Jay Z has said on numerous occasions that Emeli Sande is ‘the next big thing’ and he was definitely right! She has beaten a record previously held by The Beatles. Her album Our Version Of Events has had a spot on the UK Top 10 charts for 63 consecutive weeks- surpassing The Beatles’ 62 weeks for their album Please Please Me. Her album was also the best selling album of 2012 in the UK selling more than 1.82 million copies! In response to her success she said,
The Beatles are the greatest band of all time and their legacy lives on and continues to inspire all of us that make music. I’m so happy that so many people have connected with the stories and the songs on the record, this really is our version of events now. I’d like to say thank you to everyone that has bought, played or shared my music in the last year, without your support this would never have been possible.
Go Emeli! She’ll be at this year’s Made In America Fest Memorial Day Weekend In Philly!