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Music sensation Emeli Sande has once again put Cumbria on the map

MUSIC sensation Emeli Sande has once again put Cumbria on the map after her chart-topping album was runner up in the year’s best sellers.

Emeli’s Cumbrian relatives, who live at Beckermet, near Egremont, and Carlisle, are celebrating the singer’s success this New Year as she adds another prestigious award to her ever-growing accolades.

Emeli, whose real name is Adele, has taken the world by storm with her singing and songwriting talent and her latest achievement sees Our Version of Events named as the year’s second best selling album – top selling by a female artist.

Her uncle, Chris Wood, who lives at Beckermet, spoke to the News & Star when Our Version of Events was named best album at the Brit Awards.

The 25-year-old also won the British female category.

Mr Wood said everyone in the family was very proud of her.

“I’m gobsmacked – it’s all very surreal,” he said.

“She is a very normal, very grounded nice person who is lovely to talk to.

“I am very immensely proud of her.”

Mr Wood, originally from Smithfield at Egremont, said that Emeli used to regularly come to the town when she was younger to visit her late grandparents, Bob and Betty Wood, who lived on Howbank Road.

Her mum, Diane Sande, was born in Egremont and is a former pupil of St Bridget’s and Whitehaven Grammar School. She left Egremont to go to university in Sunderland where she met husband Joel Sande.

Emeli, who performed at the Sandance New Year’s Eve Concert in Dubai on Tuesday, also has another relative living in the county – her aunty Jo from Carlisle.

Have your say

She went to school in Ulverston for a little while too

Posted by Joanne on 3 January 2014 at 08:22

And she went to school in Ulverston for a short while.

Posted by Joanne on 2 January 2014 at 15:01

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