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Why British Singers Lose Their Accent When Singing

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Mick Jagger, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Ed Sheeran, Phil Collins, and George Michael all grew up in/near London 00:11

  2. The generic American accent is fairly phonetically neutral. 01:19

  3. Researchers believe the change in accents from speaking to singing is not deliberate, and singers may not even be aware that it's happening. 03:32