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Helen Folasade Adu (Yoruba: Fọláṣadé Adú [fɔ̄láʃādé ādú]; born 16 January 1959), known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade ( SHAH-day), is a Nigerian-born British singer, known as the lead vocalist of her band Sade. One of the most successful British female artists in history, she is often recognised as an influence on contemporary music. Her success in the music industry was recognised with the Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2002, and she was made Commander in the 2017 Birthday Honours.Sade was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, and was brought up in England from the age of four. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sade has received more than 418,141 page views. Her biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Sade is the 266th most popular singer (up from 308th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Nigeria (up from 8th in 2019) and the most popular Nigerian Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 420k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.48

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.57

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Sade ranks 266 out of 3,528Before her are Fabrizio De André, Mylène Farmer, Jessye Norman, Victoria de los Ángeles, Christa Ludwig, and Shirley Bassey. After her are Jimmy Cliff, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Mahalia Jackson, Kiri Te Kanawa, Cab Calloway, and Axl Rose.

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Among people born in 1959, Sade ranks 45Before her are Guy Parmelin, Michel Preud'homme, Kelly Lynch, Per Gessle, Mauricio Macri, and Rigoberta Menchú. After her are Anne Hidalgo, Victoria Abril, Rosanna Arquette, Michael P. Anderson, Youssou N'Dour, and Ving Rhames.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Sade ranks 7 out of 236Before her are Hugo Weaving (1960), Wole Soyinka (1934), Muhammadu Buhari (1942), Dr. Alban (1957), Chinua Achebe (1930), and Fela Kuti (1938). After her are Usman dan Fodio (1754), Olaudah Equiano (1745), Hakeem Olajuwon (1963), Olusegun Obasanjo (1937), Jay-Jay Okocha (1973), and Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941).

Among SINGERS In Nigeria

Among singers born in Nigeria, Sade ranks 1After her are Yemi Alade (1989).