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Seal emerged from England's house music scene in the early '90s to become the most popular British soul vocalist of the decade. By the mid-'90s he had created a distinctive fusion of soul, folk, pop, dance, and rock that brought him success on both sides of the Atlantic. In the mid-'80s he joined an English funk band called Push, that toured in Japan. When he was in Asia, he joined a Thailand-based blues band. After a short time with that group, he traveled throughout India on his own. Seal provided the lyrics and vocals for Adamski's "Killer," which became a number one hit in 1990. After "Killer" became a hit, Seal signed a solo record contract. He recorded his eponymous debut album with Trevor Horn, who had previously worked with ABC, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and the Buggles. The first single pulled from the album, "Crazy," became a number 15 hit in the U.K. and reached number seven in America upon its release in 1991. Seal was also a success, reaching number 24 in America and selling over three million copies around the world.
In the summer of 1994, he released his second album which was also titled Seal. Preceded by the American Top 40 hit "Prayer for the Dying," the album did well upon its release, peaking at number 20 and selling a million copies by the spring of 1995.The single, "Kiss From a Rose" was featured on the soundtrack to Batman Forever, and became a number one pop single in America. Its success sent its parent album, Seal, into multi-platinum status; two years after its original release, the album had sold over four million copies in the U.S. alone. "Prayer For The Dying" was his song about AIDS, and perhaps the album's most memorable tune. In 1998, the album Human Being followed.