BRIT Awards 2013: Emeli Sande Wins British Album Of The Year

20 February 2013, 22:09

The Scottish singer-songwriter picks up the highly coveted gong as her second award of the night.

Emeli Sande has won the prestigious Mastercard Album Of The Year award at the BRIT Awards 2013 tonight (20th February) at the music industry event in London.

The 'Next To Me' singer, who was nominated for a total of four gongs at this year's ceremony, won for her 2012 debut record 'Our Version Of Events', which has achieved huge sales over the past twelve months.

Emeli was nominated opposite Plan B, Alt-J, Paloma Faith and Mumford & Sons in the highly coveted category, and jumped up out of her seat with a huge smile when she was announced as recipient of the award by Bryan Ferry.

The Scottish singer-songwriter gave an emotional speech while accepting the award as she held her BRIT award prize aloft.

"Wow. I think I'm a very unlikely pop star," Emeli began. "This is an album I wrote because I didn't have the confidence to sing these things in person.

"So many people connected with this album and connected with these words and it's incredible and makes me feel less lonely," the 'Clown' singer explained. "Thank you to everybody who let me make the album I wanted to make, you know who you are and thank you.

"This is a dream, really, thank you for this year and thank you for this award," she added.

Earlier in the evening the 'My Kind Of Love' singer also picked up the BRIT award for British Female Solo Artist, after being named the Critics Choice recipient back in 2012.

Check out a picture of Emeli Sande preparing for her performance at the BRITs 2013 below (Credit: Getty):

The BRIT Awards 2013 has also seen the likes of Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard, One Direction, Lana Del Rey and Frank Ocean all walk away with awards.

You can see all the latest news, pictures, interviews and watch this year's performances at the BRIT Awards 2013 on Capitalfm.com - follow the action in real time on our live blog.

Join the conversation about this year's BRIT Awards by following @CapitalOfficial on Twitter with the hashtag #BRITSOnCapital and liking us on Facebook.

Harry Potter

It's Been 20 Years Since The First Harry Potter Book Was Released, But Where The F Are The Cast Now?

Snapchat Accounts Ariana Kim K Rita Ora

80+ Of The Biggest Celebrities You Really NEED To Add On Snapchat Today

Capital Metadata - Capital App March 2017

Want To Control The Music On Capital? Now You Can With Our New App - My Capital!

  • Top Ten
  • 11 - 20
  • 21 - 30
  • 31 - 40
  1. 1
    Bridge Over Troubled Water artwork
  2. 2
    Despacito (Remix) artwork
  3. 3
    Wild Thoughts artwork
  4. 4
  5. 5
    Mama artwork
  6. 6
    Strip That Down artwork
  7. 7
    Your Song artwork
  8. 8
    Power artwork
  9. 9
    2U artwork
  10. 10
    Slow Hands artwork
  11. 11
    One Last Time artwork
  12. 12
    Attention artwork
  13. 13
  14. 14
    Symphony artwork
  15. 15
  16. 16
  17. 17
  18. 18
  19. 19
    Unpredictable artwork
  20. 20
    Unforgettable artwork
  21. 21
    Pretty Girl (Cheat Codes x Cade Remix) artwork
  22. 22
    Galway Girl artwork
  23. 23
    Came Here For Love artwork
  24. 24
    No More Sad Songs artwork
  25. 25
    On My Mind artwork
  26. 26
    Crying In The Club artwork
  27. 27
    Swalla artwork
  28. 28
    No Promises artwork
  29. 29
  30. 30
    That's What I Like artwork
  31. 31
    Feels artwork
  32. 32
  33. 33
    Bad Liar artwork
  34. 34
    Stay artwork
  35. 35
    Solo Dance artwork
  36. 36
  37. 37
    Did You See artwork
  38. 38
    Perfect artwork
  39. 39
    Wall of Glass artwork
  40. 40
    Don’t Matter Now artwork
  • Top Ten
  • 11 - 20
  • 21 - 30
  • 31 - 40
Visit the site