In this edition, people in popular music-- including two Black Eyed Peas, a chanteuse known for singing the Bacharach-David oeuvre, a British soul singer and a singer who opines that you really think this blog is about you.
Taboo (1975- ), born Jaime Luis Gómez Sifuentes al estilo latino, was born in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. to Mexican American parents. He also has some Shoshone ancestry. He is a singer, actor and rapper, best known as a member of the group The Black Eyed Peas. His involvement with the Black Eyed Peas date back to 1995, when rappers William Adams (will.i.am) and Allan Pineda (apl.de.ap) reformed their group and became the Black Eyed Peas. He is known primarily for his guttural spoken reprises of the last few words of a sung lyric, as well as emphatic flourishes between vocal parts, such as "Yeah," "Uh-Huh," "Hey Hey Hey Hey," and other such memorable catch phrases. His first acting role was in the film Dirty (with Wyclef Jean), playing the part of Ramírez. He then appeared in the 2007 independent film Cosmic Radio (with Michael Madsen, Wes Studi, Daryl Hannah, Ricardo Chavira). He played the character Vega in the 2009 film Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li.
Seal (1963- ), born Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel, is a British soul/R&B singer-songwriter, to a Nigerian mother and a Brazilian father. He has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male in 1992, four Grammy Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award. He is known for his numerous international hits; the best known being "Kiss from a Rose", which appeared in the soundtrack to the 1995 film Batman Forever. He has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. He is a coach on "The Voice Australia". One of his middle names, Olusegun, means "God is victorious" in the Yoruba language. Although there have long been rumours as to the cause of the scars on his face, they are in fact the result of a type of lupus called discoid lupus erythematosus – a condition that specifically affects the skin above the neck. Since his appearance as guest vocalist on the 1990 Adamski single "Killer", he has released eight albums, two live albums and 28 singles. His additional hit songs include "Crazy", "Don't Cry", "Fly Like an Eagle" and "Waiting On You." He has four children with supermodel Heidi Klum, with whom he is (at this writing) separated.