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In this April 25, 2012 file photo, Scottish soul and R&B recording artist Emeli Sandé poses for a portrait in New York. After penning songs for acts like Susan Boyle, Cheryl Cole and Tinie Tempah through a publishing deal, the singer said getting her own recording contract wasn't easy, mainly because record executives couldn't picture Sande as the artist behind the songs she was writing. She eventually found a home at a label that let her belt her pipes over R&B beats and pop grooves. “Our Version of Events,” her debut, was released in June. (AP Photo/Amy Sussman, file)

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