Sade Adu Bio

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Sade Bio

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Helen Folasade Adu

Born: Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Birthday: January 16, 1959

Horoscope Sign: Capricorn

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Smartasses Magazine Top 100 - Female EmpowermentSade Bio – Smartasses Magazine Helen Folasade Adu (born January 16, 1959) is a British singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. Her middle name, Folasade, means honour confers a crown. After completing her education at Clacton County High School, Sade moved to London at the age of eighteen, where she studied fashion design at Saint Martin’s School of Art. In 1989, she married Spanish film director Carlos Pliego, however their marriage ended in 1995. Sade then briefly moved to the Caribbean to live with Jamaican music producer Bob Morgan in the late 1990s, but they later separated. She has an older brother named Banji.

After completing her course in fashion design, and later modeling, Sade began singing backup with the British band Pride. During this time she formed a songwriting partnership with the band’s guitarist & saxophonist Stuart Matthewman, and together, alongside the band’s rhythm section, they began doing their own sets at Pride gigs. Sade’s solo performances of the song Smooth Operator soon began to attract the attention of record companies, and in 1983 she, Matthewman, and keyboardist Andrew Hale, bassist Paul Denman and drummer Paul Cook split from Pride to form the band Sade. By the time they performed their first show at London’s Heaven nightclub, Sade had become so popular that over one thousand people were turned away at the door. As a result, in October 1983, she signed with Epic Records, and the band went on to release their debut album Diamond Life in 1984. The album sold over six million copies, becoming one of the top-selling debut recordings of the 1980s, as well as the best-selling debut ever by a British female vocalist. Consequently, the band won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1986, prior to the release of their albums, Stronger Than Pride in 1988 and Love Deluxe in 1992. After their fifth album Lovers Rock in 2000, the band embarked on a ten-year hiatus where Sade raised her daughter. Following the hiatus, the band returned with their sixth album in 2010, Soldier of Love which also won a Grammy Award. The band was once ranked 50th on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and in 2012, she was listed at number 30 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women In Music. In 2002, Sade was made a member of the Order of the British Empire, and in 2010, The Sunday Times named her the most successful solo British female artist in history.

In the 1980s, Sade squatted in Wood Green, North London, with her then-boyfriend English writer Robert Elms. Sade has a contralto vocal range, and she has been compared to jazz singer Billie Holiday. In 1986, Sade made her acting debut in Absolute Beginners, a film adapted from the Colin MacInnes book of the same name about life in late 1950s London. She played the role of Athene Duncannon and lent her vocals to the film’s accompanying soundtrack.

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With the kind of timeless beauty that Sade possesses, along with one of the most musically artistic minds of any generation and a velvet voice that’s beyond the silkiness of buttered butter, one has to wonder if Smooth Operator was somehow secretly autobiographical. If you ever find yourself in the position of being sent to a deserted island where you can only bring one album with you, take our word for it- make it a Sade one. Any Sade one.

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