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I.B. on Emeli

LIKE A VERSION: Capitol's Emeli Sandé, already a star in the U.K., continues to gain momentum in the U.S., powered in large part by VH1. Her "Next to Me" single enters the Pop charts after just two weeks at radio, with more than 150 adds. A newly created version featuring Kendrick Lamar broadens the single's formatic appeal, as Greg Thompson's team uses the breaking artist's momentum to seal the deal. Check out I.B. Bad's latest column, posting tomorrow morning, which is crammed with behind-the-scenes tidbits like this one--stuff you can't get anywhere else. (2/28p)