(Sealhenry Olumide Samuel)
Birthplace: London, England
Of Nigerian and Brazilian extraction, Seal looked into electrical engineering and designing leather clothes before seriously taking up music. After gigs with bands in Japan and Thailand, he returned to England and launched a remarkable pop success with his first album, Seal (1991); he nabbed British awards for Best Album, Best Male Artist, and Best Video. His next effort, also called Seal (1994), topped his former success. Human Being was released in 1998, Seal IV in 2003, and Best: 1991–2004. At the 1995 Grammy Awards, he won Record of the Year, Song of the Year (“Kiss from a Rose”), and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance awards. He is married to supermodel Heidi Klum.