You know she’s a huge deal — that Olympics opening ceremony headlining slot performance, the biggest selling artist in the UK for 2012, the songwriting credits for Rihanna and Alicia Keys. But what don’t you know about Emeli Sandé?
Emeli Sandé has made her mark as an artist, becoming the top selling musician in the UK for all of 2012, but she started her career in the same way that luminaries like Carole King did: as a songwriter. She’s the pen behind “Half of Me,” the dramatic exploration of public versus personal personas on Rihanna’s Unapologetic. She’s also a co-songwriter on a group of tracks on Alicia Keys’ latest, Girl on Fire, including the kiss-off/self-affirming single “Brand New Me.”
When Emeli Sandé accepted her second BRIT Award for Best Album on Wednesday, February 20, the Scottish singer said she was a “very unlikely pop star.”
Scottish singer and songwriter Emeli Sande came by the Fresh 102.7 Studio to chat with Jim and Kim from the morning show about her new album,”Our Version of Events.”
The ceremony also included performances from One Direction, Emeli Sande, Ed Sheeran, the Spice Girls, George Michael and a symphony of British music.
Like Great Britain itself, the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics this past weekend was full of musical variety. And for the first time ever, the ceremony’s soundtrack was available for purchase just minutes after it aired.
A new U.K. songstress is breaking ground in the U.S. who rivals Adele. Meet Scottish soul singer-songwriter Emeli Sande. Poised for takeover in the States, Adele‘s reign may soon be over.