The kiss of the rose...
Seal, whose real name is Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel (!) Is an English singer-songwriter, born to a Brazilian father and a Nigerian mother and who can boast of having sold no less than 30 million records. But also to have won a number of Brit and Grammy Awards.
He started his artistic career singing in clubs and bars in the early 80s. But it was only from 1987 that things started to accelerate when he joined the group Push with which he toured. in the land of the rising sun. One day experience.
It was the group S’Express and especially his experience as a backing vocalist on the track "Superfly guy" that in 1989 gave him his first major experience. But it was above all the providential meeting a year later with producer Adamski that would permanently change his destiny.
Indeed, the latter offers him on a set the title "Killer", single which will become one of the biggest planetary success of the year 90. The notoriety of the singer literally explodes.
Mega hit by call, the soon-to-be-released single "Crazy" was also going to be an incredible worldwide success, making the artist one of the biggest phenomena around.
His eponymous first album was released a year later in 1991, an album which in turn was to be a hit and produced two new top hits with “The beginning” but also, and above all, “Future love paradise”.
Paradoxical as it may sound, 1992 and 1993 were going to be empty years with no major single releases. So we had to wait until 1994 to see the singer return to success with the album "Seal" once again. Album which will be renamed "Seal (1994)" to avoid confusion with "Seal (1991". The main extract will be the single "Kiss from a rose", single specially remixed for the soundtrack of the film Batman Forever and which will experience mind-blowing sales figures and put the artist back in the spotlight in spectacular fashion.
New air holes in 1995 and 1996 where not much will happen. Then comes the soundtrack of the film Space Jam, which was released in 1997, and which allows the artist to once again rise to the surface, thanks to the title "Fly like an eagle".
A major success that will be his last of the decade. The album "Human Being" to be released in 1998 did not produce any major hits despite the album's strong sales scores on its own. It was not until the following decade to see the singer bounce back again in a spectacular fashion ...
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Superfly guy 1989 (S-Express)
Future love paradise 1991
The beginning 1991
Love is powerful 1993
Prayer for the dying 1994
Kiss from a rose 1994
Newborn friend 1994
Don’t cry 1995
Fly like an eagle 1996
Human beings 1998
Lost my faith 1999
Les mots 2001
Get it together 2003
Love's divine 2003
Walk on by 2004
The right life 2008
A change is gonna come 2008
1989 ... the masked beginnings. Even if he is invisible, his voice, on the other hand, is already starting to work wonders. And that's only the beginning !
1990 ... then THIS title comes! An amazing title, which will remain as one of the most emblematic of the decade and which launched the singer's career in a sensational way. MAS-TER-FUL !
1990 ... but it was without counting on this title, a second title just as huge and which will propel the singer in the highest spheres of success and glory. In only 2 titles, he enters in a masterly way into the musical legend of the end of the 20th century. CULT !
1991 ... after an exceptional year in all respects, it will inevitably be difficult to reach an equivalent level the following year. But we are going to come close to it. The proof with this title which allows the artist to confirm his status as a phenomenon of the moment
1991 ... the year 1990 was exceptional, the year 1991 will come closer. No less than 3 mega hits this year, hard to beat !
1992 ... the years go by but are not necessarily alike. 1990 and 1991 were very grand Cru, which will not really be the case for 1992. Only one title on the clock that year and a very small hit in the end. Incredible reversal of the situation ...
1994 ... 1993 will be even worse, with only one title and which will not even be classified in addition. Back in force the following year in 1994 and especially a return of inspiration. Who says inspiration, says success. The machine starts again !
1994 ... a return of inspiration which will give him the greatest success of his entire career. He signs here a sumptuous Intimist title which adds an additional line to the legend. MA-GIC !
1994 ... a third title to end the year in style. Certainly, it will be the least prestigious hit of the 3 but hey, we will tell widely
1995 ... a career that was definitely up and down. It is clear that he has great difficulty in aligning 2 consecutive years of the same level. 3 titles released, 1 only which will know the favors of the public. A year 1995 far below its possibilities ...
1996 ... another single-title year, but this time, of quality. A title that allows him at least to stay in the race and especially to stay in the Big League...
1998 ... new air hole in 1997, it definitely becomes a mania in the years without. Back in 1998 with a title just on level. After a shattering start to the decade, the middle and the end are much more complicated to manage ...
1999 ... the last title of the decade. Another unranked title, but where did the flamboyant Seal of the beginning of the decade go ...? We will have to wait the following decade to find out ...
2001 ... the WONDER ! A mind-blowing duo that produced one of the most beautiful titles of the decade and of the end of the twentieth century period. And above all a title which will revive him in spectacular fashion in the 2000s. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
2003 ... he will still have to wait for 2003 to finally get back into the race. After a more than sluggish end of the 90s, it was thought that mass was said for him. Oh no, the proof !
2003 ... an incredible year 2003 which saw him rise again from the ashes in a spectacular fashion. He connects the mega planetary hits at a truly astounding speed. On the other hand, when you see the quality of this title, nothing surprising about it. MA-GIC, quite simply !
2004 ... the rebirth is confirmed with this new success. The singer knew how to learn from his mistakes of the previous decade and knew how to adapt perfectly to the latest trends of the moment ...
2007 ... admittedly, he will not manage to reproduce the incredible feat of 2003 but what it continues to offer largely holds up. The proof once again !
2008 ... another end of the decade which sees him gradually disappear from the radar. It becomes a habit with him. Afterwards, if it is to better come back the following decade, why not ...
2008 ... he will still obtain a significant success on this title. Certainly limited but it's always better than nothing as they say ...
2010 ... and here he is in the decade of 2010. An adventure that lasts, lasts, lasts for one of the most talented artists of his generation ...
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