After a break of eight years between studio albums, Sade delivered their fifth album, Lovers Rock, in 2000. The album featured an evolution of the Sade sound, but didn't disappoint, replicating the success the group had previously enjoyed in the US, and achieving triple platinum status. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2002 ceremony.
Sade’s longest absence yet did not prevent their return from being an event. It at least seemed eventful whenever “Soldier of Love,” released to radio a couple months prior to the album of the same title, was heard over the airwaves…
After two LPs with little or no energy, Sade demonstrated some intensity and fire on her third release. Whether that was just an attempt to change the pace a bit or a genuine new direction, she had more animation in her delivery on such songs as "Haunt Me," "Give It Up," and the hit "Paradise."…
"Love Deluxe" is Sade's fourth LP, released at the end of 1992. Despite a gap of four years between Love Deluxe and Stronger Than Pride, the album was gladly received by a receptive audience the world over, hitting the top 10 in several countries and achieving quadruple platinum status in the US.
"Promise" is the second studio album by English band Sade, first released in the United Kingdom on 4 November 1985 by Epic Records and in the United States on 15 November 1985 by Portrait Records. Upon release Promise was met with acclaim from music critics. Commercially the album was a success peaking at number one on both the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200, the album was later certified multi platinum in both regions. Promise became the band's first album to top the album charts in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
"Diamond Life" is Sade's debut album. Released two years after the group formed in 1982, it is a modern soul classic. The album eventually went on to achieve an astonishing 4x platinum certification in both the UK and US, selling more than seven million copies worldwide. It won a 'Best Album' BRIT Award, and spawned some of Sade's most well-loved singles - Your Love Is King, Smooth Operator, When Am I Going To Make A Living and Hang On To Your Love.
The Ultimate Collection is the second greatest hits album by English band Sade, released on 29 April 2011 by RCA Records. The album includes several singles from the band's career, including the hit singles "Your Love Is King", "Smooth Operator", "By Your Side", "No Ordinary Love" and "Soldier of Love".
After two LPs with little or no energy, Sade demonstrated some intensity and fire on her third release. Whether that was just an attempt to change the pace a bit or a genuine new direction, she had more animation in her delivery on such songs as "Haunt Me," "Give It Up," and the hit "Paradise." Not that she was suddenly singing in a soulful or bluesy manner; rather, Sade's dry and introspective tone now had a little more edge, and the lyrics were ironic as well as reflective. This was her third consecutive multi-platinum album, and it matched the two-million-plus sales level of her debut. ~ Ron Wynn