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Sade (the artist and the group) has been blessing our ears with her sultry sound since the '80s. Her third single, 1984's "Smooth Operator," ultimately proved Sade's staying power, becoming a perennial. Three decades later, the music hasn't stopped. As a true testament to Sade's timelessness, Sade Adu toured major venues last summer and even collaborated with rap stalwart Jay-Z on her remix to "The Moon and the Sky."

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