Emeli Sandé - Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend
Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Whilst fully cementing her place in the public's consciousness is an accomplishment that Emeli Sandé achieved in 2011, it was in fact the result of years of hard work.
An established friend of Radio 1 & 1Xtra, many will remember her stand out performance at Maida Vale for the 1Xtra Homegrown show two years ago, shortly after she was named a 'Hot 4 2010' by the network. In fact it was at one of our events years ago that she first met long time collaborator Naughty Boy, with whom she continues to regularly work with today.
Heavily backed by the likes of Annie Mac, Fearne Cotton, MistaJam and Reggie Yates, it was Zane Lowe who secured the first play of Heaven, her debut solo single which went straight in at Number 2. After triumphant TV appearances on Children In Need, the MOBO Awards, the X Factor, and a support slot on the Coldplay tour, Emeli is extremely excited about entertaining the audience at Hackney 2012, which will follow her UK tour earlier in the year.
Set List on 1Xtra Stage on 23 Jun 2012 at Hackney Marshes
Breaking The Law
My Kind Of Love
This Is Where I Sleep
Next To Me