|Genres:||Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtrack Television|
|Tags:||soul pop singer-songwriter 90s rock|
|Artist Compilations:||Seals & Crofts|
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Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel, 19 February 1963, Paddington, London, England. Singer-songwriter Seal established himself at the forefront of a British soul revival in the 90s, enjoying transatlantic success with his first two albums. The second eldest of six brothers, his ancestry mixed Nigerian, Brazilian and Afro-Caribbean blood. Seals first performance was at school at the age of 11, but it would be much later before his tentative musical plans came to fruition. Despite making many demos, he found it difficult to break into the music industry. After six months in Asia, he returned to England to find it entrenched in the acid house explosion. As the result of a chance encounter with rap artist Chester he was introduced to techno wizard Adamski. Seal happily contributed lyrics to his embryonic dance track, Killer, which eventually took the UKs clubs by storm and topped the pop charts in April 1990.