Singer Sade Adu is a remarkable talent. After a 10 year hiatus, the British singer pops back on the music scene with “Soldier of Love.” The album debuted at number one on Billboard’s top 200 albums chart last week and remained there for a second consecutive week. In 25 years, this is only the singer’s sixth album. Apparently Sade, the name of the band and lead singer, believes in quality over quantity. In the group’s bio, the singer, who is a songwriter as well, says,“I only make records when I feel I have something to say. I’m not interested in releasing music just for the sake of selling something. Sade is not a brand.”
After the release of “Soldier of Love” People Magazine is quoted as saying, “Sade remains the voice of comfort to the wounded heart.” I’ve heard the lead album track and it’s wonderful. “Soldier of Love,” the single, is moody, haunting, captivating and oh, so, Sade. Reviews, photos, and comments about this album and Sade on Amazon. More on the Sade website.
The Black Eyed Peas
Also local music stars, The Black Eyed Peas made history today. The Peas became the first group in 19 years to have three hits from one album go to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The single “Imma Be” moved up two places to number one.
“Imma Be” is from the group’s hit album “The E.N.D.” which debuted at number one on the Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, last June. “The E.N.D.” landed at number three this week after selling 65,000 copies. The album has sold two million in the U.S. so far.
Meanwhile, the Peas are playing the first leg of their “The E.N.D. World Tour,” which is on the East Coast right now. The tour dates in Los Angeles are March 29 and 30 at Staples Center. More on the tour on the group’s website.