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Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel   (born 19 February 1963) is an English singer and songwriter.   He has sold more than 30 million records worldwide  and is known for his international hits, including " Kiss from a Rose ", which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1995 film Batman Forever . He was a coach on The Voice Australia in 2012 and 2013,  and returned to Australia to work as a coach in 2017.
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 the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award , for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, in consecutive years for " Killer " (1990) and " Crazy " (1991). 
Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel was born at Paddington General Hospital in Paddington, London ,  to a Nigerian mother, Adebisi Ogundeji, and a Brazilian father, Francis Samuel.    Seal's first and middle names are in the Yoruba language. [ citation needed ] He was raised by a foster family in Westminster, London. He received a two-year diploma in architecture and worked various jobs in the London area.