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Sade Adu (born 16 January 1959), born Helen Folasade Adu, is the frontwoman and lead vocalist of the popular English group Sade. She was born in Ibadan, Nigeria of a Nigerian father and English mother, then moved to England. She was raised in Clacton-on-Sea, and moved to Camden Town, London, in 1984. She initially was the vocalist for two UK funk groups, Arriva and Pride, before launching the group that bears her name with an appearance on the Channel 4 variety show The Tube in 1984. Sade has also appeared in films such as Absolute Beginners (1986), to the soundtrack of made contributions, and on the Brazilian soap opera Um Anjo Caiu do Céu.
Her name is pronounced roughly "shah-day" (IPA //).
- Diamond Life (Epic, 1984)
- Promise (Epic, 1985)
- Stronger Than Pride (Epic, 1988)
- Love Deluxe (Epic, 1992)
- The Best Of Sade (Epic, 1994)
- Lovers Rock (Epic, 2000)
- Lovers Live (Epic, 2002)
- Cherish The Day (Epic, 1994)
- Feel No Pain (Epic, 1993)
- No Ordinary Love (Epic, 1991)
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