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Sade
Birth name Helen Folasade Adu
Born 16 January 1959 (1959-01-16) (age 49)
Ibadan, Ọyọ State, Nigeria
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Soul, jazz, R&B, quiet storm, soft rock, funk, easy listening, adult contemporary
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, record producer
Voice type(s) Contralto
Years active 1980–present
Label(s) Epic, Portrait
Associated acts Sade
Website www.sade.com

Helen Folasade Adu, OBE, (born 16 January 1959), better known as Sade (ʃɑːˈdeɪ), is a Nigerian-born singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer, noted for her soulful, smoky contralto voice. She has achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s as the frontwoman and lead vocalist of the popular Grammy Award-winning group Sade. is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ọyọ State is an inland state in south-western Nigeria, with its capital at Ibadan. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... R&B redirects here. ... Smokey Robinsons 1975 hit single provided the name for the quiet storm radio programming format and the music category. ... Soft rock, also referred to as light rock or easy rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work or when driving. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... Easy listening music is a style of popular music and radio format that emerged in the mid-20th century, evolving out of swing and big band music, and related to Beautiful music and Light music. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream contemporary pop music, excluding hip hop, hard rock, and some teen pop music, which is intended for an adult audience. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... In music, an arrangement refers either to a rewriting of a piece of existing music with additional new material or to a fleshing-out of a compositional sketch, such as a lead sheet. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Voice type, often called Fach (pl. ... In music, an alto is a singer with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a soprano. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Portrait Records is a sister label of Epic Records. ... Sade (pronounced Sha-day) is a world-famous English group, achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... In music, an alto is a singer with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a soprano. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sade (pronounced Sha-day) is a world-famous English group, achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. ...

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Biography

Sade was born in Ibadan, Ọyọ State, Nigeria. Her name, Folasade, means honour confers a crown.[1] 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 with pleasure to soul artists like Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, and Marvin Gaye. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ọyọ State is an inland state in south-western Nigeria, with its capital at Ibadan. ... The Yoruba (Yorùbá in Yoruba orthography) are a large ethno-linguistic group or ethnic nation in Africa; the majority of them speak the Yoruba language (èdèe Yorùbá; èdè = language). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Town - Clacton-on-Sea Location - Essex, England Founded - 1871 Population (1991) - 45,065 Clacton-on-Sea is the largest town on the Tendring Peninsula, in Essex, England. ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other places with the same name, see Colchester (disambiguation). ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ... Curtis Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, funk and R&B singer, songwriter and guitarist best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions and composing the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Superfly. ... Donny Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American soul musician. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. ...


In 1977, Sade arrived in London for a three-year course in fashion design at St. Martin's College.[citation needed] On graduating, she set up a small fashion company, making men's clothes, in London's Chalk Farm, with a friend, Gioia Mellor.[citation needed] She also found work as a photographic model. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Fashion design is the applied art dedicated to clothing and lifestyle accessories created within the cultural and social influences of a specific time. ... Central Saint Martins - Southampton Row, Holborn Central Saint Martins (ex-St Martins) in Charing Cross Road. ...


Career

Her first foray into the music business came about this time, as a member of a short-lived Latin soul group named Arriva. 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. Brown-eyed soul is a subgenre of Soul music or Rhythm and Blues created mainly by Latinos and Italian-Americans during the 1950s and thriving into the 1980s. ... Smooth Operator is the name of a popular song by Sade. ...


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. Paul Anthony Cook (aka Paul Cooke), born 18 December 1961 is an English drummer, percussionist and composer best known for his work on the album Diamond Life by the group he co-founded, Sade. ...


The other four members then formed a new group, the eponymously-named "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. All of the Sade albums are Sony Music releases. Sade (pronounced Sha-day) is a world-famous English group, achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Portrait Records is a sister label of Epic Records. ... Sade (pronounced Sha-day) is a world-famous English group, achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. ... ...


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. Absolute Beginners is a 1986 slick mod-stylish rock musical movie adapted from Colin MacInnes book Absolute Beginners about life in late 1950s London. ... Julien Temple (born November 26, 1953 in London) is an English film, documentary and music video director. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Working Week were a British jazz-dance outfit active in the 1980s and 1990s. ...


In 1986 Sade moved to Madrid, Spain.[citation needed] On 11 October 1989, in the old castle Vinuelas in Madrid, she married Carlos Scola, a Spanish film-maker.[citation needed] However, the marriage was short-lived, and afterwards Sade returned to London. In the mid-1990s Sade moved to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, where she lived with Bob Morgan, a Jamaican producer. On 21 July 1996 she gave birth to her daughter Ila. This article is about the Spanish capital. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... View of Ocho Rios, taken from Shaw Park Gardens - 2006 Ocho Rios is a town on the northern coast of Jamaica, located in the parish of Saint Ann. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1997 Sade was cited for dangerous driving and disobeying a police officer in Montego Bay, Jamaica.[citation needed] Later a Jamaican court issued an arrest warrant for Sade after she failed to appear in court to face charges,[citation needed] but medical proof of her daughter's hospitalization allowed the arrest warrant to be stayed.[citation needed] Doctors Cave Beach Club is a popular tourist destination in Montego Bay Montego Bay is a city in Jamaica that contains Jamaicas largest airport, Sangster International Airport. ... An arrest warrant is a warrant issued by a public officer which authorizes the arrest and detention of an individual. ...


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.[2] is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Albert Hall redirects here. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Darfur (disambiguation). ...


Personal life

Together with Bob Morgan, they have one daughter together, Ila Morgan, born on 21 July 1996.[3] is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Discography

See discography of Sade (band). Sade (pronounced Sha-day) is a world-famous English group, achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. ...


Collaboration

Absolute Beginners is a 1986 slick mod-stylish rock musical movie adapted from Colin MacInnes book Absolute Beginners about life in late 1950s London. ...

References

  1. ^ Meaning of Folasade in Nigerian.name
  2. ^ http://www.loversrock.narod.ru/LoversRock/Bottom/Content/News/News.htm Lovers Rock (news)
  3. ^ Sade Relationship Summary

External links

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
MusicBrainz (MusicBrainz. ... For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... Sade (pronounced Sha-day) is a world-famous English group, achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. ... Paul Anthony Cook (aka Paul Cooke), born 18 December 1961 is an English drummer, percussionist and composer best known for his work on the album Diamond Life by the group he co-founded, Sade. ... Diamond Life is the first album by the Nigerian-English songwriter, Sade. ... Promise is the second album by the Nigerian-English songwriter, Sade. ... Stronger Than Pride is the 3rd album by English-Nigerian singer/songwriter Sade. ... Love Deluxe is the fourth album by the Nigerian-English songwriter/music group, Sade. ... The Best Of Sade is an album released in 1994 by the Nigerian-English songwriter Sade. ... Lovers Rock is the sixth album by the English group Sade. ... Lovers Live is a live album by Sade. ... Your Love Is King is a single from the album Diamond Life (1984) by the English group Sade. ... When Am I Going to Make a Living is a single from the album Diamond Life (1984) by the English group Sade. ... Hang On To Your love was the first single for the English music group known as Sade (named after lead singer Sade Adu). ... See: signal processing. ... Cover of Sade album Promise The Sweetest Taboo is a song recorded by Sade. ... No Ordinary Love is a single from the album Love Deluxe (1992) by the English group Sade. ... Feel No Pain is a single from the album Love Deluxe (1992) by the English group Sade. ... Kiss of Life is the third single released from Sades 1992 album Love Deluxe. ... Cherish the Day is a single from the album Love Deluxe (1992) by the English group Sade. ... The first single released from Sades album Lovers Rock released in 2000. ... The 2nd single released from Sades 2000 album Lovers Rock the single was released in 2001. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ọyọ State is an inland state in south-western Nigeria, with its capital at Ibadan. ...

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divastation: sade (1463 words)
helen folasade adu was born in oyo, nigeria on 16 january 1959.
when sade was just four, her parents separated and both sade and banji accompanied their mother back to her native england.
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Sade Adu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (529 words)
Sade Adu OBE (pronounced Shah-day [[International Phonetic Alphabet Anglo-Nigerian singer, songwriter (born 16 January 1959 in Ibadan, Nigeria as Helen Folasade Adu), is a jazz, pop, urban and adult contemporary vocalist, noted for her soulful, smoky contralto.
Sade Adu was born as the daughter of a Nigerian father and English mother.
Besides Sade Adu as the vocalist, the group also consisted of Stuart Mathewman (guitar and saxophone), Paul S. Denman (bass), Andrew Hale (keyboards), and Paul Cook (drums).
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