Emeli Sande has taken the Best International Act: UK award at last night’s BET Awards ceremony, beating Marsha Ambrosius and Estelle to the title.

The Scottish songstress worked hard earlier this year to take on the States, with multiple TV appearances and her songs being featured on popular American shows. For a fairly new artist, especially to the American audience, it’s a pretty big deal that Emeli won.

Emeli was up against Labrinth, Estelle, Rita Ora, Marsha Ambrosius and Wiley.

The BET Awards took place last night at the Nokia Theatre in LA and was hosted by Chris Tucker.