Seal

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Seal

Born

2/19/1963, Paddington, London, England, UK

Birth Name

Seal Henry Samuel

Gender

Male
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  • Trivia

    • Seal's facial scars are from discoid lupus erythematosus. Seal suffered from the skin condition when he was a teenager.

    • Seal was nominated for a Grammy award for 'Best Male Pop Vocal Performer' for the song 'Love's Divine' from the album titled Seal IV in 2005.

    • Seal was considered for the role of Selari in the James Bond film Casino Royale in 2006.

    • Seal has dated German super model Tatyana Patitz and Tyra Banks before meeting Heidi.

    • Seal made a comeback in the dance and club scenes when he co-wrote and sang on the hit song 'My Vision' by Jakkatu in 2002.

    • Seal completed an entire album, and realized that it was not up to his standards, and shelved the project without releasing a single track off of it, in 1999.

    • Seal left ZTT Records and signed on with Warner Bros Records in 1997.

    • Seal recorded a cover of the Steve Miller Band classic, 'Fly like an Eagle' for the Space Jam soundtrack.

    • Seal released a third single titled 'Kiss From a Rose' to a lukewarm response from fans and critics. It was later, when the single was used for the soundtrack in Batman Forever, that the song obtained worldwide recognition and success. 'Kiss From a Rose' went on to win two Grammy Awards, for 'Record of the Year' and 'Song of the Year'.

    • Seal cites his influences as being Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, and Marvin Gaye.

    • Seal released his second self-titled album in 1994, and was a success with critics. It received a Grammy nomination for 'Album of the Year'.

    • Seal signed on with ZTT records and released his debut album in 1991. The album was self titled, Seal and produced by Trevor Horn.

    • Seal became noticed when he sang the vocals on the Adamski single, 'Killer'. The single reached #1 in the United Kingdom in 1990.

    • Seal never thought of becoming a performer as a child, instead he went to school to study architecture and engineering.

    • Seal's wife, Heidi Klum gave birth to a baby boy, weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces (3.9kg), on the 22nd November 2006. Heidi and Seal have named him Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel.

    • One of Seal's former managers won a court judgment in June 2006 after claiming he was owed commissions from the artist's first two albums. The judge ordered Seal to make an interim payment of $1.2 million.

    • In June 2006, Seal and his wife, Heidi Klum, announced they are expecting their third child together.

    • His song Crazy was covered by the band Mushroomhead in 2003 and also by singer Alanis Morrisette in 2005.

    • Seal was born as Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel in London, England. His parents, Adebisi & Francis Samuel are both immigrants. Seal went through a childhood battle with discoid lupus erythematosis, that left him permantly facially disfigured, and caused hair loss.

    • He is of Brazilian and Nigerian descent.

    • Seal married Heidi klum on May 10, 2005. They share three children named Leni, Henry, and Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel.

    • Seal owns a pair of black shoes with the lyrics of Kiss From A Rose printed on them.

  • Quotes

    • Seal: Heidi is the female version of Seal. I have truly found my soul mate, and have formed a bond that will last forever. We will continue to grow as a couple, as well as a family, both are equally important to nurture.

    • Seal: I will take the family traveling to show them my homeland, when they are old enough to enjoy the stories and experiences that come with travel. It is important to instill the past in your children, to help them navigate their futures.

    • Seal: Everyday is a new page in our history books that we write for ourselves as a family. It is up to us to fill the pages with how we want the story to go.

    • Seal: My songs are like kids, I love them all, I encourage them to grow, to reach their full potential, and then send them out into the world.

    • Seal: If you get too comfortable, then the listener gets too comfortable and everyone's bored.

    • Seal: (announcing the birth of his son with Heidi Klum) To our children, a brother. To our parents, a grandson. To my wife and I, a son. To our family, a blessing. He is healthy, beautiful and looks just like his mother.

    • Seal: One of our greatest moments so far was when Leni kissed her little brother many times on the head.

    • Seal: My daughter and my lady are the only thing going on in my life, I've dreamt my whole life of having what I have now. I feel complete.

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  • He can sing.

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    Man, this guy has some soul. I never used to think he was much of a singer and I didn't know why he was famous until I listened to one of the songs that he performed on television. It was a cover of Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come". He sang it with plenty of soul and it was actually the first time I really listened to him sing a song. I came away impressed. Seal has talent and he can really sing a good soul song. I have thought about buying his new cover album of soul music, but I haven't decided yet. Thank you.moreless
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