Sade Adu


Sade Adu

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Sade


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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Helen Folasade Adu
Alias
Born = birth date and age|1959|1|16|df=yes
Ibadan, Ọyọ State, Nigeria
Died =
Origin = London, England
Genre = Soul, jazz, R&B, quiet storm, soft rock, easy listening, adult contemporary
Occupation = Singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, record producer
Voice_type =
Years_active = 1980–present
Label = Portrait/CBS Records
Epic/SME Records
Associated_acts = Sade
URL = [http://www.sade.com/ www.sade.com]

Helen Folasade Adu, OBE, (born 16 January 1959), better known as Sade (pronounced "shah-day," IPA|ʃɑːˈdeɪ), is a Nigerian/British singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. She has achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s as the frontwoman and lead vocalist of the popular Grammy Award winning English group Sade.

Biography

Sade was born in Ibadan, Ọyọ State, Nigeria. Her name, Folasade, means "honor confers a crown". [ [http://www.nigerian.name/w/index.php?title=Folasade Meaning of Folasade in Nigerian.name] ] Her parents, Bisi Adu, a Nigerian lecturer in economics of Yoruba background, and Anne Hayes, an English nurse, met in London and moved to west Africa. Later, when the marriage ran into difficulties, Anne returned to Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England, taking four-year-old Sade and her older brother Banji to live with her parents. Living in Colchester, Essex, Sade read a good deal, developed an interest in fashion, acquired a taste for dancing and listened to soul artists like Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, and Marvin Gaye.

In 1977, Sade arrived in London for a three-year course in fashion design at St. Martin's College. [ [http://www.divastation.com/sade/sade_bio.html Bio] ] On graduating, she set up a small fashion company, making men's clothes, in London's Chalk Farm, with a friend, Gioia Mellor. [ [http://www.divastation.com/sade/sade_bio.html Bio] ] She also found work as a photographic model.

Career

Her first foray into the music business came about this time, as a member of a short-lived Latin soul group named Arriva.Fact|date=October 2008 It was as a member of Arriva that she first performed the song "Smooth Operator," which would eventually become her first U.S. hit. This song was co-written by guitarist/bassist Ray St. John.Fact|date=October 2008

In 1982, she joined Ray St. John's band Pride, which also included guitarist Stuart Matthewman, bassist Paul Denman, and drummer Paul Cooke. However, St. John left Pride shortly after, later resurfacing in the band Halo James, and Pride eventually petered out.

The other four members then formed a new group, the eponymous "Sade" and began to write their own material. Keyboardist Andrew Hale joined the band as a keyboard player in mid-1983, and in 1983 she signed a solo deal with Epic Records and sister imprint Portrait Records for the U.S. and Canada until the label folded in 1986. All of the Sade albums are Sony Music releases.

In 1985 Sade appeared in the film "Absolute Beginners", directed by Julien Temple. She played singer Athene Duncannon, performing "Killer Blow," co-written by her with Simon Booth of soul/jazz band Working Week.

In 1986 Sade moved to Madrid, Spain. Fact|date=May 2008 On 11 February 1989, in the old castle Vinuelas in Madrid, she married Carlos Scola, a Spanish film-maker. [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0755442/bio IMdb] ] In 1994 Sade divorced Scola. [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0755442/bio IMdb] ] In 1995 Sade moved to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, where she lived with Bob Morgan, a Jamaican producer. [ [http://www.divastation.com/sade/sade_bio.html Bio] ] On 21 July 1996 she gave birth to her daughter Ila. [ [http://www.divastation.com/sade/sade_bio.html Bio] ]

In 1997 Sade was cited for dangerous driving and disobeying a police officer in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Later a Jamaican court issued an arrest warrant for Sade after she failed to appear in court to face charges, but medical proof of her daughter's hospitalization allowed the arrest warrant to be stayed. [ [http://www.rockonthenet.com/artists-s/sade_main.htm arrest] ] [ [http://members.tripod.com/~Livi_d/news/story6.htm arrested] ]

In 2005, Sade recorded a new track, "Mum", which she had performed at the "Voices for Darfur" charity concert on 8 December 2004 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, to raise awareness and funding for the crisis in Sudan's Darfur region. [http://www.loversrock.narod.ru/LoversRock/Bottom/Content/News/News.htm Lovers Rock (news)]

Discography

ade

:"For more details on this topic, see Discography of Sade"

*1984: "Diamond Life"
*1985: "Promise"
*1988: "Stronger Than Pride"
*1992: "Love Deluxe"
*1994: "The Best of Sade"
*1999: "Remix Deluxe"
*2000: "Lovers Rock"
*2002: "Lovers Live CD"
*2002: "Lovers Live DVD"
*2003: "Lovers Rock/Lovers Live DVD - Combo Pack"

Collaboration

* "Absolute Beginners" OST (Virgin, 1986)

References

External links

* [http://www.sade.com/ Official website]
*musicbrainz artist|id=67930b3e-e00b-469f-8c74-fd69f20522ec|name=Sade
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0755442/ Sade] at the Internet Movie Database
*allmusic|id=11:0ifexqr5ldke|label=Sade

Persondata
NAME = Adu, Sade
ALTERNATIVE NAMES = Adu, Helen Folasade
SHORT DESCRIPTION = English singer-songwriter
DATE OF BIRTH = 16 January 1959
PLACE OF BIRTH = Ibadan, Ọyọ State, Nigeria
DATE OF DEATH =
PLACE OF DEATH =


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