Emeli Sandé, (no Sunday!) Hits: Lesson and Next To Me

Emeli Sandé broke through in 2011 with her debut single Heaven. In August 2011, 3FM DJs unanimously bombarded the song to Megahit. The single comes from Emeli's debut album, "Our Version Of Events". The Scottish singer from Glasgow has already written songs for various X-factor candidates from Great Britain such as Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis and Cher Lloyd, she is Simon Cowell's favorite songwriter. In February 2012 her second single was released in the Netherlands: Next To Me.

Debut single Emeli Sandé: Heaven

The magnificent Heaven, the debut single of Emeli Sandé with the characteristic beat came out on August 14, 2011. DJs from 3FM embraced the song and were deeply impressed which resulted in the unanimous choice for this song as Megahit for week 34. In February 2012, her second single was released in the Netherlands: Next To Me.
The singer was already in their support act during the worldwide tour of Coldplay.
In Great Britain, home of Emeli, the song already arrived at two in the popcharts that week and was already one in the dancecharts. Heaven has a beat that stands in the middle trip hop and drum 'n' bass, is framed by celestial strings and sounds euphoric, with the voice of the Glasgow singer taking the listener to great soulful heights. At times it looks like samples of it Massive Attack to be braided through the number. The hype about the Scottish singer lasts a while in England and there was already a lot of speculation about which single she would be the first to release from her debut album, many newspapers kept it on Daddy, so it became Heaven.

Our Version Of The Events, debut album Emeli Sandé

On February 13, 2012, the release of the first CD from Emeli took place.


  • 1. Heaven
  • 2. My Kind of Love
  • 3. Where I Sleep
  • 4. Mountains
  • 5. Clown
  • 6. Daddy
  • 7. Maybe
  • 8. Suitcase
  • 9. Breaking the Law
  • 10. Next To Me
  • 11. River
  • 12. Lifetime
  • 13. Hope
  • 14. Read All About It

Emeli Sandé in Paradiso, Amsterdam, March 31, 2012

On Saturday 31 March 2012, Emili will give a concert at Paradiso, in Amsterdam. Starting at 8.30 p.m., room open 7 p.m.
Presale has already started, on December 9, 2011.

Biography Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé is called for the registry office Adele Sandé, to avoid confusion with the English pop diva of the same name, who already has enough of her first name, she adopted this stage name.
Emeli was born about 25 years ago in Alford, Scotland, where she also grew up. The multi-instrumentalist has been making music since she was eleven, when she started playing the piano. She was inspired by artists such as Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Joni Mitchell. Regarding the latter, she said she still felt connected to a "Joni song", even though it is 25 years old. She is not busy putting her music in a certain box. "There's no point in limiting who you can reach. But I want to be respected," she said in an interview with Gary Parker, from the English channel Wave105.2 FM.
She studied medicine at the University of Glasgow. Since 2009 she has been active as a songwriter, she is the favorite songwriter of Simon Cowell, the famous jury member of the English X Factor. She wrote songs for Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle and Cher Lloyd, all candidates from the successful talent show. She also delivered songs for Alesha Dixon, Professor Green, Devlin, Preeya Kalidas, Cheryl Cole and Chipmunk. For rapper Chipmunk she composed the debut single Diamond rings, on which her vocals were also heard. It reached sixth place in the English charts, the first top 10 for Emeli.

Manager Adrian Sykes

Emeli's manager, Adrian Sykes, waited patiently for her since she was 16. She said about that: "He respects me and wanted it to be completed in an education, he knows my parents and knows that they are keen on successfully completing my studies".

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