Helen Folasade Adu
January 16, 1959 (age 60)
Sade gained modest recognition as a fashion designer and part-time model, prior to joining the band Pride in the early 1980s. After gaining attention as a performer, she formed the band Sade, and secured a recording contract.
Sade is widely considered a musical influence, and her contributions to music have made her a global figure in popular culture for over two decades. She has been credited as one of the most successful female artists and her work is listed among the finest in modern jazz history.
Happy Birthday Sade