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The strong Scottish accent has lead to some of the most prominent vocalists in the world.

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Amy Macdonald from Bishopbriggs north side of Glasgow
Born 25th August 1987 and rose to fame in 2007 with her debut album This Is the Life.

Annie Lennox from Aberdeen
Born 25th December 1954, a singer-songwriter who achieved international success in the 1980s with the Eurythmics. Her long list of hits include: Why, Walking on Broken Glass, Love is a Starnger, Thorn In My Side, Sweet Dreams, Don't Ask Me Why, Who's That Girl, When Tomorrow Comes and more.

Emeli Sande raised in Alford, Aberdeenshire
Born 1987, an English-Scottish soul and R&B recording artist and songwriter. Her first solo single "Heaven" was released in August 2011, and her debut album, Our Version of Events, released in February 2012.

Jai McDowall from Tarbolton in Ayrshire
Born 24 July 1986, a powerfull singer who won the fifth series of Britain's Got Talent in June 2011 with a style combining opera, pop and rock.

KT Tunstall from St Andrews in Fife
Born 23rd June 1975, she is a singer-songwriter and guitarist that has released three albums : Eye to the Telescope (2004), Drastic Fantastic (2007) and Tiger Suit (2010).

Rod Stewart father from Leith north side of Edinburgh
Born 10 January 1945, Rod Stewart was born and raised in North London although he often refers to himself being Scottish as his father moved from Edinburgh to London shortly before he was born. His carrear began in the 1960s fronting groups then went solo in 1969. His solo carrear soon saw him with a string of hits including Sailing in 1975.

Runrig from the Isle of Skye
A Scottish Celtic rock group formed on the Isle of Skye in 1973 under the name 'The Run Rig Dance Band'. Their iconic single Loch Lomond was released in 1979.

Susan Boyle from Blackburn, a small town between Edinburgh and Glasgow
Born 1st April 1961, she is a singer who first appeared on the TV programme Britain's Got Talent in 2009 singing "I Dreamed a Dream" . Her first album was released in November 2009 becoming the number one best-selling CD on charts around the globe.

The Proclaimers from Leith north side of Edinburgh
Born 1962, the twin brothers had a string of hits including Letter from America, that covers emigration from Scotland and the run down of Scottish Industry. Other hits include I'm On My Way, I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) and Life With You .

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Alex Harvey from Kinning Park west side of Glasgow
Born 5th February 1935, died 4th February 1982, a larger than life character, rock musician with The Sensational Alex Harvey Band during the 1970s glam rock era. Most famous single was the Boston Tea Party.

Gerry Rafferty from Paisley 10 miles southwest of Glasgow
Born 16th April 1947, died 4th January 2011, a Scottish singer songwriter best known for the smash hit Baker Street in 1978. Other notable tracks include Right Down the Line, Days Gone Down, Night Owl and Get It Right Next Time.

Nazareth from Dunfermline
Founded in 1968 and fronted by Dan McCafferty, this rock group established an international audience with their 1975 album Hair of the Dog and their best-known singles This flight Tonight and Love Hurts.

Wet Wet Wet from Clydebank west side of Glasgow
A Scottish pop rock band formed in the 1980s and fronted by Marti Pellow. Hits include Wishing I Was Lucky, Sweet Little Mystery, Temptation, Angel Eyes, and in 1994 Love Is All Around was top of the UK charts for 15 weeks.

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