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Break, hiatus, disappearance, whatever you want to call it, when a good artist goes away for a long enough time we yearn for their reemergence. This list consists of both sucky comebacks and good ones, hey we even rated them for you!

The rating system is a cool 1-5. The higher the number the better the comeback. The artist will be rated on the comeback success, how long their buzz lasted, and how bad we wanted them to be back in the game.


Maxwell: Maxwell first appeared on the scene in 1996 with his Grammy-nominated Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite. It went two times platinum and captured over audiences in a fairly new genre of music: neo-soul. After the release of Now in 2001, it took Maxwell eight years to make a “comeback” with BLACKsummers’ Nights. It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Charts and sold 316,000 copies in its first week. “Pretty Wings” became the summers anthem and the album went on to win two Grammys. The album went platinum and was his fourth release to do so!

SadeSade: Sade is an English band that came out in the 80’s. They were named after their lead singer Sade Adu. Their first single “Your Love Is King” has gone over four times platinum. Sade performed at the Live Aid at Wembley Stadium, being the first African-born artist to do so.  Sade had retired around the 2000’s but after ten years, dropped “Soldier Of Love.” It was very well received, and sold over 500,000 copies in its first week. It topped the Billboard charts, Smooth Jazz countdown, and Urban Hot AC. Their second single Baby Father will be released in April. Sade has sold over 25 million records worldwide.

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