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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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