Sade Net Worth

August 15, 2023
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Helen Folasade Adu, professionally known by her stage name, “Sade” is an English singer and song writer born in Ibadan, Oyo state Nigeria on 16th January 1959, of English as well as Nigerian ancestry. Regarded as one of the most successful women artists in England, Sade has been actively entertaining us since 1989.

A popular name in the music industry, and an internationally recognized singer, how much is Sade’s net worth? It has been estimated that overall amount of Sade’s wealth is as much as $60 million. Clearly, her net worth has been amassed from her successful career as a singer and musician.


Sade Net Worth $60 Million


Sade initiated her musical career by joining the band “Pride” in which she was a backup singer. Her performance of the song “Smooth Operator” attracted the attention of many record companies in 1983, and Sade signed a deal with Epic Records, with her group adopting “Sade” as their name, and she along with Paul S. Denman, Andrew Hale and Stuart Matthewman followed the record deal with Epic Records by releasing their debut album “Diamond Life”. The album sold over six million copies becoming one of the top selling debut recordings in the ’80s. It became the top selling debut album with a female vocalist.

The band reached its peak success in the 1980s. Among the commercially successful songs “No Ordinary Love”, “Smooth Operator” and “Soldier of love” helped the band to build-up recognition, and to date, 110 million copies of their albums have been sold worldwide. Along with the band her career as a solo artist song writer has also contributed to her high net worth.

In 2002, Sade was rewarded with an OBE, which was given to her by Prince Charles himself. She received the award for her involvement in the British music industry which not only added to her net worth but also to her fame. Her band “Sade” also has won prestigious awards in the music industry, including a Grammy award and Brit award along with many nominations. Sade herself as a solo artist has released several albums like “Remix Deluxe”, “The Best of Sade”, “Lovers Live” etc. In 2012, Sade was included in the list of “100 Greatest Women in Music” and VH1 ranked the band at number 50 on their list of “100 Greatest Bands of All Time”. The Sunday Times listed her as the most successful female artist in history.

Regarding her personal life, Sade married Spanish film-maker Carlos Pliego in 1989, but they divorced in 1995. In 1996, she and Jamaican record producer Bob Morgan, had daughter Ila Morgan. In 2005, she moved to Cotswolds, Gloucestershire where she bought a stone-built cottage to renovate.

Considered as one of the most successful female artists in the history of the British music industry, Sade lives a life of success and fame. First brought by her song “Smooth Operator” to the main stream of music industry Sade has been successful ever since. She alone, and also with her band, she has made an impact on the music industry which has made her a multi-millionaire.

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