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  • At age 23, contracted lupus, which caused the scars on his face.
  • Worked as an electrical engineer and a designer of leather clothing before his music career took off. Also designed his own early look, which consisted of leather clothes and long dreadlocks.
  • Joined a funk band called Push that toured Japan in the mid-1980s.
  • In 1992, received three Brit awards for Best Album, Best Male Artist and Best Video for "Killer," a hit song he recorded with techno producer Adam "Adamski" Tinley.


  • 1995, Grammy — Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 1995, Grammy — Record of the Year: Winner
  • 2010, Grammy — Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Winner
  • 1995, Grammy — Song of the Year: Winner
  • 2007, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Francis Samuel — Father
  • Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel — Son
  • Adebisi Samuel — Mother
  • Joyce Samuel — Stepmother
  • Leni Samuel — Daughter
  • Tatjana Patitz — Ex-significant Other
  • Lou Sulola Samuel — Daughter
  • Heidi Klum — Ex-wife
  • Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel — Son


  • Birth Name: Sealhenry Olusegun Olumide Samuel
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter

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