Elul: 5777.06.06

~ Watching God ~

~  The Bride of Messiah ~

Note: The Spirit and The Bride + 3 Days = The Third Day of Sivan

The Concept of Portals @ Twins

Portal 1313 + 303 Days = Portal 1616

From and including: Thursday, November 17, 2016
To, but not including Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Result: 306 days

It is 306 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 10 months, 2 days excluding the end date

Note Well: November 17, 2016 = Day 1313 & September 19, 2017 = Day 1616

John 4:24 King James Version (KJV)

24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

From and including: Thursday, January 2, 2014
To, but not including Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Result: 1335 days

It is 1335 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 3 years, 7 months, 27 days excluding the end date

From and including: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
To, but not including Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Result: 154 days

It is 154 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 5 months, 1 day excluding the end date

Note Well: In Hebrew, Day 154 = 5 Months, 6 days

Alpha & Omega

From and including: Thursday, April 12, 1956
To, but not including Friday, April 11, 1975

Result: 6938 days

It is 6938 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 18 years, 11 months, 30 days excluding the end date

Note Well: The Hebrew Cycle, April 12, 1956 to April 11, 1975  = 19 Years (6917 days) 

 

Hence The Term “Spirit” Because 6917/0.0625 = Day 1106 Resurrection @ 72 Hour 

From and including: Friday, December 16, 2005
To, but not including Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Result: 4274 days

It is 4274 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 11 years, 8 months, 13 days excluding the end date

From and including: Sunday, January 1, 2017
To, but not including Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Result: 241 days

It is 241 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 7 months, 29 days excluding the end date

Note Well: In Hebrew, Day 241 + 112 Days = The Bride of The Lamb

From and including: Friday, February 17, 2017
To and including: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Result: 202 days

It is 202 days from the start date to the end date, end date included

Or 6 months, 21 days including the end date

Year 1996 {Day 1976 + 202}

Music 1976

From and including: Wednesday, December 31, 2014
To, but not including Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Result: 973 days

It is 973 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 2 years, 7 months, 30 days excluding the end date

From and including: Sunday, December 25, 2016
To, but not including Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Result: 248 days

It is 248 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 8 months, 5 days excluding the end date

From and including: Saturday, April 5, 2014
To, but not including Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Result: 1243 days

It is 1243 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 3 years, 4 months, 25 days excluding the end date

Note: In Hebrew, 1243 days = 1089 (3 Years) + 5 Months, 6 days  

Errors and Omissions Are My Own

  • Day 353000 + 154154 = 507154;
  • Note: 144 + 613 = Son of God; 
  • Note: Nisan 21, 5777 + 333 Days = 5778.03.18; 
  • Exodus 12:2
  • In Hebrew, Jesus = 29 * 69 {Millennium};
  • And 2001 + 199 = 2200 @ System of God;
  • Note: 2001 – 666 = System of God;
  • Son of God: 316 + 266 + 84;
  • The Spirit & The Bride = 66 On The Seventh Day of Sivan ~
  • Note Day 507 + 159 Days = Hebrew Day 666;
  • Note: 252 * 4 = The Spirit and The Bride; 
  • Note 507 + 270 Days = 777 The Spirit and The Bride; 
  • Note: 363 + 636 = 999 #MeAgain; 
  • Note: Hebrew God =  Day 394 or  424 @ YHWH Is Real;
  • Note Day 154 + 159 = 313; 
  • Note: Son of Man: 383 + 313 = I AM; 
  • Day 383000 + 507507 = 890507;
  • Day 736000 + 154154 = 890154;
  • Note: 507 + 936 = 1443 @ Twins;
  • The Spirit and The Left Path: Day 507 + 20 Days = 527;
  • Note: 394 + 133 Days = Truth (41 + 133); 
  • Note Well: Thursday to Sunday = 3 Days;
  • 3.M.O.H‏ @avery_day 10h10 hours ago
  • Lest We Forget That The Bible Is a Book of Prophecy: 1776 + 49 + 52 = 1877
  • 3.M.O.H‏ @avery_day 10h10 hours ago
    I Mentioned Unicorns For a Reason, If You Add The 9 Occurrences You Get:
    Unicorn Code = 22270
    Then Drop The Zero 2227 – (1825 + 49) = 5777.02.19;
  • Day 1089000 + 154154 = 1243154;
  • Day 1089000 + 507507 = 1596507;
  • Note: Day 1442 + 154 Days = Day 1596;
  • Day 1089000 + 890890 = 1979890;
  • Note: 1979 + 761 Days = 2740; 
  • Note: Hebrew 1776 + 203 Days = 5777.06.06;
  • Checks & Balances: 1776 + 203 Days = 1979;
  • Note: 1825 + 154 Days = Day 1979; 
  • Day 30 + 29 Days =  Helen @ 5777.02.29;
  • Note: 59 + 353 = 412 & 412 + 214 = 626 {888};
  • Note: 888 + 888 = The Spirit & The Bride;
  • Note: 808 + 808= The Spirit & The Bride;
  • Note: 4 * 444 = Day 1776;
  • Day 1089 + 1243 Days = Day 2332;
  • Note: Day 2277  = 69 * 33 {Yeshua  Day};
  • Note: Day 2277 + 55 Days = 5777.06.06;
  • Day 1089 + 1596 Days = Day 2685;
  • Checks and Balances: 2178 + 507 = 2685;
  • Note: Day 761 + 249 Days = Day 1010;
  • Day 2531000 + 890890 = 3421890;
  • 5092000 + 890890 = 5982890;
  • Hebrew Cycle: 6917 + 1596 = Day 8513;
  • Note: 415 + 222 + 69 = 706; 
  • Note 266 * 3 = 798;
  • Note 798 + 222 + 69 = 1089; 
  • Note: 1887 + 111 = 1998;
  • Note: 1887 + 222 + 69 = 2178.

From and including: Tuesday, April 12, 1994
To, but not including Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Result: 8541 days

It is 8541 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 23 years, 4 months, 18 days excluding the end date

Note Well: 

  • Hebrew Cycle: 6917 Days + 1596 Days = Day 8513;

  1. 353000 + 154154 = Sundown 2017-08-29 to Sundown 2017-08-30;
  2. 736000 + 154154 = 890154 {5777.06.06};
  3. 736000 + 507507 = 1243507;
  4. 1089000 + 154154 = 1243154;
  5. 1089000 + 507507 = 1596507;
  6. 1089000 + 890890 = 1979890;
  7. 1089 + 1243 Days = 2332;
  8. 1089 + 1596 Days = 2685;
  9. 1089 + 1979 Days = 3068;
  10. 1089 + 2332 Days = 3421;
  11. 1089 + 2685 Days = 3774;
  12. 2531000 + 890890 = 3421890;
  13. 5092000 + 890890 = 5982890;
  14. Hebrew Cycle: 6917 + 1596 = Day 8513;
  15. Notes: 1089 + 133 = 1222;
  16. Notes: 1119 + 133 = 1252;
  17. Notes: 1222 + 1222 = 2444;
  18. Notes: 1222 + 111 = 1333.

~ Twins 3552 ~

From and including: Thursday, January 1, 2009
To, but not including Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Result: 3163 days

It is 3163 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 8 years, 7 months, 29 days excluding the end date

From and including: Tuesday, January 1, 2008
To, but not including Friday, September 22, 2017

Result: 3552 days

It is 3552 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 9 years, 8 months, 21 days excluding the end date

  • The Hebrew Matrix: 761 + 129 Days = 5777.06.06;
  • 353000 + 154154 = 507154;
  • 736000 + 154154 = 890154;
  • 736000 + 507507 = 1243507;
  • 1089000 + 154154 = 1243154;
  • 1089 + 507 Days = 1596;
  • 1442 + 154 Days = 1596;
  • 1089 + 890 Days = 1979;
  • 1825 + 154 Days = 1979;
  • 1089 + 1243 Days = 2332;
  • 1221 + 1111 Days = 2332;
  • 1332 + 1000 Days = 2332;
  • 1442 + 890 Days = 2332;
  • 1554 + 778 Days = 2332;
  • Bride 353 + 154 Days = 507;
  • Day 154 + 159 Days = Day 313;
  • 736 + 154 Days = 890 [777 + 113 Days =  Day 890];
  • Note: US 3 = 777 + 21;
  • Day 248 + 259 Days = 507;
  • God Is One: 55 + 55 + 1 = 111;
  • Day 394 or 424  = God Is One;
  • Note: 21 * 507 = 10647
  • Note: I Am Yours.

From and including: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
To, but not including Saturday, November 11, 2017

Result: 73 days

It is 73 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 2 months, 12 days excluding the end date

From and including: Sunday, December 16, 1956
To, but not including Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Result: 22,172 days

It is 22,172 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 60 years, 8 months, 14 days excluding the end date

From and including: Friday, January 16, 1959
To, but not including Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Result: 21,411 days

It is 21,411 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 58 years, 7 months, 14 days excluding the end date

From and including: Wednesday, December 13, 1989
To, but not including Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Result: 10,122 days

It is 10,122 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 27 years, 8 months, 17 days excluding the end date

The Bride of The Lamb

Sade (singer)

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Sade
CBE
Sade Adu 1.jpg

Sade performing at the SAP Arena,
MannheimGermany, in 2011
Born Helen Folasade Adu
16 January 1959 (age 58)
IbadanColony and Protectorate of Nigeria
Residence CotswoldsGloucestershire, England
Nationality British
Other names Sade Adu
Alma mater Saint Martin’s School of Art
Occupation
Spouse(s) Carlos Scola Pliego
(m. 1989–1995)
Partner(s) Ian Watts (2007-present)
Children Izaak Theo Adu (b. 1996)

Jack Watts (Stepson) (b.1991)

Parent(s)
  • Adebisi Adu
  • Anne Hayes
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1983–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website www.sade.com

Helen Folasade AduCBE (YorubaFọláṣadé Adú [fɔ̄láʃādé ādú]; born 16 January 1959), known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade (/ʃɑːˈd/ shah-DAY), is a Nigerian-born British singer-songwritercomposerarranger and record producer. With members Paul S. Denman, Andrew Hale and Stuart Matthewman, she gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the English band Sade.

Following a brief stint as a fashion designer of men’s clothing and part-time model, Sade began backup singing for the band Pride in the early 1980s. Growing attention from record labels led her, along with other fellow band members, to separate from Pride and form the band Sade. Following a record deal with Epic Records the band released their debut album Diamond Life (1984). The album sold over six million copies, becoming one of the top-selling debut recordings of the 1980s, and the best-selling debut ever by a British female vocalist.

Following the release of the band’s debut album, they went on to release a string of multi-platinum selling albums. Their follow-up Promise was released in 1985 and peaked at number-one in the UK Albums Chart, the US Billboard 200, and went on to sell four million copies in the US. Sade would later go on to make her acting debut in the British film, Absolute Beginners (1986), before the release of the band’s albums, Stronger Than Pride(1988) and Love Deluxe (1992). After the release of the fifth album, Lovers Rock (2000), the band embarked on a ten-year hiatus in which Sade raised her daughter. Following the hiatus, the band returned with their sixth album, Soldier of Love (2010) which became a commercial success and won a Grammy Award.

Sade’s US certified sales stand at 23.5 million units (as of 2015) according to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)[1] website, and the band has sold more than 50 million units worldwide.

The band was ranked at number 50 on VH1‘s list of the “100 greatest artists of all time”.[2][3] In 2010, The Sunday Times described her as the most successful solo British female artist in history.[4] In 2012, Sade was listed at number 30 on VH1‘s “100 Greatest Women In Music”.[5]

Early life[edit]

Helen Folasade Adu was born on 16 January 1959 in IbadanOyo State, Nigeria.[4] Her middle name, Folasade, means “honour confers a crown”.[6] Her parents, Adebisi Adu, a Nigerian lecturer in economics of Yorubabackground, and Anne Hayes, an English district nurse, met in London, married in 1955 and moved to Nigeria.[4][7] Her parents separated, however, and Anne Hayes returned to England, taking four-year-old[8] Sade and older brother Banji with her to live with their grandparents near Colchester, Essex. When Sade was 11 years old, she moved to Holland-on-Sea, Essex, to live with her mother.[9] After completing her education at Clacton County High School at age 18 she moved to London and studied fashion design at Saint Martin’s School of Art.[4][8][10]

Musical career[edit]

Sade Adu and Band at the SAP ArenaMannheimGermany, in 2011

1980–84: Beginnings and Diamond Life[edit]

After completing a three-year course work in fashion design, and later modeling briefly, Sade began backup singing with British band Pride. During this time, she formed a songwriting partnership with Pride’s guitarist/saxophonist Stuart Matthewman; together, backed by Pride’s rhythm section, they began doing their own sets at Pride gigs.[11] Her solo performances of the song “Smooth Operator” attracted the attention of record companies, and in 1983 Sade and Matthewman split from Pride, along with keyboardist Andrew Hale, bassist Paul Denmanand drummer Paul Cook, to form the band Sade.[4][11] By the time she performed her first show at London’s Heaven nightclub, she had become so popular that 1,000 people were turned away at the door.[7] In May 1983, Sade performed their first US show at the Danceteria nightclub in New York City. On 18 October 1983, Sade Adu signed with Epic Records, while the rest of the band signed in 1984.[12]

Following the record deal, the group began recording their debut album, Diamond Life, which took six weeks to record and was recorded entirely at The Power Plant in London.[13] Diamond Life was released on 16 July 1984, reached number two in the UK Album Chart, sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK, and won the Brit Award for Best British Album in 1985.[14] The album was also a hit internationally, reaching number one in several countries and the top ten in the US, where it has sold in excess of four million copies. Diamond Life had international sales of over six million copies, becoming one of the top-selling debut recordings of the ’80s, and the best-selling debut ever by a British female vocalist.[11]

Your Love Is King” was released as the album’s lead single on 25 February 1984 and was a success in European territories, charting at number seven in Ireland and number six on the UK Singles Chart.[15][16] The song was less successful in the US where it peaked at number 54 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[17] The third single, “Smooth Operator“, was released on 15 September 1984 and became the most successful song in the US from the album Diamond Life. The track peaked at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the US Billboard Hot Black Singles, as well as peaking at number one on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.[18] In Europe the song fared well, peaking at number 19 in the UK,[19] and reaching the top 20 in Austria, Switzerland, France and Germany.[20]

1985–2000: Continued success and first hiatus[edit]

Sade Adu in 2011

In late 1985, the band released their second album, Promise, which peaked at number one in both the UK and the US[21][22] and became the band’s first album to reach number one on the US Billboard 200. The album topped the chart in 1986 and spent two weeks at the peak position.[23] Eventually, the album went on to sell four million copies in the region and was certified four times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[24] The album spawned two singles “Never as Good as the First Time” and “The Sweetest Taboo,” the latter of which was released as the album’s lead single and stayed on the US Hot 100 for six months.[25] “The Sweetest Taboo” peaked at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100, number one on the US adult Contemporary chart, and number-three on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks.[26] Sade was so popular that some radio stations reinstated the ’70s practice of playing album tracks, adding “Is It a Crime” and “Tar Baby” to their playlists.[25] The following year in 1986 the band won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.[27]

In 1986, Sade made her acting debut in Absolute Beginners, a film adapted from the Colin MacInnes book of the same name about life in late-1950s London. Sade played the role of Athene Duncannon and lent her vocals to the film’s accompanying soundtrack.[28] The film was screened out of competition at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival and grossed £1.8 million in the UK.[29] Sade’s third album, Stronger Than Pride, was released on 3 May 1988, and like Sade’s previous album became a commercial success and certified three times platinum in the US.[24] The album was popularized by four singles, most notably the album’s second single “Paradise” which peaked at number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, becoming the band’s first single to do so.[30]

Love Deluxe was released as the band’s fourth studio album on 26 October 1992. The album peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200[31] and has sold 3.4 million copies in the United States.[32] The album was later certified four times platinum by the RIAA for shipments of four million copies.[33] The album was also commercially successful else where reaching number-one in France,[34] and reaching the top ten in New Zealand,[35] Sweden,[36] Switzerland[37] and the UK.[38] The album went on to be certified gold in the United Kingdom. In November 1994 the group released their first compilation album, The Best of Sade. The album was another top ten hit in both the United Kingdom and the United States,[39] certified platinum and four times platinum, respectively.[40] The compilation album included material from Sade’s previous albums as well as a cover version of “Please Send Me Someone to Love” (1950) originally by Percy Mayfield.[41]

2000–10: Lovers Rock and second hiatus[edit]

Following an eight-year hiatus, the band released their fifth studio album, Lovers Rock, on 13 November 2000 and received positive reviews from music critics.[42] The album reached number 18 on the UK Albums Chart, number-three on the US Billboard 200, and has since been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA),[43] having sold 3.9 million copies in the United States by February 2010.[44] On 27 February 2002, the album earned Sade the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album[45] and the lead single “By Your Side” was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Although the single lost out to Nelly Furtado‘s “I’m Like a Bird“, it has been listed as the 48th greatest love song of all time by VH1.[46]

To promote the album, Sade and the band embarked on their fifth concert tour entitled Lovers Rock Tour. The tour was announced via the band’s website in April 2001.[47] The announcement stated the tour would begin in the summer of 2001 with 30 shows. Initial dates were rescheduled due to extended rehearsal time. The shows sold well, with many stops adding additional shows. In August 2001, the tour was extended by eight weeks due to ticket demand.[48] Deemed by many critics as a comeback tour, it marked the band’s first performances since 1994 and lasted until 2011. Although many believed the trek would expand to other countries, this did not come to fruition. With over 40 shows, it became the 13th biggest tour in North America, earning over 26 million.[49]

Following the tour, the band released their first live albumLovers Live on 5 February 2002 by Epic RecordsLovers Live reached number-ten on the US Billboard 200 and number 51 on the UK Albums Chart, the band’s first album to miss the top twenty in the UK. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on 7 March 2002, having sold US sales of 562,000 copies,[50] while the DVD was certified platinum on 30 January 2003 for shipping 100,000 copies.

Following the release of Lovers Rock, Sade took a ten-year hiatus, during which she raised her daughter and moved to the Caribbean. During this time, she made a rare public appearance for an award ceremony that took place in 2002 to accept an Order of the British Empire (OBE) at Buckingham Palace for services to music.[51] In 2002, she appeared on the Red Hot Organization album, Red Hot + Riot, a compilation CD in tribute to the music of fellow Nigerian musician, Fela Kuti. She recorded a remix of her hit single, “By Your Side” for the album and was billed as a co-producer.

2010–present: Soldier of Love and third hiatus[edit]

Sade Adu at the SAP ArenaMannheimGermany, in 2011

The band’s sixth studio album, Soldier of Love, was released worldwide on 8 February 2010 and was the most recent album in ten years to contain new material.[8] Upon release the album received positive reviews and became a success.[52] The album debuted atop the Billboard 200 in the United States with first-week sales of 502,000 copies. Soldier of Love became the band’s first album to debut at number-one and the band’s second album to peak at number-one on the chart. The album also had the best sales week by a group since Australian band AC/DC released their album, Black Ice and entered the Billboard 200 at number-one in November 2008.[23] Consequently, the band became the act with the longest hiatus between number-one albums, as the band’s Promise (1985) and Soldier of Love were separated by 24 years, 10 months and 2 weeks.[53]

The first single and title track, “Soldier of Love“, premiered on US radio on 8 December 2009[54][55] and was released digitally on 11 January 2010.[56] Subsequent singles, “Babyfather” and “The Moon and the Sky“, were played by US urban adult contemporary radio on 13 April and 24 August 2010, respectively.[57][58] At the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2011, the title track won Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, while the song, “Babyfather”, was nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.[59]

In April 2011, the band began their Sade Live tour (also known as the “Once in a Lifetime Tour” or the “Soldier of Love Tour”).[60] The band toured Europe, the Americas, Australia, Asia to promote the band’s sixth studio album and their second compilation albumThe Ultimate Collection (2011). This trek marked the band’s first tour in nearly a decade and[3] ranked 27th in Pollstar’s “Top 50 Worldwide Tour (Mid-Year)”, earning over 20 million dollars.[61] At the conclusion of 2011, the tour placed tenth on Billboard’s annual, “Top 25 Tours”, earning over $50 million with 59 shows.[62] The tour was chronicled with Bring Me Home – Live 2011, released in May, 2012.

Legacy[edit]

The band is credited as being influential to the musical genre of neo soul and achieved success in the 1980s with songs that featured a sophisti-pop style, incorporating elements of soulpopsmooth jazz, and quiet storm.[63] The band was part of a new wave of British R&B-oriented artists during the late-1980s and early-1990s that also included artists Soul II SoulCaron WheelerThe Brand New HeaviesSimply RedJamiroquai, and Lisa Stansfield.[64] AllMusic‘s Alex Henderson writes that, “Many of the British artists who emerged during that period had a neo-soul outlook and were able to blend influences from different eras”.[64] Following the coining of the term “quiet storm” by Smokey Robinson, Sade was credited for helping give the genre a worldwide audience.[65] Adu has a contralto vocal range,[66] that has been described as “husky and restrained” and was compared to jazz singer Billie Holiday.[65]

Sade’s work has influenced numerous musical artists. Rapper Rakim of Eric B. & Rakim stated he grew up listening to Sade’s soul music and was influenced by her voice and style. Rakim has also referenced Sade’s song “Smooth Operator” in his rap song “Paid in Full” (1987).[67] Talib Kweli stated he learned about precision from Sade due to her performance of Love Deluxe in its entirety at Madison Square Garden.[67] Frontman Chino Moreno of the alternative metal band Deftones has cited Love Deluxe as one of his top 13 favorite albums.[68] In an interview with The Quietus, Moreno said, “I’ve always loved it, it was a big inspiration on me. It’s sort of classy, another cocktail and cityscape record.”[68] The band also covered the lead single “No Ordinary Love” in collaboration with singer Jonah Matranga for the band’s 2005 compilation album, B-Sides & Rarities.[69]

Sade’s work has also been recognized by many musical artists. Rapper Missy Elliott cited Sade’s performance of “Smooth Operator” as one of her favourites. Hip hop group Souls of Mischief stated they grew up listening to Sade’s music.[67] Hip hop group Tanya Morganalso described Sade as one of their favorite artists.[67] Other rappers to recognize Sade include the former rap-duo of Clipse – Malice and Pusha.[67] In reaction to the newly released album Soldier of Love, rapper Kanye West wrote, “This is why i still have a blog. To be a part of moments like this … new Sade … How much better this … than everything else?”.[67] Rapper Rick Ross stated in an interview that “People may know my infatuation with Sade. There’s never been a bad Sade track. I love all different sides.”[70]

American singer-songwriter Beyoncé has recognized Sade, calling her music a “true friend”.[71] The late singer Aaliyah noted that she admired Sade because “she stays true to her style no matter what… she’s an amazing artist, an amazing performer… and I absolutely love her.”[72] American R&B singer Brandy has cited Sade as one of her major vocal influences.[73] Singer Keri Hilson said, “My Dad would whistle Sade melodies randomly all the time. As a kid, I used to try to whistle along to ‘Cherish the Day‘ or ‘The Sweetest Taboo.’ He was a real Sade fan and made me one, too!”[67] Kelly Rowland stated she is inspired by Sade Adu and says that “she has a style that’s totally her own.”[74][75]

Personal life[edit]

Sade squatted in Wood Green, North London, in the 1980s, with her then-boyfriend English writer Robert Elms.[76] In 1989, she married Spanish film director Carlos Pliego. Their marriage ended in 1995.[4] Sade moved briefly to the Caribbean to live with Jamaican music producer Bob Morgan in the late-1990s, but they later separated.[4] During her relationship with Morgan, Sade gave birth to Mickailia on 21 July 1996. Sade has been in a relationship with former marine Ian Watts since 2004 from this relationship she has a step son Jack. Morgan has nothing to do with their child and their child considers her partner Ian Watts whom she has been in a relationship since 2007 as his father. In 2016 on National Coming Out Day, Mickailia came out as transgender and is now known as Izaak.[77]

In 2005, Sade moved to the CotswoldsGloucestershire, in the countryside where she bought a run-down, stone-built cottage near Stroud to renovate with her partner Ian watts.[7] Prior to the release of Soldier of Love in 2010, the Daily Mail described her as “famously reclusive”.[78]

Honours, awards and nominations[edit]

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”.[79] She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours, also for services to music.[80]

Discography[edit]

Tours[edit]

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