Artist Highlight : Sade
Our artist highlight section looks to showcase some of the eccentric personalities to whom we link our "Sounds Like " wine pairing notes. As we have mentioned before, the audio sensory is undervalued in the wine segment and we feel the need to push the boundaries by tying the two together as we feel every style of music has a different affect on our grey matter and wine also does in the same respect.
Sade is one of the those artists whose voice has stood the test of time. Born in Ibadan, Sade gained modest recognition as a fashion designer and part-time model, prior to joining the band Pride in the early 1980s.
After gaining notoriety as a performer, she formed the band Sade, and secured a recording contract with Epic Records in 1983. The band then released the album Diamond Life a year later, which became one the best selling albums of the era, and the best-selling debut ever by a British female vocalist. It also gained widespread critical acclaim, and is largely considered one of the best albums of all-time.
After a spell of eight years without an album, which came after Sade appeared the film Absolute Beginners (1986), the band reunited in 1999, and released Lovers Rock in 2000. The album departed from the jazz-inspired inflections of their previous work, featuring more mellow sounds and pop compositions, and was critically praised, earning the group the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album.
Sade is widely considered a musical influence, and her contributions to music have made her a global figure in popular culture for over two decades. She has been credited as one of the most successful British female artists in history, and her work is listed among the finest in modern jazz history.
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Check out some of the wines which we think taste better with some of Sade's silky vocals :