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A few days ago Emeli Sande joined a few other celebrities to honor Carole King at the White House. Emeli performed Carole’s hit ‘Natural Woman’ in front of Carole and President Obama. Watch Emeli’s smooth performance of ‘Natural Woman’ above.

Carole King: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize In Performance at the White House will air on PBS May 28.

 

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Emeli Sande’s record breaking debut album drops out of the Official Albums Chart Top 10 for the first time since release.

Emeli Sande’s debut album, Our Version Of Events, has dropped out of the Official Albums Chart Top 10 for the first time since it was released in February of last year.

Our Version Of Events has clocked up a staggering 66 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 (including 10 weeks at Number 1), beating the previous record of 62 weeks held by The Beatles’ debut album, Please Please Me, for nearly 50 years. In its 67th week on the Chart, Our Version Of Events falls seven places from Number 8 to Number 15.

To date, Our Version Of Events has sold over 1.88 million copies in the UK alone. It was also the biggest selling album of 2012, and it is currently the biggest selling album of 2013 so far, too.

Source: The Official Charts

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With President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle seated just three feet away, Emeli Sandé took the stage at the White HouseWednesday (May 22) night in honor of Carole King. The legend became the first woman ever to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, an award given by the Library of Congress.

“It was nerve-wracking,” Sandé told Radio.comthe day after she took the stage. “But I was so excited to be there and to be able to play such an incredible song in front of the person who created it. I mean those nights don’t come around too often.” the Library of Congress.

It was hard to imagine that only a few days before the performance, which will air May 28 on PBS, Sandé was holed up in a little studio in Brooklyn practicing King’s hit, “You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman).” Sandé admitted though that a lot of the rehearsal time was spent gearing up to meet the President. the Library of Congress.

“I think coming from the U.K. it feels like an even more distant dream to be in America meeting the President,” she said. “It was a massive deal and you know, the circumstance was amazing. I’m such a massive Carole King fan, and she’s inspired me as a writer so to be there to honor to celebrate her success.”

Read more at Radio.com

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The former med student reflects on her stunning international success in the music business.

Before bursting on the international scene following stirring performances at the 2012 Olympic Games’ opening and closing ceremonies, Emeli Sandé studied medicine at Glasgow University, specializing in clinical neuro-science. Instead of a medical career, the Scottish pianist-singer-songwriter is the voice on what’s been called the freshest debut of 2012—her CD, “Our Version of Events”—and the U.K.’s best seller last year with more than a million copies sold. Her breakthrough came with the release of her first single, “Heaven,” in 2011, and she’s written songs for a number of other artists, as well as appeared on the recordings of others.

 

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It’s only been two years since UK music artist hit the music scene as a featured artist on various rappers’ singles such as Chipmunk’s single “Diamond Rings” and Wiley’s “Never Be Your Woman.”

After three hit singles in the UK, Sande has finally crossed the ocean onto American shores with her song “Next To Me.” Illustrating the growth of her popularity, Sande made a surprise appearance at this season’s “American Idol” singing her song with 4th place runner up Amber Holcomb.

She’s been surprised of all the love and support that America has shown to her especially having her songs performed on “American Idol.” Sande says, “I feel very lucky. Coming here and seeing the momentum building, I’m really excited in introducing my music over here.”

While walking the red carpet arrivals of the show, Emeli Sande told Front Row Features correspondent Chris Trondsen that she would love to work with Bruno Mars. She added, “I thinks out there doing something really cool.”

Emeli Sande heads back to the U.K. but will return to the U.S. in July for a tour.

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