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.
"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.
Hailed as “the best concert of the year” by the Baltimore Sun, Sade will release her live DVD/CD and Blu-ray for, “Bring Me Home – Live 2011” on May 22nd. In 2011, after a 10 year hiatus, Sade returned to the U.S. for a 54-date tour in support of the platinum selling album Soldier Of Love (Epic Records), which became one of last year’s top 10 grossing tours.
An update of the 1994 compilation The Best of Sade, The Ultimate Collection contains all but two of the Sade singles – "When Am I Going to Make a Living" and, unfortunately, "Turn My Back on You" – released through the first six studio albums. There are six well-chosen album cuts, highlighted by the exceptionally spacious Love Deluxe ballads "Bullet Proof Soul" and "Pearls." For some Sade followers, the one rarity (a restrained Neptunes mix of "By Your Side") and four new songs…