Emeli Sandé got the first ever You Oughta Know In Concert special started off on an extremely energetic foot tonight, performing four songs that appear on her debut album Our Version Of Events. Two of those songs, “Next To Me” and “My Kind Of Love,” just appeared on your television screen, but those of us who were lucky enough to be in attendance when this show was recorded were treated to an especially rockin’ version of “Heaven,” which we have for you above.
Sandé, the 26-year-old British megatalent that has drawn comparisons to Beyoncé and Alicia Keys, is currently in the midst of recording her follow-up to 2012?s Our Version Of Events. That record dropped in the UK way back in February of 2012, knocking Adele’s 21 out of the #1 spot on its way to selling over 1.2 million copies. Along the way, she broke a record that was previously held by The Beatles (!!!) for the Most Consecutive Weeks A Debut Album Spent In The UK Top 10. That’s pretty prestigious company, wouldn’t you say?
Sandé was only one year away from getting a degree in medicine from the University of Glasgow when she ditched her studies in order to record her debut album, a decision that ultimately led her to an integral performing role as part of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London. She’s truly one of the world’s most promising young musicians, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her be part of VH1?s You Oughta Know family.