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Emeli Sande

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The Resume

    (March 10, 1988- )
    Raised in Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    Debut CD is ‘Our Version of Events’
    Singles include ‘Heaven,’ ‘Read All About It’ and ‘Next to Me’
    2012 Brit Awards nominee for British Breakthrough act; winner of Critic’s Choice award
    Zambian father, British mother

Why she might be annoying:

    First you have to get past that kooky coif.
    San-DEH (well, there is an accent on that ‘e,’ so duh!).
    ‘When I was seven I really wanted to be Mariah Carey.’
    Emeli is her middle name; care to guess her first name (‘you’ve kind of taken the [name] now, so I went with my middle name’)?
    She admitted to two distinct personalities: bossy and noisy with her music, quiet and studious with her education.
    She has a tattoo of Frida Kahlo.

Why she might not be annoying:

    Her sister – a lawyer – made a video shoot of her, which was entered in a BBC music competition and led to a record deal offer.
    Determined that she have a proper education to fall back on – and being the daughter of the first university graduates of their own families –, she completed four years of a six-year neuroscience term.
    She lists Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, and Lauryn Hill as influences.
    She wrote her first song at age 11, for a primary school talent program.
    Her compositions have been recorded by such artists as Susan Boyle and Leona Lewis — which earned her Simon Cowell’s personal stamp of approval as a songwriter.
    She respected her boyfriend’s wishes to not be identified in their private life.

Credit: Cool It All Right?


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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 21 Votes: 61.90% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 9 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 15 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 62 Votes: 58.06% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 42 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying