British Invasion 3.0: One Direction & 12 Other Acts You Should Know From Across The Pond

Robbie Daw / July 26, 2012

Whether it be the London Olympics, our collective obsession with PBS’ Downton Abbey, the resurgence and re-tooling of such series as Doctor Who and Absolutely Fabulous or, of course, the slew of musicians hailing from the UK who’ve infiltrated our charts over the past couple years, America is pledging allegiance to all things British once again. And given our love for pop here at Idolator, we couldn’t be more chuffed over this third British invasion that’s taken over the airwaves in the good ol’ U.S.A.

Above, we rounded up the 13 artists hailing from the UK who we feel best represent the new crop of across-the-pond movers and shakers on the pop scene: from Queen Adele and London MC Tinie Tempah to boy bands like The Wanted and One Direction and X Factor UK alums Cher Lloyd and Olly Murs. Raise your Union Jack high and flip through our gallery!