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About Sade (Updated June 26, 2013)
Sade Adu, a multi-talented singer and composer, rose to become a global icon with her successful association as the lead vocalist with the English group Sade. And though the group is now going on three decades of making music, their star is burning just as brightly as it did back in 1983.
So maybe Sade isn't exactly selling some 1.2 million albums like their debut, "Diamond Life," did back in '84. But after six go-rounds in the studio, including 2010's "Soldier of Love," life is still good for this British R&B outfit. They've sold some 23.5 million units in the U.S. to date, and more than 50 million worldwide to date. They also came in at the halfway mark (No. 50) on VH1's list of the "100 greatest artists of all time." How's that for a 'great' accomplishment ?
Work has certainly been rewarding for this foursome, which includes Sade, Stuart Matthewman, Paul Spencer Denman and Andrew Hale. They've also come a long way since their debut performance in December 1982 at Ronnie Scott's Club in London in support of Pride. Since then, they survived Adu's brief attempt at retirement, a side project known as Sweetback cooked up by Hale, Denman and Matthewman and the release of an album ("Lover's Rock") that was their only studio album not to make the Top 10.
Sade has four Grammy Awards to their name, including Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 2011. And in a bizarre-but-true story to add to the list of accolades, Adu was recently selected as the first in a series of lady icons to be canonized with pop art tee brand Deer Dana (famous for their designs with Justin Bieber, Kanye West and even U.S. President Barack Obama).
|Album name||Release date|
|The Ultimate Collection||2011|
|Soldier of Love||2010|
|Soldier of Love||2009|
|The Best of Sade||2001|
|By Your Side||2000|
|Live & Alive||1993|
|Feel No Pain||1992|
|No Ordinary Love||1992|
|Kiss of Life||1992|
|Nothing Can Come Between Us||1988|
|Stronger Than Pride||1988|
|Paradise (remix) / Super Bien Total||1988|
|Your Love is King||1983|
Top 10 Sade Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|2||By Your Side||80,913||28,013|
|3||No Ordinary Love||74,809||26,715|
|4||Your Love Is King||58,851||23,442|
|5||Soldier of Love||57,541||21,955|
|6||The Sweetest Taboo||51,456||20,528|
|7||Hang On To Your Love||45,387||18,294|
|8||Kiss Of Life||46,358||16,945|
|9||Cherish The Day||44,979||16,781|
Past Tour Dates for Sade
Sade Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 09/12/2011 Norfolk VA Scope 09/10/2011 Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum 09/09/2011 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 09/07/2011 Austin TX Frank Erwin Center 09/04/2011 Ontario CA Citizens Business Bank Arena 09/03/2011 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 09/02/2011 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 08/31/2011 Anaheim CA Honda Center 08/30/2011 Anaheim CA Honda Center 08/27/2011 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 08/26/2011 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 08/26/2011 Oakland CA Paramount Theatre 08/25/2011 San Jose CA SAP Center 08/23/2011 Chula Vista CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre 08/21/2011 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 08/20/2011 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 08/19/2011 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 08/17/2011 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 08/15/2011 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 08/14/2011 Seattle WA Key Arena 08/13/2011 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 08/11/2011 Denver CO Pepsi Center 08/09/2011 Minneapolis MN Target Center 08/07/2011 Chicago IL United Center 08/06/2011 Chicago IL United Center 08/05/2011 Chicago IL United Center 08/03/2011 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 08/01/2011 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 07/31/2011 Charlotte NC Time Warner Cable Arena 07/29/2011 Memphis TN FedExForum 07/28/2011 Saint Louis MO Scottrade Center 07/26/2011 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 07/24/2011 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 07/23/2011 Houston TX Toyota Center 07/22/2011 New Orleans LA Smoothie King Center 07/17/2011 Orlando FL Amway Center 07/16/2011 Miami FL American Airlines Arena 07/15/2011 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 07/13/2011 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 07/12/2011 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 07/10/2011 Columbus OH Schottenstein Center 07/09/2011 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 07/08/2011 Indianapolis IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse 07/06/2011 Boston MA TD Garden 07/03/2011 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 07/02/2011 Atlantic City NJ Trump Taj Mahal 06/30/2011 Montreal QC Bell Centre 06/28/2011 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 06/25/2011 Newark NJ Prudential Center 06/24/2011 East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 06/22/2011 Washington DC Verizon Center 06/21/2011 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 06/19/2011 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 06/18/2011 Pittsburgh PA Consol Energy Center 06/16/2011 Baltimore MD Royal Farms Arena 05/31/2011 London The O2 05/27/2011 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 05/25/2011 Dublin D 3Arena 05/13/2011 Berlin BE O2 World 05/04/2011 Oberhausen North Rhine-westphal Konig Pilsener Arena 05/03/2011 Hamburg HH Color Line Arena