Born 19 February 1963.

R&B/Soul Singer



Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel (born 19 February 1963), known by the mononym Seal, is a British soul and R&B singer-songwriter. He has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and is known for his numerous international hits, including "Kiss from a Rose", which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1995 film Batman Forever. He was a coach on The Voice Australia in 2012 and 2013.

Seal has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male in 1992, four Grammy Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award. As a songwriter, he received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award, for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, in consecutive years for "Killer" (1990) and "Crazy" (1991).

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Soul 2

    Soul 2 2011

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    His voice hasn’t dulled in the slightest, and carries these covers into new territories.
  2. Review of Soul

    Soul 2008

    Reviewed by Talia Kraines
    Ultimately Soul feels a touch too smooth.
  3. Review of System

    System 2007

    Reviewed by Helen Groom
    Mr Heidi Klum returns with a new producer and an old sound...
  4. Review of IV

    IV 2003

    Reviewed by Niky Daley
    Seal has the looks, the image and more importantly the voice of a successful artist,...
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