NEW research has revealed the most searched-for resident musicians in each UK city.

The study by Wembley Park used data from Wikipedia to discover the view counts of the artists. 

It looked at Wikipedia page views from June 2020 to May 2022 to create rankings of the most popular musicians in each city.

Fatboy Slim is Brighton and Hove’s most searched musician with 1.2 million views.

The Praise You DJ, real name Norman Cook, holds the Guinness World Record for most top 40 hits under different names and has received two Brit Awards.

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Next in Brighton’s top ten most searched-for musicians is Bonobo with 803,987 views and Celeste with 669,454 views.

Passenger came fourth with 572,368 views, followed by ArrDee with 345,400 and Maisie Peters with 308,742 views.

Next came Captain Sensible with 241,105, Mary Spender with 152,219, Joe Black with 68,448 and Gwenno Saunders with 48,166.

Pop star Dua Lipa takes the top spot nationally and in London, with more than 16 million page views and counting. 

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The One Kiss singer beat the likes of Elton John with 12 million views, David Bowie with 11.9 million views and Adele with 11.2 million views, all London born and bred. 

Liverpool’s most searched artist is John Lennon. Despite his untimely death in 1980, his musical achievements, with The Beatles particularly, continue to influence music and culture to this day.

Manchester’s most searched artists are the Gibb brothers, three of who gained international fame as the Bee Gees.

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Claudio Giambrone, head of marketing at Wembley Park, said: “Music is the universal language of mankind, and, especially in the UK, we love to celebrate homegrown talent, as well as global superstars.  

“Wembley Park is excited to welcome back live music this summer, after two years of disruptions due to the pandemic. Hopefully, we can see a few of these iconic names grace our stage soon."