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Take That - 100% match to Will Young

Genres: Dance Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Manchester, England, this vocal group probably came closest to emulating the Beatles’ legacy of phenomenal mass popularity. Teen pop can be a fickle career, but one similarity they displayed in common with their Liverpool cousins was the rare ability to unite both young and middle-aged music fans. The group was astutely managed by Nigel Martin-Smith and led by le Read more

Beverley Knight - 77% match to Will Young

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Beverley Ann Smith, 22 March 1972, Wolverhampton, England. Knight grew up singing in church, but by the time she was in her late teens had progressed to performing in clubs in and around her home town. Aided by her producer cousin Don E she signed to the independent Dome Records in 1994. The following year’s debut single, ‘Flavour Of The Old School’, was a hot Read more

Melanie C - 60% match to Will Young

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Melanie Jayne Chisholm, 12 January 1974, Merseyside, England. Amid a flurry of solo Spice Girls activity during 1999, Mel C’s reinvention as a rock singer attracted the most criticism. Routinely described as the most talented member of the Spice Girls, Chisholm had already enjoyed success outside the band in late 1998. Her highly catchy duet with Canadian rock star Brya Read more

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Nerina Pallot - 47% match to Will Young

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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26 April 1975, London, England. Singer-songwriter Pallot was brought up in Jersey in the Channel Islands by her French father and Indian mother. Classically trained on guitar and piano from an early age, she attended music and art college before securing a major label recording contract with Polydor Records in 2000. She released her debut, Dear Frustrated Superstar, the foll Read more

Sugababes - 44% match to Will Young

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Keisha Buchanan (30 September 1984, London, England), Mutya Buena (b. Rosa Isabel Mutya Buena, 21 May 1985, London, England) and Siobhán Donaghy (b. 14 June 1984, London, England) created something of a stir on the UK music scene by co-writing and performing one of 2000’s finest singles, the urban pop classic ‘Overload’. Childhood friends Buchanan and B Read more

Girls Aloud - 39% match to Will Young

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Buoyed by the runaway success of the reality television show Popstars, the UK’s ITV1 channel launched Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. The show adopted a new twist on the Popstars theme, picking opposing boy and girl bands to battle it out in the UK charts, with pop svengalis Louis Walsh and Pete Waterman in charge of managing the girls and boys respectively, and ex-Spice Gir Read more

Jamelia - 38% match to Will Young

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jamelia Niela Davis, 11 January 1981, Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England. This UK R&B singer provided one of the highlights of 2000, when her dramatic, quasi-operatic single ‘Money’ broke into the UK Top 5. Davis grew up in the Midlands but her musical direction was influenced by America’s urban R&B scene, a form of music, which by the late 90s Read more

Boyzone - 37% match to Will Young

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The natural inheritors to Take That’s ‘boy band’ throne in the mid-90s, this quintet of unaffected young Irish men was tailored for mainstream success by Polydor Records and their manager, promoter Louis Walsh. After auditions Keith Duffy (1 October 1974, Dublin, Eire) was recruited from his job as a mechanic, Shane Lynch (b. 3 July 1976, Dublin, Eire) from an Read more

George Michael - 37% match to Will Young

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Georgios (Yorgos) Kyriacos Panayiotou, 25 June 1963, East Finchley, London, England. Michael first served his pop apprenticeship in the million-selling duo Wham!, the most commercially successful, teen-orientated band of the 80s. His solo career was foreshadowed in 1984’s UK chart-topper ‘Careless Whisper’, a song about a promiscuous two-timer with the oddly a Read more

Daniel Bedingfield - 34% match to Will Young

Genres: Dance
Decades Active: 2000s
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3 December 1979, New Zealand. Singer-songwriter Bedingfield caused a stir in the pre-Christmas UK singles chart of 2001 as his first release arrived seemingly from nowhere to claim the top spot. In truth the smooth garage of ‘Gotta Get Through This’ had already enjoyed a swift elevation through the summer of that year, becoming a huge pirate radio and club track.Read more

M People - 34% match to Will Young

Genres: Dance
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The key force behind this popular pop/dance crossover outfit was Mike Pickering (Michael Duncan Pickering, 24 February 1958, Accrington, Lancashire, England; keyboards/programming), a former DJ at the Factory Records’ owned Haçienda club in Manchester. His activities there once encouraged The Face magazine to proclaim him as ‘England’s most revered DJ&# Read more

Sophie Ellis-Bextor - 33% match to Will Young

Genres: Dance
Decades Active: 2000s
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10 April 1979, Middlesex, England. Growing up as the daughter of Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis, Sophie Ellis Bextor was always likely to enjoy a spell in the limelight and so it proved, with the guitar pop of Theaudience propelling her to fame in 1997. Her perceived ‘posh’ image and distinctive looks attracted the UK press, and the band enjoyed Top 30 success wi Read more

Dannii Minogue - 32% match to Will Young

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Danielle Jane Minogue, 20 October 1971, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. One of two famous Minogue sisters, Dannii actually became a star in her native country before elder sister Kylie Minogue, though the latter hit the world arena first. Dannii made her television debut at the age of seven in Skyways, and followed it with a string of television shows, including Young Talent Read more

Kylie Minogue - 32% match to Will Young

Genres: Dance Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 May 1968, Melbourne, Australia. Coming from a stage family, Minogue passed an audition for the Australian soap opera, Neighbours, which eventually led to her recording debut with Little Eva’s hit, ‘The Loco-Motion’. When the television series was successfully screened in Britain, prolific hit producers Stock, Aitken And Waterman intervened to mould Minogue& Read more

Kelly Rowland - 31% match to Will Young

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Kelendria Trene Rowland, 11 February 1981, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Rowland found pop fame as one third of the chart-topping US R&B vocal group Destiny’s Child. Late in 2001, the trio issued a holiday recording, 8 Days Of Christmas, before disclosing to the public that they were going on a temporary hiatus to pursue solo projects. Rowland’s debut solo single,  Read more


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