Helen Folasade Adu , OBE , better known as Sade (born January 16 of 1959 in Ibadan , Nigeria ) is a singer and songwriter British -Nigerian.
Mother British and father Nigerian , one four years old he went with his mother to live in England when it was separated from his father. 2 1 As a teenager I kept listening to records of Nina Simone , Peggy Lee and Astrud Gilberto . This style of music fascinated him. 3 4
At that time there was still thinking sing, but to study fashion at the faculty of Saint Martin, and only decided to stand as a vocalist when a couple of old school friends created a group “until they find a singer.” His studies of design led her to open a boutique , but his love of music led her to sing in a group of some funky Latin character by the name of Arriba. Since that time he discovered a strange pleasure to write letters. Later, the band was renamed Pride, and then switched to Sade, which is an abbreviation of Folasade. And Sade began to also know their vocalist.
The band gets signed a contract in 1984 and becomes the spectacle of clubs in the English capital, largely thanks to the beauty of his singing, which would be reflected in international circulation magazines such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Times .. ., and within months became the queen of cool. In 1984 his first single “Your love is king” became a hit in the Top Ten. And so, suddenly, Sade also became a symbol. Only a year later he became one of the few artists who have appeared on the cover of Time magazine.In 1984, with the release of their debut album Diamond Life , Sade was heading to a worldwide audience. From the album hit singles were extracted as “Your love is king”, “Smooth Operator” and “Hang on to your love”, remaining 98 weeks on the British charts and 81 weeks on the U.S. charts. Sade was awarded BPI best album and a Grammy for best new artist. After Diamond Life , in 1985 came Promise , a rich and evocative second album which garnered hits as “Is it a crime” and “The Sweetest Taboo,” which has been one of the issues most ears in the history of radio. Like its predecessor, it was also an international hit which received multi-platinum.
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