Sade returns with U.S. summer tour and a greatest-hits disc, featuring a new Jay-Z duet


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If it isn’t about her music or performing it, chances are you won’t hear a peep from Sade. The notoriously reclusive R&B icon prefers to live her life rather than being interviewed about it.

Thankfully, the Nigerian songstress will be Stateside this summer on tour along with opening act John Legend. And as she announced Wednesday, she’ll be releasing a greatest hits record titled The Ultimate Collection on May 3. The 28-track double album will feature classics ranging from her 1984 Diamond Life debut to 2000’s Lover’s Rock and 2010’s seventh best selling effort, Soldier Of Love.

It also boasts an unlikely collaboration with Jay-Z, who’s featured on “Moon & The Sky”–one of three new songs from the set. The collab isn’t surprising because Jay’s a rapper or anything. It’s just that she usually doesn’t work with anyone outside of her camp. Kudos to Mr. Z for being the Chosen One.

To find out when she’ll be in a town near you, check out her tour dates here. Plan on checking her out this summer? Let us now.

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  • fancypants

    I LOVE Sade!!! I will definitely catch her in NYC.

    • fancypants

      Or apparently, Uniondale, NY.

      • Leslie

        I love her and UKMatchmakers was amazing

  • angeljake

    Love Sade saw her on her last tour…

  • Wendy

    I love Sade…her grace and beauty is like no other.

  • ko;p

    Moon & the Sky is not a new song. Adding Jay Z makes it a remix. Speaking of remixes, the Neptunes remixed “By Your Side” from her Lovers Rock album. King Britt remixed the single Soldier of Love. So much for not working outside of her camp.

  • jolk

    Sade has allowed the Neptunes and King Britt to remix her songs. Moon and the Sky is not a new song.

  • tiredofnothing

    i wish she would have chosen somone who is relevant. Jay-Z is not a rapper, he is a commercial musician. If you chose someone who collaborate with choose someone who makes your type of music. Which is MUSIC. Not jingles!!!! A lot of these artists make jingles and not music.

  • Dee Jones

    I`ve always loved Sade. She does her music and thats it, you don`t hear her out and about acting a fool. She`s just about her music peiod.

  • brian

    Purrfect song for this duet!
    Sade is a musical Haley’s Comet so don’t miss her magic!

  • tvonline

    Tremendous things here. I’m very glad to look your article. Thanks so much and I’m looking ahead to touch you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

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