With the Stateside arrival of Emeli Sandé impressive Our Version of Events, the British invasion continues. However, the biracial beauty’s (her mother is British and father is African) soulful pop songs have already garnered her a No. 1 debut on the U.K. album chart.
After winning a BBC talent contest as a teenager, she went on to study medicine in her native Scotland before returning to her first love. Early fans include fellow musicians Coldplay; Adele, and Alicia Keys, who cowrote and produced the album’s track “Hope.”
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