Olympics, Mobo Awards and Number 1s: 2012 is the Year of Emeli Sandé

For most, it is only this year than any of us have heard of Emeli Sande, but she has steadily been beavering away behind the scenes for years, forming the foundations of what is proving to be an immense musical career in the spotlight. 

Before launching her solo album in February this year, she had already appeared on tracks with Wiley, Professor Green, Devlin and Chipmunk, as well as having written songs for Leona Lewis, Cheryl Cole, Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis and Cher Lloyd, according to Digital Spy. Plus, back in 2011, Simon Cowell referred to her as one of his favourite song writers. This year has also seen Sandé sing at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics, get two number one singles, plus a third alongside Lanbrinth as well as getting married to her long term partner, Adam Gouraguine, in September- all in all, a pretty successful year.

Now, all her hard work has been more than worth it, receiving international recognition, as well as 3 MOBO Awards this weekend (3rd Nov. 2012), which will undoubtedly be the first few accolades of many to come. "I really didn't expect to get three." She said, "I feel fantastic, I feel like all the hard work pays off when you get acknowledgement like this, so I'm very happy." As reported by the BBC this really is just the beginning for her, speaking about the future she said: "Maybe an EP before the album but I'm just excited because I've got so many ideas and I've been writing a lot." Regarding future collaborations she said she'd love to work with Labrinth again, plus Calvin Harris and Kanye West. "I've got opportunities to write for people I've been inspired by for so long, it's hard to say no. I just have to shut the door and get on with it."


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