Sade discography

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Sade discography
Sade Adu Band.jpg
Studio albums 6
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 2
Video albums 5
Music videos 20
EPs 2
Singles 23

The discography of Sade, an English based band formed in London in 1982, consists of six studio albums, two compilation albums, two live albums, two EPs, 23 singles, five video albums, and 20 music videos. Following a brief stint of studying fashion design and modelling, Sade Adu began back up singing for a band named Pride, during this time she attracted attention from record labels and along with other members left Pride and formed Sade. Following a record deal Sade and her eponymous band released their debut album Diamond Life (1984), the album was a commercial success and sold over six million copies, becoming one of the top-selling debut recordings of the '80s and the best-selling debut ever by a British female vocalist.

Following the release of the band's debut album they went on to release a string of multi-platinum selling albums, their follow up Promise was released in 1985 and peaked at number one in the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200 and went on to sell four million copies in the US. Sade would later go on to make her acting debut in the film Absolute Beginners, before the release of the band's albums Stronger Than Pride (1988), Love Deluxe (1992) and Lovers Rock (2000) all of which went multi-platinum in the US. After the release of Lovers Rock the band embarked on a ten-year hiatus in which Sade raised her daughter. Following the hiatus the band returned with their sixth album Soldier of Love (2010) which became a commercial success and won a Grammy award.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
CAN
[4]
GER
[5]
NLD
[6]
NOR SWE SWI US US R&B
Diamond Life 2 6 1 7 1 1 20 18 1 5 3
Promise
  • Released: 9 November 1985
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
1 9 6 2 1 6 4 1 1 1
  • AUS: Platinum[7]
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[8]
  • FRA: Platinum[9]
  • GER: Platinum[10]
  • US: 4× Platinum[12]
  • UK: 2× Platinum[13]
Stronger Than Pride
  • Released: 8 May 1988
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
3 11 6 4 1 7 2 2 7 3
Love Deluxe
  • Released: 1 November 1992
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
10 13 18 14 10 7 6 3 2
  • AUS: Platinum[7]
  • CAN: Platinum[8]
  • FRA: Platinum[9]
  • GER: Gold[10]
  • NLD: Gold[11]
  • SWE: Gold
  • SWI: Gold
  • US: 4× Platinum[12]
  • UK: Gold[13]
Lovers Rock
  • Released: 14 November 2000
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
18 28 5 13 4 20 5 2 6 3 2
  • AUS: Gold[14]
  • AUT: Gold
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[15]
  • GER: Platinum[10]
  • NLD: Gold[11]
  • NZ: Gold[16]
  • SWE: Platinum
  • SWI: Gold
  • US: 3× Platinum[12]
  • UK: Platinum[13]
Soldier of Love 4 4 2 1 2 2 7 1 1 1 1
  • AUT: Gold
  • CAN: Platinum[17]
  • FRA: 2× Platinum
  • GER: Gold[10]
  • SWE: Gold
  • SWI: Platinum
  • US: Platinum[18]
  • UK: Gold[13]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK AUS
[2]
AUT FRA GER NOR SWE SWI US US R&B
2002 Lovers Live
  • Live album
  • Released: 5 February 2002
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, DVD
51 40 36 41 25 50 27 10 5
2012 Bring Me Home: Live 2011
  • Live album/DVD
  • Released: 22 May 2012
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, DVD
3 1 1 15 3 1 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Each chart position of Bring Me Home: Live 2011 is respective of each country's Music Video or Music DVD Chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK AUS
[2]
AUT FRA GER NOR SWE SWI US US R&B
1994 The Best of Sade
  • Greatest hits album
  • Released: 12 November 1994
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD
6 23 9 15 12 7 11 9 7
2011 The Ultimate Collection
  • Compilation album
  • Released: 3 May 2011
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: 2CD, DVD
8 35 22 23 17 19 6 11 7 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title
1989 Solid Gold Series — Sade
1992 Remix Deluxe
  • Released only in Japan

Singles[edit]

List of singles with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK AUS
[2]
FRA GER IRE NLD NZ US US R&B US AC
1984 "Your Love Is King" 6 64 7 2 54 35 8 Diamond Life
"When Am I Going to Make a Living" 36 28 12
"Hang On to Your Love" 68 18 20 102 14
"Smooth Operator" 19 20 9 11 17 12 22 5 5 1
1985 "The Sweetest Taboo" 31 65 30 28 11 12 11 5 3 1 Promise
1986 "Is It a Crime" 49 46 57 21 24 32
"Never as Good as the First Time" 89 70 65 29 38 31 20 8 6
1988 "Love Is Stronger Than Pride" 44 56 36 51 28 19 Stronger Than Pride
"Paradise" 29 86 38 33 16 1 3
"Nothing Can Come Between Us" 92 89 3 21
"Turn My Back on You" 12
1989 "Haunt Me" (UK only)
1992 "No Ordinary Love" 14 21 20 43 26 17 28 9 14 Love Deluxe
"Feel No Pain" 56 80 48 59
1993 "Kiss of Life" 44 88 33 78 10 20
"Cherish the Day" 53 116 45
2000 "By Your Side" 17 67 29 66 75 41 18 Lovers Rock
2001 "King of Sorrow" 59 82 101
2002 "Somebody Already Broke My Heart" (Live) Lovers Live
2010 "Soldier of Love" 123 37 52 6 Soldier of Love
"Babyfather" 53
"The Moon and the Sky" 54
2011 "Still in Love with You" 55 The Ultimate Collection
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums and year of release
Title Year Peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
[14]
US UK
Life Promise Pride Love
  • Released: 1993
  • Format:
  • Label:
Live Concert Home Video
  • Released: 1994
  • Format:
  • Label:
Lovers Live
  • Released: 2002
  • Format:
  • Label:
16
Live in Munich 1984
  • Released: 2011
  • Format:
  • Label:
Bring Me Home: Live 2011
  • Released: 2012
  • Format:
  • Label:
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released, album name, directors and length
Title Year Album Director(s) Length Ref.
"Your Love Is King" 1984 Diamond Life Jack Semmens 3:37
"Smooth Operator" Julien Temple 4:17
"Hang On to Your Love" Brian Ward 3:58
"When Am I Going to Make a Living" Stuart Orme 3:34
"Never as Good as the First Time" 1985 Promise Brian Ward 3:54
"The Sweetest Taboo" 1986 5:02
"Is It a Crime" 7:02
"Paradise" 1988 Stronger Than Pride Alex McDowell 3:37
"Nothing Can Come Between Us" Sophie Muller 3:51
"Turn My Back on You" 4:08
"Love Is Stronger Than Pride" 4:24
"No Ordinary Love" 1992 Love Deluxe 4:01
"Feel No Pain" Albert Watson 3:47
"Kiss of Life" 1993 4:11
"Cherish the Day" 4:23
"By Your Side" 2000 Lovers Rock Sophie Muller 4:25
"King of Sorrow" 2001 4:40
"Soldier of Love" 2010 Soldier of Love 4:59
"Babyfather" 4:10
"Love Is Found" 2011 The Ultimate Collection 4:08 [19]

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Album, film, soundtrack, television or video
"Smooth Operator", "The Sweetest Taboo" (television) 1985 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (episode 3,394)
"Is It A Crime" & "The Sweetest Taboo" (television) 1985 Saturday Night Live (season 11, episode 5)
"Killer Blow" (film and soundtrack) 1986 Absolute Beginners: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"Siempre Hay Esperanza" (film only) 1989 Sea of Love
"No Ordinary Love" & "Cherish the Day" (television) 1992 Saturday Night Live (season 18, episode 7)
"No Ordinary Love" (film only) 1993 Indecent Proposal
"Please Send Me Someone to Love"
(cover version of Percy Mayfield song)
Philadelphia: Music From the Motion Picture
"I Never Thought I'd See the Day" (film only) 1994 True Lies
(television) 2000 Later... with Jools Holland (series 16, show 16x05)
"Mum" (concert video) 2005 Voices for Darfur
(television) 2010 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (series 18, episode 7)
(television) 2010 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (episode 3,805)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UK Charts > Sade". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  2. ^ a b c d Australian chart peaks:
  3. ^ "Austrian Charts > Sade" (in German). austriancharts.at Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  4. ^ "Sade > Album & Song Chart History > Canadian Albums". Billboard Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  5. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Sade / Longplay" (in German). musicline.de PhonoNet. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  6. ^ "Dutch Album Charts > Sade" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  7. ^ a b c d "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2011 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association Ltd. Archived from the original on 2015-07-29. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Canadian Recording Industry Association search results". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Disque en France : Les certifications" (in French). Syndicat national de l'édition phonographique. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Sade)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "NVPI, de branchevereniging van de entertainmentindustrie – English" (in English and Dutch). NVPI. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - February 17, 2010: Sade certified album". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h "BPI search results". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  14. ^ a b Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  15. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification – November 2001". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  16. ^ "RIANZ". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  17. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certifications: March 2010". CRIA. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  18. ^ "Gold & Platinum Search Results: Sade (Page 2)". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  19. ^ "Love is Found (World Tour 2011) | Sade | Music Video". MTV. 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2012-02-04. 

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