Wiley Praises Emeli Sande's Success: "I Rate Her More Than Adele"

2 April 2013, 16:11 | Updated: 2 April 2013, 16:13

The 'Heatwave' rapper says he gives Emeli more credit than 'Rolling In The Deep' star Adele.

Wiley has revealed he rates Emeli Sande as a better singer and pop star than critical darling Adele.

The grime rapper made the revelation while discussing his new album 'The Ascent', and says the Scottish singer-songwriter deserves all of her success over the past twelve months.

"Yeah she deserves it," Wiley told Digital Spy, when asked about Emeli's burgeoning success in America. "Listen to this - I rate her more than Adele.

"I like Adele but I rate Emeli more," the 'Wearing My Rolex' rapper explained. "A lot of people thought she wouldn't go anywhere and she did.

"I didn't think England would accept her," he added.

The 'Heatwave' rapper launched his latest album in the UK this week which boasts a song called 'My Heart' which features 'Clown' singer Emeli.

Check out a picture of Emeli Sande performing live in Birmingham recently below (Credit: PA):

'Next To Me' star Emeli has had a huge year in music after performing at the London 2012 Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies and winning a BRIT Award for her debut album 'Our Version Of Events'.

Fresh from performing the prestigious UK awards show the star revealed plans to head over to the US this year, as well as to begin working on her second studio album.

Emeli Sande unveiled a new song called 'Here It Comes' last month as part of the soundtrack to Danny Boyle's Trance.

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