Emeli Sandé on Her ESSENCE Festival Show
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Scotland native Emeli Sandé has garnered the praise of some of the greatest names in modern soul. Not only does she have a powerful voice that sets her apart from other singers, but she’s written for everyone from Leona Lewis to Rihanna. 

Check out this candid interview with Emeli and be sure to visit ESSENCE.com for interviews as well as Livestream performances featuring Big Daddy Kane on Saturday, July 6, and Mint Condition on Sunday, July 7 at 9 p.m. on both nights.