintained a prominent role in the music industry for the last 30 years as a singer and DJ. He’s sold over 100 million singles and 50 million albums worldwide with house music that is recognized for its unique sound.