Band Or Solo Artist?: Both
Band Name(s): Sade
Genre: Soul, Jazz, R&B
Greatest Hit: "Smooth Operator" (1984)

Sade was one of the 25 highest paid musicians of 2012, raking in $33 million this year. As the frontwoman of her eponymous band, Sade, the British singer-songwriter and producer achieved success in the early '80s, leading up to her band's 1986 Grammy for Best New Artist. Their albums have ranked high on charts worldwide and gone multi-platinum. In 2002, she received an OBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace for her services to music, capping off her title as the most successful solo female artist in British history.