Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, better known by his stage name ‘Seal’, is a British soul and R&B singer and songwriter.
A four-time Grammy winner, Seal is noted for his hit singles like “Killer”, “Crazy” and “Kiss from a Rose” among others and has been prominent in the field of music since 1990. On a more recent note, Seal has appeared on the television as a judge for the singing reality show named “The Voice Australia”.
Biography (Early Life)
Born on February 19, 1963, in Paddington, London, England to Nigerian and Brazilian parents, Seal was raised by his foster parents in the City of Westminster. After graduating as a diploma holder in architecture, Seal worked as an architect before he shifted his interest as well as career choice towards singing.
The musician started as a part of many bands and sang extensively but his actual breakthrough in the music field came when he sang the song “Killer” after meeting with the producer, Adamski. As “Killer” went on to be a great hit in the market, Seal found fame and popularity and then worked on to make a grand career in music.
Seal debuted with the album “Seal” in 1991 which spawned international hit singles like “Crazy” and “Future Love Paradise”. This album not only helped increase his fan base and career earnings but also garnered him a lot of awards including three Brit Awards in 1992. He went on to give hits after hits and has so far released a total of eight studio albums. Seal’s many chart-topping singles have earned him four Grammy Awards as well as an MTV Video Award. Seal has also been awarded Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy for his contribution as a writer to the songs “Crazy” and “Killer”.
Personal Life and Relationship With Heidi Klum
Seal was previously married to the gorgeous supermodel, Heidi Clum. The couple married in 2005 and shared four children, including Heidi’s son from a previous affair. Seal and Heidi lived seven years of blissful marriage but later filed for a divorce in 2012. As of now, Seal remains a divorcee but this has not stopped him from being a great father. The musician may have had some drawbacks in his marriage, but he still enjoys the fame and celebrations he has earned from his professional life.
Seal (The Musician) Career Earnings
With new albums and occasional tours, Seal is keeping his stardom alive and at the same time adding a lot to his wealth. A singing sensation of the 90s with a solid singing career till today, Seal is enjoying a lavish life with more than $30 million as his net worth. Henry is having the best of his life as he lives in two of his most beautiful houses in Los Angeles each of which cost him more than $6 million. Apart from houses, he also likes to flaunt his wealth with a cool collection of luxury cars in his garage, which includes Bentley Azure, Audi R8, Ferrari 360 Spider and many more.
Soundtrack For The Batman Franchise
In 1995, the song “Kiss from a rose,” off Seal’s second eponymous album rose to critical acclaim when it was selected to be part of the soundtrack for the movie “Batman Forever.” In an interview on the Brian McKnight show finale, he confessed that though the song was written back in 1987, he was never proud of it but his producer encouraged him not to dispose of it.
The song was eventually released in 1994 and reached top 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100. But after the song was featured on the Batman Forever soundtrack in 1995, alongside a video, the song re-entered the charts and reached the number 1 spot for one whole week in the US. The irony of the whole thing according to seal is that the song which he rejected would now go on to sell over 8 million copies and make him a household name.
Quick Facts about Seal
Full Name: Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel
Profession: Singer, musician, record producer
Height: 6ft 3 in
Ethnicity: Nigerian, Brazilian, Yoruba
Date of Birth: February 19, 1963
Place of Birth: London, England
Marital Status: Divorcee
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Seal Net Worth: $30 million