- 10:34 AM, Oct 20
Thrust into the international spotlight at the 2012 Olympic Games thanks to her moving performances of "Abide with Me" at the opening ceremony and "Read All About It (Part III)" at the closing ceremony, Emeli Sande is now an international superstar. However, her breakthrough came much earlier, in August 2011, with the release of her first single, "Heaven". It peaked at number two on the U.K. Singles Chart.
Since then Emeli has been unstoppable, releasing her debut album "Our Version of Events" in 2012 to critical acclaim - an album which went on to be the U.K.'s bestseller in 2012 with more than a million copies sold. She hit the road, supporting Coldplay on their "Mylo Xyloto" tour and embarking on her own tour across the country.