Sade is an English smooth jazz band from London that became famous during the 1980s. Formed in 1982, the original lineup consisted of Stuart Matthewman, Paul Denman, Paul Anthony Cook, and lead singer Sade Adu (b. Helen Folasade Adu in Nigeria).

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Smooth Operator (1985)
  • The Sweetest Taboo (1985)
  • Your Love Is King (1985)
  • Never As Good As The First Time (1986)
  • Paradise (1988)
  • No Ordinary Love (1992)
  • Kiss Of Life (1993)
  • By Your Side (2001)

Pop charts debut year: 1985

Years active: 1982-1993, 1999-2001, 2008-2011

Genres: Soul, smooth jazz, quiet storm, sophisti-pop

Labels: Epic, Portrait, RCA



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