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Why Does Everyone Love Sade? Common, Tricky Stewart Explain

Not many artists can return from a decade-long recording hiatus and still be relevant, but Sade isn’t just any artist. Pushing 502,000 copies in its first week, her album, Soldier of Love, has now spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard albums chart.

Ever since her 1984 debut, Diamond Life, the Nigerian-born U.K.-bred singer has had a mysterious draw that’s often hard to pinpoint.

While Chicago rapper Twista described her to VIBE as a “mermaid," actress/comedian Wanda Sykes did a running joke about the lengths she’d go to have Sade on her talk show (She succeeded).

Like many people, producer Tricky Stewart (Beyoncé’s “Singles Ladies,” Rihanna’s “Umbrella”) learned about Sade through family via songs like "Smooth Operator," "Your Love Is King" and "Sweetest Taboo."

“My brother was a huge Sade fan. When she first broke on the scene, I didn’t really understand it, but everybody loved it so much that I got into it,” Stewart told VIBE. “As I got older, I started to understand how special it was what she’s been doing. It always sounds different than everything else. It has that mood, that vibe. You hear her music and you know that’s her song, she wrote it and that no one else in the world can sing it and pull it off.”

Common meanwhile talked about the soulful void her music fills.

“Sade is offering her soul to the world. She’s very unique and I think she created a vibe when you first heard her,” said Common. “It just has the nostalgia, and when you hear that voice you just feel that good feeling. I had my homies calling me like, ‘That new Sade joint is hot, it’s banging!’ And these are regular guys working everyday jobs in Chicago.”

Besides Sade’s music being timeless, Stewart also thinks the singer’s patiently waiting fan base has kept the enigma alive. “She created a demand for herself. I think Dr. Dre is gonna do the same thing with [Detox],” said Stewart. “She holds her art form very close, so she hasn’t been out here abusing it, pimping it in any way.”

So what about a Tricky Stewart x The-Dream x Sade collabo?

“Her tone is so special. From a production standpoint, you’re always gonna be a bit more stripped down or more sparse because you want the voice to show off,” said Stewart. “I think the biggest thing is the way that she sounds is about how it makes you feel. She has a soundtrack to your life.” —Clover Hope

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Jordyn Woods' start to 2019 was relatively rough but things are starting to smooth out for the 21-year-old, according to The Blast. The media outlet reports that following her cheating scandal with NBA player Tristan Thompson and her appearance on the Facebook show, Red Table Talk, Woods received numerous deals from overseas businesses.

The Blast revealed that sources involved with the deals disclosed that Woods along with her "momager," Elizabeth Woods will leave for London at the end of the month to sign "several new deals." Many of the opportunities being offered to the California native revolve around the beauty industry, including a new line for her eyelash brand.

Although Woods' mother may be her manager, she has marketing genius Sheeraz Hasan to thank for her new, lucrative deals. Hasan, who has coincidentally worked with Kim Kardashian, has handled deals between Hollywood and the Middle East for Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and Logan Paul just to name a few. He is the brain behind Woods' upcoming trip to London, and a later trip to Dubai which she reportedly teased on her Instagram Story with a video showcasing her mother and Hasan.

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Kyle Massey Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations: Do Not 'Jump To Conclusions'

Former Disney Channel star Kyle Massey came under fire over the weekend after being accused of sending sexually explicit material to a teenage girl. The 27-year-old is vehemently denying the allegations in a statement.

"No child should ever be exposed to sexually explicit materials and I unequivocally and categorically deny any alleged misconduct," said Massey through his lawyer Lee Hutton in a statement to TMZ. He also urged the public "not to jump to conclusions based on the allegations alone but reserve judgment until the whole story comes to light, proving these allegations baseless.”

The gossip site broke the story that the former That's So Raven actor was being sued by the family of the teenager for $1.5 million. The suit alleges that Massey send a photo of his erect penis to the girl via Snapchat in Dec. 2018.

Court documents claim that the teenager is an aspiring actress who has known Massey since she was four years old. He remained close with the family and acted as a "father figure" of sorts to the girl. She reached out to him in November 2018 about auditioning for the spinoff of his show, Cory In The House.

 

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Michael Jackson Artifacts Removed From World's Largest Children's Museum

Michael Jackson artifacts found in The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis have been removed. The Indiana museum is the largest children’s museum in the world.

According to the New York Daily News, the late-musician’s fedora and white gloves will be removed from the American Pop exhibit, while a signed poster will be removed from the The Power of Children display in response to the aftermath of the HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland. The four-part doc spotlights two men who allege in graphic detail that they were sexually abused by Jackson when they were children through the musician’s grooming techniques.

"As the world’s largest children’s museum, we are very sensitive to our audience," said the museum in a statement. "In an excess of caution, and in response to the controversy over the HBO film called Leaving Neverland, which directly involved allegations of abuse against children, we removed those objects while we carefully consider the situation more fully."

Despite the iconic items being nixed from the museum, items gifted to AIDS victim Ryan White by Jackson will remain on display. The song ‘Gone Too Soon’ was written after White died in 1990. The young boy idolized and befriended Jackson as he battled his illness.

“Ryan’s family found Michael Jackson’s kindness to them to be an important part of Ryan’s story, and the pictures of Michael displayed in that exhibit will always be an integral part of the Ryan White story,” the museum continued.

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