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Jay-Z: "Emeli Sandé has the talent to be big in America"

Jay-Z has heaped praise on Emeli Sandé and hinted towards a duet between the Scottish star and his wife Beyoncé.

The 'Next To Me' singer has engineered a strong reputation in the past couple of years as a talented songwriter and performer, with her debut album 'Our Version of Events' hitting No.1 in the UK charts.

The Daily Star quotes Roc Nation mainman Jay-Z as saying that Sandé is on course to break America, hinting that a blockbuster collaboration could be on the cards. He said:

"Emeli has the talent to be big in America, no doubt. She has a unique sound and she is going to be a big deal. There is a great tone to her voice. She is going to sell a lot of records. I read it's her dream to work with Bey and all I can say is you never know."

The rapper added: "You have to be extraordinary to break into the US. If the talent is there, it can be done. Adele is proof of that."


Watch the video for Emeli Sandé's 'My Kind of Love' below: