Sade's "Lovers Rock" premiereson the web

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Thesultry and smoking voice of Nigerian-born international singer SadeAdu, simply known as Sade, will rock the world, again, beginning thisNovember 2000.Epic Records Group, Apple computer and Vibe Online haveannounced that international recording artist Sade's forthcoming newstudio album "Lovers Rock" will premiere on the Internet exclusivelyin Apple's QuickTime streaming media format four days before thealbum arrives in stores on November 14.

Rock"is an eleven-track album written, arranged and co-produced by Sadewith Mike Pela, with whom Sade has worked on her previous albums.Five of Sade's prior albums placed in the Top Five on Billboard's Popand R&B charts, and her albums have sold more than 25 millioncopies in the U.S. and more than 50 million worldwide.

The online Sade Listening Party is accessible via www.sadeusa.com,www.apple.com/quicktime and www.vibe.com. The album is Sade's firstnew studio album in nearly eight years and includes her currentsingle, "By Your Side."

"Apple's QuickTime is simply the world's best format for streaminghigh quality audio and video over the Internet," said PhilipSchiller, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing."We're ecstatic QuickTime was chosen as the format to premiere Sade'snew album before it hits the stores."

The online Sade Listening Party is accessible via www.sadeusa.com,www.apple.com/quicktime and www.vibe.com. The album is Sade's firstnew studio album in nearly eight years and includes her currentsingle, "By Your Side."    Apple's QuickTime streamingtechnology, coupled with the reach and presence of Vibe, will makethis an event to remember," said Polly Anthony, President, EpicRecords Group.To access the premiere of "Lovers Rock" in its entiretyat the online Sade Listening Party, Internet users simply need todownload the QuickTime player, which is available to Macintosh andWindows users for free at www.apple.com/quicktime
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