Helen Folasade Adu, OBE, (born 16 January 1959), better known as Sade, is a British singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. She first achieved success in the 1980s as the frontwoman and lead vocalist of the popular Brit and Grammy Award winning English group Sade

Sade was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Her middle name, Folasade, means honor confers your crown. Her parents, Bisi Adu, a Nigerian lecturer in economics of Yoruba background, and Anne Hayes, an English district nurse, met in London, married in 1955 and moved to Nigeria. Later, when the marriage ran into difficulties, Anne Hayes returned to England, taking four-year-old Sade and her older brother Banji to live with her parents. When Sade was 11, she moved to live at Holland-on-Sea with her mother, and after completing school at 18 she moved to London and studied at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

While at college, she joined a soul band, Pride, in which she sang backing vocals. Her solo performances of the song Smooth Operator attracted the attention of record companies and in 1983, she signed a solo deal with Epic Records taking three members of the band, Stuart Matthewman, Andrew Hale and Paul Denman, with her. Sade and her band produced the first of a string of hit albums, the debut album Diamond Life, in 1984, and have subsequently sold over 50 million albums. She is the most successful solo female artist in British history.

In 2002, she appeared on the Red Hot Organization's Red Hot and Riot, a compilation CD in tribute to the music of fellow Nigerian musician, Fela Kuti. She recorded a remix of her hit single, "By Your Side," for the album and was billed as a co-producer.

Personal life
Education: St. Martin's College of Art, BA, 1979.
Fashion designer, London, 1979-83; backup singer for the funk band Pride, 1982; formed band Sade, 1983; signed with Epic Records, 1984; toured throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East, 1985; appeared in the film Absolute Beginners, 1986.
In 1989 she married Spanish film director Carlos Scola. Their marriage ended in 1995. She gave birth to a daughter, Ila Adu, in 1996 after a relationship with Jamaican Bob Morgan(a record producer).
Adu currently resides in Stroud, United Kingdom, with her partner Ian, his son Jack and her daughter Ila. She keeps her personal life private.
She was made a member of the Order of the British Empire in 2002. Prior to the release of Soldier of Love in 2010, the Daily Mail described her as "famously reclusive".

1984: Diamond Life(Epic)
1985: Promise(Epic)
1988: Stronger Than Pride(Epic)
1992: Love Deluxe(Epic)
1992: Remix Deluxe(Epic)
1994: The Best of Sade(Epic)
2000: Lovers Rock(Epic)
2002: Lovers Live(Epic)
2010: Soldier of Love(RCA,Epic,Sony Music)
2011: The Ultimate Collection(double)(RCA,Epic,Sony Music)

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Sade Drops First New Song in Seven Years


Sade Drops First New Song in Seven Years, ‘Flower of the Universe’

March 6, 2018

The song, from the forthcoming Ava DuVernay-directed film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s legendary 1962 children’s book “A Wrinkle in Time,” is a familiar-sounding Sade track — with lyrics referencing diamonds and “a fire burning in your heart” — with a new twist in its percussion-and-humming hook that certainly sounds like No I.D.’s work. While his role in the song has not yet been specified, he was clearly a collaborator: “A legend. Sade, it was an honor. #wrinkleintime,” his tweet accompanying the song reads.



World popular DJ's mixed original tunes from Sade albums

World popular DJ's mixed original tunes from Sade albums
and it's available for free mp3 download

DJ Tom Leon - Remixes Sade Adu(Lounge Remixes) (79')
DJ Tom Leon - Remixes Sade Adu(UDA EDAS The Mermaid Extended Lounge Remixes (74')
DJ Blend Daddy - Sade The Diamond Life Mega-Mix (28')
DJ Milassalim - House Of Sade 2010 (70')
DJ Kalita - The Essentials House of Sade (63')


2012-Sade - ''Bring Me Home-The Live Tour 2011'' DVD

''Bring Me Home – The Live Tour 2011'' is a live video album by English soul band Sade, released on 22 May 2012 by RCA Records. It was filmed at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, on 4 September 2011 during the band's Once in a Lifetime World Tour.
The DVD and Blu-ray contain twenty-one tracks, as well as rare glimpses of behind-the-stage scenes with a twenty-minute documentary, exclusive candid moments, a short technical documentary by Stuart Matthewman, and outtakes from the crew.
The CD that accompanies the DVD release includes thirteen tracks. Bring Me Home – Live 2011 debuted at number one on the US Top Music Videos chart.
  RCA, Sony Music 2012

DVD-1    Soldier Of Love  
DVD-2    Your Love Is King  
DVD-3    Skin  
DVD-4    Kiss Of Life  
DVD-5    Love Is Found  
DVD-6    In Another Time  
DVD-7    Smooth Operator  
DVD-8    Jezebel  
DVD-9    Bring Me Home  
DVD-10    Is It A Crime  
DVD-11    Love Is Stronger Than Pride  
DVD-12    All About Our Love  
DVD-13    Paradise  
DVD-14    Nothing Can Come Between Us  
DVD-15    Morning Bird  
DVD-16    King Of Sorrow  
DVD-17    The Sweetest Taboo  
DVD-18    The Moon And The Sky  
DVD-19    Pearls  
DVD-20    No Ordinary Love  
DVD-21    By Your Side  
DVD-22    Cherish The Day  
DVD-23    How Do You Say Thank You?  
DVD-24    In The Trenches  
DVD-25    3 Seconds  
CD-1    Soldier Of Love    6:17
CD-2    Skin    3:57
CD-3    Kiss Of Life    5:04
CD-4    Love Is Found    4:05
CD-5    In Another Time    4:34
CD-6    Jezebel    6:57
CD-7    All About Our Love    2:38
CD-8    Paradise / Nothing Can Come Between Us    6:22
CD-9    Morning Bird    4:40
CD-10    The Moon An The Sky    4:29
CD-11    No Ordinary Love    5:50
CD-12    By Your Side    4:53
CD-13    Cherish The Day    7:34

Bass – Paul S. Denman
Drums – Pete Lewinson
Engineer (Dvd Audio Mix) – Mike Pela
Film Director – Sophie Muller
Film Producer – Grant Jue, Roger Davies, Sophie Muller
Guitar – Ryan Waters
Guitar, Saxophone – Stuart Matthewman
Keyboards – Andrew Hale
Mastered By – Mazen Murad
Percussion – Karl Vanden Bossche
Vocals – Sade Adu, Tony Momrelle
Vocals, Guitar – Leroy Osbourne


2011-Sade - ''The Ultimate Collection''(10)

''The Ultimate Collection''(Double CD) is the second compilation album (and tenth overall album) released by English R&B/soul band Sade. It was released on 3 May 2011. Following up on the captivating – and Grammy Award winning – success of their Soldier Of Love LP released in 2010, Sade present The Ultimate Collection, featuring a selection of classic Sade songs spanning their career to date – plus three new, unheard tracks, including a version of “Moon & The Sky” featuring Jay-Z. The album includes many singles from the band's long career including the hit singles "Your Love Is King", "Smooth Operator", "By Your Side", "No Ordinary Love" and "Soldier of Love". The album also includes four new tracks, a cover of Thin Lizzy's 1974 song "Still in Love with You", a remix of "The Moon and the Sky" featuring Jay-Z and album track from Soldier of Love and two newly written tracks entitled "I Would Have Never Guessed" and "Love is Found".

Track listing

Disc 1
1. "Your Love Is King" (Adu, Matthewman) Diamond Life 3:41
2. "Smooth Operator" (Adu, St. John) Diamond Life 4:16
3. "Hang on to Your Love" (Adu, Matthewman) Diamond Life 4:29
4. "The Sweetest Taboo" (Adu, Ditcham) Promise 4:25
5. "Is It a Crime" (Adu, Matthewman, Hale) Promise 6:16
6. "Never as Good as the First Time" ( Adu, Matthewman, Denman, Hale) Promise 3:58
7. "Jezebel" (Adu, Matthewman) Promise 5:27
8. "Love Is Stronger Than Pride" (Adu, Hale, Matthewman) Stronger Than Pride 4:17
9. "Paradise" (Adu, Hale, Matthewman, Denman) Stronger Than Pride 3:36
10. "Nothing Can Come Between Us" (Adu, Matthewman, Hale) Stronger Than Pride 3:52
11. "No Ordinary Love" (Adu, Matthewman) Love Deluxe 7:19
12. "Kiss of Life" (Adu, Hale, Matthewman, Denman) Love Deluxe 4:10
13. "Feel No Pain" (Adu, Hale, Matthewman) Love Deluxe 5:08
14. "Bullet Proof Soul" (Adu, Hale, Matthewman) Love Deluxe 5:26

Disc 2
1. "Cherish the Day" (Adu, Hale, Matthewman) Love Deluxe 6:17
2. "Pearls" (Adu, Hale) Love Deluxe 4:35
3. "By Your Side" (Adu, Hale, Matthewman, Denman) Lovers Rock 4:34
4. "Immigrant" (Adu, Podrazik) Lovers Rock 3:48
5. "Flow" (Adu, Hale, Matthewman, Denman) Lovers Rock 4:34
6. "King of Sorrow" (Adu, Hale, Matthewman, Denman) Lovers Rock 4:53
7. "The Sweetest Gift" (Adu, Matthewman) Lovers Rock 2:18
8. "Soldier of Love" (Adu, Hale, Matthewman, Denman) Soldier of Love 5:59
9. "The Moon and the Sky" (Adu, Hale, Matthewman) Soldier of Love 4:28
10. "Babyfather" (Adu, Matthewman, Janes, Nichols) Soldier of Love 4:40
RCA, Epic, Sony Music 2011

Bass – Paul S Denman
Guitar – Stuart Matthewman
Keyboards – Andrew Hale
Lyrics By – Sade Adu
Management – Roger Davies
Mastered By – John Davis
Other (Archiving) – Richard Bowe
Other (Band Assistant) – Lynn Jeffrey
Photography By – Sophie Muller
Programmed By – Andrew Hale, Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
Saxophone – Stuart Matthewman
Transferred By (Tape Transfer) – Adam Brown, Kevin Vanbergen
Vocals – Sade Adu

 Recorded at:
1, 2, 3 - The Power Plant, London (1984)
4, 5, 6, 7 - The Power Plant, London / Studio Miraval, France (1985)
8, 9, 10 - Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas / Studio Miraval, France / Studio Marcadet, Paris, France (1987)
11, 12, 13, 14 - Studio Condulmer, Venice / Ridge Farm, Surrey / The Hit Factory, London (1992)
1, 2 - Studio Condulmer, Venice / Ridge Farm, Surrey / The Hit Factory, London (1992)
3, 4, 5, 6, 7 - Sarm Hook End, UK / El Cortijo, Spain (September 1999 - August 2000)
8, 9, 10 - Real World Studios, UK / El Cortijo, Spain
11 - Real World Studios, UK
12, 13 - Modern World Studios, UK / Real World Studios, UK
14 - Metalworks Studios, Toronto, Canada / Roc The Mic Studios, New York, NY (Jay-Z verse)
15 - Sarm Hook End, UK / El Cortijo, Spain / Deliverance Studios (September 1999 - August 2000)

at Metropolis Studios, London.
"The Moon And The Sky (Remix)" mixed at Studio 306 Toronto, Canada

Lyrics / Copyright from Official Website

Sade - ''The Ultimate Collection'' on LP
A1-Your Love Is King 3:41
A2-Smooth Operator 4:16
A3-Hang On To Your Love 4:29
A4-The Sweetest Taboo 4:25
A5-Is It A Crime 6:20
B1-Never As Good As The FIrst Time 3:56
B2-Jezebel 5:26
B3-Love Is Stronger Than Pride 4:17
B4-Paradise 3:36
B5-Nothing Can Come Between Us 3:52
C1-No Ordinary Love 7:18
C2-Kiss Of Life 4:10
C3-Feel No Pain 5:08
C4-Bullet Proof Soul 5:25
D1-Cherish The Day 6:18
D2-Pearls 4:32
D3-By Your Side 4:39
D4-Immigrant 3:47
D5-Flow 4:33
E1-King Of Sorrow 4:45
E2-The Sweetest Gift 2:19
E3-Soldier Of Love 5:56
E4-The Moon And The Sky 4:27
E5-Babyfather 4:38
F1-Still In Love With You 4:24
F2-Love Is Found 4:08
F3-I Would Never Have Guessed 2:55
F4-The Moon And The Sky (Remix) 4:26
F5-By Your Side (Neptunes Remix) 3:59


1984-Sade - ''Diamond Life''(01)

Diamond Life is the debut album by the English group Sade. It was released in the United Kingdom on 28 July 1984 by Epic Records and in the United States on 23 February 1985 by Portrait Records.

Although initially not a big seller, the album was catapulted into the spotlight once the track "Your Love Is King" went top ten. Diamond Life was also highly successful in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, where it reached number one for nine, eight and five weeks, respectively.

The album won the Brit Award for British Album in 1985

Side A


Sade Adu – vocals
Andrew Hale – keyboards
Stuart Matthewman – guitar, saxophone
Paul S. Denman – bass
Paul Cooke – drums
Terry Bailey – trumpet
Pete Brown – assistant engineer
Tom Coyne – remastering
Martin Ditcham – percussion
Simon Driscoll – assistant engineer
Dave Early – drums, percussion
Gordon Matthewman – trumpet
Robin Millar – producer
Mike Pela – production engineer
Chris Roberts – photography
Ben Rogan – engineer
Graham Smith – artwork, design, sleeve design

Released: July, 1984 (UK) / February, 1985 (US)
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 5
Lyrics / Copyright from Official Website

 Sade - ''Diamond Life'' on CD
1.Smooth Operator (Sade Adu, Ray St. John) 4:58
2.Your Love Is King (Adu, Stuart Matthewman) 3:40
3.Hang on to Your Love (Adu, Matthewman) 5:54
4.Frankie's First Affair (Adu, Matthewman) 4:38
5.When Am I Going to Make a Living (Adu, Matthewman) 3:25
6.Cherry Pie (Adu, Matthewman, Andrew Hale, Paul S. Denman) 6:20
7.Sally (Adu, Matthewman) 5:20
8.I Will Be Your Friend (Adu, Matthewman) 4:43
9.Why Can't We Live Together (Timmy Thomas) 5:27

 Sade - ''Diamond Life'' on Tape

1985-Sade - ''Promise''(02)


''Promise'' is the second studio album by the English group Sade. It was released in the United Kingdom on 16 November 1985 by Epic Records and in the United States on 21 December 1985 by Portrait Records.

The major hits from this album were "The Sweetest Taboo" and "Never as Good as the First Time", which reached number five and number twenty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, respectively. Also, "Is It a Crime" was released as a single. While not as initially successful as their debut album, Diamond Life, Promise became the band's first album to top the albums chart in both the United Kingdom and the United States, helped by an appearance at Live Aid and a cameo in the film Absolute Beginners.

The title Promise comes from a letter from Sade Adu's father where he refers to the "promise of hope" to recover from cancer



Sade Adu – vocals, producer, arranger
Andrew Hale – keyboards
Stuart Matthewman – guitar, saxophone
Paul S. Denman – bass
Terry Bailey – trumpet
Lee Barrett – management
Pete Beachill – trombone
Carlos Bonnell – guitar
Pete Brown – assistant engineer
Tom Coyne – remastering
Martin Ditcham – percussion
Simon Driscoll – assistant engineer
Dave Early – drums, percussion
Nick Ingman – arranger
Jake Jacas – vocals
Phil Legg – assistant engineer
Robin Millar – producer
Mike Pela – producer, engineer, mixing, production engineer, strings
Ben Rogan – producer
Graham Smith – design
Toshi Yajima – photography

Released: November, 1985 (UK) / December, 1985 (US)
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1 (for 2 weeks)
Billboard #1: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Grammy Nominee: Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

 Sade - ''Promise'' on CD
 1-Is It A Crime 6:20
2-The Sweetest Taboo 4:36
3-War Of The Hearts 6:47
4-You're Not The Man 5:09
5-Jezebel    5:27
6-Mr. Wrong 2:49
7-Punch Drunk 5:21
8-Never As Good As The First Time 4:59
9-Fear 4:09
10-Tar Baby 3:57
11-Maureen 4:20

Sade - ''Promise'' on Tape

A1-Is It A Crime 6:18
A2-The Sweetest Taboo 4:31
A3-War Of The Hearts 6:46
A4-You're Not The Man 5:27
A5-Jezebel 5:27
B1-Mr. Wrong 2:46
B2-Punch Drunk 5:21
B3-Never As Good As The First Time 4:57
B4-Fear 4:06
B5-Tar Baby 3:55
B6-Maureen 4:18


1988-Sade - ''Stronger Than Pride''(03)

''Stronger Than Pride'' is the third studio album by the English group Sade. It was released in the United Kingdom on 14 May 1988 and in the United States on 4 June 1988 by Epic Records.

Side A

Side B

Sade Adu – vocals
Andrew Hale – keyboards
Stuart Matthewman – guitar, saxophone
Paul S. Denman – bass
Sade – producers, arrangers
Olivier de Bosson – assistant engineer
Tom Coyne – remastering
Martin Ditcham – drums, percussion
Gordon Hunte – guitar
Nick Ingman – string arrangements
Jake Jacas – trombone
Alain Lubrano – assistant engineer
Vince McCartney – assistant engineer
James McMillan – trumpet
Leroy Osbourne – vocals
Levon Parian – photography, cover photo
Mike Pela – producer, engineer
Herb Powers – mastering
Ben Rogan – producer, engineer
Frank Segarra – assistant engineer
Graham Smith – artwork, design
Jean-Christophe Vareille – assistant engineer
Melanie West – assistant engineer
Gavyn Wright – violin, soloist
Toshi Yajima – photography, inlay photography

Released: May, 1988 (UK) / June, 1988 (US)
US: 3x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 7

Lyrics / Copyright from Official Website

 Sade - ''Stronger Than Pride'' on CD

1-Love Is Stronger Than Pride 4:16
2-Paradise 4:01
3-Nothing Can Come Between Us 4:21
4-Haunt Me 5:48
5-Turn My Back On You 6:05
6-Keep Looking 5:20
7-Clean Heart 3:59
8-Give It Up 3:49
9-I Never Thought I'd See The Day 4:14
10-Siempre Hay Esperanza 5:17

Sade - ''Stronger Than Pride'' on Tape

Sade - ''Stronger Than Pride'' on MiniDisc