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Emeli Sandé

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An R&B singer/songwriter and soul-jazz artist with a highly resonant voice and diverse set of cross-genre musical influences, Emeli Sandé broke through with her hit 2012 debut Our Version of Events. Influenced by Nina Simone, Massive Attack, and Joni Mitchell, Sandé regularly provided guest vocals for several of the U.K.'s most successful grime artists before eventually embarking on her own successful solo career in 2010. Born Adele Sandé in Aberdeen, she was encouraged to hone her musical talents, which included playing the clarinet and piano and writing and performing her own songs, by her Zambian choirmaster father. While studying medicine at Glasgow University, she signed a publishing deal with EMI and, following a meeting with producer Naughty Boy, the pair began working together on a number of songs, including Chipmunk's Top Ten hit "Diamond Rings," which she also featured on, and "Boys," which was later recorded by Cheryl Cole as the B-side to "3 Words." After signing a solo contract with EMI, she moved to London and appeared on albums by Tinie Tempah, Professor Green, and Devlin, supported Solange Knowles on her U.K. tour, and scored a second Top Ten hit with Naughty Boy and Wiley on a cover version of White Town's "Your Woman." Her first solo single, "Daddy," was released in 2010. In 2011, Sandé won a raft of awards, including Best Breakthrough Act at the Brits and at the MOBO Awards. After appearing on Professor Green's smash hit "Read All About It" toward the end of October 2011, she followed with her debut album, Our Version of Events, in February 2012. Released to critical and commercial acclaim, the singles "Heaven" and "Next to Me" received heavy radio airplay and achieved respectable chart positions across Europe and the U.K. Sandé's profile was given a further boost in the summer when she sang Henry Francis Lyte's Christian hymn "Abide with Me" at the opening ceremony of London's 2012 Olympics. Subsequently, an equally prestigious performance of "Read All About It" at the closing ceremony of the games led to Our Version of Events making a return to the top of the U.K. album charts that August. It ended the year as the top-selling album in the land, and also helped her win a pair of Brit Awards the following February (for British Female Solo Artist and British Album of the Year). Sandé has also written songs for Susan Boyle, Rihanna, Leona Lewis, Cheryl Cole, and Tinie Tempah, among others. In 2013, Sandé released the concert album Our Version of Events: Live at the Royal Albert Hall. She returned with her second full-length effort, Long Live the Angels, in 2016. Recorded on both sides of the Atlantic, the album was inspired by her Zambian background and featured performances from her father and the Serenje Choir of Zambia. ~ Jon O'Brien
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Stations Featuring
Emeli Sandé

    LGBT Pride

    LGBT Pride
    1 song

    Movie Tracks

    Movie Tracks
    2 songs

    Workout Songs

    Workout Songs
    2 songs

    Love Songs

    Love Songs
    1 song

    Pop Remixes

    1 song

    Dance Pop

    1 song

    Gay Anthems

    1 song

    Coffeehouse Corner

    1 song

    Lite Hits

    1 song

    Female Focus

    1 song

    Neo-Soul

    1 song

Albums by
Emeli Sandé

Top Songs by
Emeli Sandé

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Next to Me
  3.   My Kind of Love
  4.   Crazy In Love by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
  5.   Heaven
  6.   Read All About It, Pt. 3
  7.   Clown
  8.   Breaking the Law
  9.   Happen
  10.   Daddy
  11.   Babe
  12.   Highs & Lows
  13.   Sweet Architect
  14.   Lonely
  15.   I'd Rather Not
  16.   Hurts
  17.   Where I Sleep
  18.   Every Single Little Piece
  19.   Tenderly
  20.   Garden
  21.   Shakes
  22.   Right Now
  23.   Give Me Something
  24.   Breathing Underwater
  25.   Selah
  26.   Winter Wonderland
  27.   Beneath Your Beautiful
  28.   River
  29.   Suitcase
  30.   Maybe
  31.   Mountains
  32.   Lifetime
  33.   Kung Fu
  34.   Enough
  35.   Hope
  36.   This Much Is True
  37.   I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
  38.   Somebody

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