Watch: Emeli Sande Soars With Rihanna Cover On BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge

Published: Friday 16th Sep 2016 by Sam

Emeli Sande is back and wasting no time hitting the promotional trail for new album album ‘Long Live The Angels.’

Fresh from launching its lead single ‘Hurts’ on BBC Radio 1 this morning, the multi-platinum chanteuse stopped by the station’s Live Lounge for a show-stopping set.

Backed by a full band, she performed an array of songs – including a cover of Rihanna‘s ‘FourFiveSeconds.’

How did she do with her Roc Nation sister’s track? Venture below to find out. A rendition of D’Angelo‘s ‘Untitled (How Does It Feel)’ also awaits…

What kind of spiritual slay.

Amazing showings all round.

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  1. Molly September 16, 2016

    Only Rihanna could make Fourfiveseconds a hit.. Cute cover sis

  2. B_Roni September 16, 2016

    She has a beautiful and amazing voice but this just shows that Rihanna tone and personality and just her in general makes the song a hit. If she had released this over Rihanna I would not have liked it as much. I still listen to next to me and what I did for love every day. Her and Chrissette Michelle are amazing.

  3. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy September 16, 2016

    I like her little jazz spin to it, and I could listen to her voice all. The main issue for me is that it doesn’t have the aggressiveness, anger and emotion the original possess. Nevertheless, this was for fun and it was cute.

  4. jec2 September 16, 2016

    Emili has a really great talent, but these covers don’t do it for me. She’s the type of artist that should stick to her originals. I’ve seen so many better covers of “Untitled”. Case and point –

  5. Trulondont September 16, 2016

    Funny u say that emeli reminds me of Chrisette Michelle single & album both number 1. Easy in the UK US lets see tbf she is good but not great US requires full package & she could have bothered to go to the gym work on her jmage before coming back out

    Its kind of the same issue with Alicia keys n that no makeup bullsh… IT
    Beyone Rihann n Nicki r the full package Emeli is no better than Laura Mvula she just has light skin privelege.

    Good luck though im sure this project will be a great commercial succes in UK they hate winners there

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  7. ANNA September 16, 2016

    Amazing rendition and 10x better than the original. LMAO at the Salvation Army comparing Emeli to that whoore they stan for. Emeli clearly has more talent than Rihanna could ever dream to have. Just because she wasn’t whaling and screaming at the top of her lungs like a deranged crackWH00RE doesn’t mean she wasn’t good. “My Kind of Love” has more passion in it than any Riri song. Sorry NOT Sorry!

    • Trulondont September 16, 2016

      Lol steady on there mate Common sense Emeli js talented but she doesnt have s** appeal or Rihannas $ 100 million star quality thats ALL

      • ANNA September 16, 2016

        Emeli is a traditional singer with an amazing voice. We are so used to seeing triple threats that we overlook the understated talents of blues singers like Corinne Bailey Rae, India Arie and Emeli. Emeli doesn’t need to rely on smoke and mirrors (i.e. controversy) to be respected in her field.

        And what exactly is Rihanna’s 100 Million star quality? She is still a bum b*tch that forced her way into America and allowed a bunch of white music executives to control her and completely wash out her Caribbean sound so she could be more appealing to the masses. She sold herself out for fame, and after 10 years of success she’s finally decided to go back to her dancehall roots and manipulate her community for #1 hit. Rihanna ain’t s***!

    • Molly #BLM September 16, 2016

      Sounding like a true hater.

      • ANNA September 16, 2016

        Ugh, EXIT my reply box you fupa-having B*TCH. And stop green-arrowing your own comments hunny, LMAO. You are the definition of basic!

  8. Molly #BLM September 16, 2016

    Not the UK sewer rat calling anyone a bum b*****… Rihanna could buy your life coward

  9. ANNA September 16, 2016

    DEATH @ the Maid calling me a coward. But booboo when I told you that you could catch these handz in Vegas on 12th street you had nothing to say. You are a deranged WH00RE, so I can see why you ryde or die for Riri. At least you have something in common chile!

    • SailorMoon September 17, 2016

      B**** Beyoncé been selling her race out for years forcing Kelly Rowland to wash her hair with Nair and smoke cigarettes and tan to make her ever darker. Selling Pepsi to her diabetic and dialysis fans. Talking about she mixed and funding Boko haram in Nigeria to destabilize the northern economy to distract from her last concert not being sold out there. Don’t do it sweetie Beyoncé is an evil fraud!

      • ANNA September 17, 2016

        EYE AM SCREAMING!!!! Henny you seem mad for no reason !! ? Where’s the receipts of Beyonce forcing Kelly to dye her hair (if you read their autobiography you would know that All of the girls had to colour their hair and Beyonce originally hated the blonde dye as it damaged her natural roots). Their stylist wanted each of them to have distinctive looks (DC are not the only black girl group to do this – Blaque did it, so did TLC, 702, 3LW, En Vogue, Jade, etc).

        As for the boko haram claim, I’m not even going to go there chile! Not when you’re living in a mudhut in soshanguve. Lmfao what a ridiculous story to concoct. What kinda chemicals are they putting in your fufu and rice hunny?!

      • Mother September 17, 2016

        B**** I am screaming at sailor moon’s comment! Best thing I’ve ever read on here ????

      • ANNA September 17, 2016

        YASS M0lly, you better stan for your troll accounts 😆 someone has to do it hunny!

  10. Nowqd Reddibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi September 21, 2016

    She did ok

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