Tunes in Tyneside: 9 musicians who grew up in the North East before fame

North East singers are responsible for plenty of chart-topping tracks.

The North East is the home city of quite a few famous faces who have made it to the ‘big time’ in the music industry. 

From bubble-gum pop to rock classics, with many other genres in between - North East musicians are responsible for a lot of chart-topping tracks.

Here are nine musicians, who grew up in the North East before fame. 

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