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UK and more...
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Is an island situated to the north-west of Continental Europe.
It's the ninth largest island in the world, the largest European island and the largest of the British Isles, with a population of about 62 million people.
It's the third most populous island in the world.
The territory of Great Britain is divided into four nations: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as other islands such as the Isles of Scilly, the Hebrides, Orkney and the Isle of Wight.
About the UK...
The capitals of the four countries of the United Kingdom that constitute Great Britain are:
The United Kingdom was created as an Anglican Christian country and Anglican churches remain the largest faith group in each country of the UK except Scotland where Anglicanism is a tiny minority. Following this is Roman Catholicism and religions including Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, and Buddhism.
Today British Jews number around 300.000 with the UK having the fifth largest Jewish community worldwide. A 2004 YouGov poll found that 44 percent of UK citizens believe in God, while 35 percent do not.
The Christian festivals of Christmas and Easter are national public holidays in the UK, and Christian organizations, such as the Salvation Army founded by William Booth, play an important role for their charitable work.
British National Anthem...
Northern Ireland: Belfast
IN THE UK...
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Is an English rock singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor.
Having been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1996, John received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services" in 1998.
He composed many songs for Disney movies like The Lion King.
Were an English rock band formed in Manchester.
Originally known as The Rain, the group was formed by Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass guitar) and Tony McCarroll (drums, percussion), who were soon joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals).
Oasis was presented at the stadium which
hosted the closing ceremony of the
London 2012 Olympic Games.
Were an English rock band formed in Liverpool, in 1960. They became the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the history of music.
Their best-known lineup consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.
The Beatles utilized several genres. In the early 1960's, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania", but as their songwriting grew in sophistication, they came to be perceived by many fans and cultural observers as an
embodiment of the ideals shared by the era's
Are a British rock band formed in London in 1970, originally consisting of Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals).
Queen was named the thirteenth best hard rock artist of all time in a list compiled by VH1.
During the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, through multiple screens could be seen a fragment Freddie Mercury Wembley concert in 1986 where he urged the audience to repeat the notes he sang. Then a part of "Brighton Rock" was performed on stage by Brian May on his guitar, which was later joined Roger Taylor to play "We Will Rock You" with singer Jessie J.
Is a British pop rock band formed in London in 1996. The group comprises Chris Martin (vocals, keyboard, guitar), Jonny Buckland (lead guitar), Guy Berryman (bass guitar) and Will Champion (drums, backing vocals and other instruments).
The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998.
The band has won a number of music awards throughout their career, including eight Brit Awards.
Coldplay have been an active supporter of various social and political causes, such as Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign and Amnesty International.
Is an English singer-songwriter, musician and multi-instrumentalist.
Adele is the first female in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three singles in the top 10 at the same time as a lead artist, and the first female artist to have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously.
In July 2009 she paid £8,000 for a commissioned painting by Stella Vine in a charity auction in aid of Keep a Child Alive, a charity which helps African children and their families living with HIV/AIDS. Adele said she planned to ask Vine to paint a portrait of "my mum and me".
She performed the soundtrack for the film
Is an English singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, she studied at the BRIT School before signing with Gut Records and striking a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing where she wrote for artists such as Chris Brown and Miley Cyrus.
Is recognised for an unconventional musical and performance style that mixes soul vocals with contemporary R&B, pop, electropop, and hip-hop beats.
Jessie J has garnered various awards and nominations for her contributions to the music industry, including the 2011 Critics' Choice BRIT Award and the BBC's Sound of 2011.
Jessie J confirmed on 2 August 2011 that she would be
shaving her hair off for charity in 2012. On 15 March
2013, Jessie's head was shaved live on Comic Relief,
helping to raise a record breaking £75m for the charity.
Is an English singer-songwriter. Raised in Framlingham, Suffolk, he moved to London in 2008 to pursue a musical career.
At a young age, he began singing in the church he attended and also learned to play the guitar.
In 2012, Sheeran began to rise to fame in the United States. He made a guest appearance on Taylor Swift's fourth album Red and wrote songs for the boyband One Direction.
Ed Sheeran offered to help a group of homeless people living in London. He raised £ 40,000.
Is a British singer-songwriter and model. Lloyd rose to fame when she finished fourth in the seventh series of The X Factor. Shortly afterwards, Lloyd was signed to Syco Music.
Cher Lloyd had performed auditions for The X Factor in 2006 and in 2008 when she was 12 and 14 respectively. She sang ballads, but failed to enter the competition. Finally in 2010, in his third audition, got through to bootcamp.
Cheryl Cole went to support her throughout the show.
Has different kinds of tattoos that express different emotions, like an eye on your inner forearm.
Are a British four-piece girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall.
They were formed exclusively for the eighth series of The X Factor, where they became the first group entry to win in the programme's eight-year history. Following their victory, they signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records. The group subsequently signed in the United States with Columbia Records. Little Mix have been branded the next Spice Girls as well as the UK's next biggest girl group capable of international success.
Originally, the group was called Rhythmix, but because he had a charity with the same name, was changed to Little Mix.
Are a British four-piece boy band consisting of members JJ Hamblett, Jaymi Hensley, Josh Cuthbert and George Shelley. They were formed in 2012 during the ninth series of The X Factor and finished in fourth place. Following their success, they signed with Sony Music and its subsidiary RCA Records.
Union J's judges' houses performance of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" earned them a spot in the live shows. They immediately proved the most popular act among social media users, garnering 46% of all social media chatter about The X Factor as soon as they were announced as attending judges' houses.
Union J announced that they had signed a deal with Sony Music. Their debut single was recorded in January 2013 in London and is
scheduled for release in June 2013. On 28 January 2013,
it was confirmed that the Sony subsidiary they had
signed with was RCA Records.
Are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, consisting of members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson. They signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records after being formed and finishing third in the seventh series of British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2010.
Their two albums Up All Night and Take Me Home, released in 2011 and 2012 respectively, broke several records, topped the charts of most major markets, and generated hit singles.
They announced their third tour for 2014, which would travel for the first time most of Latin America. This is called Where We Are
Stadium Tour, and as One Direction, it would be larger
than the Up All Night Tour and Take Me Home Tour.
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Diana, Princess of Wales
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