Nobody wanted to sign me: Emeli Sande
EMELI Sande says “nobody” would sign her when she first started out. The ‘Next To Me’ singer won two trophies at the recent BRIT Awards – for British Female Solo Artist, and Mastercard British Album of the Year for her debut ‘Our Version of Events’, which has sold 1.6 million copies in the UK alone – but says record companies didn’t want her to sing her own tracks when she started out.
She told BANG Showbiz: “I was an underdog because I was a writer and nobody wanted to sign me, nobody thought I could sing my own songs, but I think what gives me the edge.
“When people don’t believe in you, you want to prove them wrong. So I’d encourage any underdog to come and achieve their dreams and believe that everything is possible.”
Emeli – who is planning to take a six-month break from music following her haul – added she has been dreaming of the success she has had over the last year since she was a young girl, and the tough decision to quit training to become a doctor has paid off. BANG!