ESSENCE Festival performer Emeli Sande in concert at Aberdeen Music Hall in Scotland.

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The Essence Festival headliner shares how she managed to make her childhood dream a reality.
Jun, 14, 2013

ESSENCE Festival headliner Emeli Sande sat down with to discuss how she's managed to make her childhood dream a reality and shared a few interesting details about how she's learned to embrace being loud, despite growing up shy.

"It's really a dream come true," say's Sande. "I was really quiet as a kid and music was the one place I could be loud.

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