1984, the birth of Sade. Diamond Life, the debut album most known for its singles Smooth Operator and Your Love is King took the band to a worldwide sensation including the States.
Very few British albums can even be compared, its totally the sound of the 80’s soul and jazz era. The songs are soulful and smooth that make you want to melt and fall in love.
Not only are the songs sultry and sexy, the lead singer which the band is named after is too. Her unique and ageless beauty just completes the pack. Having being really lucky and meeting the icon after a Drake concert in April 2012, I can honestly say Sade’s beauty is just as powerful in person as it is on the screens.
The album went on to be a worldwide hit with impressive sales and certifications.
Australia – 4x Platinum – 280,000+
Canada – 2x Platinum – 200,000+
France – 2x Platinum – 1,300,00+
Germany – Platinum – 500,00+
Netherlands – Platinum – 100,000+
United Kingdom – 4x Platinum – 1,200,000+
United States – 4x Platinum – 4,000,000+
Not only did millions of the public buy the record, it also won the Best British Album award at the Brit Awards in 1985.
Track by track rating:
- Smoother Operator – 9/10
- Your Love Is King – 8/10
- Hang On To Your Love – 10/10
- Frankie’s First Affair – 7/10
- When Am I Going To Make A Living – 9/10
- Cherry Pie – 10/10
- Sally – 7/10
- I Will Be Your Friend – 7/10
- Why Can’t We Live Together – 9/10
Overall album rating: 9/10