The former Oasis songwriter and High Flying Bird’s frontman told a newspaper that he didn’t get Sandi’s music.
He said: “Emeli Sande? That is f*****g music for grannies. I don’t get it.”
Sande then responded on Twitter, posting: “Thanks Noel” alongside a photo of a grannie swearing. The response has already been retweeted over 140 times.
The 25-year-old Scots singer picked up awards for best solo female and album at the Brit Awards last month, beating off competition from Mumford & Sons, Alt-J, Plan B, the late Amy Winehouse and Paloma Faith.
Sande was born in Sunderland to English and Zambian parents, but was raised in Alford and attended the town's academy. She went to Glasgow University's medical school for four years before signing a music publishing deal in 2010.
Her songwriting prowess saw her work on tracks for Cheryl Cole, Leona Lewis and Tinie Tempah before finding success in her own right.