Emeli Sandé smashes 100k sales with #1 debut album
BRITs Critics Choice winner Emeli Sande today tops off what has been an incredible twelve months for the Scottish singer/songwriter. Her debut studio album, Our Version Of Events, today topples reigning queen Lana Del Rey from the Official Albums Chart throne, as well as becoming 2012’s second fastest-seller so far - smashing the 100k sales barrier with a first week sale of over 113,000 copies.
The album features Number 2 single Heaven, Daddy, and the more recent single, Next to Me. Emeli also had a Number 1 hit single in 2011 with rapper Professor Green; Read All About It broke Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ We Found Love initial three week run at the summit of the Official Singles Chart where it stayed in the top spot for two weeks.
Approaching a song rhythmically, rather than melodically, is something synonymous with Beyonce/DC and probably her claim to fame in respects to the question being posed.Of course CIL pretty much popularized "Go-Go" in popular music. The only other notable "Go-Go" song prior to CIL is "Doin' The Butt", and that was 1988.
An argument could be made that Beyonce is the one who popularized the heavy Urban/Hip-Hop driven backing with R&B outside of the US. "Deja Vu", "Drunk In Love" (in time), and CIL just to name a few.
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are" - B.F.
Hopefully she'll hold up well when everyone sees her pick up her Brit award this week
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