News: Sade's "Soldier Of Love" Projected To Sell 425K In First-Week Sales

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 5:00PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Soul singer Sade's Soldier of Love is reportedly en route to debut ahead of the competition next week with one-day estimates of 425,000 copies.

The singer may sell more or less depending on winter blizzard conditions in the north east region.

According to one-day sales reports from those retailers not up to their necks in snow, the album will debut at #1 next week with a total somewhere between 400-425k, with bad weather back east and Valentine's weekend shopping the two variables. The week's other top debut looks like Atlantic R&B crooner Jaheim, whose Another Round, the follow-up to 2007's gold-certified The Makings of a Man, appears set to go over the 100k mark, and could do as well as 110k. (Hits Daily Double)

Kanye West recently welcomed her return to the music game and praised her first single, "Soldier of Love."

"THIS IS WHY I STILL HAVE A BLOG...," Kanye wrote December 10. "TO BE A PART OF MOMENTS LIKE THIS... NEW SADE... HOW MUCH BETTER THIS THAN THAN EVERYTHING ELSE?" (Kanye West's Blog)

Sade's presence has been respected throughout hip-hop with public recognition from artists like Raekwon and Busta Rhymes.

"Sade is unbelievably incredible...," Busta wrote on his Twitter page last week referring to the singer's talents. "Soldier of Love in-stores Feb.9th...Watch what happens..." (Busta Rhymes' Twitter)

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon recently dedicated a song to the renowned singer.

"Yo, what's up y'all, this is Raekwon The Chef," he said in a video. "This is dedicated to my peoples, Sade. Yo I love you baby. Dedicated to you, let's go. Over time, I've building my castle of love/Just for two, though you never knew you were my reason, I've gone much too far for you now to say, That I've got to throw my castle away/Over dreams, I have picked out a perfect come true/Though you never knew it was of you I've been dreaming/The sandman has come from too far away/For you to say come back some other day..." (Ice Water TV)

Check out Raekwon's dedication to Sade down below:

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