Tens years after the releaase of her last album, Sade, 51, has shot to the top of the charts with her latest release Soldier of Love earning her the top spot with 502,000 copies sold. The Nigerian-born crooner has the best sales that she’s had since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. In 1986, Sade spent two weeks at no. 1 with her album Promise. She is the first artist since Led Zeppelin to have eight consecutive albums hit the Top 10 on the Billboard charts.

In her time off, she has been living with her partner, Ian Watts and his two kids in London. Though Sade has always remained somewhat of a mystery to the public eye, recently she said she worried about being “too candid,” in a recent New York Times profile. –NATASHA ALLOWAY

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