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Sade

When singer Sade and her band of the same name were establishing themselves, their record company, Epic, made a point of printing "Pronounced Shar-day" on the record labels of their releases. Soon enough, the music had no problem with the correct pronunciation. With the breakthrough Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten single "Smooth Operator" propelling the debut Sade album, Diamond Life, to the same spot on the Billboard 200 chart in 1985, the band fast came to epitomize soulful, adult-oriented, sophisti-pop. Though only five more studio albums would follow in the next 25 years, the band's following abated only slightly, and each release was treated like a long-awaited public return of a mysterious yet beloved diva.

Born Helen Folasade Adu in Ibadan, Nigeria, about 50 miles from Lagos, Sade was the daughter of an African father and an English mother. After her mother returned to England, Adu grew up on the North End of London. Developing a good singing voice in her teens, Adu worked part-time jobs in and outside of the music business. She listened to Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, and Billie Holiday, and studied fashion design at St. Martin's School of Art in London while also doing some modeling on the side.

Around 1980, she started singing harmony with a Latin funk group called Arriva. One of the more popular numbers that the group performed was an Adu original co-written with bandmember Ray St. John, "Smooth Operator." The following year, she joined the eight-piece funk band Pride as a background singer. Pride's opening acts often featured members of the band in different combinations. Pride and their off-shoots performed often around London and stirred up record company interest. Initially, the labels wanted to sign only Sade -- technically a trio featuring Adu, Stuart Matthewman, and Paul Denman -- while the whole of Pride wanted a deal. The members of Pride not involved in the Sade trio eventually told Adu, Matthewman, and Denman to go ahead and sign a deal. Adding keyboardist Andrew Hale, Sade signed to the U.K. division of Epic Records.

The band's debut album, Diamond Life (with overall production by Robin Millar), went Top Ten in the U.K. in late 1984. January 1985 saw the album released on CBS' Portrait label, and by spring, it had gone platinum on the strength of the Top Ten singles "Smooth Operator" and "Hang On to Your Love." The second album, Promise (1985), featured "Never as Good as the First Time" and "The Sweetest Taboo," the latter of which stayed on the U.S. Hot 100 for six months. Sade was so popular that some radio stations reinstated the '70s practice of playing album tracks, adding "Is It a Crime" and "Tar Baby" to their playlists. In 1986, Sade won a Grammy for Best New Artist.

Sade's third album was 1988's Stronger Than Pride, and featured their first number one single on the U.S. R&B chart, "Paradise," as well as "Nothing Can Come Between Us" and "Keep Looking." The fourth Sade album didn't appear for four years: 1992's Love Deluxe continued the unbroken streak of multi-platinum Sade albums, spinning off the hits "No Ordinary Love," "Feel No Pain," and "Pearls."

Matthewman, Denman, and Hale went on to other projects, including the low-key Sweetback, which released a self-titled album in 1996. Matthewman also played a major role in the development of Maxwell's career, providing instrumentation and production work for the R&B singer's first two albums. Sade eventually reconvened to issue Lovers Rock in 2000. The lead single "By Your Side" was a moderate hit, peaking at number 18 on the adult contemporary chart; the following summer, Sade embarked on their first tour in more than a decade and sold out many dates across America. In early 2002, they celebrated the tour's success by releasing a live album and DVD, Lovers Live. They resurfaced in late 2009 with "Soldier of Love," the lead single for the album of the same title, released the following year. In the U.S., Soldier of Love debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 500,000 copies during its first week. Another live set, Bring Me Home, followed in 2012. ~ Ed Hogan
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Bring Me Home - Live 2011

1. Soldier Of Love (Live)

2. Skin (Live)

3. Kiss Of Life (Live)

4. Love Is Found (Live)

5. In Another Time (Live)

6. Jezebel (Live)

7. All About Our Love (Live)

8. Paradise / Nothing Can Come Between Us (Live)

9. Morning Bird (Live)

10. The Moon And The Sky (Live)

11. No Ordinary Love (Live)

12. By Your Side (Live)

13. Cherish The Day (Live)

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Track List: The Ultimate Collection

Disc 1

1. Your Love Is King

2. Smooth Operator

3. Hang On To Your Love

4. The Sweetest Taboo

5. Is It A Crime

6. Never As Good As The First Time

7. Jezebel

8. Love Is Stronger Than Pride

9. Paradise

10. Nothing Can Come Between Us

11. No Ordinary Love

12. Kiss Of Life

13. Feel No Pain

14. Bullet Proof Soul

Disc 2

1. Cherish The Day

2. Pearls

3. By Your Side

4. Immigrant

5. Flow

6. King Of Sorrow

7. The Sweetest Gift

8. Soldier Of Love

9. The Moon And The Sky

10. Babyfather

11. Still In Love With You

12. Love Is Found

13. I Would Never Have Guessed

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Track List: Soldier Of Love

1. The Moon And The Sky

2. Soldier Of Love

3. Morning Bird

4. Baby Father

5. Long Hard Road

6. Be That Easy

7. Bring Me Home

8. In Another Time

9. Skin

10. The Safest Place

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Track List: Lovers Live

1. Cherish The Day (Live)

2. Somebody Already Broke My Heart (Live)

3. Smooth Operator (Live)

4. Jezebel (Live)

5. Kiss Of Life (Live)

6. Slave Song (Live)

7. The Sweetest Gift (Live)

8. The Sweetest Taboo (Live)

9. Paradise (Live)

10. No Ordinary Love (Live)

11. By Your Side (Live)

12. Flow (Live)

13. Is It A Crime (Live)

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Track List: Lovers Rock

1. By Your Side

2. Flow

3. King Of Sorrow

4. Somebody Already Broke My Heart

5. All About Our Love

6. Slave Song

7. The Sweetest Gift

8. Every Word

9. Immigrant

10. Lovers Rock

11. It's Only Love That Gets You Through

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Track List: The Best Of Sade

1. Your Love Is King

2. Hang On To Your Love

3. Smooth Operator

4. Jezebel

5. The Sweetest Taboo

6. Is It A Crime

7. Never As Good As The First Time

8. Love Is Stronger Than Pride

9. Paradise

10. Nothing Can Come Between Us

11. No Ordinary Love

12. Like A Tattoo

13. Kiss Of Life

14. Please Send Me Someone To Love

15. Cherish The Day

16. Pearls

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Track List: Love Deluxe

1. No Ordinary Love

2. Feel No Pain

3. I Couldn't Love You More

4. Like A Tattoo

5. Kiss Of Life

6. Cherish The Day

7. Pearls

8. Bullet Proof Soul

9. Mermaid

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Track List: Stronger Than Pride

1. Love Is Stronger Than Pride

2. Paradise

3. Nothing Can Come Between Us

4. Haunt Me

5. Turn My Back On You

6. Keep Looking

7. Clean Heart

8. Give It Up

9. I Never Thought I'd See The Day

10. Siempre Hay Esperanza

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Track List: Promise

1. Is It A Crime

2. The Sweetest Taboo

3. War Of The Hearts

4. You're Not The Man

5. Jezebel

6. Mr. Wrong

7. Punch Drunk

8. Never As Good As The First Time

9. Fear

10. Tar Baby

11. Maureen

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Track List: Diamond Life

1. Smooth Operator

2. Your Love Is King

3. Hang On To Your Love

4. Frankie's First Affair

5. When Am I Going To Make A Living

6. Cherry Pie

7. Sally

8. I Will Be Your Friend

9. Why Can't We Live Together

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Track List: Pearls (Single)

1. Pearls (Timo Jahns Remix)

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Track List: Soldier Of Love (Radio Single)

1. Soldier Of Love

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Track List: Still In Love With You (Radio Single)

11. Still In Love With You

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Track List: The Moon And The Sky (Radio Single)

1. The Moon And The Sky

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She's a real Queen
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♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
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Volume is up!
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I turn up the volume every time I hear one of her songs come on.
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All time at lake alone your prays must been heard in the whispering wind of God ears cause put a Angel by my side that brought the kiss of life.
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Fell in love with her voice the first time I heard it.
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Not ordinary for sure!!!
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Saw her perform in New Orleans.. By far the best concert I attended.. Love that she is barefooted when on stage
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Sexy in a very exotic way. Just my flavor.
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Her voice is remarkably soothing
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The Neptunes remix of By Your Side doesn't quite do it for me. The original is great. The instrumentat i o n of the remix is very good, but they just don't combine well.
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With Sade I will always remember him
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I love her, shes my favorite
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SADE, one of a kind and will always be relevant because she puts out music that is from the soul....
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Don't ready this you will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of you life tomorrow will be the best day of you life don't stop this is freaky but if you read this and ignore you will get bad luck put this on 15 songs in 143 minutes when you are done press the space bar and your crunches name appear in big letters on the screen this is so creepy because it actually works leave a comment..
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Yes
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You seal this broken heart the moment I fall in love with you,wouldn't let nobody in but broke through a crack and start heal from inside and saw you.my smile I wake up too.
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Sade music is all smooth grooves, love her!!
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SADE IS DEFINETLY A SMOOTH OPERATOR
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I love all her songs
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Simply the very best from ,, Sade!!
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My sister is Sade
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((SADE)) Classic
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We love you Sade.see you at unsung in 2016...
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Always and forever the greatest visual voice deep s**t at its best! Keep it coming ma
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Jade your Daddy's little girl and I miss you so very much and I want you to know that I will be there and no matter how hard your mother tries to keep you away from me I'll never ever give up on you or leave you alone!
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Sade is my favorite artist
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I didnt know Flow was so deep.... I want to love like that one day.
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Beautiful
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Say Ariana 5 times clap 3 times post this on 2 songs check your voice
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I love her..Could listen to her sing day and night...
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I love her...I could listen to her sing all day.
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the Moon and The Sky: This song is for my Sun, Moon, Planets, Stars board on Pinterest. Great song.
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She possesses class beauty elegance what ever you name
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Go back and listen to Bulletproof Soul. Blows me away every time. Loved her in the US since the debut album. Great band too, Denman on bass, Matthewman on brass and guitar. Others in the touring unit are awesome too - syncopated!

I think I Never Thought I'd See the Day is the most exquisite song from Sade.
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I Love you......Sad e your music sooth my soul.....for e v e r m o r e much xoxoxo.....
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janm245
cool artist, like her alot
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The epitome of class and style. Luv, luv, luv her . . .
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HELEN, I WISH I COULD HIRE YOU TO SING TO AN ARTIST, HE IS YOUR BIGGEST FAN AND ADORES YOU. ALTHOUGH, HE'S AN ARTIST HIMSELF AND WORKED WITH COUNTLESS OTHERS, YOU ARE THE ONLY ARTIST FOR HIM.
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Your Love is King: You would fight for my love??? OMG. I think I love you. Thank you so much...:-)
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Flow: This is one of my most favorite songs by Sade.
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Your voice flows like warm honey.
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you are amazing I love all your songs I listen to you while I work
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Love listening to your wonderful voice while studying :) Thank you!!!
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Timeless sound soothing and relaxing
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I love Sade her flawless voice is amazing she is my favorite!
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she`s my drive home each night , keeps me sane
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She's Fantastic-Ca n ' t get enough of her Music!
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Slave Song.... Now thats deep...All praise to the most high
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Please check o u r photos on face book. staceycollin s 3 8 1 @gmail.com
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