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Sade’s Soldier of Love achieves #1 album worldwide

24th February 2010

Heralded as one of this year’s most highly anticipated albums and garnering much critical acclaim, SOLDIER OF LOVE recently secured the # 1 album spot worldwide with over 501,000 copies sold taking its rightful place among the collection of iconic Sade albums. SOLDIER OF LOVE marks Sade’s second album to land at # 1 on the US Billboard chart – the first was in 1986 with Promise – and is the first official album release from Sade since 2000’s multi-platinum Lovers Rock which debuted with 370,000 records sold.

Not only has America welcomed Sade back with open arms after close to ten years, but worldwide, SOLDIER OF LOVE has proven to be a smash. So far the album has seen a #1 worldwide debut in territories including Canada, France and Switzerland.

The accomplishments of SOLDIER OF LOVE so far are astounding. The single, “Soldier of Love” – which Sade co-produced with Mike Pela, and was written by Sade along with longtime collaborators Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman and Paul Spencer Denman continues to make radio history.
Additionally the intriguing and seductive video, which Sophie Muller directed is currently the # 1 most played video this month.

Sade kicked off a phenomenal TV campaign this past month with appearances on BET’s 106 & Park, The Today Show, Letterman, and The View. Performances on both Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen Degeneres will follow shortly.

Upon pre-order release at iTunes, the album immediately shot straight to # 1.

Known for their one of a kind timeless sound, Sade has enjoyed phenomenal success both internationally and stateside throughout the span of their twenty-five year career. Since the release of their debut album, Diamond Life in 1984 the band has seen all five of their studio albums land in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart selling a total of more than 50 million albums worldwide to date. They’ve been nominated for American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and have won three Grammy Awards – first in 1986 for Best New Artist, then in 1994 for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group for “No Ordinary Love”, and again in 2002 for Best Pop Vocal Album with Lovers Rock.

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