From classical musicians and famous composers to celebrated vocalists, recording impresarios and music icons, Debrett's has picked a selection of representatives from the world of music.
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Pop and Rock Stars
Mark Ronson is a DJ and award-wining musical producer for leading artists such as Lily Allen and the late Amy Winehouse.
Sir Elton John
International superstar and award-winning singer-songwriter, Elton John is one of music's most flamboyant and enduring stars.
The Gallagher brothers found fame in Oasis as pioneers of the 1990's Britpop movement and firmly established themselves as icons of modern British music.
From the early successes of Wham! to over 80 million record sales worldwide, George Michael is one of the UK's most successful artists of all time.
Having shot to fame as the winner of Pop Idol in 2002, Will Young has established himself as one of the UK's leading solo pop artists.
The original queen of glamour, Dame Shirley Bassey is one of the world's most celebrated female singers.
Joss Stone is the award-winning singer-songwriter from Devon whose soulful voice has won her critical acclaim both sides of the Atlantic.
Simon Cowell, the famously outspoken entertainment entrepreneur, is the power behind some of the world's most famous artists and television shows.
Lucian Grainge is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group International - the label of choice for some of the biggest musical stars.
Elaine Paige is one of musical theatre's greatest stars for over 40 years - hence her title as "The First Lady of British Musical Theatre".
Vanessa-Mae Nicholson is the critically acclaimed violinist who brought pop to the classics with unprecedented style and elegance.