As a follow up to the platinum-selling Soldier Of Love, which reached number four in the UK album chart and garnered a well-deserved Grammy, Sade is back with The Ultimate Collection. In addition to classic Sade songs, the must-have album will include three new, never-before heard songs, including “Moon & The Sky” (featuring Jay-Z). Here for the first time, fans can find all of their favourite Sade classics from their most iconic albums, including songs from the Best Of collection and the greatest hits off of Lover’s Rock and Soldier Of Love. The track listing for The Ultimate Collection will be revealed shortly. Sade have also announced the second leg of their ultimate summer tour kicking off on May 27th, marking their highly anticipated return to the world stage in ten years.
Sade will be joined on tour by Reggae sensations The Jolly Boys, performing in Manchester, Birmingham and London to reach their vast and loyal fans. Sade’s 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 performed for more than a million fans during their last tour in 2001.
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 made radio history in America upon its release.
Known for their one of a kind timeless sound, Sade has enjoyed phenomenal success both internationally and stateside throughout the span of their twenty-seven 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 four 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”, again in 2002 for Best Pop Vocal Album with Lovers Rock and most recently in 2011 for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group for “Soldier Of Love”.