Sade are an English jazz-pop/soul band from London fronted by namesake Nigerian vocalist Sade Adu (born Jan. 16, 1959). The band released four singles in 1983/84, culminating in the popular debut album Diamond Life on Epic. Amid global fanfare, the band released Promise in 1985, followed by four further Epic discs at lengthier intervals between 1988 and 2010. Saxophonist Stuart Matthewman cut four 1979–81 singles with mod/ska act The Odds.

Members: Sade Adu (vocals), Stuart Matthewman (guitars, saxophone), Andrew Hale (keyboards), Paul S. Denman (bass)


  • Diamond Life (1984)
  • Promise (1985)
  • Stronger Than Pride (1988)
  • Love Deluxe (1992)
  • Lovers Rock (2000)
  • Soldier of Love (2010)

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