And on the seventh day....
BEST BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST: LITTLE BOOTS
Okay, so this was never going to be the most surprising choice. What may surprise some of the more casual pop fans is the picture above; yes, before she turned into a cute blonde pixie hybrid of Kylie and Goldfrapp, Boots was a cute brunette with a reputation for fiddling around at the more DIY end of the synth pop spectrum. Me, I adore both; perhaps she didn't need to go chasing the big hit single by jetting off to L.A. and getting RED ONE to work on her records, but that's her prerogative and Remedy wasn't such a bad single anyway.
Part of me does, however, secretly wish she'd abandon her apparently doomed attempts to be the perfect mainstream popstar, throw away the peroxide and play to her strengths. Of which there are many.
Bat For Lashes