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Emeli Sandé hopes "to reach everyone" as an artist

Emeli Sandé has opened up about her incredible journey so far and has revealed that her aim is "to reach everyone" as a singer and writer. 

Speaking exclusively to The Sun's Something For The Weekend, the 'Heaven' star explained that working with Alicia Keys and Professor Green have been real highlights and the exposure she's gained through these collaborations has been priceless:

"Working with Stephen (Professor Green) I've noticed younger fans, even kids. When you write for Susan Boyle and go on Jools you expect an older audience. But I want to reach everyone and cover different audiences. I write as honestly as I can. I'm not cool, I don't fit into any genre."

"I was quite nervous to meet Alicia but she's a very cool girl, very humble. She's no diva and super intelligent. Our priority was to write great songs. I had to forget she was a multi-million-selling artist but it all worked out."

Referring specifically to her time in the studio with 'Fallin'' hitmaker Keys, Sandé added:

"We wrote a song called Hope — which is hoping that the world changes as people are very removed from their feelings now — and another called One Hundred And One. They're really beautiful songs and we're very like-minded. Even if she wasn't Alicia Keys it would've been a great session."

She was recently confirmed as Coldplay's tour support act and you can watch her video for 'Daddy' below: