The 7 Top UK Artists You Need To Listen

Many artists (singers and rappers alike) have been known to come from the west, The United States in particular. However, in the recent past, their British counterparts have come up really strong in bringing out their prowess in the music industry.

Dua Lipa
There is a countless number of artists from the United Kingdom but those that have revolutionized the industry and are a definite must listen to include the following:

Michael Dapaah
Born in early 1991, this English comedian, rapper and actor is known best for depicting the fictitious rapper Big Shaq. He is also known as Roadman Shaq or MC Quakez. After appearing on Charlie Sloth’s radio show on BBC, he saw rapid growth and gained public attention. The comedic rap ‘Man’s not hot’ became viral with the studio track being released in September 2017. The video of the song was released 26 of October 2017 by the rapper himself. The video featured other artists like DJ Khaled who refers to him as a legend, Broederliefde a rap-group from Dutch and Lil Yatchy.

Stefflon Don
Stephanie Victoria Allen, was born on Fourteenth December 1991. She is a British singer and rapper from Hackney in London. Her Single ‘Hurtin Me’ released in 2017 and which featured French Montana, brought her to the public limelight and was number seven on the Singles Chart UK. She first surfaced in 2015 after doing a cover of Wretch 32’s song ‘six words’. Later on, she was featured on several tracks between 2016 and 2017. In August of 2018, she released her second mixtape ‘secure’. In 2018 she was also nominated for the BET Awards under the category of “Best International Act”

Dua Lipa
She was born on the 22nd of August 1995 and is an English songwriter and singer. She began doing her music at the young age of 14, when she mostly did covers of songs done by other singers. Her first single was released after signing with the Warner Music Group in 2015. By the year 2016, Dua Lipa had released three singles and even got to do her first tour in Europe and the UK. She has worked with other artists and her songs have been doing well on the Billboard charts. She has earned several awards like SCTV awards as a young and promising international artist and two British awards.

Anne-Marie Rose Nicholson
She is known as Ann-Marie professionally and was born in April 1991. She is a songwriter and a singer. Her single ‘Rockabye’ was number one in the UK singles Chart among others like “Alarm”, ‘Ciao Adios” and “Friends” that topped the chart too. In 2016 she won the MTV brand new award and later in 2017 her song “Rockabye” won the Best Global Track award. In 2018 her “friends” single won two awards.

Ed Sheeran (Edward Christopher Sheeran)
This guitarist, singer, and songwriter was born in the year 1991 on February 17th. In 2011 he released his debut album “plus” that topped both the Australian and UK charts. In the US it reached number five. He has won several awards that include the Brit’s “Best British male solo artist” and “British Breakthrough Act”.

Sir Elton Hercules John
He was born in 1974 and is a pianist, singer, and composer. He has sold more than 300 million copies of his records making him one of the bestselling artists in the world. He has more than 50 top hots and his “candle in the wind” tribute is still one of the best-selling Single in UK and US history. His awards include five Brit awards and Grammies.

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
This songwriter and singer was born on 5th May 1988. She got a recording contract from XL recordings in 2006 and later in 2007 received the Brit Award ‘Critic Choice’ on the BBC sound in 2008. She has since then won lots of Grammy awards and Brit awards and has done a lot of tours within the UK and the US. Her voice has obtained great approval from critics leaving a little doubt that she is definitely a rare singer.

5 Tips for Keeping Your Fitness Resolutions

The truth? Many people give up on their New Year’s resolutions because they set unrealistic goals for themselves. They expect instant results and become discouraged when things don’t happen the way they imagined they would.

Here are a few tips to help you set realistic fitness goals:

Set a Realistic Goal

Decide what goals you’d like to achieve, but keep them realistic. Do you want to lose 20 pounds? That’s great, but don’t resolve yourself to doing so in a week or month. Do you want to become physically active? Great! Just don’t expect that you’re going to go from couch potato to fitness enthusiast overnight. There will be days when you don’t exercise at all. Don’t punish yourself for not meeting your goals right away, or for not accomplishing each task on your list on the first try. You have the entire year to get things right.

Keep Things Relevant

Let’s assume your goal is to lose 20 pounds. Let that be your only goal for now. Setting sub-goals can be counterproductive. Aim to be as active as possible so that you can lose that weight in a reasonable amount of time. Once you reach that goal, set a new one, like running a 15-minute mile or setting a new personal weightlifting record. Remain focused on tasks that are relevant to the goal at hand. Anything else will only set you back and become discouraging.

Plan in Advance

Think about your New Year’s resolutions before New Year’s Eve. Planning your goals and the things you’ll need to do to achieve them in advance will leave you feeling strong and in control. Waking up on New Year’s Day without a plan will leave you feeling lost and may even prevent you from getting started at all.

Talk to a Personal Trainer

You’ve never exercised a day in your life? Don’t fret. There are plenty of personal trainers in your area and each will be more than happy to help you meet your goals. Do you plan on joining a gym? Many will give you at least 1 or 2 personal training sessions for free. Taking advantage of this type of offer will not only give you a jump start but will help you to determine if working with a trainer is right for you.

Make One Change at a Time

Making too many lifestyle changes can be overwhelming, so take it one step at a time. Start by adding some exercise to your daily routine. Once you’ve gotten the hang of that change, start to address your diet and food choices. Once you’ve gotten the hang of making healthier choices, move on to your next goal. Give each change at least a few weeks to become a habit. Doing so will make it easier to move on to the next change without losing sight of the things you’ve already accomplished.

Remain realistic about your goals and expectations at all times. Don’t punish yourself if you get off track. Simply jump back on the horse and start over again. Your body and health will thank you for the effort!