Emeli Sande did not have it easy on her road to success and she still has a ways to go before she reaches her full potential. Growing up in a small Scottish town as a product of an inter-racial couple was not easy, the artist explained in an article in The Sun.
However, despite the obvious rough times she may have had in her childhood, it only made her stronger to handle the disappointments that followed while trying to get signed. As a songwriter, Sande wrote for various artists including Susan Boyle, Tinie Tempah, Chipmunk, Alicia Keys, etc. Unfortunately, “When you’re a songwriter, it’s so hard to get people to see you a different way,” the artist told reporters at The Sun.
Finally, in 2010 Sande was signed to Virgin Records. She is blowing up the UK charts with her hit singles and is soon to be debuted in the US later on this month. If you haven’t heard her single yet, though, here is your chance. Emeli Sande – Next to Me