Smooth Operator Sade is surprise U.S. smash beating Adele and Take That to be Britain's biggest music exporti
- Created on Friday, 16 March 2012 13:42
- Written by Planet Fashion TV
- Category: News
With six Grammy awards and millions of record sales worldwide, she is Britain’s most recognisable global star.
But yesterday Adele was trumped by Sade in the 2012 U.S. money list.
The soft jazz veteran of more than 25 years raked in $16.4million (£10.5m) last year after her first North America tour for a decade and the release of The Ultimate Collection.
Sade came sixth in Billboard's list of high-earning musicians, eclipsing Adele, the only other Brit in the top 10, who earned $13.1m (£8.4m).
Popular British bands such as Take That did not even feature, and The Beatles remain one of our best performing exports, coming in at No 24.