David Bowie named the UK’s favourite musician

A new poll reveals that David Bowie is the UK's most popular musician

David Bowie has been named the UK’s favourite musician, beating the likes of Ed Sheeran, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.

The poll, conducted by CamRate, asked 2,000 Brits to name their favourite male and female musicians as well as asking them to rank their favourite actors.

Adele was named the nation’s most popular female artist whilst Tom Hanks topped the countdown of popular male actors. Dame Judi Dench was named favourite female actor.

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You can see the poll’s top 20’s below.

CamRate’s Top 20 Male Musicians:

1. David Bowie
2. Elvis Presley
3. Ed Sheeran
4. Michael Jackson
5. Bruce Springsteen
6. Michael Buble
7. Sir Elton John
8. Rod Stewart
9. Bob Dylan
10. Frank Sinatra
11. Johnny Cash
12. Bruno Mars
13. Meat Loaf
14. Eric Clapton
15. Sir Paul McCartney
16. Justin Timberlake
17. Sir Cliff Richard
18. Justin Bieber
19. Bryan Adams
20. Prince

CamRate’s Top 20 Female Musicians:

1. Adele
2. Kate Bush
3. Whitney Houston
4. Tina Turner
5. Beyonce
6. Kylie Minogue
7. Taylor Swift
8. Madonna
9. Rihanna
10. Lady Gaga
11. Katy Perry
12. Ellie Goulding
13. Pink
14. Sia
15. Jennifer Lopez
16. Mariah Carey
17. Lana Del Rey
18. Alicia Keys
19. Ariana Grande
20. Shakira

Meanwhile, a special screening of David Bowie’s final Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars concert at London’s Hammersmith Odeon has been announced.


The event will be staged at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo for the first time since the concert took place over 40 years ago on February 16, 2017.

The legendary gig, which was staged on July 3, 1973 was the final ever concert Bowie did as Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. Support will come from female DJ duo The Smoking Guns, who will be spinning classic Bowie tracks as guests arrive and Animal Noise.

Further screenings of the film will take place across the UK from March 2, 2017.

Bowie’s former drummer in Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars recently recounted his last contact and the final days of the ‘Blackstar’ icon, while Woody Woodmansey also spoke to NME to reveal how he and Visctonti turned down the chance to perform with Lady Gaga for her GRAMMYs tribute show – slamming it as ‘tacky’ and claiming it ‘didn’t represent anything good about him’.

Bowie passed away in January at the age of 69.