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Listen: Sade Collaborates With Jay-Z on 'The Moon and the Sky'

Stream a new track from Sade's 'The Ultimate Collection'

April 12, 2011 10:10 AM ET
Listen: Sade Collaborates With Jay-Z on 'The Moon and the Sky'

Click to listen to Sade's "The Moon And The Sky" (Remix featuring Jay-Z)

"The Moon and the Sky," a new track recorded for Sade's new hits set The Ultimate Collection, finds the singer teaming up with Jay-Z for a sexy ballad with moody strings and a hip-hop beat. Sade rarely works with outside collaborators, and it seems clear that Jay-Z is honored to be on the track: His verse is fine but very mannered, as if he was consciously trying to be on his best behavior while working with the legendary singer. The Ultimate Collection will hit stores on May 3rd, but you stream the song now.

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