Stronger Than Pride was released on this day (April 5) in 1988.
This week we acknowledge 31 years since the release of Grammy-winning soul band Sade's hugely underrated third studio album Stronger Than Pride on Epic Records. While it wasn't as well received as their first two records, it was still deserving of its multi-Platinum status and remains one of the greatest funk-soul records of the decade.
Sade - Stronger Than Pride
The London-based group - named mononymously after their lead singer Sade Adu - have sold more than 75 million records globally, and are widely considered one of the most influential artists in soul and contemporary R&B in the UK in the 80s. Their last album release was 2010's Soldier of Love.
Continue reading: Album Of The Week: Sade's Stronger Than Pride Needs More Recognition
Soul singer Tina Turner, 73, has married her 57 year-old German beau Erwin Bach in a Swiss ceremony.
Tina Turner has married German record producer Erwin Bach in an exclusive ceremony on the shores of the beautiful Lake Zurich near their Kusnacht home. The pair have been dating since the eighties, with Turner publicly stating they'd never get married after her first marriage to Ike Turner turned out to be a toughie. Back when their engagement was announced earlier this year the media exploded with whoops of "toyboy!" and "cougar!" but it seems that their age difference - 16 years - has had no negative impact upon the happiness of their relationship.
Tina Turner, Soul Diva, Has Given Marriage Another Shot.
In 2006, Turner dispelled any notion that she and Bach would ever exchange vows during an interview with Oprah Winfrey (as reported by The Daily Mail), voicing her concerns over the implications of a marriage: "People often ask me why don't I marry. I have love. I have a good life. I don't need to interfere with that. For some people, marriage means "You're mine now."
Continue reading: Tina Turner Marries Record Company Boss Erwin Bach In Switzerland
Tina Turner married Erwin Bach in a ceremony on the banks of Lake Zurich, Kusnacht in Northern Switzerland. Private celebrations will take place this weekend at the couple's Swiss residence.
Tina Turner married Erwin Bach at a civil ceremony in their Swiss town. The couple have been together since 1986 after they met at a record-label party in London in the previous year.
Tina Turner at the Armani Haute Couture Spring/Summer Fashion Show in Paris, 2010.
Record Producer, Bach, is 16 years younger than the singer. It is the second marriage for Turner, she was married to her stage partner Ike Turner for 14 years before they divorced in 1976.
Sade release 'The Ultimate Collection' showcasing a chronological history of hit tracks and some previously unreleased material for the delight of many fans. It's clear listening to this two disc compilation how memorable their hits were and it's definite credit to the band to have created timeless sounding songs. Even the new tracks and more recent releases fit well into this album highlighting how uniquely they owned their sound.
Continue reading: Sade, The Ultimate Collection Album Review
Sade - Sade aka Sade Adu Tuesday 31st May 2011 performs live at O2 Arena