UK Charts: Emeli Sande Hits #1; Sells Over 100k

Published: Sunday 19th Feb 2012 by Sam

In an era when record sales are on the wane, it takes a captivating artist to rise above the flames which engulf the industry at large. Artists such Emeli Sande, who has justified her buzz today by rocketing to the top of Official UK Album Chart.

Full story after the jump…

The 23 year old Scot saw her debut  ‘Our Version Of Events’ open at #1 on the tally with sales of 113,000. An impressive figure it itself, the true extent of the feat is best rationalised when considering such sales would comfortably land her within the top 10 of  the Billboard 200 – in the much larger country that is the US.

Just as well, as the BRIT Critics Choice winner recently told That Grape Juice that a Stateside invasion is on the cards.

Peep Ms. Sande soar in the video for the LP’s latest effort ‘Next To Me’ below…

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  1. Whitney RIP February 19, 2012

    People in england REALY do buy Cd’s !! I wanna go there now lol

  2. HUSHBITCH February 19, 2012

    Well done. Emeli is any amazing talent & i’m glad she’s being shown the attention and support. Her album is amazing! Congrats

  3. HUSHBITCH February 19, 2012


  4. Nahjee February 19, 2012

    WOW!!! I guess the UK really get it popping down there 113,000 WOW!

    I did not think she had it in her to sell that many records

    Now it’s see if azealia banks has it in her since her debut album is dropping next moth

  5. Black Madonna February 19, 2012


  6. grammy dammy sammy February 19, 2012

    yes yes yes !!!!! i couldnt be more elated 🙂 she’s pure class oozing poetic is so damn refreshing to see legitimate artists at chart summit. congrats Emeli.

    if you’re still indifferent, seriously check out her album, this girl is the future!!!

    oh and congrats to RIta for number 1 on singles chart. 2 of my newbie favs are in the top 2 positions. splendid!!!

  7. grammy dammy sammy February 19, 2012


    dont even go there … what the hell is riri’s swag? Do not insult Emeli’s talent by remotely comparing her to Rihanna. Have u heard Emeli’s records? she’s the farthest from Rihanna as they come and a great thing that is too, if i may add. Why does it eat u rihanna fans up that someone can actually make it without going the “black madonna” route. Some people just have it, others have to make others believe they do – illusion at its finest

  8. Theman February 19, 2012

    This isgreat for her. She’s very talented. The UK suppoerts real talent.

  9. KAT DELUNA FAN February 19, 2012

    congrats !!!

  10. Izzie February 19, 2012

    @Black Madonna

    Emeli is nothing alike Rihanna, musically or otherwise. You should learn to hold your breath for more pertinent things.

  11. DEDE February 19, 2012


  12. YOOSONDALOOSE February 19, 2012

    She is really good, think she will be around for a good minute.

  13. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! February 19, 2012

    I like the song next to me, but the part where she goes… next to me wooohooo is annoying

  14. Credits February 19, 2012

    I love the album! “where i sleep,” “river,” “suitcase,” and “my kind of love” are standout tracks aside from “next to me.”

  15. Aj Alexander February 19, 2012

    where can i download the album in America

  16. xoxo February 20, 2012

    i love the album! its the best cd since adeles 21. No gimmicks, just straight up talent. she makes me proud to be scottish, yet another talented UK artist.

  17. kimberly February 20, 2012

    @ black madonna, what is a rihanna swag? I don’t know if you are on the right post cause i know ri swag is oversexual attire, touching her privates and oversexual movements. I don’t see that in this woman. You are so disrespectful. anyway
    Great talent we need these artist around and less of the gimmicks and techno music. I am just so impatient, can’t wait for that TREND to disappear.

  18. iSTANFORNOONE February 20, 2012

    @ GRANNY DANNY T*****


  19. iSTANFORNOONE February 20, 2012


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