How much is Seal worth?
|Net Worth:||$30 Million|
|Date of Birth:||February 19, 1963|
Who Is Seal
Seal, born Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, is a British singer and became a household name in R&B after the success of his his first single, “Crazy”, in 1991. He gained even bigger success oversees thanks to some musical placements in Hollywood blockbusters, such as his biggest hit “A Kiss From A Rose” reaching wider audiences in North America thanks to its use in the Joel Schumacher directed movie, Batman Forever. Since then, the romantic singer has gone on to win an abundance of awards, including four Grammy Awards, and has sold over 20 million records. The singer is also well known for being married to former Victoria’s Secret model and influencer, Heidi Klum.
English singer Seal has a net worth of $30 million dollars, as of 2020.
How Did Seal Get So Rich?
Seal’s first hint of financial success predates his solo music, as he featured on the 1990 smash hit, “Killer”, by the acid house DJ, Adamski. However, the song is now most well known for featuring Seal as a vocalist and very few people who listen to the track even know who Adamski is. The track topped the UK Singles Chart for a whole four weeks in a row, it sold 400,000 units, and went on to be certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry. The vast majority of Seal’s wealth has been accrued from fistfuls of high charting ballads, including “Prayer For The Dying” and “Newborn Friend”, as well as “Killer”, “Crazy”, and “A Kiss From A Rose”. His first solo hit “Crazy” sold over 200,000 copies in the UK, and “A Kiss From A Rose” sold an insane eight million copies, which isn’t bad for a track that Seal is reportedly embarrassed by.
There are other ventures that Seal has dived into, which has helped him grow his net worth. These ventures include his 2010 reality series with his ex-wife, Heidi Klum, called Love’s Divine, which aired on Lifetime, being the guest judge on America’s Got Talent, and featuring on the television phenomenon that has taken the world be storm, The Masked Singer.
Why Is He So Famous?
After performing in different local clubs in the 1980s, Seal traveled the world touring with different kinds of bands, finding minor success in working with the British funk band Push, in which they toured Japan. He then jumped ship found appreciation in playing blues music with a band in Thailand, and then going solo through India. Finally after soul search, Seal returned back to the UK, and started working with the famed British producer, Trevor Horn. The two worked on Seal’s debut album and spawned the hit single “Crazy”. For his first ever single, “Crazy” was a much bigger success than the singer could have ever imagined, being in the top 5 in the UK chart and even top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Seal enjoyed heaps of success and praise from critics all throughout the 1990s as he released some of the highest performing romantic ballads of the decade. Seal became most well known for the 1994 hit song “A Kiss From A Rose”, which received minor success upon release, but soon became a worldwide phenomenon and won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year after it featured on the end credits of the 1995 movie Batman Forever. The song even re-entered the charts and this time it peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Later on in his career, Seal found success and found a new generation of audiences after featuring on The Voice Australia as a vocal coach for two years in 2012 and 2013. In the first year, Seal coached Karise Eden, who went on to win the season. The following year Seal coached Harrison Craig, who again went on to win his season in 2013. Though Seal didn’t return the year after and instead worked on his own music and recorded a new album, Seal featured on the music contest show once more as a coach in 2017.
What Makes Him So Successful?
Seal came to prominence thanks to his soulful and syrupy delivery, and his introspective lyrics of loneliness, as he has dealt with anxiety and panic attacks his entire life. This has become the singer’s signature brand that has helped him reach the fame that he’s gotten over the years. But it is no secret that a huge amount of Seal’s success comes from his exposure in TV and movies, with his music being placed in huge blockbusters and popular television shows. If it wasn’t for this, Seal wouldn’t have seen much success outside of his home country of the UK.
The most famous example of Seal’s music being placed in a movie that helped the song reach commercial heights is “A Kiss From A Rose” featuring on Batman Forever. According to Seal himself, Joel Schumacher, the director of the third installment of the Batman franchise, personally asked Seal to use the balled for a love scene in the movie. Though the song wasn’t used for that scene and was instead used for the end credits, Seal claims the song’s placement at the end contributed more to the track’s popularity. Other than Batman Forever, the number one hit has also been featured on Baywatch, Clockers, Tru Calling, Cold Case, and more.
Seal has a great working relationship with Trevor Horn, who was the lead singer of the new wave pop band The Buggles, most famous for their hit “Video Killed The Radio Star”. Horn, who had become a noteworthy record producer, single handedly turned many of Seal’s tracks in to enormous hits, such as “Prayer For The Dying”, which reached number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100. The former Buggles member was the sole producer for Seal’s first three albums, which were the singer’s most successful of his career. Seal would arguably have never been nominated for any Grammy Awards if it wasn’t for Horn’s undeniable pop production prowess.
After benefiting from some noteworthy song placements in high profile movies and TV shows, Seal reportedly has an estimated net worth of $30 million. His singles have sold millions upon millions of copies and his unique romantic but lonely R&B aesthetic is something that has been imitated all throughout the 2000s. Seal has been quiet as of late, and it’s unclear if he will return to the studio after his underperforming seventh album, but it’s likely he will once again return to The Voice Australia to coach some enthusiastic fame hungry Aussies.