Adele Emeli Sandé /sænˈdeɪ/ san-day, known by her stage name Emeli Sande, is a Scottish R&B and Soul recording artist and songwriter, born and raised in Alford, Scotland. Before pursuring her musical career, Sandé studied medicine at University of Glasgow.
Sandé first became known to the public eye after she featured on rapper Chipmunk's debut single, "Diamond Rings", which gained herself and Chipmunk a first top 10 singles on the UK Singles Chart. In 2010, she appeared again on Roll Deep star, Wiley's "Never Be Your Woman", which became another top ten hit. Simon Cowell called her "his favourite songwriter at the minute". She has written for a number of artists, including Cher Lloyd, Susan Boyle, Preeya Kalidas, Leona Lewis, Cheryl Cole, and Tinie Tempah.
In 2010, she signed a publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing. She later announced that Virgin Records had given her a record deal. Sandé released her first solo single "Heaven" in August 2011, and her debut album, Our Version of Events, is set to be released on 6 February 2012. She also appears as a guest artist on Professor Green's single "Read All About It".