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Published:February 18th, 2010 14:39 EST

Sade's Comeback Album Tops Charts

By Robert Paul Reyes

She received her first Brit Award a quarter of a century ago, lives modestly in Gloucestershire and says Eddie `The Eagle` Edwards is regarded as more of a star in her local village.

sadeBut Eighties style icon Sade, 51, is back on top of the music world again after her new album went straight to the top of the U.S. album charts, it was confirmed last night.

The singer, full name Sade Adu, saw her latest album Soldier Of Love - her first release in almost 10 years - sell more than 501,000 copies in the U.S. last week giving it the coveted No1 spot across the Atlantic." Read More

Sade`s jazz stylings dominated the airwaves in the 80s, the cool chanteuse`s songs of yearning and love were a soothing salve after a hard day at the office.

Sade`s smooth jazz made the "Quiet Storm" radio format that features soulful slow jams very popular in the 80`s and 90`s. The "Quiet Storm" name is taken from the lyrics of her hit "The Sweetest Taboo."

There`s a quiet storm
And it never felt like this before
There`s a quiet storm
That is you
There`s a quiet storm

The reclusive singer released only one album in the 90`s and a couple in the last decade, but with her latest offering "Soldier of Love", it`s as if she`s never been away.

There`s a place in pop music for talented singers like Lady Gaga who make outrageous outfits and risque lyrics a large part of their appeal, but thank goodness there`s also a place for quiet laid back singers like Sade who rely solely on sheer talent.

Sade`s music help me survive the 80`s, I`m thrilled she`s still around today. I hope that the younger generation will experience the Quiet Storm that is Sade.

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