Revealed – Britain’s richest young musicians


The female-dominated Sunday TimesRich List of the top 10 richest UK musicians aged 30 or under has been revealed. It’s a three-way tie for tenth place, with Duffy taking one of those spots. Despite the fact that she hasn’t released a new album since 2010 (and it was a rather disappointing one, at that), Duffy’s currently worth £6m.


10. Natasha Bedingfield. Worth: £6m. Not only is she worth the same chunk of cash as Duffy is, but she also hasn’t released a new album since 2010. Looks like she must still have royalties from hits like ‘Unwritten’ rolling in.


10. Lily Allen. Worth: £6m. Also tied for tenth place is this musician/TV personality/fashionista/record label owner. And if the rumours are true and she’s planning on returning to music, that net worth’s likely going to grow even more.



9. Florence Welch. Worth: £7m. It’s been a good year for Flo. Not only did she take home the Best Solo Artist and Best Single prizes at this year’s NME Awards and get a chance to collaborate with Josh Homme, but she’s also earned herself an impressive profit.


6. Paolo Nutini. Worth: £8m. Although it’s been three years since he released ‘Sunny Side Up’, both of Nutini’s records have achieved 4× Platinum certification in the UK, which might explain his high ranking on this list.


6. Craig David. Worth: £8m. Also tied for sixth place is the ‘7 Days’ singer, who is a rich list veteran. e recently hinted on Twitter that we should expect a new record from him some time this year.


6. Charlotte Church. Worth: £8m. With six records, a short-lived, failed attempt at being a popstar, an acting stint and quite a bit of controversy under her belt, we find Ms. Church tied in sixth place with Craig David and Paolo Nutini.



5. Joss Stone. Worth: £10m. While we haven’t heard much from her musically as of late, Joss Stone is said to be working on a new release (possibly titled ‘Homemade Jam’), which will be co-produced/co-written by Dave Stewart.


2. Katie Melua. Worth: £12m. Back in 2008, Melua was said to have £18m to her name (according to the Sunday Times Rich List), but by the following year, her earnings dropped by 44%.


2. Leona Lewis. Worth: £12m. It pays to appear on X-Factor, huh? Between her record-setting Snow Patrol cover ‘Run’ (which became the fastest-selling download-only release ever) and the earworm that is ‘Bleeding Love’, she’s still making the millions.


2. Cheryl Cole. Worth: £12m. Also tied for second place is the Girls Aloud gal/X Factor judge/actress Cheryl Cole. And with previous campaign endorsements with the likes of Samsung, Barbie and Kit Kat, it’s no surprise she’s so high up on this list.



1. Adele. Worth: £20m. It comes as no surprise to see Adele in first place, with a whopping 20 million quid to her name these dats. While last year she had £6m to her name, the non-stop sales of ’21’ pushed her straight up the top.