Diamond Life is the debut studio album by English band Sade Adu. After studying fashion design, and later modelling, Sade began backup-singing with British band Pride. During this time Sade and three of the original members of "Pride"—Paul Anthony CookPaul Denman and Stuart Matthewman left the group to form their own band called Sade. 


Music critics acclaimed Diamond Life and it was also a commercial success, winning the 1985 Brit Award for Best British Album. The album charted highly in the UK and US, and was later certified multi-platinum in both countries. Diamond Life sold over six million copies worldwide, becoming one of the top-selling debut recordings of the era and the best-selling debut album by a British female vocalist, a record that stood for 24 years. It was also among 10 albums nominated for the best British album of the previous 30 years by the Brit Awards in 2010.



Smooth Operator

Your Love Is King

Hang On To Your Love

Frankie's First Affair

When Am I Going To Make A Living

Cherry Pie


I Will Be Your Friend

Why Can't We Live Together