Funny… I’ve always thought of Sade Adu as being a solo artist. I just found out today that Sade is in fact a group.
I always thought it was just Sade and a backing band.
Well…you learn something new everyday.
Via Digital Spy.
Sade have topped the US album chart with their comeback album Soldier Of Love.
The record, which was produced with longtime collaborator Mike Pela, sold 502,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The group, fronted by Sade Adu, released last studio album Lovers Rock in November 2000. The record peaked at number three and sold 370,000 units in its first seven days.
Sade previously topped the Billboard 200 with 1986 album Promise.
Sade have sold over than 50 million records worldwide since forming in London in 1983.
The Jay-Z “co-sign” is the only co-sign that matters these days within the topsy turvy world of music it seems…..
According to down market tabloid rag The Sun, Jay-Z claims to have been impressed with boyband JLS’ performance at Tuesday’s Brit Awards ceremony.
The rapper said,
“I liked JLS, I watched them do their show. They’re a good band and remind me of ‘N Sync, a band who do the boy band thing well.
“They put on a class performance and I think they will go on to be as big as ‘N Sync.”
Click HERE to read the entire article.
I am happy for JLS but I don’t see them going on to become as big as N-Sync or ever being as good.
Jay was asked a question by some tabloid hack obsessed with getting US artists opinions on UK acts, and once again Jay responds by talking out of his arse.
American rapper Jay-Z got himself involved in a race row when bouncers at his party after the BRIT music awards here “banned” white people from drinking with the star.
The minders were spotted prohibiting clubbers including music industry executives, journalists and revellers from the private event because they were not “of colour”.
Jay Z’s bizarre ruling has left top black celebs like Oritse Williams and Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon, 31, fuming, reports mirror.co.uk.
“My friends have been getting knocked about and no one seems to care,” said Dixon.
“I need to get out of here. I’d rather be at my local kebab shop Elsie’s right now than back inside with all that aggression. What a horrible end to the night. I was having a blast at my record label party and now the mood is soured. I wish I’d never come,” she added.
Jay-Z was completely unaware of the situation after having a custom-built table laid on for him in a private corner, with bottles of his Armand de Brignac champagne, which cost 700 pounds each, being delivered by scantily-clad waitresses.
“This place is doing my head in so I need to get in my car and go home,” JLS’’s Oritse, 23, said.
One clubber said: “The security guards were happy to let in all party-goers apart from the white people. Continue Reading….
I find this story hard to believe.
I bet a bunch of sad and disgruntled industry folk made up this story because they DESPERATELY wanted to bask in the mighty J-Hova’s presence but were instead refused entry in to the VIP area, including (and I quote) ”top black celebs” Alesha Dixon and JLS’ Oritse.
Whenever a huge US star comes over to “party” people here just lose their minds and act the fool.
I’m sorry but all I can do is laugh out loud at Alesha Dixon and JLS’ Oritse.
Ha ha ha ha!
UPDATE: My girl Kaydine over at Social Writers Blog attended the bash and tells a different story!
As an attendee of the party, I believe this story to be full of rubbish. The club was ram packed and entry was allowed to only to those who were invited or given the ‘OK’ by club management. Alesha Dixon came in after I did with her friends, and everybody was getting pushed about, not just her friends as the Daily Star is making out. I also don’t believe Oritse’s quote has anything to do with this alleged ban of ‘white people’…..the VIP area, where the celebs were was super packed as loads of people stood on the other side of the velvet rope trying to find a way in.
It seems the Metro has failed to mention that Daniel Merriweather and The Sugababes were also in attendance, and have only listed black celebrities as in attendance, which is not true! It’s hardly unlikely that Jay-Z would make such a demand…….the table next to him was ‘bought’ by a group of Caucasians, and I spotted many ‘white people’ dancing the night away.
If there was a ban, how did they get in?
Just as I thought….
British media hacks kill me!
I thought they loved Jigga.
*shaking my head*