Read All About It, Pt. III

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"Read All About It, Pt. III"
Promotional single by Emeli Sandé
from the album Our Version of Events
Recorded 2011
Genre
Length 4:42
Label Virgin
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Gavin Powell
Our Version of Events track listing
"Hope"
(13)
"Read All About It, Pt. III"
(14)

"Read All About It, Pt. III" is a song by Scottish recording artist Emeli Sandé, from her debut album, Our Version of Events (2012). The song was written by Sandé, Professor Green, Iain James, Tom Barnes, Ben Kohn and Pete Kelleher and produced by Gavin Powell. It is a sequel to the 2011 hit single "Read All About It", which appears on Professor Green's second studio album, At Your Inconvenience (2011). The song was first performed at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony. It has received positive reviews from critics.

Background[edit]

In 2010, Sandé began working with Professor Green on her debut album. The pair had previously worked together on the rapper's debut album Alive Till I'm Dead (2010), featuring on the track "Kids That Love to Dance".[1] Sandé got on with Professor Green and the pair returned a year later and worked on his second studio album, At Your Inconvenience (2011), with Sandé featuring on "Read All About It". Professor Green released the song as the lead single from the album, and it peaked at number-one on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Following the release and the commercial success of the song, in 2011, Sandé wanted to record her own version of the song.[1] Sandé said that after she and Professor Green had done many shows together to promote the song, she heard and saw how personal the song was for him.[3] She said the song started to make her think "what does the song mean to me, and what's my interpretation of it?". Sandé then decided to write her own version of the song.[3] She said that she wrote the song like it was a story of her life,[1] and that it is different from the original song.[1] Critics often pick out the similarities between "Read All About It" and "Love the Way You Lie" and then "Read All About It, Pt. III" and "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)".[4] Following its performance at the Olympics, "Read All About It, Pt. III" began to get airplay on BBC Radio 2.[5]

Live performances[edit]

Sandé notably performed the track on 12 August 2012 as part of the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, opening the show itself when she performed acoustically from the back seat of a car. Sandé proceeded to reprise the track later in the ceremony, shortly after Ray Davies' performance of "Waterloo Sunset".[6]

The performance saw a significant rise in sales of Sandé's music digitally, with "Read All About It, Pt. III" reaching a peak of number eleven on UK iTunes within twelve hours of the ceremony.[7]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[29] Gold 35,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[30] Gold 15,000*
Belgium (BEA)[31] Gold 15,000*
Germany (BVMI)[32] Platinum 300,000^
Italy (FIMI)[33] Gold 15,000double-dagger
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[34] 2× Platinum 60,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[35] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
Streaming
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[36] Gold 900,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 2". Music Week. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Olympics closing ceremony playlist". The Daily Telegraph. 2012-08-12. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  7. ^ "Kate Bush, Emeli Sandé and more gain chart boost at Olympic show". Gigwise. 2012-08-13. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  8. ^ "The ARIA Report - Week Commencing ~ 20 August 2012" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association / Pandora Archive. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
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  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Emeli Sandé – Read All About It (Pt. III)" (in Dutch). Ultratip. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. 
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  17. ^ "Chart Search Results - Luxembourg Digital Songs 2012-11-03". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  18. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Emeli Sandé – Read All About It (Pt. III)". Top 40 Singles.
  19. ^ Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. "Emeli Sandé - Read All About It Pt. III - Top 40". Top40.nl. 
  20. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-02-25". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved 2012-02-19.
  21. ^ "Spanish Charts Read All About It (Pt. III)" (PDF) (in Spanish). PROMUSICAE. 
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  27. ^ "Top 100 Singles Jahrescharts 2013" (in German). VIVA. Viacom International Media Networks. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  28. ^ "UK Year-end Charts 2013" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  29. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  30. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Emeli Sande – Read All About It, Part III" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Emeli Sande in the field Interpret. Enter Read All About It, Part III in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  31. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2013". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. 
  32. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Emeli Sandé; 'Read All About It')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  33. ^ "Italian single certifications – Emeli Sandé – Read All About It" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana.  Select Online in the field Sezione. Enter Emeli Sandé in the field Filtra. Select 2016 in the field Anno. The certification will load automatically
  34. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Emeli Sand; 'Read All About It (Pt. III)')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  35. ^ "British single certifications – Emeli Sande – Read All About It (Part III)". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Read All About It (Part III) in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  36. ^ "Certificeringer - Emeli Sandé - Read All About It, Pt. III" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 1 November 2013.