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Emeli Sande's parents on her BRITs success: 'She never gave up and it paid off'

'Next To Me' songstress Emeli Sande picked up two BRIT Awards at Wednesday night's (February 20) ceremony in London and her parents have praised her work ethic, talent and determination in achieving her dreams.

She won the British Female Solo Artist title and British Album prize for her debut record 'Our Version Of Events', and her father spoke to The Daily Record about her success:

"Emeli worked so hard at this and she deserves it. She never gave up and it has paid off."

He added that the fact that her career is still flying high this year means that she'll be around for a while yet: "Perhaps if she had got this last year it would have been far too early, so it might not have worked out so well for her."

Tweeting about her double win earlier this week, Sande wrote: "Last night was a dream."





Watch Sande's performance at the 2013 BRIT Awards here: