Tennessee-based rockers Kings of Leon broke into the mainstream with the release of their third album, Because Of The Times, which was the band's first UK No.1. By the time their fourth album, Only By The Night, was released in 2008 they were well on their way to becoming one of the most successful rock acts of recent times.
The Klaxons are a four-piece alternative rock band from London, who, following the release of their debut album Myths of the Near Future, picked up the Mercury Music Prize in 2007. The judges said that the band had taken them on an "ecstatic musical adventure”. The album itself reached number 2 in the UK charts, further confirming the band as one to watch for the future.
Korn is an award winning nu-metal band from California, born out of the post-grunge period. Korn released their self-titled debut album in 1994 and immediately built up a loyal fanbase. However, it wasn't until the release of their third album, Follow the Leader, in 1998 that the Korn gained mainstream success.
KT Tunstall (Kate Victoria Tunstall) is an Edinburgh-born singer and songwriter in the Country and Folk genre. Her first hint of fame came whilst performing on the Jools Holland show singing Black Horse and the Cherry Tree. Awards that KT Tunstall have won include several BRITs and an Ivor Novello. Kate has also been nominated for a Grammy.
La Roux is a UK Electropop group formed in 2006 by Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid. Their music has a strong hint of 1980's synth/funk/electropop and they draw influence from Depeche Mode, Heaven 17 and Erasure. In For The Kill won the 2009 iTunes UK Music Award for Best Single.
Lady Gaga will visit the UK in January and February 2018 for the rescheduled UK leg of the Joanne World Tour. The American pop icon was due to perform the UK leg in October, but had to postpone due to illness.
American singer songwriter Lana Del Rey burst onto the music scene in the summer of 2011, when her song Video Games was released onto the Internet and subsequently went viral. Commercial success soon followed with the release of her debut album, Born To Die, which topped charts in several countries.
Ms Lauryn Hill will be touring the UK & Ireland in celebration of the 20th anniversary of her debut album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill. The American singer and rapper will perform shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin and London.
LCD Soundsystem is the stage name of James Murphy, an American producer, responsible for the legendary dance track Losing My Edge. Up to 2010, LCD Soundsystem has released three full albums, all of which have received much acclaim. His 2010 album, This Is Happening features the killer track Drunk Girls. The album took aroud two years to create and Murphy pleaded with fans:
Lenny Kravitz will visit the UK as part of a European tour in 2018. The American singer-songwriter will perform shows in Manchester, Birmingham and Wembley during the UK leg of his Raise Vibration Tour in June 2018.
Leona Lewis was the 2006 winner of The X Factor, beating Ray Quinn in the live final. Since winning the show, Leona Lewis has enjoyed huge success and is now firmly established as a global superstar.
Leonard Cohen is an award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist. Now in his late-70s, Leonard Cohen has released 12 studio albums. His most recent record, Old Ideas, reached No. 2 in the UK album chart in 2012.
British pop and rock group, Level 42 enjoyed huge success throughout the eighties and nineties. The distinctive sound of Mark King's slap-bass combined with his and Mike Lindup's falsetto vocals mark them out as one of the finest bands of the era. The group split in 1994 but re-formed in 2001 with a mainly new line-up. 2010 marks their 30th anniversary and they are celebrating it with a European tour with a few dates in the US.
Lily Allen is one of the first artists to have become popular via MySpace. Lily's first single as a recording artist, Smile hit the top of the UK charts in 2006 and she has continued to write and perform original tracks. Lily has taken a break from performing to create her own record label.
Linkin Park exploded onto the music scene when their debut album, Hybrid Theory, went multi-platinum around the world following its release in 2000. The album's success, and the hit singles that it spawned, won the band a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.
Lionel Richie returns to the UK with his All The Hits Tour in the summer of 2018. The American superstar will perform songs from his much loved repertoire – including All Night Long, Hello and Say You, Say Me – across the UK in June 2018.
Lissie, the highly talented American singer-songwriter, hit the headlines in June 2010 when she released her debut album, Catching a Tiger, to critical acclaim. Lissie has been compared to Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde, with her powerful bluesey vocals.
Welsh rock band Lostprophets are best known for their top-ten singles, Rooftops and Last Train Home. The band's fifth studio album, Weapons, was released in April 2012 and became a top-ten album in the UK.
American hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released their debut studio album, The Heist, in 2012, and then won four Grammy Awards the following year. The duo's latest hit single, Downtown, features Eric Nally and Hip Hop pioneers Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel.
Madonna is the original 'Queen of Pop' – bursting onto the music scene in 1983 with her self-titled debut album. During an incredible career, Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and has received seven Grammy Awards.