We celebrate outstanding British Pop singer and songwriter, the ever radiant Sade Adu, alongside other celebs this day January 16;
World famous Nigerian-born English singer Sade Adu has no doubt had a successful career in the music world. Having sold over 60 million records; and with two Grammy awards to show, the songstress stands tall, arguably the most successful solo British female artist in history.
Stealing hearts with multiple hit tracks; Soldier of Love, Lovers Rock, “By Your Side” and her worldwide hit single ‘The Sweetest Taboo’ , Sade Adu is no doubt Nigeria’s greatest gift to Rhythm and Blues.
She was discovered because of her rendition of “Smooth Operator,” which landed her a deal with Epic Records.
Her song “By Your Side” was nominated for a 2002 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, but Nelly Furtado received the award for her song “I’m Like a Bird.”
Recently however, Sade has prioritised her personal life over her professional career, releasing only three studio albums of new material in the past years.
She was married to director Carlos Scola from February 11, 1989 until their divorce in 1995. She and former boyfriend Bob Morgan welcomed a daughter named Mickailia who has been making massive headlines recently following her transitioning.
Famous fashion model who popularized the heroin chic fashion trend of the 1990s. TIME magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012.
In 2012, she was ranked #2 on Forbes’ Highest Paid Models List, with earnings of almost $10,000,000.
She married guitarist Jamie Hince on July 1, 2011 and she has a daughter named Lila Grace Moss.
She and Gisele Bundchen often battle it out for the top spot on Forbes’ list of Highest Paid Models in the Industry.
Kate Moss who turns 43 has been busy running her Kate Moss Agency
English electropop singer-songwriter Tahliah Debrett Barnett aka FKA Twigs released her debut full-length album, the critically-acclaimed LP1, in 2014. The album was nominated for the Mercury Prize as the best U.K. album of the year.
She got her start as a backup dancer in music videos for artists like Kylie Minogue and Ed Sheeran.
Her stage name is derived from her nickname as a child, “Twigs.” The “FKA” portion stands for “Formerly Known As.”
The singer got engaged to Twilight star Robert Pattinson and the couple’s engagement seems to be taken over social media rather than her professional life.
In February 2016, she performed the song “Good to Love” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
FKA Twigs turns 29
Dancer, choreographer, and actress known for her work on the 1982 series Fame, in which she both played Lydia Grant and served as principal choreographer. She’s also played Catherine Avery on Grey’s Anatomy.
She made her film debut in the 1980 movie of the same name.
She’s also worked as a director on shows like Army Wives and Family Ties and has been a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance. She’s worked as a choreographer for the Academy Awards.
She married Norm Nixon in 1984, and the couple had a daughter and son. Phylicia Rashad is her older sister.
Debbie turns 67
Notable R&B singer who gained attention for her debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number, which sold three million copies in the U.S. and was certified double-platinum.
However her successful career was cut short after she died in a plane crash in the Bahamas in 2001.
She starred in the 2000 action film Romeo Must Die.
She was married to R. Kelly from August 30, 1994 until their annulment on February 7, 1995.
Aliyah was born January 16, 1979, she died August 25, 2001 (age 22).