Emeli Sande Is Roc Nation’s Newest Signee

After a time away from the limelight, Jay Z and his label Roc Nation have welcomed Scottish songstress Emeli Sande to their roster!

Since the success of her last album Our Version of Events arrived in 2012, the album was poised to get the release treatment stateside, but after her divorce in November 2014, Sande disappeared from the spotlight, and understandably so.

Confirmed with a pic (above) on IG and a long caption, Sande explained the need for the long absence:

“I’ve been away so long because I desperately needed to experience real life. To pop my bubble and learn how to live, how to breath , to embrace self love & become completely comfortable, certain & proud of the woman I had become.
Being a musician has been my one and only dream from when I was 6 .That intense focus helped me achieve my goals but also took me far away from living. I’d never broken any rules, never had a teenage rebellion or taken the time to explore myself as a human being away from music.

Let’s just say the past 3 years have been my crash course in life and It’s been an intense journey full of tough decisions and emotional living , but the outcome has been so so beautiful. I feel free , honest and finally , fully AWAKE!!! Ruth Titmarsh has supported me from day zero..From 2 people in the audience in camden & top and tailing in a single bed for the “Diamond rings” promo , she’s always been a believer! With no financial incentive she never let me give up on myself and her loyalty & support I feel in my SOOUUL!!! I love my former manager, he had been a father figure to me since I moved to London at 16, we had such an incredible journey together. I’m so thankful to him & his family for all their love and support & I’m immensely proud of what we achieved together. As I grew & changed rapidly from a girl into a woman though, I felt I had to begin to find the perfect match for me at this stage in my life & career.

Ruth and I formed a management company (Jupiter management) and we have joined forces with Roc Nation. I feel excited, energised and surrounded by a team that makes me feel loved , respected and fully understood. My parent’s blessing was the icing on top!
The music is very real, it’s my diary over these past few years. The highs, the lows and everything in-between, I wanted to tell the whole truth with no decorations. I want us to meet for real this time.

I’m so excited to share my story with you, for those who have stuck by me and been waiting patiently – I see you!! Your love and support has helped me through! I want to make this music perfect for you and literally can’t wait to be back on stage giving you my all!”

Earlier this year, Sande temporarily came out of the shadows to let fans hear a song she’d been working on called “Don’t Fight The Bullet,” and if it’s any indication of her comeback, it should be amazing!