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Emeli Sande - Our Version Of Events 2012 was definitely Emeli Sande's year. The Scottish songstress, who featured in both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics, released her debut, which is the biggest selling album of the year and is set to top the albums charts again. Sande's soulful voice soars beautifully in Clown with its piano accompaniment, in the stripped-down Breaking The Law, the acoustic Read All About It (Part III) and the duet with Alicia Keys, Hope. It may have taken almost two years for Sande to get her album out, but Our Version Of Events, mostly written by her, proves that it was worth the wait (Rex Features)

Year in Review: Top 10 Albums of 2012

1 January 1970

This year newcomers Jessie Ware and Emeli Sande shot to fame while more seasoned acts returned with triumphant efforts. Take a look at our best albums of 2012.

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