The woman is pure perfection.
Your Love Is King
The Sweetest Taboo
Never as Good as the First Time
No Ordinary Love
Kiss of Life
By Your Side
Soldier of Love
Other (specify in a comment)
The woman is pure perfection.
Sade to play Europe, US in spring
Preliminary plans call for Sade Adu, who turns 50 on Jan. 16, to tour Europe in March and then head to the states in April and May. More details are expected within a couple of weeks.
After listening to her new single, I don't really care for it. I'm still hoping the rest of the album will impress the hell out of me. Time will tell.
Promise, Diamond Life and Stronger Than Pride are here best works IMHO.
Was Sweetback involved with the upcoming record?
her website has been updated. great additional pictures and other info.
Congrats to Sade who is in the billboards R&B Top Ten at #6 their highest charting R&B single since "Nothing Can Come Between Us" in 1988,peaked at #3."Solder of Love" is at #58 on the Hot 100,their highest charting Hot 100 single since 1992's "No Ordinary Love" reaching #28.
I really hope the single continues to climb the charts and the album come in at #1 because I love to see veteran acts at the top of the charts years after their first hit!
Practice what you preach.......
Sade, the singer, is the diva of all divas! She and her band always comes up with fresh material and you can sense the growing maturity in their songs.
Can't wait to get a copy of their latest outing.
Cheers for a great group!
PS. I used to have a crush on their bassist, Mr. Paul S. Denman........he's still a hottie until now!
The video is cool. She's aging excellently. She's really pretty. I want to kiss her (which is quite crazy, 'cause I don't often feel the urge to kiss girls).
I can't wait for the CD.
The making of Sade's "Soldier of Love"
She's always projected this cool, distant image but she seems so warm here. Like someone who would be really fun to spend time with.
The entire cd has leaked. In Another Time might be my favorite.
for those who haven't previewed the entire release here's a link to "Morning Bird" on the LiveNation site:
^ Cool. I like that one too.
Sade To Perform At 2010 ECHO Awards
Sade has confirmed a March 4 TV performance at Germany's ECHO Music Awards.
The R&B act, led by singer Sade Adu, will perform the title track of its new studio set "Soldier of Love" (RCA/Sony Music) in front of an expected audience of 3,500 at the ceremony, which takes place at the Berlin Fairground and will be broadcast live on German TV station ARD.
I heard the record and unfortunately did not take to it. She made her best music in the 80s - early nineties. Sorry.
Suave production? Check. Heart-piercing lyrics? Check. Sensual, husky-voiced singer? Check. Those are just some of the things Sade fans can expect from the group's new album, "Soldier of Love." The release is Sade's first new material in 10 years, but the act hasn't lost a beat. Over marching band drums and smeared electric guitar riffs on the title track, lead singer Sade Adu croons, "I've lost the use of my heart, but I'm still alive." And with the help of choppy violins and simple drums on the song "The Moon and the Sky," she declares her devotion to a former lover, singing, "You could let me love anyone, but I only wanted you." The heartfelt track "Morning Bird" is packed with strings, piano strokes and tambourine clatter, while "Babyfather" finds Adu commending a man's fatherly instincts. "Be That Easy" is reminiscent of a country love song, with guitars and whistles, and standout track "In Another Time" features saxophone and a stunning violin arrangement, proving that good music stands the test of time.
"In Another Time" is still my favorite but I've only been listening to it for two weeks now.
A Reluctant Return to the Spotlight
WHEN a man from a radio station asked Sade what she had been doing in the 10 years between albums, she told him, “I’ve been in a cave, and I just rolled the boulder out of it.”
She chuckled as she recounted the exchange, with her feet tucked up on the couch at her Georgian house in the north London neighborhood of Islington.
A January rain pelted the trees outside the window of the second-story drawing room, atop a graciously curving staircase. Sade, a slender figure in black pants and a black V-neck sweater, made things cozy, feeding kindling to a crackling fire in the hearth. An interview about her new album, “Soldier of Love” (Epic) — only her sixth studio album dating back to her 1984 debut, and due for release on Tuesday — stretched into a four-hour conversation.
“I’ve got absolutely no real perception, properly, of time,” said Sade, 51, who was born Helen Folasade Adu in Ibadan, Nigeria. Her father was a Nigerian university teacher of economics; her mother was an English nurse, and raised her in rural England after the couple divorced. Sade’s speaking voice is even lower than the husky alto in her songs, the elegantly subdued ballads that have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.
let see if she's on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight.
lengthy but interesting article:
Sade is so very private, so extremely wary of the press that her friends - all of whom are bound to silence - have nicknamed her Howie, after Howard Hughes. The most reclusive British singer of the 1980s has kept such a low profile since her Smooth Operator days - one tour in 14 years - that, when we meet at the London office of her record label to hear the songs from her new album, Soldier of Love, I am the only person in the room who has met her before.
It’s 10 years since her last album release, the 2000 offering, Lovers Rock. Despite or maybe because of that, the reverence she commands is palpable. She is the most successful solo female artist Britain has ever produced: she has sold more than 50m albums in a career that stretches back 27 years. And more than half of those albums were sold from the mid-1990s onwards, when Sade all but disappeared from view. Since then, she has only surfaced a few times — and this is the only face-to-face interview she will consent to now.
Paradoxically, in person she is open, friendly and relaxed - she’s happy to let me into her spacious Georgian house in leafy north London - and willing to laugh at herself. Unlike her songs, which are often freighted with introspective sadness and regret, her conversation is punctuated with a lively and very English self-mockery. She tells me about a graffitied poster of herself that her guitarist Stuart Matthewman spotted in New York. Above her glamorous image, some wag had sprayed the observation: “This bitch sings when she wants to.” Sade thinks this hilarious. It sums up her career pretty well. She makes music on her own terms.
She tells me how, on seeing a poster for Lady Gaga’s album The Fame Monster recently, she wondered: “Why can’t I get so worked up about being famous?” She is a complicated, ambitious woman. “Artistically, I have high aspirations. I don’t want to do anything less than the best I can do,” she says. Yet she spurns the promotional rigmarole of the industry, despite knowing that it's hard to win the public’s sympathy if you ignore them.
The real QUEEN is back!
No loss of voice!
sade is a godess,my favorite of hers is "feel no pain" the video is heaven,and the song is actually more relevant now than when it came out!
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I'm very excited that Sade is making a come back but damn...those are the WORST, back up dancers I ever saw lol.
Sade on The View:
Sade To Take No. 1 On Billboard 200 Next Week
Expect the smooth sounds of Sade to overtake the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 album chart next week, as industry sources project the group's new effort "Soldier of Love" could sell between 375,000 to 400,000 by week's end on Feb. 14.
It will be the act's second No. 1 album -- its first came way back in 1986 with "Promise." "Soldier of Love" is the first studio effort from the band -- led by vocalist Sade Adu -- since "Lovers Rock" was released in 2000. That set debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with 370,000 sold in its first week.
Since its release, "Lovers Rock" has sold 3.9 million in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The new album's title track recently became Sade's eighth top 10 hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart -- its first since "Kiss of Life" reached No. 9 in 1993.
Is music these days really that crappy and uninspired or is Sade really that good??
Practice what you preach.......
I think im the only person on the face of this planet who pronounced her name...Sade... .
I was like, damn.
Have not investigated the ablum but soldier of love is growing on me.
Ooooo I just love seeing Whitney's name pop up in a thread that has absolutely nothing to do with her. Keep it up guys. Let's turn this discussion into a Whitney Houston discussion. Yessssss. That's what I'm talkin bout. I love this.
Maybe I can start posting all my Whitney news/pics/clips in here too, since she is being discussed in this thread as well.
And yes, I'm very happy for Sade's success. She's a timeless artist who puts out great music. Always have loved her and supported her. When I get in a certain mood there is no better way to unwind and relax than throwing on some good ole' Sade. Yessssss.
Get it sade!!
The day before she hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Sade brought the "Soldier of Love" train to Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show.
I love the music!!
Nice article from the NYT:
Sade’s Comeback Succeeds With Quiet Application of Old-School Approach
How do you make it to No. 1 on the Billboard chart? Sade’s strategy: take a decade off and remain mysterious.
Last week Sade, the Nigerian-born singer whose song “Smooth Operator” has been a radio staple for a quarter-century, released “Soldier of Love” (Epic), her first album in 10 years, and it zoomed past all competition. It reached No. 1 with a remarkable 502,000 sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a better debut week than Jay-Z, U2 and Britney Spears had for their latest albums.
“Soldier of Love” has received strong reviews. But the album’s success also points to the consumer power and loyalty of older listeners, who helped make Susan Boyle’s album “I Dreamed a Dream” (Syco Music/Columbia) the second-best selling album of 2009. No. 1 was “Fearless” Taylor Swift (Big Machine).
Sade's "Soldier of Love" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) starts a second week atop Billboard's European Albums chart, while Ke$ha leads European Hot 100 Singles for a fourth week with "Tik Tok" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment).
Logistical issues prevented the regular production of last week's charts, when Sade's new album debuted at the top in 14 countries worldwide, according to Sony. This week, it stays at No. 1 in France, Italy and Poland and debuts at No. 1 in Sweden and Hungary and No.2 in Holland. But it falls from the top in Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and the Belgian region of Wallony.
lol....this dude above is truly obsessed with whitney and the need to associate and connect every artist and their sales with her. Its very sick and sad if u ask me....and u go WAY overboard with your hate & dislike for whitney. its not even all that serious. I suggest u seek some professional help man. WOw...
Sade on Ellen: