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Catch Emeli Sandé Tonight at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park

August 28th, 2013

Before she got famous on her own, Emeli Sandé became known for her work with others— appearing on albums for the likes of Chipmunk, Tinie Tempah and Professor Green, and writing for musicians like Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Susan Boyle. But after the release of her debut album, last year’s Our Version of Events (stream it below), the Scottish singer-songwriter’s terrific voice and fantastic songwriting became her calling cards. Allmusic praised the R&B-pop-and-soul-filled album: “Many call the 24-year old starlet a jack-of-all-trades, and after listening to her full-length debut, it’s easy to understand why. Events skip from genre to genre breezily, often being carried by Sandé’s piercing voice.” That voice gained her even more attention when Sandé (above, doing “Clown” and “Next to Me” at this year’s Brit Awards) performed at the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2012 Summer Olympics. And you can see her—along with the electronic-music quartet Rudimentaltonight at Rumsey Playfield.