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Sadie Arête Frieda Suzette Brooks (October 13, 1948) is a various GrammyAward winning R&B singer-songwriter, pianist, and

record producer, best known for being a background vocalist in the well-known African-American music group, The Shy Ones, which she was a group member from 1963 until 1970, when she left to go to Spellman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Early Life Born in Tuskegee, Alabama to a Hardworking cashier mother, and Military father, Sadie had grew up learn to play the Piano at the age of five, and went to “Vivian Rochester Elementary School” after graduating from Elementary school, Sadie’s parents both moved to New York City in 1954, when Sadie was just six years old, where Sadie’s mother, Katherine, was getting a good deal of a brand new career, as a Fashion designer, basically, Sadie had went to “Zachary Taylor Middle School” from 1959-1963, she had performed at the “9th Annual Zachary Taylor Middle School Talent Show”, there at the local talent show, Sadie discovered Jonathan C. Langford Jr., and his girlfriend, famed R&B singer, Lisa Brown, watching the show, discovering that they need a replacement for Brown’s group, “The Shy Ones”, at the end of the talent competition, Brooks raucously joined the popular Music group in September 1963, and was about to drop out of school to focus more on her singing career, her mother or father, never let her drop out of school, and Sadie was Home schooled in 1965-1969. Sadie met her new members: Christina Roberts and Lisa Brown (who she already known for almost 12 years), Sadie and the other members recorded their first album together, Innocent Love, the album was released on September 28, 1963, and sold more than almost 82 million copies worldwide, Sadie was so proud of her success, she released and recorded and released her first album, S.A.D.I.E. (Something A Day In Everything), the album made Brooks a Ambiguous four Grammy Awards, and 9 nominations, Brooks would stay with the successful R&B group until 1970, when she left for Spellman College in Atlanta, Georgia. 1963-1970: The Change of Everything While fans had discover that in 1963, Emma Washington was being replaced by Sadie Brooks, who was now a Grammy-Award winning R&B singer-songwriter and pianist, Brooks loved being around Ice Cream Records roster, and fans, despite all the confusion and unmoved by the group’s decision, kept buying their #1 and #2 hit albums for the next couple of years. Sadie finally notice that her manager, Lisa Brown’s husband – Jonathan Langford, was taking their paychecks every single week while at the recording studio, Sadie never told Lisa or Christina, because she felt she would have been removed from the group, and have Langford be very infuriated that Sadie had told his secret, so Lisa and Christina, never discover, fifteen years prior to her death, Brown simultaneously discover that Langford had took her paycheck, and almost broke up with him, but Sadie, to this day, still feels guilty that she never

told Christina or Lisa, that the fact, they would threatened to leave the record label. On November 19, 1966, Sadie Brooks released her second successful solo album, This Is Me, which features the hit singles, S.A.D.I.E., Come Home, Rich Little Girl and the most successful song, Baby; I Need You (All My Lovin’), the album won a total of nine Grammy Awards, and five nominations including “Album of the Year”. Sadie stated “I am very excited to discover that my second album made a total of 127 million copies around the United States”, Jonathan Langford (Lisa Brown’s former husband) was at the Grammy Awards discovering that Sadie’s second successful album, This Is Me (T.I.M.), but the next successful album, Sadie and… which collaborated with the biggest artists ever such as: Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, and Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, and Marvin Gaye. Sadie and… sold more than 450 trillion facsimile and at her hometown of Tuskegee, Alabama, the album rocked #1, in the country, and Sadie and… grossed at the Billboard Hot #5 Albums, and it ranked at #1 from January 8, 1969 until December 20, 1971. Sadie and… marked Sadie and her other surprising trendy musical guests won her another 5 Grammy Awards. In Late 1969, 21-year old Sadie had discovered that Christina Roberts – whose now becoming popular in the R&B category, and Lisa Brown, who became depressed at recording her surprisingly “ultimate” album, want to end the group, but Brown’s husband – Jonathan, decided that Lisa should take a rest, and Christina, has the right to move to a brand new record label, because her contract had expired by this time, Sadie, was free of going to Spellman College in Atlanta, Georgia, which she would receive her “Masters Degree in Multi-Media”, Sadie had confronted Lisa, and Brooks stated in this interview: “Lisa, I’ve had known since a long time, Lisa had a lot of time and still has additional time to do whatever she feels like doing, Lisa knows that if she feels depressed, step away from the music sometimes, and ease off her depression, otherwise, it will keep contracting and contracting, until Lisa is worn out.” Lisa Brown, notably and (simultaneously) Lisa had discovered her music was on its last legs and no more fans seemed to like or admired her, but Sadie was getting more attention (alongside with the other girls in the group), On January 22, 1970, it was announced that Brooks was leaving the group, with Christina Roberts, and Lisa Brown (who did not want to the group to end), became half retired, Christina Roberts and Sadie Brooks had both hold a grudge to Lisa Brown – the former lead singer of the group, which the two of them departed in February 1970, a month after the announcement, Brooks also stated that Brown’s husband, Jonathan Langford, was affliction economically about Lisa Brown’s “half departure” in the group, but when Langford altered bankrupt,

Brooks and Roberts in conclusion left the group: Brooks, for her education and diploma, and Roberts, to appear on guest spots in R&B albums. The Memorable 1971 Golden Globe Awards On April 22, 1971, Sadie Brooks had graduated early from Spellman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and won the lead role as “Loretta Johnson” in the 1971 Awardwinning film, It Don’t Make a Difference, the musical-comedy film which was rated “PG”, marked Brooks first film debut, and recording brand new songs: Ways to Move, Hurt My Love, This is the End (For Me), Move on over, and landmark hit, Everything I Need (Pts. 1 &2), are featured in the film, and Brooks won a total again of 7 Grammy Awards together with “Song of the Year”, Everything I Need (Pts. 1 &2), Brooks earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical or Comedy, and it marked her entire film highlight. The 1972-1978 Breakthrough Legacy On September 12, 1972, 24-year old Brooks, released her fourth successful album, Here She Comes, launched its way to a maximum of 950 million copies, Brooks, after receiving her Diploma, and graduating from Spellman College very early, recorded her album after Jonathan Langford’s intention death, Robert Eisenhower Johnson became the new CEO/President of Ice Cream Records, which he is good friends with Sadie Brooks, who rejoin the record company/label, and Eisenhower-Johnson, discovering that Brooks won a Golden Globe Award, and 18 Grammy Awards, helped her work on her fourth successful album, Here She Comes, when Johnson and Brooks wrote each song, and both produced the album together. Here She Comes won another total of 9 Grammy Awards, which that the hit singles: Up and Down, Malfunction, Do You Love Me, Am I Right or Wrong? and the trademark hit, The Real Me (The Story), Brooks thanked Eisenhower Johnson, and basically scored a total of 27 Grammy Awards during her six-year music career, but Robert Eisenhower-Johnson revived Shy Ones with new members: Maria Evans, Natalie Brown (the real-life sister of Lisa) and Jacqueline Robinson (CEO of Solid Gold Records), which Brooks used to be a background singer from 1963-1970, stated this in a JET magazine interview: “Lisa, Christina, Emma and Me were all replaced by Maria, Jacqueline and Natalie, I never understood that Robert want to revive Shy Ones again, but I am happy that I am out of the group because Jonathan would probably replace ME, because I wasn’t *popular* enough, and think I did not have any sense or guts.” The Landmark Albums: 1975-1981 Sadie Brooks scored predominantly with various Grammy Awards, and hit albums that sold 250 million copies over the U.S. (This Is Me, Sadie and…, Here She Comes, It Don’t Make a Difference), On February 8, 1975, Sadie Brooks released her fifth Gold-Platinum studio album, Valentine’s Day for You and Me/Love is in the Air, which is a two-disc double feature album that sold over 979 billion copies, Sadie Brooks, became a songwriter before the Grammy Awards of

1975, became her famous and successful performance on the television special, which she sung “What I Can Do (To Remember)”, and a Gospel medley, “My Little Gift of God”, which featured the Lori Johnson Middle School Choir, and Brooks had won another maximum of 9 Grammy Awards, and co-producer, Robert Eisenhower-Johnson helped her written five hit songs, and Johnson won a maximum of Seven Grammy Awards during that night. Brooks stated that her album, Love is in the Air/Valentine’s Day for You and Me, was the fifth highly successful album yet, and cannot wait to record her sixth album, which scored even more hits than Brooks’ successful studio albums over the years, Robert Eisenhower Johnson and his best friend, Rhonda (who Brooks became even friends with) both helped Brooks sixth album until her final album on the record company in 1981, when Robert Eisenhower Johnson announced that Ice Cream Records would finally shutting down. Move to MCA Records: 1982-1988 In early 1982, a year after the closure of Ice Cream Records, Sadie Brooks signed herself to MCA Records, where she recorded her seventh album (and first album on a new record label), The Land of Soul, which grossed over 979 trillion copies worldwide, and earned Brooks Eight Grammy Awards including one “Best Album of the Year”, the album was released on September 18, 1982, and Brooks made an impact, alongside becoming the third highest-selling R&B artist in the United States, MCA Records initiator, Larry Kenotic, earned himself a maximum of six Grammy Awards, and in 1983, MCA Records, gathered Brooks for her eighth album – Sadie Brooks’ Early Years, which featured the hits, S.A.D.I.E., Up and Down, Malfunction, Am I Right or Wrong? And some of her hits with the “Shy Ones” 20 years earlier. 1983 marked the successful year of Sadie Brooks, when she announced that the anthology of Grammy Awards was still going strong, the album Early Years, sold over 2 million copies, it was inefficiently successful, and the Brooks earned her 30th Grammy Award (the first collection with a Grammy Award in 1963), and received the Grammy Legend Award, at the 25th Annual Grammy Awards broadcasted on January 22, 1983, Brooks stated that her collection of albums of 20 years initiate big dissimilarity, and successfulness in many ways. Around 1984 – 1986, Brooks just guest spot on many albums and took a break until 1992, when she starred in her first hit film, The Projects, (21 years since her first feature film), and won her Academy Award, this time for “Best Supporting Actress in Comedy or Musical”. Brooks was so proud of herself she took a break from singing and started to become a top-selling songwriter. Hits in The 1990s In 1990, forty-two year old Sadie Brooks returned to music to record her first album in over seven years, Guess whose back? The album was released on

November 16, 1990, and sold more than 287 million copies worldwide, and around the U.S., Sadie written and produced the album although she still a client at “MCA Records”, Sadie Brooks still kept making hit albums, until 1995, when she released the hit single: “Better Come Off Easy on Me” a hip-hop/R&B beat theme, that conquered as the Best R&B song from 1990 until 1993. Brooks is still songwriting for other R&B artists.