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
International superstar and award-winning singer-songwriter, Elton John is one of music's most flamboyant and enduring stars.
Now a four-piece, One Direction remain one of the most successful pop groups of recent years, with their record-busting record sales and globe-trotting tours.
Conquering the United States and the world beyond, with countless awards and Number Ones to boot, Sam Smith is both a national treasure and an international star.
The original queen of glamour, Dame Shirley Bassey is one of the world's most celebrated female singers.
With his Britpop battles long behind him, Damon Albarn has emerged as one of the most versatile and popular rock stars that Britain has.
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.
Celebrating his 80th Birthday in 2014, noted composer Harrison Birtwistle continues to challenge and excite in equal measure.
Harry Christophers is one of the world's leading conductors, and founder of The Sixteen ensemble, which tours extensively to sell-out audiences.