Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel, known as just Seal to fans, is a British singer-songwriter. He sings soul and R&B as well as plays the guitar and bass guitar. He is a three-time Brit Awards winner, four-time Grammy Award winner, and a one-time MTV Music Video Awards winner. He is an international best seller and is best known for his single, â€œKiss from a Rose,â€ which was featured in 1995â€™s Batman Forever.
Seal began a solo career singing in nightclubs, but joined the band Push in the 1980s. He joined a blues group in Thailand, but then continued touring on his own. His first hit single was â€œKiller,â€ a song he was given by producer Adamski. It reached #1 in the U.K. in 1990 and Seal signed to ZTT records. His self-titled debut album came in 1991, and since then has released seven additional studio albums, four live albums, and two compilation albums. His single, â€œCrazy,â€ off of the album reached #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In 1992, he joined members of Queen in a tribute concert to Freddie Mercury at Wembley Stadium. His second album, Seal II saw the release of â€œKiss from a Roseâ€ which reached #1 on the U.S. Billboards. He continued producing albums and touring around the world throughout the 90â€™s and 2000s.
His latest album, Soul 2, was released in November 2011. He will be doing a number of shows in Australia before he kicks off a tour with Macy Gray.