Edinburgh music: The top 10 most popular music acts from Edinburgh and the Lothians - including Lewis Capaldi

The top ten most popular musicians from Edinburgh and Lothian according to chart placings

Edinburgh has produced an abundance of musical talent over the years including The Proclaimers, Bay City Rollers and Idlewild, but who is the most popular local act based on chart positions?

Other Lothian acts who have been top of the pops include Someone You Loved singer Lewis Capaldi from Whitburn and Haddington’s Marillion singer Fish, aka Derek Dick. While, Stockbridge-raised Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson sold millions of records with the American rock band. And former Hibs ball boy and reggae/ rock singer Finley Quaye from Leith, Edinburgh’s folk rockers The Incredible String Band and Drylaw/ Pilton’s hip-hop rockers Young Fathers have sold records all over the world, with the latter still performing on the main stage at music festivals all over Europe and beyond.

We have based our Edinburgh and Lothian chart on the number of UK top 10 singles and albums each act has had over the years.