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)

Sade Adu Official Web Site

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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