Soldier Of Love,” the first single off Sade’s highly anticipated new album of the same name, is already making radio history in the wake of its Dec. 8 release.
The track entered the Urban Hot AC tally at No. 11, becoming the chart’s highest debut of the decade and its third highest of all-time. Also “Soldier Of Love” debuted at No. 5 on the Smooth Jazz airplay chart and became the first ever vocal to hit No. 1 on the Smooth Jazz Top 20 Countdown.
“Soldier Of Love” which Sade co-produced with Mike Pela, was written by Sade along with longtime collaborators Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthew man and Paul Spencer Denman.
Recorded in England and set for release on Feb. 9, the album marks her first official studio set since the multi-platinum release of “Lovers Rock” in 2000.