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10 British Celebs We Love

With all of the current buzz surrounding Idris Elba and his upcoming role in the Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, we thought it’d be great to round up a few more celebrities from across the pond that we just can’t seem to get enough of. Check out our top 10 picks, in no particular order, below. Cheerio!

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Idris Elba

There is just something about his undeniable swag and sexy accent that makes every woman swoon! From The Wire to  Obsessed to Luther to Mandela, we are all in.

 

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

Even with her anger management issues and extreme jealousy over who dates her ex, Ms. Campbell will forever be among a handful of supermodels who will always be considered beautiful—at least on the outside.

 

Mel B.

Mel B.

Originally one-fifth of the wildly popular Spice Girls, Mel B. (aka Scary Spice) has certainly created a name for herself separate from the group. Scary Spice has been a host on various stateside shows for awhile now and is proving she may be more American than we thought with her new gig on America’s Got Talent.

 

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Estelle

Her love of “American Boys” was clearly stated in one of her early singles and evident in her close relationship with Kanye West. Now, five years later, the Grammy Award winner has not slowed down, and with three albums under her belt, we don’t think we’ve heard the last of her.

 

Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae

In 2006, Corinne was easily one of the few British soul singers to successfully cross over to American fame. Sadly, after the loss of her husband in 2008, her music turned more melancholy.  Still, we look forward to her return to the fun sound of “Put Your Records On.”

 

Seal

Seal

His divorce from supermodel Heidi Klum may be grabbing more headlines than his music career these days but Seal certainly has his own identity. The singer’s rendition of Sam Cooke’s  “A Change is Gonna Come,” which was the unofficial soundtrack of the 2008 presidential election, will most definitely go down in the history books.

 

Marsha Ambrosius

Marsha Ambrosius

We first fell in love with her as a part of the popular group Floetry, but Ambrosius is now making sure that her voice alone is heard. Her 2011 release of Late Nights & Early Mornings is still being lauded as seen by her nomination in the Best International Act category at this year’s BET Awards.

 

Sade

Sade

After a 16-year hiatus, Sade came back on the scene in 2010 with her release of Soldier of Love and followed that with a world tour in 2011 with John Legend. That same year, the singer/songwriter returned home to the UK to perform and record live renditions of her classic hits later released on the CD/DVD Bring Me Home Live 2011.

 

David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo

From Rise of the Planet of the Apes to Red Tails, Oyelowo has proven to be a versatile actor with much to offer. If he is not already a household name, he soon will be.

 

Emeli Sande

Emeli Sandé

This newcomer already has everyone excited to hear more. The soulful singer grabbed the attention of many with her hit “Next to Me” and immediately drew comparisons to Adele. Guess only time will tell.