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Emeli Sande - Our Version Of Events (Special Edition) (2012) Retail CD
Our Version of Events is the debut album by Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé. The album was released on 13 February 2012 by Virgin Records, following Sandé's winning of the Critic's Choice Award at the BRIT Awards 2012. Though Our Version of Events is her first release, Sandé has been active in the industry since 2009, most notable appearing on singles by Chipmunk ("Diamond Rings") and Wiley ("Never Be Your Woman"). The album's genre features heavily in soul and R&B music. Sandé began working on the album when she was eleven years old.
Sandé began working with Alicia Keys for the albummore…, and for Keys' upcoming album. She also expressed interests in working with Nicki Minaj on the album. Naughty Boy was a major collaboration with Sandé from the day she began creating music professionally. Mike Spencer, Paul Herman and Professor Green also got involved with the production of the album. She wrote every track on the album, saying that the key to a good song when writing is using "honesty" and "raw emotion". Upon the release of the album, Sandé's vocal ability has been compared to the likes of Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé Knowles and Annie Lennox. Tracey Chapman, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell and Lauryn Hill are all major influences for her album. Madonna also expressed interest in Sandé's music.
"Heaven" was released in August 2011, as the first single from the debut album, the song charted at number-two on the UK Singles Chart and later becoming an international success, charting within the top-ten in many European countries. Sandé released "Read All About It" with Professor Green in November 2011, which resulted in her writing "Read All About It (Part III)". "Daddy" was released in November 2011, which charted at number twenty-one on the UK Singles Chart, however the single also became an international success. "Easier in Bed", a non-album promotional single was released onto iTunes in December 2011. "Next to Me" was the third single released, which became a global hit. Entering the UK Singles Chart at number-two and the Irish Singles Chart at number-one. "My Kind of Love" was released as the fourth single from the album in June 2012 and appeared on The Voice UK in order to promote the single. Upon release of the album, the album debuted at number-one on the UK Albums Chart and remained at the top spot for five non-consecutive weeks. the British Phonographic Industry certificated the album 2× Platinum, making it the fastest selling album by a British recording artist since Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream in 2009. The album also debuted at number-two on the Irish Albums Chart.
A re-release of the album will occur in the United Kingdom on October 8, 2012 and will include three new tracks, a remix and Sande's version of "Abide With Me". On September 30, 2012, the lead single for the re-release will be "Wonder" (a song credited as Naughty Boy & Emeli Sandé which is featured on the US version of the album). It also serves as the lead single from collaborator Naughty Boy's album, Hotel Cabana. Our Version of Events became the best-selling album of 2012 in September 2012, overtaking Adele's 21.
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