Sade Adu Biography
Sade Adu is a gorgeous British-Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress, best known as the lead vocalist of an English band called ‘Sade’. In addition, since her 1984 debut album Diamond Life, Sade has released six studio albums which have sold over 20 million copies and garnered the singer four Grammy awards.
As of 2019, Sade Adu enjoys an impressive amount of net worth, which is more than $70 million. As a multi-talented musician, Adu has definitely raked huge earnings from her music career. She is a living inspiration, admired by many popular singers such as Beyonce, Kery Hilson, Kelly Rowland, and Brandy. As of now, she lives with her partner Ian Watts.
Without any further ado, let’s get to know more about Sade Adu songs, her net worth, salary, personal life, married, husband, and children!
How much does Sade Adu earn as of 2019? Know about her Net Worth, Salary, Income, Earnings, records and personal properties!
How much does Sade Adu earn in a year? How rich is Sade Adu? Well, these types of questions always popped into the minds of Adu’s devoted fans. Allocating some sources, it is known that in 2019, Sade Adu has an estimated net worth of $70 million. Pretty huge, isn’t it?
An accomplished personality, Adu is a reputed and successful singer, songwriter, music composer, recording producer, and actress. As per several sources, Adu is the most successful female ever, having sold more than 50 million records, worldwide. Hence, it can be said that she definitely enjoys her huge net worth and enjoys a lavish lifestyle.
Sade received the height of success from her musical tours and concerts which is why she was one of the top-earnings British musician in America in 2011.
Sade, the London-based singer famed for her 1980s hits Smooth Operator and Your Love Is King, was the top-earning British musician in America last year, eclipsing Adele.
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In 2011, she earned $16.4 million, after her first tour in North America for a decade and the release of The Ultimate Collection. Adele, the only other Brit in the top 10, who earned $13.1 million.
Taylor Swift topped the list, according to trade publication Billboard’s calculations, with earnings of $35.7 million.
Sade, the sixth-highest earner in the list, is the name of the singer and songwriter behind the four-piece band of the same name. Their career has spanned more than a quarter of a century during which time they have sold more than 23 million albums.
Has Sade Adu Found the perfect partner? Married 2 times and dated several guys, know about her personal life, Boyfriends, Ex-Husbands, and current partner!
Unlike her successful professional career, the 60-year-old, Sade Adu experienced a quite unhappy personal life. In fact, she already divorced twice, and have been in a relationship with four men.
Despite the six failed relationship, has she found her Mr. Perfect till now? Let’s have a look at her present relationship status and her dating history.
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In 1980, she married her long-term boyfriend, Robert Elms. Unfortunately, her first marriage was a total failure, and the couple divorced due to some personal problems.
Similarly, in 1989, Sade married with Spanish Flim Director, Carlos Pliego. Again, this marriage too didn’t last long and they ended their marital relationship in 1995.
Furthermore, after separating from her second husband, Adu began dating a Jamaican music producer, Bob Morgan, with whom she was in a live-in relationship and had a daughter named Mickallia. She was born on July 21, 1996, and later came out as a transgender man in 2016. He is now known as Izaak.
In addition, Adu was also rumored to be dating personalities like Maxwell, Rino Piccolo and Emile Griffith.
As per some reliable sources, since 2007, Adu has been living with Ian Watts, a former Royal Marine, in a newly renovated pile near Stroud, a market town in Gloucestershire, England.
Together, the couple lives with her 23-year-old transgender child Izaak from a relationship with Bob Morgan, and Watts’s son, Jack. We hope that Adu is now perfectly happy with her present relationship.
Sade Adu Professional Career, Albums, Singing Tours
Sade Adu started her early career as a model and also associated with the fashion designing for men’s clothing. Later, Sade debuted as a backup singer with British Band Pride.
Along with Pride’s guitarist, Stuart Matthewman, they introduced sets at Pride gigs. While in this group, her solo performance for the song Smooth Operator which led the record companies to scout her singing talent.
Video: Sade Adu’s Smooth Operator
Adu signed with Epic Records on 18th October 1983 and started recording their debut album Diamond Life along with the group of “Pride,” Stuart, Andrew Hale, and Paul Denman.
Sooner, after releasing the album on 16th July 1984, it was in the second position in the UK Album Chart. The album was a super hit at an international level which led to selling more than 1.2 million copies in the UK. It reached to the top 10 list in the United States, sold over 4 million copies.
The album led Sade to become British Female’s best-selling debut. In 1985, the album achieved the Brit Award, categorized as Best British Album.
In 1985, Sade’s band released an album, Promise which reached number one position on the US Billboard 200. In 1986, the band won a Grammy Award for the best new artist.
Some of the successful songs like No Ordinary Love and Soldier Love has made her most renowned vocalist in the musical Industry.
Video: Sade Adu; No Ordinary Love
Adu has appeared in various concert and also went for a musical tour to promote her albums. Her concert tour “Lover Rock Tour” earned more than 26 million and became the 13th biggest tour in North America running over 40 shows.
Sade Adu Early Life, Parents, Education
Helen Folasade Adu or Sade Adu is the daughter of Adebisi Adu and Anne Hayes, and she was born on 16th January 1959 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Her father was a Nigerian lecturer in economics of Yoruba, and her mother is an English, district nurse.
Sade’s parents met each other in London and started dating. They got married in 1955, and after four years of marriage, they welcomed their daughter, Helen Adu. Soon after her birth, Adu’s parents separated, and her mother shifted to London.
Sade also has an elder brother, Banji Adu. Sade was raised by her single mother and grandfather in Colchester, Essex, England.
She completed her education at Clacton County High School. At the age of 18, she enrolled in Saint Martin’s School to obtain a fashion design course. She belongs to mixed ethnicity and Nigerian-British nationality.
Sade Adu Awards and Achievements
Adu is a Grammy Award winner for her commercially successful 2010‘s album Soldier of Love. Sade’s band was on the VH1’s list of 100 greatest artists of all time.
She achieved an honorable award 100 Greatest Women in Music in 2012. She is an idol for all the black women in England who become the most successful solo British Female Artist in History.
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Moreover, she is also a co-producer of her recorded remix hit single, By your side. She is an actress of the “Absolute Beginners” which is the adapted film of Colin MacInnes book. She portrayed the role of Athene Duncannon and also provides her vocal to the film’s tracks.
In addition, Sade was appointed ‘Officer of the Order of the British Empire’ (OBE) in 2002, for services to music, and stated her award was “a great gesture to me and all black women in England”. She was promoted to Commander of the same Order (CBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours, also for services to music.
Sade Adu Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurements and facts
Let’s get to know Sade Adu’s height, weight, body measurements, and interesting facts:
- Age: 60 years as of 2019
- Birthplace: Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
- Star Sign: Capricorn
- Net Worth: $65 million
- Salary: Not Known
- Partner: Ian Watts
- Height: 5 feet 7 inch ( 1.7 m)
- Weight: 55 kgs (121 lbs)
- Social Media: Twitter (155k), Instagram (234k), Facebook (3.67k)
- Body Type: Slim
- Body Measurements: 34-24-35 inches (Note: the body measurement is of her early days)