Sade aka Sade Adu is a well-known British songwriter, record producer, arranger, composer and singer with an astonishing net worth of over $75 million. She is best known as the lead vocalist of an English band called Sade. She is known for making soul and R&B music. She is a Grammy-winning singer, who won the prestigious award in her first year with her band.
Biography & Wiki
Helen Folasade Adu was born in 1959 on 16th January to Adebisi Adu and Anne Hayes. Her parents separated when she was less than 4 years old, and her mother brought her in London. So she was born in Nigeria but was raised in Britain with her older brother Banji.
She completed her schooling at Clacton County High School. Later she went to Saint Martin’s School of Art to get a degree in fashion designing.
She married Carlos Scola Pliego in 1989 and the couple had a beautiful son named Mickailia Adu together. However, her marriage couldn’t last long and they separated in 1995.
She officially started her music career in 1982 with an English music band called ‘Sade’.
She initially rose to fame when she joined Sade, as a lead vocalist with Paul S. Denman, Stuart Matthewman, and Andrew Hale. This band become a turning point in her career and helped her in achieving the much-deserved fame.
The widespread popularity created a new nickname for the singer, where people started recognizing her band as her face.
She has made six studio albums with the band like ‘Diamond Life’, ‘Promise’, ‘Love Deluxe’, ‘Lovers Rock’, ‘Stronger than Pride’, and ‘Soldier of Love’.
Some of her other albums include ‘Bring Me Home: Live 2011’, ‘The Ultimate Collection’, ‘Lovers Live’, ‘Remix Deluxe’, and ‘The Best of Sade’.
She has worked with music labels like Epic, RCA, Sony, and Portrait.
She has also traveled the world on six tours, some of which include ‘Diamond Life Tour’, ‘Stronger than Pride Tour’, and ‘Love Deluxe World Tour’.
Awards & Achievements
In 1986, Sade won her first Grammy with her band for Best New Artist. In 2002, Sade was appointed at the Officer of the Order of the British Empire for her contribution to the music industry. Sade regarded this gesture with pride calling it a sign of appreciation for all black women in England.
She has also won two more Grammy’s one in 2002 for Best Pop Vocal Album and other in 2011 for Best R&B Performance. In 2011, Sade was also awarded Porin Award for Best International Album and Song.
This year, during 2017 Birthday Honors, Sade was appointed with a higher honor of Commander of the Order of the British Empire for all her work and contribution to the music industry.
Net Worth of Sade Adu
Sade has an estimated net worth of over $75 million as of 2017. She has made most of her music by working with her talent and music. She also earns millions from her cover shoots and dozens of endorsements.
She is one of the richest female singers of her time. In 2012, she was ranked at the 30th place by VH1 in the list of top 100 Greatest Females in Music Industry. Most of her songs have always been in the top charts. She is an iconic diva who looks like an angel when she sings and performs. She still sounds as melodic as ever and hopes that she graces us with one more album soon.