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Emeli Sande records surprise collaboration with Headie One

Emeli Sande has lined up an exciting collaboration credit:Bang Showbiz
Emeli Sande has lined up an exciting collaboration credit:Bang Showbiz

Emlie Sande has reportedly worked on a collaboration with Headie One.

The 'Read All About It' hitmaker is forming an unlikely team in the studio with the 29-year-old rapper - whose real name is Irving Adjei - and they've been working on a few tracks together.

A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column: "Emeli and Irving were introduced to each other by mutual friends and really hit it off over their mutual love of British rap music.

"Emeli is in a space where she wants to make music which gives fans a greater look at her background, so she and Headie went into the studio to work on some ideas."

Their time writing together has resulted in a trio of songs, with one of them standing out as a single, although it's not known what will happen to the others.

The insider added: "Three tracks came out of the session and there's one they really love and want that to be a single."

Brit Award-winning star Emeli - who released her fifth studio album 'How Were We To Know' last year - previously admitted that while she wants to "grow" as an artist, it can be tricky to "get the balance" when it comes to pleasing an audience.

Despite the struggle, she still enjoys playing classic tracks like 'Next to Me' and 'Read All About It' for the crowd because it makes her feel "confident" on stage.

Speaking in November 2023, she told the Daily Star newspaper's Wired column: "'For me as an artist, I want to grow and try different approaches. "It's hard to get the balance because I will be like 'Let's do a jazz version' and then they will be so disappointed if the song they came to see sounds nothing like what they remember.

"But it's great to have songs that you know will be crowd pleasers. It makes me feel confident going on stage.' "