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Sade

Biography

Helen Folasade Adu, 16 January 1959, Ibadan, Nigeria. Sade’s sultry jazz-tinged vocals made her one of the most successful international stars of the 80s. Of mixed Nigerian/English parentage, Sade grew up in Clacton, Essex, England, writing songs as a teenager. While an art student in London, she joined Arriva, where she met guitarist Ray St. John with whom she composed ‘Smooth Operator’. From 1981-83, Sade fronted the funk band Pride, leaving the following year to form her own... Read more

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soul
female vocalists
jazz
chillout
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