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Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel (1963), known professionally as Seal, is a British singer-songwriter. He has born to a Nigerian mother and Brazilian father. He was in foster care for about four years from when he was born, remaining with the one foster family. He was then returned to one of his parents (some sources say his father, some his mother, some his father and stepmother). Whatever the situation, he remembers the experience of having been in foster care as a positive one and was intensely moved when he was reunited with a foster sister on Oprah in 2007.

Seal initially planned to be an architect, and has a degree in that field. However, he pursued a career in music and scored a major hit in 1990 with “Killer”. A debut album was released in 1991 and he’s since become an internationally renowned singer/songwriter. Seal has sold over 20 million records worldwide, with his first international hit song, "Crazy", released in 1991; his most celebrated song, "Kiss from a Rose", was released in 1994. Seal has won multiple awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards; he won Best British Male in 1992, as well as four Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. As a songwriter, he 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)..

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