Emeli Sandé is a British singer and songwriter.

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Emeli Sandé's 2012 debut album, Our Version of Events, was the biggest selling album of the year in the UK and the second biggest of 2013. It broke the chart record for the most consecutive weeks inside the UK's Official Albums Chart Top 10, breaking the 50-year record previously held by The Beatles. Sandé has won numerous accolades including four Brit Awards (Critics Choice, Best Album and Female Solo twice, most recently in 2017 for her second album, Long Live the Angels). In 2018 she was awarded an MBE for services to Music. 

Having initially made her mark as a songwriter in the UK urban scene via acts such as Wiley, Wretch 32 and Chipmunk, the multi-instrumentalist’s solo success saw her became a highly sought-after writer for an array of international acts. Sandé wrote and cowrote tracks for Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Katy Perry. She's also performed at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympics and at the White House for Barack Obama.