ESSENCE Black Women in Music

British Invasion: 15 Artists Who Shine

Our love affair with all things British goes beyond Idris Elba and Downton Abbey this year. Musically, we saw the likes of Emeli Sande, Lliane la Havas, Daley and Laura Mvula emerge as some of the most promising voices in soul and pop music. As we gear up to celebrate Sande at ESSENCE's annual Black Women in Music event, here's a look at 15 British artists we love.

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