2012 saw the emergence of one of the most revered female solo artists that the UK has produced in years. Lauded by both her peers and the public alike, Emeli’s debut album ’Our Version of Events’ is the only album in the UK to have sold a million copies this year and has spent 42 consecutive weeks in the top ten, a feat not achieved by a debut album since the release of the Spice Girl’s debut ‘Spice’ in 2006.
Having achieved two number one singles with Professor Green and Labrinth respectively, Emeli has also written tracks on recent albums by Rihanna and Alicia Keys and Jay-Z said of the superstar, “Emeli has a unique sound and she is going to be a big deal”.
Now Virgin Records are proud to announce the release of Emeli’s first single of 2013, the captivating track, ‘Clown’. Beautifully melodic and lyrically poignant ‘Clown’ is metaphor-laden masterpiece, “It’s about how I felt when I was trying to get signed,” Sandé remembers. “I was going for all these meetings and people were looking at me like ‘What do we do with you’? It's about not allowing yourself to be judged by others or to be taken for an idiot. I feel the video reflects that”. Directed by Wiz (Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys) the video is about making a stand, believing in yourself and not allowing yourself to be judged.
The Brits Critic Choice winner 2012 was recently awarded the ‘Solo Artist of the Year’ at the Q Magazine Awards and dominated the Mobo Awards with three award wins, including Best Album, Best Female Artist and Best R&B/Soul Artist. Emeli follows her recent sold out tour, which included a spectacular performance at the Royal Albert Hall with a full UK tour in March/April 2013.
Dates are as follows;
26 March Birmingham O2 Academy – SOLD OUT 27 March Birmingham O2 Academy – SOLD OUT 29 March Newcastle City Hall – SOLD OUT 30 March Newcastle City Hall – SOLD OUT 1April Edinburgh Usher Hall – SOLD OUT 2 April Manchester O2 Apollo – SOLD OUT 3 April Manchester O2 Apollo – SOLD OUT 5 April Brighton Dome – SOLD OUT 6 April Bristol Colston Hall – SOLD OUT 8 April London Hammersmith Apollo - SOLD OUT 9 April London Hammersmith Apollo - SOLD OUT 10 April London Hammersmith Apollo