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5 Facts About Sade

  • Sade (pronounced /ʃɑːˈdeɪ/ shah-day) is a British smooth jazz band that formed in 1983, named after their lead singer Sade Adu.
  • Their music features elements of R&B, soul, jazz, and soft rock.
  • Sade's debut album, Diamond Life, was released in 1984, reaching No. 2 in the UK Album Chart, selling over 1.2 million copies in the UK, and won the Brit Award for Best British Album in 1985.
  • The album was also a hit internationally, reaching No. 1 in several countries and the top ten in the US where it has sold in excess of 4 million copies
  • In late 1985, Sade released their second album, Promise, which peaked at No. 1 in both the UK and the US.
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