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Seal (musician)

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Seal (born February 19, 1963) is a British soul vocalist. Born Sealhenry Olusegun Olumide Samuel, in Paddington, England, his parents were Adebisi Samuel, a Nigerian immigrant, and Francis Samuel, a Brazilian immigrant. A childhood bout of lupus left him with distinctive facial scarring. After school, he studied architecture and engineering.

Featured vocalist on the Adamski single, "Killer", which was a UK number one hit in 1990 (he signed a contract to Sire Records), he subsequently had solo hits such as "Crazy", "Prayer for the Dying", and "Kiss from a Rose" in 1995, which appeared in the film Batman Forever. In 1996 he covered the Steve Miller Band's "Fly Like an Eagle" for the Space Jam soundtrack.

He has released three self-titled albums in 1991, 1994 and 2003. The first single released of the 2003 album was called "Get It Together".

On January 4 2005 Seal announced his engagement to German supermodel Heidi Klum. [1] (http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,15633,00.html?rssceleb) Klum is currently expecting a child from Seal.

On January 10, 2005 Seal slammed rappers for portraying women negatively in both their videos and lyrics.

In May of 2005, Seal married actress/fashion model Heidi Klum.

Contents

Discography

Albums

Hit singles

  • from "Seal (1991)"
    • 1990 "Crazy" #2 UK, #7 US
    • 1991 "Future Love EP" #12 UK
    • 1991 "The Beginning" #24 UK
    • 1991 "Killer EP" #8 UK
    • 1992 "Violet" #39 UK
  • from "Seal (1994)"
  • from Batman Forever soundtrack
    • 1995 "Kiss from a Rose/I'm Alive" (re-issue) #4 UK, #1 US
  • from "Seal (1994)"
    • 1996 "Don't Cry" #33 US
  • from "Space Jam" soundtrack
    • 1997 "Fly Like an Eagle" #13 UK, #10 US
  • from "Visions" (album by Jakatta)
    • 2002 "My Vision" (Jakatta feat. Seal) #6 UK
  • from "Seal (2003)"
    • 2003 "Get It Together" #25 UK

See also: list of musicians with multiple self-titled albums

External links

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