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Take That - 85% 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

Leona Lewis - 70% match to Will Young

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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3 April 1985, Islington, London, England. The winner of the third series of the highly popular UK series, The X Factor, Lewis was widely praised as the first genuine vocal talent to emerge from the much derided reality television format. Lewis, who was born and raised in London, began singing at an early age and made several appearances at ‘live’ talent shows durin Read more

Olly Murs - 63% match to Will Young

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Beverley Knight - 58% match to Will Young

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock 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

George Michael - 53% match to Will Young

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

Alison Moyet - 52% match to Will Young

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Genevieve Alison-Jane Moyet, 18 June 1961, Billericay, Essex, England. The former singer of the synthesizer duo Yazoo (known as Yaz in the USA), Moyet embarked on a solo career in 1983, after critics had consistently praised her outstanding natural blues voice. Her debut Alf was a superb recording produced and co-written by Tony Swain and Steve Jolley. ‘Love Resurrectio Read more

Gabrielle - 50% match to Will Young

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Ronan Keating - 48% match to Will Young

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Ronan Patrick John Keating, 3 March 1977, Dublin, Eire. Keating’s rise to fame as lead vocalist of Irish pop quintet Boyzone, gave little indication of the shrewd business brain lurking underneath his bland, choreographed exterior. Within five years of Boyzone’s debut Irish hit, a cover version of the Detroit Spinners’ ‘Working My Way Back To You’, K Read more

Kylie Minogue - 47% match to Will Young

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal 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

M People - 47% 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

Natalie Imbruglia - 47% match to Will Young

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Natalie Jane Imbruglia, 4 February 1975, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. One of 1998’s surprise pop successes, Imbruglia’s first brush with stardom came in 1992 when she played Beth Brennan in the popular Australian soap opera Neighbours. She had originally started out as a singer, turning to acting later. Imbruglia spent two years on Neighbours, but after leav Read more

Boyzone - 45% 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

Erasure - 45% match to Will Young

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Dance Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Keyboard player and arranger Vince Clarke (Vincent John Martin, 3 July 1960, South Woodford, London, England) had already enjoyed success as a member of Depeche Mode, Yazoo, and the Assembly when he decided to undertake a new project in 1985. The plan was to record an album with 10 different singers, but after auditioning vocalist Andy Bell (b. 25 April 1964, Peterborough, C Read more


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