Concert Review: Sade at Philips Arena in Atlanta
: July 13, 2011
Sade’s latest trip to Atlanta has been a long time coming, ten years in fact. Not many artists can go into hiding for a decade only to popup like a proverbial groundhog and sell ...
Sade Prepares for 2011 Tour Dates
: September 30, 2010
After a 10 year hiatus from the road, Sade will be going back to touring by way of the Northeast starting June next year to further support for her chart topping and critically acc ...
Sade Set to Unveil New Album in February 2010
: December 20, 2009
Most Sade fans have long given up on the bleak prospect of getting a new Sade album. Shoot Prince himself said the primary reason he recorded the Elixer disc (the third disc from h ...
The English R&B band Sade was formed in London in 1983. The music of the band's features elements of soul, R&B, soft rock, funk and jazz. The band's name comes from their lead vocalist, Sade Adu, who is a British Nigerian. Band members include Sade Adu (lead vocalist, songwriter, vocals), Andrew Hale (songwriter, keyboards), Paul Spencer Denman (songwriter, bass) and Stuart Colin Matthewman (songwriter, sax, guitar).
“Diamond Life, the debut album for Sade, was released in 1984 and in the U.K. debuted in the top ten and went platinum. Sade won the Best New Artist Grammy Award in 1986. Sade has sold over 23.5 million copies in the U.S. and over 50 million worldwide copies to date. VH1 ranked Sade at No. 50 on their “100 Greatest Artist of All Time List.”
In February 1984, Sade released “Your Love Is King,” the band's first UK single. This was followed in July 1984 by the release of “Diamond Life,” their debut album, which peaked in the No. 2 spot in the U.K. and went 4x platinum. The album also spawned the singles “”Hang on to Your Love” and “Smooth Operator.” In 1985 Sade released “Promise,” their second album. The album rose to the No. 1 spot in both the US and UK. The band released “Stronger Than Pride,” their third album, in 1988, and “Love Deluxe,” their fourth album, in 1992. “Lovers Rock,” the band's fifth studio album, was released eight years later in 2000 followed by “Soldiers of Love” in 2010.