Emeli Sande Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Born as Adele Emily Sandé on the 10th March 1987 in Sunderland, in Tyne and Wear England, Emeli is a songwriter and recording artist, best known to the world for her singles “Read All About It”, and “Beneath Your Beautiful”, among many other achievements.

Have you ever wondered how rich Emeli Sandé is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Sandé’s net worth is as high as $8 million, an amount earned through her successful career as a musician, which has been active since 2008.

Emeli Sandé Net Worth $8 Million

Emeli is of mixed ancestry; her father, Joel, is Zambian, while her mother is English. Emeli’s family moved to Alford, Aberdeenshire in Scotland when she was four, where she went to Alford Academy, and loved to study, stating that she hated to be sick and miss a day of school because she was hungry to learn. She also said that she was shy, nerdy and extremely well-behaved. She started writing songs when she was only 11 years old, which was used for her primary-school talent show. Song’s title was “Tomorrow Starts Again”.

When she was 15, she was invited by Choice FM to take part in their competition called “Rapology” in London, and was also called up by Richard Blackwood, to sing gospel in MTV’s Camden studios. Telstar offered Emeli a record deal before she turned 16, but she turned it down because she wanted to study medicine, actually an MBChB five-year course, at the University of Glasgow. She said that her education was important to her because she could find a job in medicine if she failed in the music industry.

Emeli’s parents took her to Alicia Key’s concert when she was 16 – since first hearing Alicia’s music, she wanted to become just like her. Also, in numerous interviews that Emeli has conducted after becoming successful musician, she talked about her earliest inspirations and has cited many people who inspired her – one of them is Frida Kahlo, and the proof of Frida’s importance for Emeli is a tattoo that she has on her forearm.

Although she studied medicine, she decided to leave her studies and focus fully on her musical career; she won the Trevor Nelson’s BBC Urban Music competition, however, the label decided not to offer her a professional contract. Nevertheless, she sent her demo tape to BBC Radio 1xtra which was heard by Naughty Boy, and the two started writing songs for such musicians as Cheryl Cole, Alesha Dixon and Professor Green, among others. She was soon signed by Virgin Records and EMI Records as well.

Her debut studio album came out in February 2012, entitled “Our Version of Events”, which topped the charts in the UK and Ireland, achieving multi-platinum status in Britain, and gold status in the USA, which increased Emeli’s net worth to a large degree.

Even before her album came out, she was already known in Britain, thanks to her successful collaborations with Chipmunk on his song “Diamond Rings” (2009), and with Professor Green on his song “Read All About” (2011).

Before she started working on her second album, Emeli made several notable public appearances, including at the White House in Washington, D.C. Her second album came out in 2016, under the title “Long Live the Angels”, however, the album was notably less popular than her debut release, but still achieving gold status in Britain, and landing at No. 2 on the UK charts, and reaching No. 41 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

Thanks to her success in the music industry, Emeli has received numerous prestigious awards, including four Brit Awards, and one Bet Award. Furthermore, in 2017 she was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Regarding her personal life, Emeli confirmed that she was engaged to her boyfriend, marine biologist,Adam Gouraguine, in January 2012 – the two were in a serious, 7-year relationship. They married in September 2012, in Montenegro, but after a year, Emeli and Adam divorced.

Emeli is also known for her philanthropic activities as she has performed numerous benefit concerts, including being present at Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Event in 2013, and has started the program Community Clavinova, through which she helps many kids to received free Clavinovas. Also, she is a part of the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaigns, among other endeavors.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 10, 1987
Birth place: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
Height:5' 3½" (1.61 m)
Education:University of Glasgow
Parents:Diane Sande, Joel Sande
Albums:Our Version of Events, Long Live the Angels, Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Live from London Bridge, EP Who Needs The World? EP EP iTunes Session, EP Clown 2013, EP Spotify Live

Interesting Facts

1Studied Medicine at the University of Glasgow, but quit in her 4th year in order to pursue a career in music.
2Married her boyfriend of 7 years, marine biologist Adam Gouraguine, in New York City, in a small ceremony before family and friends (15 September 2012).
3Daughter of a Zambian father and Scottish mother.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Music Breakout Artist




The X FactorTV Series writer - 6 episodes, 2012 - 2015 performer - 5 episodes, 2012 - 2013
The Voice2012-2015TV Series writer - 3 episodes
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour2015TV Movie writer: "It Takes Two"
WWE 2k152014Video Game performer: "Free"
Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the StarsTV Series 1 episode, 2013 writer - 3 episodes, 2013 - 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2013
Glee2013-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice UKTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2012
VH1 You Oughta Know in Concert2013TV Movie performer: "Next to Me", "Ho Hey" / writer: "Next to Me"
The Best Man Holiday2013performer: "Winter Wonderland"
Fat: The Fight of My Life2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Great Australian Bake OffTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The BlockTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Britain's Got TalentTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013 writer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013
Didysis Getsbis2013courtesy: "Crazy In Love" / performer: "Crazy In Love"
Trance2013/Iperformer: "Here It Comes" / writer: "Here It Comes"
Radio 2: In Concert2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Misfits2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fast Girls2012performer: "Heaven"



The X Factor2011-2014TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest / Herself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20142014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The BRIT Awards 20142014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Tavis Smiley2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
VH1 You Oughta Know in Concert2013TV MovieHerself
Austin City Limits2013TV Series documentaryHerself - Musical guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself - Musical guest
Unity: A Concert for Stephen Lawrence2013TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Good Morning America2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
2013 MTV Video Music Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
South Today2013TV SeriesHerself
In Performance at the White House: The Gershwin Prize for Popular Song - Carole King2013TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Dancing with the Stars2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
Radio 2: In Concert2013TV SeriesHerself
The BRIT Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The BRITs Backstage 20132013TV MovieHerself
The BRITs Red Carpet 20132013TV MovieHerself
Emeli Sandé Live at the Royal Albert Hall2013Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical guest
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Graham Norton Show2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Voice of Germany2012TV SeriesHerself - Performer
MOBO Awards 20122012TV SpecialHerself
Vivement dimanche2012TV SeriesHerself
The Jonathan Ross Show2012TV SeriesHerself
The Jeff Probst Show2012TV SeriesHerself
London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music2012TV MovieHerself
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder2012TV MovieHerself
Le grand journal de Canal+2012TV Series documentaryHerself
BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend 20122012TV MovieHerself
Pau!l2012TV SeriesHerself
The Voice UK2012TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Rachael Ray2012TV SeriesHerself - performer
Conan2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
El hormiguero2012TV SeriesHerself
Daybreak2012TV SeriesHerself
The BRIT Awards 20122012TV SpecialHerself
The BRITs Red Carpet 20122012TV MovieHerself
Skavlan2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Children in Need2011TV SeriesHerself
The Xtra Factor2011TV SeriesHerself

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