The Broons set to give Susan Boyle a run for her money

SCOTLAND’s first family – The Broons – are set to challenge Susan Boyle for the coveted Christmas number one spot with the release of their very first album.

The compilation CD named The Broons Family Album: A Braw Collection O’ The Broons Favourite Tunes was released a week ago and has already rocketed into the UK charts coming inside the top 30.

The iconic comic strip family from Glebe Street, who first appeared in the Sunday Post as far back as 1936, have the support of Beatles record label EMI.

And insiders are widely predicting The Broons will be locked in a full scale “battle” with Susan Boyle the week before Christmas for the number one spot in Scotland.

In some record stores it is already the number one compilation album.

A spokesperson for HMV in Dundee said: “Broons are the third biggest seller in the store for the week only being outsold by Susan Boyle and Bon Jovi.”

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Emeli Sande signs record deal

By Cara Sulieman

THE SCOTTISH singer who wrote Chipmunk’s smash hit ‘Diamond Rings’ has secured a recording contract with Virgin Records.

It comes just months after Emeli Sande signed a publishing deal with music giants EMI and performed on stage at the MOBO awards.

The 22-year-old announced the news on her Twitter account on Tuesday.

She said: “I’m signed! I’m an official recording artist with virgin records. Let’s go!”

The Aberdonian has been pursuing a music career since she was a schoolchild and has celebrated a whirlwind year.

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Proud parents of Emeli Sande always knew she would be star

Diane and Joel Sande with their superstar daughter Emeli (centre)

Diane and Joel Sande with their superstar daughter Emeli (centre)



By Cara Sulieman

THE proud parents of Scots MOBO songstress Emeli Sande said they always had faith their “little girl” would make it big in music – before watching her perform before a TV audience of millions last night.

Thrilled Diane and Joel Sande travelled down from the family home in Alford, Aberdeenshire last night (Wed) to watch their daughter perform on stage at the SECC in Glasgow with rapper Chipmunk.

And whilst for many this is just the start of the talented singer’s career, for her parents it is the result of many years hard work.

It culminated in last night’s performance of Diamond Rings, written by the talented Scots student, and nominated for Best Song.

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Scots star Emeli Sande to perform at Mobos


Emeli Sande

Emeli Sande


By Cara Sulieman

A SCOTS medical student has been burning the midnight oil after being told she will be performing at next week’s Mobo awards in Glasgow with smash R&B star Chipmunk.

Emeli Sande – who has just started her fourth year studying medicine at Glasgow University – will take to the stage in Glasgow on Wednesday after being nominated for her part in his hit record Diamond Rings.

She composed the platinum-selling tune – up for Best Song at the Mobo awards – while vacuuming in her bedroom.

But now she is frantically juggling her time between rehearsals in London for the performance and her demanding university schedule.

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R&B singer Emeli Sande signs new publishing deal


By Cara Sulieman

A SCOTS medical student has been signed up to music giants EMI publishing after composing the Mobo-nominated Chipmunk record Diamond Rings.

Emeli Sande – who is about to start her fourth year of medicine at Glasgow University – signed a deal with the music giants on Thursday.

It comes after she penned the platinum-selling tune – while vacuuming in her bedroom.

An excited Emeli, who will be at the Mobo awards in Glasgow next month, said yesterday: “I am now a professional songwriter.”

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