Definitely one of my fave R&B singers. His song Kiss from a Rose, totally addicted to the song. Love love love love love it!
Birth Name: Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel
DOB: February 19, 1963, age 48
Where: Paddington, London, England
Genres: Soul, R&B, adult contemporary, soft rock, pop
Occupations: singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, bass guitar
Years Active: 1989-present
-Simply known as Seal, a British soul and R&B singer/songwriter of Nigerian and Brazilian descent
-Won numerous awards, including 3 Brit Awards: 4 Best British Male in 1992, 4 Grammy Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award. His best known hit is Kiss from a Rose.
-Also married to German model Hedi Klum
-Born Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel on Feb. 19, 1963 in Kilburn in North London, England to a Nigerian mother Adebisi Samuel and Brazilian father Francis Samuel. His name Olusegun means "God is victorious".
-Raised in the district of Westminster in inner London by his foster family. Received a 2 year degree or associate's degree in architecture and worked various jobs in the London area.
-The scars on his face have long since been a mysterious rumor as to how they got there. They are in fact a type of Lupus called Discoid lupus erythematosus, a condition that specifically affects the skin above the neck
-In the 1980s, he joined a British funk band called Push.
-In 1990, he hit "Killer" became #1
-The song "Killer" is what brought Seal to everyone's attention
-His first album was a self titled album called simply Seal.
-It featured the track "Crazy", which became an international hit and reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.
-At the 1992 Brit Awards, which were at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, Seal stole the show with winning an award, despite him being a relatively unknown singer at the time. He won in the following categories: Best British Male, Best British Video(Killer) and Best British Album(Seal)
-In 1992, he performed with the surviving members of the band Queen at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium. He performed on his own singing the 1986 song "Who Wants to Live Forever"
-The song Kiss from a Rose came from his second self titled album, Seal II, along with the track Prayer for the Dying, which went on to become a minor hit in the US. The song Kiss from a Rose got major attention when it was featured in Batman Forver. This song went on to earn Seal a Grammy for Record of the Year and Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1996.
-First met German model Heidi Klum in 2003, after she announced her pregnancy and end of relationship with then Italian Renault Formula One team member Flavio Briatore
-Seal proposed to Klum on Dec. 23, 2004 in British Columbia. They married on a beach in Mexico near Seal's home on Mexico's Costa Careyes
-On May 5, 2004 Klum gave birth to Briatore's daughter Helene "Leni" Boshoven Klum in New York with Seal at her side. Briatore is not involved in her life and Klum has said that "Seal in Leni's father". He is her only father figure. In late 2009, Seal adopted her and her last name was changed to Samuel. They have 3 other kids: Henry Gunther Adeola Dashtu Samuel(b. Setp. 12, 2005), Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel(b. Nov. 22, 2006), and Lou Sulola Samuel(b. Oct. 9, 2009)