Sade is a world-famous English group, achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Their music features elements of jazz, funk, soul and R&B.
Sade was formed in 1982, when members of a Latino-soul band Pride — Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman and Paul Spencer Denman — together with Paul Cook formed splinter group and began to write their own material. Later, in 1983, Andrew Hale joined Sade. In 1984 Paul Cook left the band.
Sade made their debut in December 1982 at Ronnie Scott's Club in London, England, in support of Pride. In may 1983 Sade performed at Danceteria Club in New York, NY, United States. It was the first US Sade show. They received more attention from the media and record companies and separated finally.
On 18 October 1983 Sade Adu signed with Epic Records. The rest of the band singed in 1984. All posterior Sade albums were released through this label.