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

Biography
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".

Discography
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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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

Musicians:
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

Tracklist
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