Diamond Life

Release date
28 Jul 1984
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Smooth Operator 4:59 322,033
2 Your Love Is King 3:39 196,572
3 Hang On to Your Love 5:52 151,384
4 Frankie's First Affair 4:38 47,791
5 When Am I Going To Make A Living 3:26 46,835
6 Cherry Pie 6:18 52,253
7 Sally 5:22 46,205
8 I Will Be Your Friend. 4:45 571
8 I Will Be Your Friend 4:43 45,057
9 Why Can't We Live Together? 5:29 1,541
9 Why Can't We Live Together 5:28 50,308

About this album

Diamond Life is Sade’s debut album. Released two years after the group formed in 1982, it is a modern soul classic.

Although initially not a big seller, the album was catapulted into the spotlight once the track “Your Love Is King” went top ten and it eventually went on to achieve an astonishing 4x platinum certification in both the UK and US, selling more than seven million copies worldwide. It won a ‘Best Album’ BRIT Award, and spawned some of Sade’s most well-loved singles - Your Love Is King, Smooth Operator, When Am I Going To Make A Living and Hang On To Your Love.

Diamond Life was also highly successful in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, where it reached number one for nine, eight and five weeks, respectively.

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