Nigerian British ‘Kiss From a Rose’ Hit Maker, SEAL Turns 60 Today

Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel popularly known as SEAL is a Nigerian and British citizen, born 19 February 1963. As a British singer, SEAL has sold over 30 million records worldwide.

These include hit songs like “Crazy” and “Killer”, the latter of which went to number one in the UK, and his most celebrated song, “Kiss from a Rose”, which was released in 1994.

SEAL is renowned for his distinctive soulful singing voice.

SEAL has won multiple awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards; won Best British Male in 1992. He has also won four Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award.

As a songwriter, SEAL received two Ivor Novello Awards for Best Song Musically and Lyrically from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors for “Killer” (1990) and “Crazy” (1991).

He was a coach on The Voice Australia in 2012 and 2013, and returned to Australia to work as a coach in 2017.

Sold million and million records worldwide including the major hit “Kiss from a Rose”, which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1995 film Batman Forever.

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