Gary Barlow is best known for being the lead singer and frontman in Take That. As well as writing and performing countless hits with Take That, Gary has also released a number of solo albums.
George Michael is one of the world's best-selling musicians, with album sales in excess of 100 million. George Michael initially found fame as one half of 80s pop duo Wham!, but then went on to enjoy even greater success as a solo artist following the duo's separation in 1986.
Girls Aloud was the product of ITV's Pop Stars: The Rivals in 2002. Following a string of top ten hits, the girls won a BRIT Award in 2009 for their number one single The Promise. Between 2009 and 2012 the band was on a hiatus whilst the girls took time out to pursue solo projects.
Formed in 1998 by Blur's Damon Albarn and Tank Girl designer Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz is a music project whereby the band is actually a cartoon representation. The band's hits include singles Clint Eastwood, Feel Good Inc. and DARE.
American pop-punk band Green Day hit the big time with their third studio album, Dookie, which was released in 1994. Since then, the Californian band has sold over 75 million albums worldwide and won five Grammy Awards.
When Guns N' Roses burst onto the music scene in the late 80s, with their high-octane performances and hell-raising reputation, they were credited by some as having revived the genre of hard rock. Despite countless controversies and numerous changes in their line-up, they remain one of the most successful rock bands in history, with sales of over 100 million records to their name.
Harry Styles has announced a huge world tour for 2018, which includes several UK arena dates. The tour will be in support of the One Direction star's self-titled debut solo album, which topped charts worldwide.
Here And Now is a popular concert tour that features some of the very best acts from the 1980s, playing all their biggest hits. The tour has been running since 2001 and has now performed to over 1 million people worldwide. The Here And Now tour has featured a huge number acts from the 1980s, including Kim Wilde, Boy George, Paul Young, Bucks Fizz, Rick Astley, Bananarama and Belinda Carlisle, to name just a few.
The Hollywood Vampires – featuring Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp – will embark on a UK tour in the summer of 2018. The hard rock supergroup will perform shows in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and London in June 2018.
Jack Johnson is the smash hit artist from Hawaii with a distinctive laid-back musical style. Three of Jack's six studio albums have reached No.1 in the UK chart. Worldwide, Jack Johnson has sold more than 20 million copies of his albums.
James have announced a co-headline UK arena tour with The Charlatans, planned for December 2018. The two indie bands will play shows in Glasgow, London, Manchester and Leeds during the short tour.
James Blunt is an award winning British singer-songwriter, who had previously served as an officer in the British Army, before leaving to pursue a career in music. James Blunt released his debut album, Back to Bedlam, in 2004, but success didn't come instantly. It wasn't until the release of the album's third single, You're Beautiful, in 2005 that James Blunt's career really took off.
American recording artist Janet Jackson is the youngest member of the famous Jackson family. With over 160 million record sales to her name, Janet is ranked as one of the best selling artists in music history. She has won five Grammy Awards and has had six No.1 albums in the US.
Jedward is made up of brothers John Paul Henry Daniel Richard Grimes and Edward Peter Anthony Kevin Patrick Grimes who made their break into the pop world by appearing on the X Factor in 2009. From their very first appearance, Jedward were plunged into the 'Marmite' love them or hate them category and I still can't help chuckling when I think back to their introduction, which went along the lines of: 'Hi, I'm John, and I'm Edward, and together we are... John and Edward!'.
With a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, Jeff Lynne's ELO will play a series of arena shows across the UK & Ireland in September and October 2018.
English singer-songwriter Jessie J started out in the music business by writing songs for other well known artists. Then, in 2010, Jessie J released the single Do It Like a Dude and her career as a solo recording artist took off.
JLS is a boy band comprising Aston Merrygold, Jonathan 'JB' Gill, Ortise Williams and Marvin Humes. JLS came runner-up in the 2008 X Factor final, after being pipped to the post by Alexandra Burke. Despite not actually winning the contest, JLS have experienced massive chart success and have won four MOBO Awards and two BRIT Awards.
Joan Armatrading is a highly influential British singer, songwriter and guitarist. During almost 40 years in the music business Joan Armatrading has earned herself a reputation as being a masterful performer, with distinctive vocals and consummate musicianship.
Joe Brown is a British singer whose career spans more than fifty years. Originally releasing albums in the early 60s, Joe continues to tour and produce albums with his latest, More of the Truth, released in 2008. Joe has recently won a Mojo Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
Joe McElderry was the 2009 X Factor winner, beating Olly Murs in the final show. Joe was beaten to the Christmas number one spot, an accolade achieved by all previous X Factor winners, by Rage Against The Machine following a Facebook campaign.