Friday, 3 January 2014

The Remarkable Signature Sound of Sade (Part2)

"Soldier Of Love" album won a Grammy
Award for
"Best R&B Performance By A Group
Sade recent album “Soldier of Love” debuted at number four on the UK Albums Chart, becoming their highest debut since her “Stronger Than Pride” recording project (1988). It also debuted at number one on the US Pop album chart Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 502,000 copies in the United States, making it Sade’s first US number-one debut on 27th February 2010 to the 13th March 2010 , selling over 700,000 in a three weeks period while still at number one in US on the Billboard 200 Album chart listing and Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart listing for four weeks commencing on 27th February 2010 to the 27th March 2010.The album also topped other music charts in several other countries. It was also on the Europe Top 100 Albums chart at number one on the 27th February 2010 (3 weeks).

"Lovers Rock" album won a Grammy
Award for "Best Pop Vocal Album"
It is 10 years since her last album release, the 2000 offering, “Lovers Rock” which won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2002. 

Sade has won three Grammy 
Awards n her whole career so far over three separate decades starting in 1985 with the “Promise” album receiving award for Best New Artist at Grammy Awards Ceremony. She received her latest Grammy this year for “Soldier of Love” on 13th February 2011. The award was for Best R&B Performances By A Group for the track “Soldier of Love at the 53rd Grammy Awards Ceremony. 

The hit single was taken from the album “Soldier of Love,” with the parent album been certified platinum for one million copies bringing her album total of album sold in America to 25 million copies according to (RIAA) Recording Industry Association of America). The album has sold over two million copies worldwide making it one of top ten best selling album in 2010!

She emerged as recording act 27 years ago to become Britain’s most successful female solo artist and in the process selling remarkable 50 million plus copies worldwide. She is definitely England best Soul music creative export and is extremely beautiful for her age and look rather young! 

She is truly a transcending icon of great power and dynamics whose musical brand that can compete again any new acts that has emerged since 2000 and able to stand the test of time. This has proven yet again that Britain can produce recording artist of high standard for creative export around the world with similar global impact as Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Sade definitely deserves the title as British Soul Queen with all that she has accomplished over the last three decades.

                                         Researched and compiled by               
                                         Mr K Tomlin Music Historian                   
                                 ©RCM Music/Signaturesoundsonline2013-2014 

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