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In the 26 years since she debuted, we always wait, patiently, for Sade’s return. She never disappoints.
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After a decade away from the music scene, Sade returns with her bold, 10-song masterpiece, “Soldier of Love.”
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Sade’s 1992 album simply blew us away, beginning with the first single, “No Ordinary Love.” She still gets points for that stunning album cover.
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I’d wash the sand off the shore
Give you the world if it was mine
Blow you right to my door
—“Paradise” (from “Love is Stronger than Pride”)
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Sade sings her classics during a 2001 performance at Jones Beach.
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Sade gives the crowd her all during her performance at the 2000 MOBO Awards in London.
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Always classic, ever understated, Sade poses during a studio session in London, circa 1985.
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