Top of the Charts

Sade Sales Expected to Exceed 350K

Though she took a 10-year hiatus, Sade's fans haven't abandoned their loyalty and are still rewarding her with impressive sales numbers. The songstress' 2000 album Lovers Rock sold 4 million copies, and Billboard expects her new album to debut at the top of the charts with an estimated 375,000 to 400,000 in first week sales. Even though Sade and her band had barely seen each other over 10 years, about two years ago they began work and rediscovered their chemistry. "It's like a real powerful long-distance relationship," Sade says. "We really do pick up where we left off in terms of our musical friendship."