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Pharrell, Stevie Wonder, Sam Smith, Emeli Sande & More Unite in “God Only Knows” Video

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We love seeing stars come together for a good cause. To celebrate the launch of BBC Music, many of the biggest names in music have united for a stunning music video. Pharrell, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Emeli Sandé, Sam Smith, Lorde, and more have remade the 1966 Beach Boys classic “God Only Knows.”

The theatrical visual, filmed at the Alexandra Palace theatre in London, also feature appearances from Coldplay’s Chris Martin, One Direction, Kylie Minogue, Queen’s Brian May, Florence Welch, and Brian Wilson himself. They are also joined by the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

“All of the artists did such a beautiful job I can’t thank them enough,” said the Beach Boys frontman. “I’m just honored that ‘God Only Knows’ was chosen. ‘God Only Knows’ is a very special song. An extremely spiritual song and one of the best I’ve ever written.”

Proceeds from sales of the song will benefit BBC’s Children in Need foundation.

Watch the epic video below!

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Emeli Sande Teams up with Jaguar for ‘Feel XE’ Project

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While many fans are anxious for Emeli Sande to release some new music she has been commissioned by luxury automobile brand Jaguar for the launch of their new XE sport model. The project titled ‘FEEL XE,’ with include collaborations with Sande, actor/director Idris Elba and designer Stella McCartney. Emeli will perform the first FEEL XE project, labeled as an audio-visual spectacle, on September 8 in London.

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Emeli Sandé Gives Advice On How To Write A Song

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Powerhouse vocalist Emeli Sandé has impressed us time after time with her songwriting capabilities. Now, opening up on the progress behind a few of her gems, the singer shares just how she creates magic.

Sitting down in Glasgow at Radio 1’s Academy, she gives a firsthand view at how she created the track “River”. Stating that it was more of a lullaby and was very visual, Emeli makes the task look very easy.

Touching on “Next To Me” and “Clown,” Emeli’s advice will remind you that what you have to say is just as important as anyone else.

Take a look at the clip next:

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Emeli Sandé Before The Fame, Hear Rare Early Song “Takes”

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UK songstress Emeli Sande is back…well sort of.

With her upcoming album in the works, Emeli has some pieces of her past coming up for talks. Fortunately for her though, it’s nothing short of terrific.

Digging in the vault to pull out one of her first made records, the singer-songwriter was just as impressive then as she is now. Recorded at Marco Rea’s Barne Studio in Clydebank, Scotland, the singer created the funky duet track, “Takes.” Sounding as if it could be the theme song to a soulful Disney musical, the record was originally released by Starla Records in a small run of limited vinyl copies, with an almost impossible audio file to track down according to the Daily Record.

Up until now, the seven-inch recording – which saw Emeli going as Adele or Rio Sandé – was kept under the rug, but we’re more than happy it’s been uncovered! Rocking a curly ombré colored afro, it’s hard to even tell that it was Emeli – or whichever name she was going by back then.

Ready to hear what the vocalist has been holding out on? Take a listen after the jump!

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Taylor Swift Brings Out Emeli Sandé at London Show

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This was a pretty cool moment. The mega star that is Taylor Swift has shared her stage with a variety of fellow artists at her concerts in the past. While at her “Red” tour stop in London on Monday night, the country sweetheart surprised her British fans by bringing out Scottish songstress Emeli Sandé.

The singers had the O2 Arena rocking along as they dueted on Sandé’s soulful single “Next to Me.”

“Tonight @emelisande surprised our London crowd with ‘Next to Me’!! SHE IS SO HEAVENLY,” tweeted Taylor, to which Emeli responded, “Thank you for inviting me tonight!I’m inspired…what a rush!!”

Check it out below:

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Essence to Honor Emeli Sandé at ‘Black Women in Music’

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With the success of her debut album, Our Version of Events, and songwriting credits for some of toddy’s biggest artists, Emeli Sandé has been having the time of her life. To add to her success in the U.S., the blonde beauty can now add being honored by Essence at the upcoming “Black Women in Music” event to the list.

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List: The 10 Artists That We Are Most Thankful For This Year!

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2013 has basically come and almost gone! One thing that we’ve noticed through this fast paced year is that it’s brought some very memorable moments in music. R&B – in particular – is on its way to supreme revival and probably has some of the best selections of current and up-and-coming artists that we’ve seen in many years.

With the impressive roster of new artists, and comeback of several seasoned acts, this couldn’t have been a better time for us to show our appreciation for what this year has served up. Whether a full album has been delivered to us, or if the clever collaborations are what got us hooked, each of these artists have us hungry for much more. From seductive verses to catchy lyrics, these artists have brought something to the table that we’re proud to say has made us thankful for their arrival or return to R&B, and music in general.

 

Check out the 10 artists that we are most thankful for this year below!

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New Music: Emeli Sandé ft. Ab Soul – “My Kind of Love (Remix)”

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After locking down K. Dot on her remix to “Next To Me”, Emeli Sandé keeps the momentum going by adding his fellow TDE member, Ab Soul, to her “My Kind of Love” remix.

Featured on her latest album, Our Version of Events – which by the way, is absolutely amazing – “My Kind of Love” was originally a song made for a late night with wine and a significant other. Now, over a reworked uptempo beat, both artists deliver a perfect remix to the track. Ab Soul, who adds his heartfelt verse to the British songbird’s top track, gives that little something that you may have felt the original version was missing.

Interested in hearing how it turned out? Take a listen to the new cut below:

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