Emeli Sandé named BRITs Critics’ Choice

By | Published on Thursday 15 December 2011

Emeli Sandé

EMI-signed singer Emeli Sandé has beaten rapper Maverick Sabre and soul musician Michael Kiwanuka to be named the 2012 BRITs Critic’ Choice winner.

Although Sandé’s profile as a performer has been rising fast over the course of this year, having had a number two hit with ‘Heaven’ in August, she has previously co-written songs for the likes of Cheryl Cole, Chipmunk, Susan Boyle and Tinie Tempah, as well as appearing on Wiley’s 2010 top ten hit ‘Never Be Your Woman’ and Professor Green’s number one ‘Read All About It’.

She said of the win: “To win a BRIT Award so early in my career is beyond a dream come true. I am overwhelmed to be the recipient of such a prestigious award. Thank you so much”.