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Songstress Emeli Sandé will be honored at “Essence” magazine’s fifth annual Black Women in Music celebration. This  Grammy awards week event will be held on January 22nd and will include an exclusive performance from the singer. DJ Kiss will also be on hand as one of the night’s special guests. In a statement, the “Next to Me” singer said she’s “honored” to take part in the event and is looking forward to “an evening of empowerment.”

“Essence” Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. Bush praised Sandé’s “soaring confidence as a songwriter and fearless self-expression as a singer.”  Bush noted that she follows in the tradition of “iconic female trailblazers such as Nina Simone.”

“Essence’s” Black Women in Music celebration has honored other notable songstresses including Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monae, Solange and Lianne La Havas.

Sandé was set to appear in Indianapolis in the Egyptian Ballroom of the Old National Centre back on October 25th, but the show was unfortunately canceled.


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