Emeli Sandé is making a name for herself.
The 26-year-old Scottish singer’s debut album broke a record previously held by the Beatles for the past 50 years, the New York Times reports.
"I’m completely lost for words and this is something I could only have dreamed of,” Sandé told OfficialCharts.com. "The Beatles are the greatest band of all time and their legacy lives on and continues to inspire all of us that make music.”
Sandé’s album, “Our Version of Events,” has spent 63 consecutive weeks in the UK Top 10, beating the Beatles’ debut album, “Please Please Me” that spent 62 consecutive weeks in the top 10 between 1963 and 1964, MTV reports.
Her debut album was released on Feb. 13, 2012 and has sold 1.82 million copies.
She has been playing piano since age 10 and grew up in an interracial family in a small village in northern Scotland.
Sandé has written lyrics for artists including Alicia Keys, Cheryl Cole, Susan Boyle and Tinie Tempah. She was studying medicine at the University of Glasgow when her career path changed. After a song she wrote for rapper Chipmunk hit the top 10, she decided to pursue music instead of medicine, the UK Sun reports.
As for her latest accomplishment, Sandé plays on her album’s name.
“I’m so happy that so many people have connected with the stories and the songs on the record, this really is our version of events now,” she said.
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