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NEW MUSIC NOW > Meet Emeli Sandé: Who Are You Listening to This Week?

New Music Now! 2012/05/31 23:00:00
Meet SodaHead's new favorite artist! Last week, we introduced California indie band The Neighbourhood. This week, we're hooked on Emeli Sandé, a Scottish soul singer. And we're not the only ones! Alicia Keys says Sandé is "... a magnificent new artist from the UK…Hearing her voice against a guitar sends you into the mood." And as for Adele? Well, a few words from her do wonders, saying "How incredible is she" of Sandé.

Like LP, Sandé is a prolific songwriter who has worked behind the scenes for artists like Susan Boyle and Cheryl Cole, but she's also topped the UK charts with her debut solo album, "Our Version of Events," released in February. Now it's time she got her dues in the States. "Our Version of Events" will be released in the U.S. on June 5.

Sandé's short career got off to a great start, but it hasn't all been smooth sailing. She got her first break when she won a record deal through a BBC music competition, but the label renounced its support and tried to pull the plug. However, it wasn't long before she found another taker. She landed a songwriting gig by sending her music out to radio stations, and got another break when she helped rapper Chipmunk get his debut single, "Diamond Rings," into the UK Top 10. Oh and another fun fact about Sandé: Before recording her upcoming album, she took time off to study clinical neuroscience at Glasgow University. Who knew?

Her first album has been two years in the making, but it was well worth the effort. It debuted at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and sold more than 113,000 copies in its first week. The next week, it was pushed to No. 2 by Adele's Grammy-winning "21," where it sat for two more weeks. Its first single, "Next to Me," peaked at No. 2 on the charts. Check out the video below and let us know what you think! And be sure to check out her Facebook page if you're interested.

So who are you listening this week? Feel free to post videos. We'd love to hear from you!

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  • PokerFace 2012/06/01 17:27:26
    PokerFace
    +8
    Emeli Sande, she might be new, but her voice is very inspiring and her songs actually have a meaning

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  • dog 2013/01/16 03:59:16
    dog
    I dig it
  • EmpathyReigns 2012/07/04 16:34:47
    EmpathyReigns
    I like her music!
  • budgerigar42 2012/06/08 02:41:37
    budgerigar42


    They're from Iceland, and they're amazing.

    July 28th... I'm coming to a concert. I can't wait to see them live.
  • nadzzy <3 2012/06/07 17:23:23
    nadzzy <3
    +1
    I've been listening to the song we are young :)
  • budgeri... nadzzy <3 2012/06/08 02:42:11 (edited)
    budgerigar42
    And I've just downloaded ALL THE SONGS from Fun.'s Aim and Ignite.

    HIPSTER ALERT
  • Lady Katze 2012/06/07 08:24:50
    Lady Katze
    +3
    Jimmy Eat World. All time favourite band!
  • jimf 2012/06/06 17:11:27
    jimf
    +1
    Ed Sheeran
  • beach bum 2012/06/06 10:36:55
    beach bum
    cool
  • brandi lynn 2012/06/05 17:52:20
    brandi lynn
    some remixs for dubstep :)
  • krunchatize~me 2012/06/05 06:40:14
    krunchatize~me
    +2
    GROUPLOVE, I've always liked them, but a lot of people don't know about them. Maybe you know this song, the second one is my favorite
  • Fergie kruncha... 2012/06/05 19:06:19
    Fergie
    +1
    nice love them!
  • kruncha... Fergie 2012/06/10 21:23:03
    krunchatize~me
    yay :)
  • budgeri... kruncha... 2012/06/08 02:43:10
    budgerigar42
    +1
    AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... MARRY ME I DON'T CARE IF YOU'RE A GIRL


    GROUPLOVE IS LIKE MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BAND. SORRY I'M IN THIS CAPS LOCK RAGE. I'M JUST SO VERY, VERY EXCITED.
  • kruncha... budgeri... 2012/06/10 21:22:34
    krunchatize~me
    +1
    lol I am a girl. And the Caps Lock rage is okay lol. :D
  • budgeri... kruncha... 2012/06/12 11:37:38
    budgerigar42
    My favorite is probably either this one

    or this one

    Or this one! I can't make up my mind
  • kruncha... budgeri... 2012/06/13 03:50:42
    krunchatize~me
    +1
    I love all of them :) close your eyes and count to ten is my fave out of the three, but my absolute favorite is naked kids
  • Vennie 2012/06/05 02:29:23
    Vennie
    +1
    "Some Nights" by Fun. I'm not good at copying/pasting so check it out on YouTube if you aren't familiar with it. The drummer is beyond awesome!
  • budgeri... Vennie 2012/06/08 02:43:39
    budgerigar42
    Lots of autotune in one part though. But I admit, Nate is a good singer.
  • kruncha... Vennie 2012/06/10 21:22:54
    krunchatize~me
    +1
    Fun. all around is amazing :)
  • Emma 2012/06/05 01:58:51
    Emma
    fall out boy
    the offspring
    amber pacific
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/06/04 18:35:14 (edited)
  • stevegt... stevegt... 2012/06/04 18:45:34
  • Luver 2012/06/04 17:50:37
    Luver
    The Cab. They're fantastic and there isn't a song on their album, Symphony Soldier, that I don't love.
  • Marie 2012/06/04 16:19:05
    Marie
    KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOPKPOP KPOP KPOP!!!!!!!!!!! KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOPKPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOPKPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP KPOP!!!!!! < oh and ballads ^-^
  • xXILoveVinnyBooXx 2012/06/04 11:11:36
    xXILoveVinnyBooXx
    Asking Alexandra o.o
  • weirdchickalert 2012/06/04 06:15:17
    weirdchickalert
    Emeli Sande, because her song is inspirational and it gives you courage to carry on when you feel like the is tumbling down :)
  • Me 2012/06/04 05:25:16
    Me
    its okay
  • Vision of Verve 2012/06/03 18:29:29
  • VintageWolf 2012/06/03 18:14:19
    VintageWolf
    Hail the villain \m/
  • Mighty Mouth 2012/06/03 16:45:37 (edited)
    Mighty Mouth
    +1
    As someone below has already said the sound of the seventies were really great! Marc Bolan and T.Rex, David Bowie, Bee Gees, Gary Glitter, Bob Marley, E.L.O, Blondie, Hot Chocolate, 10cc Wings, Chicago, Toto, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Steely Dan, Stevie Winwood, Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles.
  • Darlin' 2012/06/03 12:56:23
    Darlin'
    I have discovered "7 Horse"
  • ~writersblock~ 2012/06/03 03:04:06
  • lickgold 2012/06/03 02:25:28
  • Juano 2012/06/03 01:37:43
    Juano
    +1
    DEV DEV DEV DEV DEV!! Seriously ppl, check this girl out. She is hot, amazing and is going to take the world by storm with her debut album "The Night the Sun Came Up." CHECK HER OUT AND REP THE HOTTEST THING IN TOWN. Mama Dev!!
  • CAPISCE 2012/06/03 01:02:15 (edited)
    CAPISCE
    +1
    Call me a relic, call me what cha will

    Say I'm old fashioned say I'm over the hill

    Today's music aint got the same soul

    I like that old time rock and roll
  • modnar roodpart 2012/06/03 00:40:08
    modnar roodpart
    Adele
  • Suuh 2012/06/03 00:02:28
    Suuh
    I love the Rock 'n Roll ! \m/
  • joe mauro 2012/06/02 22:55:53
    joe mauro
    ANNIKA VITOLO,and JOHN LAIDLAW
  • Lisa 2012/06/02 19:15:03
    Lisa
    I'm into rap and some alternative and whatever the dirty heads are classified as for the past month actually lol
  • budgeri... Lisa 2012/06/08 02:44:20
    budgerigar42
    I think the Dirty Heads are considered Pop reggae or whatever.

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