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).
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