Sade net worth: Sade is a British singer, songwriter, and composer who has a net worth of $60 million. Sade was born Helen Folasade Adu in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria in 1959 to a Nigerian father and English mother. When Sade was four years old she moved to England with her mother and brother, where she was then raised. Sade joined the soul band Pride as a backup singer, while she was in college and it was her solo performances of the song "Smooth Operator" that attracted the attention of record companies. In 1983, Sade signed a solo deal with Epic Records and took three members of the band, Stuart Matthewman, Andrew Hale and Paul Denman, with her. She is best known as the front woman and lead vocalist for the group Sade, who achieved success and fame starting in the 1980s. Sade is best known for their popular songs "Smooth Operator", "No Ordinary Love", and "Soldier of Love". She is the most successful solo female artist in British history, having sold over 110 million albums worldwide. In 2002 Sade received an OBE from Prince Charles for her services to music. In 2012, VH1 listed Sade at number 30 on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music.