Sade were honoured with the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) award for ‘Best R&B performance by a duo or group’ at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
The British group received the prestigious award for the track ‘Soldier of Love,’ released on RCA Label Group in February 2010 from the highly anticipated platinum album of the same name.
The single, which Sade co-produced with Mike Pela, was written by Sade along with longtime collaborators Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman and Paul Spencer Denman. The track features a pulsating and anthemic drum beat, which complement the haunting vocals that Sade is so known for.
The ‘Soldier of Love’ album was Sade’s first studio album since the multi-platinum release of ‘Lovers Rock’ in 2000. It has now gone Gold in seven countries and Platinum in five countries across the world, hitting the Number One spot in America and selling over half a million copies in the first week, and 1.3 million in total – cementing Sade as a premier artist in the US. Worldwide, the album has now sold an incredible 2.5 million copies.
During the band’s 25-year career they have received phenomenal international success, which has seen all six of their studio albums land in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, notched up four Grammy awards in total, and sold over 50 million albums.
Sade return to the stage after seventeen years in May. Tickets for their shows in Manchester, Bimingham and London are on sale now.view artist biog