Emeli Sande to perform at Laureus World Sports Awards

Sande was also a performer during the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics.

Emeli Sande made her debut with her solo album ‘Our Version of Events’ in 2012, whch included hits like ‘Heaven’ and ‘Next to Me’.   -  Getty Images

Scottish singer Emeli Sande is all set to perform at the 19th edition of the Laureus World Sports Awards, scheduled to be held on February 27 in Monaco. There would also be a charity event called ‘Laureus Sport for Good’, which would aim to use the power of sport to end violence, discrimination and disadvantage.

Sande was also a performer during the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics. Sande made her debut with her solo album ‘Our Version of Events’ in 2012, which included hits like ‘Heaven’ and ‘Next to Me’.

“At the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics, Emeli performed Henry Francis Lyte's hymn ‘Abide with Me’, before a stunning performance of ‘Read All About It’ at the Closing Ceremony. Emeli’s Olympic performances led to her album returning to the top of the album charts in August, ending the year as the best-selling album in the UK and earning earn two Brit Awards in February 2013. In 2016, Emeli launched ‘Long Live the Angels’, her second full-length album,” said a press release from Laureus World Sports Awards.

“As well as performing, Emeli is a globally-recognised songwriter, having worked with Rhianna, Alicia Keys, Tinie Tempah, and Leona Lewis among others. In 2017, she received the Brit Awards' Best British Female Solo Artist Award,” added the release.