The Top-Charting British Bands to Emerge in the Last 20 Years

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By almost any measure, Coldplay is the most popular British band to invade the U.S. in the last 20 years. (One Direction and Spice Girls have had more top 10 singles in the States, but Coldplay has sold more albums here.) Here’s a gallery of the 18 most popular British bands that have debuted since 1995, according to their peak positions in America’s Billboard charts. (All photos: Getty Images)