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Sade (I)


Sade was born on January 16, 1959 in Ibadan, Nigeria as Helen Folasade Adu. She was previously married to Carlos Scola. See full bio »

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  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Top 4 Perform (2014) ... (performer: "Pearls") / (writer: "Pearls")
 2013 The Big Dirty List Show: 50 Years of Sex and Music (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "No Ordinary Love")
  Gent de paraula (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode #3.17 (2013) ... (performer: "Soldier of Love") / (writer: "Soldier of Love")
  Kuba Wojewódzki (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012) (music - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode #20.9 (2012) ... (lyrics: "Is It a Crime" - as Sade Adu) / (music: "Is It a Crime" - as Sade Adu)
 2012 This Means War (performer: "Smooth Operator") / (writer: "Smooth Operator" - as Helen Adu)
 2011 The Lady (performer: "Soldier of Love") / (writer: "Soldier of Love")
  EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes, 1985 - 2011) (writer - 3 episodes, 2004 - 2011)
- Episode dated 4 August 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited) / (writer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 1 March 2010 (2010) ... (performer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited) / (writer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 7 December 2004 (2004) ... (performer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited) / (writer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 15 May 2001 (2001) ... (performer: "By Your Side" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 2 March 2000 (2000) ... (performer: "No Ordinary Love" - uncredited)
 2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (writer: "By Your Side")
 2010 Ti Ti Ti (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... (writer: "Soldier of Love")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #18.30 (2010) ... (performer: "Babyfather") / (writer: "Babyfather")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #17.87 (2010) ... (performer: "Soldier of Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "Soldier of Love" - uncredited)
 2009 Caras & Bocas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (writer: "No Ordinary Love")
 2006 Zhara (performer: "By Your Side" - as SADE) / (writer: "By Your Side" - as ADU)
 2006 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- One Guilty Deed (2006) ... (writer: "Smooth Operator" (1984) - as Sade Adu, uncredited)
 2006 You, Me and Dupree (performer: "Smooth Operators") / (writer: "Smooth Operators" - as Helen Adu)
 2005 Fun with Dick and Jane (performer: "Smooth Operator") / (writer: "Smooth Operator" - as Helen Adu)
  The X Factor (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Auditions 6 (2005) ... (performer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited) / (writer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited)
 2002 Sex and the City (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Good Fight (2002) ... (performer: "By Your Side")
  Never Mind the Buzzcocks (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Episode #9.6 (2001) ... (performer: "Your Love Is King" - uncredited) / (writer: "Your Love Is King" - as Sade Adu, uncredited)
 1998-2001 Daria (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Fizz Ed (2001) ... (performer: "By Your Side", "Lovers Rock")
- I Don't (1998) ... (performer: "Hang On To Your Love", "Your Love Is King" - uncredited)
 2000 Jam (TV Series) ("I Will Be Your Friend")
  Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Einmal Bayern und zurück! (1999) ... (performer: "No Ordinary Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "No Ordinary Love" - uncredited)
 1999 In Too Deep (writer: "Where Ya Heart At" - as Sade Adu)
 1999 Zärtliche Begierde (TV Movie) (performer: "No Ordinary Love") / (writer: "No Ordinary Love")
 1994-1995 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Samson vs. the Vampire Women (1995) ... (writer: "Your Love Is King" - as Sade Adu, uncredited)
- Kitten with a Whip (1994) ... (writer: "Smooth Operator")
 1994 True Lies (performer: "I Never Thought I'd See the Day")
 1993 Philadelphia (performer: "Please Send Me Someone To Love") / (producer: "Please Send Me Someone To Love")
 1993 Indecent Proposal (as H.F. Adu, "No Ordinary Love") / (performer: "No Ordinary Love")
 1989 Sea of Love (performer: "SIEMPRE HAY ESPERANZA") / (writer: "SIEMPRE HAY ESPERANZA" - as Sade Adu)
  Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1988) (writer - 1 episode, 1988)
- Dates (1988) ... (performer: "Nothing Can Come Between Us") / (writer: "Nothing Can Come Between Us" - as Sade Adu)
  Midnight Caller (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1988) (music - 1 episode, 1988) (performer - 1 episode, 1988)
- Conversations with an Assassin (1988) ... (lyrics: "Is It a Crime") / (music: "Is It a Crime") / (performer: "Is It a Crime")
 1986 Absolute Beginners (performer: "Killer Blow")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Why Can't We Live Together", "Your Love is King", "Is it a crime") / (writer: "Your Love is King", "Is it a crime")
 1984 No 73 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Offers & Rites (1984) ... (performer: "When Am I Going To Make A Living")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Promise" (Portrait) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 4 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sade Adu

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on connecting with audiences] I haven't got in the way of the music, which is actually owned by the person who takes it into their life. It's their music then. It's not me singing to them. It's their own soundscape, their own soundtrack to their lives. See more »

Trivia:

Her last album of new material was "Lovers Rock" released in November 2000. See more »

Trademark:

Deep husky vocals See more »

Nickname:

Shard See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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