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Hitting the right note: Emeli Sandé is back and more candid than ever

Posted On: 15 Sep 2019   |   Posted By: Press and Journal

With several top-10 singles, four BRIT Awards and even an MBE under her belt, Emeli Sandé hasn't done too badly in her 32 years on Planet Earth.
For those of us in Aberdeenshire, she's something of a homegrown hero, and is soon to be hitting our eyes and ears once again with a new album and TV show.
But let's rewind for a moment and take a closer look at how we got here. How does a young, black singer-songwriter from the shire end up performing at the opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympics?
Originally born in Sunderland, Emeli moved from one north-east to another when she was four, after her family settled in the quiet village of Alford, just outside Aberdeen.
It was here she lived until her late teens, when, as many Aberdonians had done before her, she hopped into a car on the A90 and headed south for the bright lights of the central belt.
And she hasn't looked back since, instead making her way further south to London where she has now been for the last decade.
It's not hard to see why, with...

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