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Sade

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Nigerian-born British singer of “Like Is MORE POWERFUL THAN Pride” who was simply ranked #30 in VH1’s 100 Ideal LADIES IN Music list. She was uncovered due to her rendition of “Simple Operator,” which helped her get yourself a cope with Epic Information. She actually is the frontwoman from the spirit music group Sade. She was wedded to movie director Carlos Scola from Feb 11, 1989 until their divorce in 1995. She and previous sweetheart Bob Morgan welcomed a girl called Mickailia. Her tune “WITH YOU” was nominated to get a 2002 Grammy Award for Greatest Feminine Pop Vocal Efficiency, but Nelly Furtado received the prize for her tune “I’m Such as a Bird.”

Quick Facts


Full Name Sade
Date Of Birth January 16, 1959
Place Of Birth Ibadan, Nigeria
Height 1.7 m
Profession R&B Singer
Education Central Saint Martins
Nationality Nigerian, British
Children Mickailia Adu
Parents Adebisi "Bisi" Abu, Anne Hayes
Partner Ian Watts, Ian Watts
Awards Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, Porin Award for Best International Song, Porin Award for Best International Album Outside of Classical and Jazz Music
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Music Film, MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, Brit Award for British Single, MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, BET Award for Best International Act, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album, BET Centric Award, Brits Album of 30 Years Award, Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Album, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Music Video, Soul Train Music Award for Best Jazz Album, Porin Award for Best Foreign Video Programme
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Release of new album Soldier of Love. [February 2010]
2Her last album of new material was "Lovers Rock" released in November 2000.
3Has an older brother named Banji.
4Usually performs barefoot.
5Ranked #34 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
6Her name Sade is pronounced "Shar-day".
7Her album "Diamond Life" won the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Album in 1985.
8Has sold close to 40 million albums worldwide, has had six multi-platinum albums released in 20 years and has received 4 Grammy Awards including 1985's Best New Artist.
9Ranked #66 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
10Sade was awarded O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire) in the 2002 New Year's Honours for her services to the music industry.
11She was once in a group called "Pride".
12Her bandmates are Stuart Matthewmann, Andrew Hale and Paul Denham.
13Is the lead singer of pop group Sade which is of course her own name.
14Her father, Bisi Adu, is Nigerian, and her mother, Anne Hayes, is British.
15(July 21, 1996) Daughter Ila born. Father, producer Bob Morgan.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tu cara me suena2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Erlebnis Österreich2016TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Today at Wimbledon2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Silicon ValleyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Britain's Got More TalentTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Z-Listers2014performer: "Smooth Operator" / writer: "Smooth Operator" - as Helen Adu
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Big Dirty List Show: 50 Years of Sex and Music2013TV Movie documentary performer: "No Ordinary Love" / writer: "No Ordinary Love"
Gent de paraulaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Kuba WojewódzkiTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2012 music - 1 episode, 2012
This Means War2012performer: "Smooth Operator" / writer: "Smooth Operator" - as Helen Adu
Death in ParadiseTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2011 music - 1 episode, 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2011
The Lady2011performer: "Soldier of Love" / writer: "Soldier of Love"
EastEndersTV Series performer - 6 episodes, 1985 - 2011 writer - 4 episodes, 2000 - 2011
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World2010writer: "By Your Side"
Ti Ti Ti2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Total WipeoutTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Caras & Bocas2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Zhara2006performer: "By Your Side" - as SADE / writer: "By Your Side" - as ADU
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
You, Me and Dupree2006performer: "Smooth Operators" / writer: "Smooth Operators" - as Helen Adu
Fun with Dick and Jane2005performer: "Smooth Operator" / writer: "Smooth Operator" - as Helen Adu
The X FactorTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skeppsholmen2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
S.P.U.N.GTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2002 music - 1 episode, 2002 performer - 1 episode, 2002
Sex and the City2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Never Mind the BuzzcocksTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Daria1998-2001TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
Jam2000TV Series performer: "I Will Be Your Friend" / writer: "I Will Be Your Friend"
Zwei Männer am HerdTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1999 writer - 1 episode, 1999
Ett litet rött paketTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1999 music - 1 episode, 1999 performer - 1 episode, 1999
In Too Deep1999writer: "Where Ya Heart At" - as Sade Adu
Zärtliche Begierde1999TV Movie performer: "No Ordinary Love" / writer: "No Ordinary Love"
Sounds of the EightiesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1996 writer - 1 episode, 1996
Mystery Science Theater 30001994-1995TV Series writer - 2 episodes
True Lies1994performer: "I Never Thought I'd See the Day" / writer: "I Never Thought I'd See the Day" - as Sade Adu
Philadelphia1993performer: "Please Send Me Someone To Love" / producer: "Please Send Me Someone To Love"
Indecent Proposal1993as H.F. Adu, "No Ordinary Love" / performer: "No Ordinary Love"
Sea of Love1989performer: "Siempre Hay Esperanza" / writer: "Siempre Hay Esperanza" - as Sade Adu
Only Fools and Horses....TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1988 writer - 1 episode, 1988
Midnight CallerTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1988 music - 1 episode, 1988 performer - 1 episode, 1988
Absolute Beginners1986performer: "Killer Blow" / writer: "Killer Blow" - as Adu
Saturday Night Live1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
Live Aid1985TV Special documentary performer: "Why Can't We Live Together", "Your Love is King", "Is it a crime" / writer: "Your Love is King", "Is it a crime"
No 731984TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Absolute Beginners1986Athene Duncannon (as Sade Adu)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hot 102011TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Northfork2003special thanks - as Sade Adu
Sarah McLachlan: Mirrorball1999Video documentary the film makers would like to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sade: Bring Me Home Live2012Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2010TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The View2010TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2000-2010TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Sade: Lovers Live2002Video documentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2000-2001TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
BET Testimony2001TV SeriesHerself
Victoires de la musique2001TV SeriesHerself
Música sí2000TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Top of the Pops1984-2000TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Later... With Jools Holland2000TV SeriesHerself
The Chris Rock Show2000TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
MOBO Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Sade2000TV MovieHerself
Sade Live1994Video documentaryHerself
Sade - Life Promise Pride Love1993VideoHerself
U1993TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Saturday Zoo1993TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Saturday Night Live1985-1992TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show1992TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The 16th Annual American Music Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Ebony/Jet Showcase1988TV SeriesHerself
Wired1988TV SeriesHerself
Sade: Diamond Life Video1985VideoHerself
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHerself
Ahí te quiero ver1985TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Champs-Elysées1984TV SeriesHerself
No 731984TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That's So...2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Erlebnis Österreich2016TV Series documentaryHerself - Live im U4
Quantum Earth2015TV SeriesHerself
El hormiguero2007TV SeriesHerself
Soul Britannia2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
80s2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Sounds of the Eighties1996TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops 21995TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Vocal AlbumFor the album "Lovers Rock."

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Long Form Music VideoSade: Bring Me Home Live (2012)· Sophie Muller (video director/video producer)
· Roger Davies (video producer)
· Grant Jue (video producer)
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with VocalsFor the song "Babyfather."
2002GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Vocal Performance - FemaleFor the song "By Your Side."


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#Quote
1[on Live Aid (1985)] Bob Geldof is fantastic to have pulled this off. It must be the biggest achievement ever.
2[on possibly marrying again] There's lots of regrets about time wasted and all those mistakes in the past. But there's something lovely about knowing that when it's right, you really know it's right because you've already been through all the wrong.
3When you go into the studio you've got to be really brave and not think about the end result, but just think in the moment, doing something that you think is right. Feeling it rather than thinking about it. And it's either going to work or it's not. If it doesn't, you don't beat yourself up for making the wrong decisions, because you felt it was right in your heart.
4[on connecting with audiences] I haven't got in the way of the music, which is actually owned by the person who takes it into their life. It's their music then. It's not me singing to them. It's their own soundscape, their own soundtrack to their lives.
5The magic and the mystery is in the music itself. Knowing too much about someone can take away your attention from what they really do. Then people become celebrities rather than artists, and it's easy to step over that boundary and let yourself go.
6[on deciding to tour] If I'd really thought in depth about making the commitment, then I might not have made it. I was sort of on the edge of the cliff, then just jumped in. I think that's the only way to do things. Otherwise, if you overthink stuff, it doesn't happen.

#Trademark
1Red lipstick
2Hoop earrings and a long, tight ponytail
3Deep husky vocals

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