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Emeli Sandé 'changed name because of Adele'

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Emeli Sandé has admitted that she changed her name because of Adele.

The singer, who is currently number two on the UK midweek chart with 'Heaven', had to ditch her birth name - which is also Adele - as the Brit Award winner was gaining popularity.

Sandé told Metro: "I changed it as soon as Adele came out. I just thought, 'You've kind of taken the [name] now', so I went with my middle name.

"She was just getting bigger and bigger, so I thought I just really need it."

The up-and-coming star also claimed that Susan Boyle, whom she has written for in the past, should be classed as a true "rock star".

Sandé said: "Can you imagine a party with Susan Boyle? She'd just do something nuts and everyone would just be shocked. That's a real rock star - very unpredictable."

Emeli Sandé recently told Digital Spy that she is attracted to the honesty of rapper Professor Green's music.

> Digital Spy speaks to Emeli Sandé: 'I want to give my best songs away'

Watch the music video for Emeli Sandé's debut single 'Heaven' below:

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