News just in, Sade has been nominated for two Grammys in 2011 – Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group ‘Babyfather’ and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group ‘Soldier of Love’. The annual awards will take place on the 13th of February in 2011. For more information on the 53rd annual Grammy awards click here.
Following the platinum selling success of Soldier of Love, Sade announces their highly anticipated return to the world’s stage. The UK leg begins on 27 May in Manchester, before visiting Birmingham and London.
Tickets go on sale Monday 18th October at 9am.
Sade will perform over 70 concerts in top arenas across the globe next year, in an effort to reach her vast and loyal fan base. Their classic sound set to haunting, unmistakable vocals creates the most intimate of concert experiences in a way that only an unforgettable Sade performance can.
Sade’s last tour was in 2001 where they performed for more than 1,000,000 fans across the US. However, her British fans have waited much longer.
In fact these rare dates will give fans their first opportunity to see Sade perform live since their last UK date at London’s Royal Albert Hall back in May 1993, 17 years ago.
Sade will perform songs from their collection of timeless hits – ‘Smooth Operator’, ‘No Ordinary Love’ – and ‘The Sweetest Taboo’ as well as songs from their critically acclaimed album, ‘Soldier of Love.
Worldwide, ‘Soldier of Love’ has proven to be a smash selling over three million copies. The album skyrocketed to number one in countries including the US, Canada, Switzerland, France, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Greece, Japan, Portugal and Spain.
Entertainment Weekly featured ‘Soldier of Love’ in their “Must List” and gave the album an “A”, Rolling Stone wrote, “it’s unimpeachably excellent,” and The Boston Globe calls it, “a rich and rewarding album.” But the accolades don’t stop there. Associated Press raved, “like a long-ago lover not quite forgotten, Sade has returned to steal our hearts with more beautiful, uncategorizable music,” Billboard was quoted as saying, “it’s been 10 years since Sade released an album, but be forewarned – the giant has awoken,” while People Magazine reminds us that “Sade remains the voice of comfort to the wounded heart.”
Known for their one of a kind timeless sound, Sade has enjoyed phenomenal success both in the UK and internationally 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 both the official UK Top 40 and US Billboard’s Top 200 Album Charts selling a total of more than 57 million albums worldwide to date which has made Sade the highest selling British female artist of all time.
They have also been nominated for several American Music and MTV Video Music Awards and won a Brit Award – Best Album for ‘Diamond Life’, and 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’.
Sade In Concert 2011 Full ticket information:
Friday 27 May M.E.N. Arena, Manchester 0844 847 8000
Sunday 29 May LG Arena, Birmingham 0844 338 8000
Tuesday 31 May The O2 Arena, London 0844 856 0202
24 hour credit card hotlines: 0844 847 2450, 0844 209 7352
Online: www.ticketmaster.co.uk www.seetickets.com
Additional ticket and tour information can be found at www.SADE.COM and www.marshall-arts.com.
Sade has generously donated a piece of artwork to an auction in support of Action For Children.
Action for Children supports thousands of vulnerable youngsters across the UK as they embark upon their own personal transformational journeys.Whether it is a child in care, a disabled child, a young offender or a homeless child, every child has many challenges and situations to overcome to get to a place where they feel they are loved, safe or have achieved their goals.
To help raise funds for this charity you can place a bid for the artwork here:
Bidding ends: 29 Jul 2010 12:00:00
Watch Sade’s performance on Dancing With The Stars in America.
Follow these links to see Sweetest Taboo and Babyfather LIVE:
We’re very pleased to announce that the stunning ‘Babyfather’ is the second UK single to be taken from Sade’s current album Soldier Of Love.
It’s a track that’s received an incredible reaction from critics and fans alike, and will be accompanied by a brand new video, which is set for release in May.
To celebrate, we have two limited edition framed pieces of artwork to give away, signed by Sade. To be in with a chance of winning one of these special prizes, we want to hear your thoughts on ‘Babyfather’. Perhaps you’d like to write about the first time you heard it, how you imagine the video will look or your thoughts on the lyrics.
Post your response below (no more than 100 words please). We’ll pick two of our favourites to win. The closing date is Tuesday 6th April.
Sade fans in the UK, make sure you tune in to Friday Night With Jonathan Ross tonight, as Sade will be performing live in the studio – the band’s first UK television performance for ten years!
The other guests featured on the chatshow will be Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
You can catch what promises to be a momentous performance on BBC1 from 10.35pm.
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.
Stay updated on Sade at her official website WWW.SADE.COM
iTunes are currently running a Sade-themed poll over on their official Facebook page.
The poll asks you to decide which of Sade’s biggest hits is your all-time favourite.
Sade’s new album Soldier of Love is out now on worldwide release (except the USA).
The tracklisting includes:
1. The Moon And The Sky
2. Soldier Of Love
3. Morning Bird
5. Long Hard Road
6. Be That Easy
7. Bring Me Home
8. In Another Time
10. The Safest Place
We know that as Sade fans, you’ll be familiar with the band’s seminal work over the last three decades. But what about your family and friends who aren’t counting down the days to the ‘Soldier Of Love’ release? Maybe they’ve never heard of Sade, or perhaps they’ve heard a song on the radio, in a film or on a TV show they liked, but didn’t take it any further.
Well, we’ve got the perfect thing to introduce them to Sade’s fantastic back catalogue.
We’ve put together a special Youtube Playlist featuring the videos of some of Sade’s best known and most-played hits, which you can check out (and send on!) now over on Sade’s official YouTube channel.
Here are a few ‘featuring Sade’ tidbits we’ve collected that not everybody might know…
‘Your Love Is King’ – British singer Will Young covered the song in 2005 for the soundtrack to the film ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’
‘No Ordinary Love’ – This track was featured prominently in the 1993 film ‘Indecent Proposal’.
‘By Your Side’ – The song was featured in an episode of the fourth season of Sex and the City, “The Good Fight”.
Check out these tracks and more over on Youtube now.