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Terence Trent D’Arby

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Terence Trent d’Arby emerged in 1987 amid a surprise of publicity. Declaring his debut record was the very best since Sgt. Pepper, his brash arrogance captured headlines through the entire U.K., ultimately winding their in the past to America — which, ironically, may be the specific contrary of how d’Arby executed his profession. Through the early ’80s, d’Arby was a soldier for america Army. While submitted in Germany, he became a member of a funk music group called Contact, which marked the start of his musical profession. After departing the Military, he transferred to London, where he documented the demonstration tape that resulted in his record agreement with CBS. D’Arby’s initial single, “IN THE EVENT THAT YOU I WANT TO Stay,” rocketed in to the U.K. TOP upon its discharge. Its accompanying record, Presenting the Hardline Based on Terence Trent d’Arby, was also an enormous success, hitting number 1 and spending more than a calendar year in the very best fifty percent of the graph. D’Arby didn’t possess a major strike within the U.S. until 1988, once the sparse funk of “Wishing Well” strike number 1. The ballad “Indication Your Name” implemented it in to the Best Five and Presenting ended up offering over two million copies. Every one of the achievement — both industrial and vital — acquired d’Arby poised as a significant work, artistically and popularly. D’Arby’s mixture of spirit, rock and roll, pop, and R&B recalled Prince in its range and sound, however his sensibility was grittier and earthier. A minimum of they were initially. By enough time of his second record, 1989’s Neither Seafood nor Flesh, his ambitions had been even more nakedly pretentious. The record transported the weighty subtitle “A Soundtrack of Like, Faith, Wish & Damage” and attacked many self-consciously essential styles, including homophobia and environmental damage. As well as the self transfer from the lyrics, the music added a number of fresh textures, from Indian drones to straight-ahead ’50s R&B. All the added baggage was an excessive amount of for his target audience and Neither Seafood nor Flesh decreased off the graphs quickly, without a lot as one strike single. It required d’Arby a complete four years to record a fresh recording. When Terence Trent d’Arby’s Symphony or Damn — an recording containing lots of the same suggestions as Neither Seafood nor Flesh, just better carried out — premiered in 1993, it received beneficial reviews, in addition to some airplay on contemporary rock r / c and MTV. It had been plenty of for d’Arby to restore some credibility, however it wasn’t plenty of to help make the recording a hit. 2 yrs later on, he released TTD’s Vibrator, which received exactly the same destiny as Symphony or Damn. Though d’Arby didn’t make his industrial return before early 2000s with Wildcard!, he continued to be active through the intervening years. He extracted himself from Sony and authorized on with Glen Ballard’s Java; an recording entitled Terence Trent d’Arby’s Soular Come back was documented but by no means released. In 1999, he fronted INXS for the group’s overall performance at the starting of Sydney’s Olympic Stadium; later on that 12 months, he could possibly be noticed on Television as Jackie Wilson within the mini-series Tremble, Rattle and Move. After acquiring the privileges to his Java recording, he proceeded to go about beginning his Sananda label and finally released Wildcard! through the web. D’Arby experienced his name legitimately transformed to Sananda Maitreya and, by the finish of 2003, Wildcard! got received official discharge generally in most territories.

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Full Name Sananda Maitreya
Profession Actor, Music Producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer
Education DeLand High School, University of Central Florida
Nationality American
Spouse Francesca Francone
Children Francesco Mingus Maitreya, Federico Elvis Maitreya
Parents Frances Darby, James Benjamin Darby
Siblings Darren Darby
Awards Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act
Music Groups INXS
Music Songs Sign Your Name, If You Let Me Stay, Dance Little Sister, Let Her Down Easy, Holding on to You, She Kissed Me, Do You Love Me Like You Say?, Delicate, Wishing Well, To Know Someone Deeply Is To Know Someone Softly, Billy Don't Fall, Who's Lovin' You, If You All Get to Heaven, Seven More Days, O Divina, Supermodel Sandwich, I'll Never Turn My Back on You, This Side Of Love, Let's Go Forward, As Yet Untitled, If You Go Before Me, Right Thing, Wrong Way, South Side Run, A Change Is Gonna Come, Designated Fool, You Will Pay Tomorrow, I Have Faith in These Desolate Times, It's All Right Ma, Mr. Casanova, Wonderful World, Letting Go, If I Fell
Albums Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby, Symphony or Damn, Neither Fish nor Flesh, The Rise of the Zugebrian Time Lords, Wildcard, Angels & Vampires – Volume I, Nigor Mortis, Vibrator, Return to Zooathalon, The Sphinx, Angels & Vampires – Volume II, Angels & Vampires, The Twilight Dawn, Dhanyawad Mere Balaji, Pranaam Sri Tirupati Balaji, Terence Trent D'Arby - Greatest Hits, Do You Love Me Like They Say: The Very Best of Terence Trent D'Arby, Original Album Classics, Collections, The Railroad Tracks EP
Nominations Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects, Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist
Movies Clubland


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#Fact
1 Resides in Milan, Italy [March 2008]
2 First cousin of Shawn Michael Howard.
3 Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for International Breakthrough Act in 1988.
4 Rock and R&B musician.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black Mirror TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Yoga Hosers 2016 "Wishing Well" / writer: "Wishing Well"
Perdona si te llamo amor 2014 performer: "Who's Loving You"
George Michael: Let Her Down Easy 2014 Video short writer: "Let Her Down Easy"
Dancing Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Up in the Air 2009/I performer: "Sign Your Name" 1987 - as Sananda Maitreya / writer: "Sign Your Name" 1987 - as Sananda Maitreya
Welcome to the 80's TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Being Erica TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Knocked Up 2007 performer: "Sign Your Name", "Wishing Well", "If You Let Me Stay" / writer: "Sign Your Name", "Wishing Well", "If You Let Me Stay" - as Sananda Maitreya
My Name Is Earl TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Adventure from Buzuluk to Abdoulino 2006 Documentary short performer: "Delicated"
Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Operación triunfo 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bring It On 2001 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story 1999 TV Movie performer: "To Be Loved"
La vida en el aire 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Fan 1996 performer: "LETTING GO" / producer: "LETTING GO" / writer: "LETTING GO"
A Próxima Vítima 1995 TV Series 1 episode
Ready to Wear 1994 performer: "Supermodel Sandwich"
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 "Right Thing, Wrong Way" / performer: "Right Thing, Wrong Way" / producer: "Right Thing, Wrong Way"
Beavis and Butt-Head TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion 1993 TV Special performer: "Dance Little Sister" / writer: "Dance Little Sister"
Peter's Friends 1992 performer: "If You Let Me Stay" / writer: "If You Let Me Stay"
Strictly Business 1991 performer: "Let the People Sing" - as Terence Trent Darby / writer: "Let the People Sing" - as Terence Trent Darby
Frankie and Johnny 1991 performer: "FRANKIE AND JOHNNY A MAN AND A WOMAN" / writer: "FRANKIE AND JOHNNY A MAN AND A WOMAN"
Children's Ward 1989 TV Series 1 episode
Derrick 1988 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dolly 1987 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1987 writer - 2 episodes, 1987

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995-2003 TV Series Musical Guest
Static Shock 2000 TV Series D.J. Rock
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story 1999 TV Movie Jackie Wilson
Clubland 1999 Toby
Heimat II: A Chronicle of a Generation 1993 TV Mini-Series
The Lenny Henry Show 1987 TV Series
Schulmädchen '84 1984 as Terence Darby

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
George Michael: Let Her Down Easy 2014 Video short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Barend en Van Dorp 2002 TV Series Himself - Performer
Top Ten 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1995 TV Series Himself
Taratata 1995 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1987-1995 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1994 TV Series Himself
Rage 1994 TV Series Himself
Viva Cabaret 1993 TV Series Himself
Motown 30: What's Goin' On! 1990 TV Special Himself
Star Test 1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa 1990 TV Movie Himself
Going Live! 1987-1990 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Rockopop 1989 TV Series
Big World Cafe 1989 TV Series Himself
Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches 1988 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1988 TV Series Himself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 1988 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The British Record Industry Awards 1988 1988 TV Special Himself
The Britannia Music Awards 1988 1988 TV Special Himself
Showtime at the Apollo 1987 TV Series Himself
Dolly 1987 TV Series Himself
Fantastico 8 1987 TV Series Himself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross 1987 TV Series Himself
Saturday Superstore 1987 TV Series Himself
The Tube 1987 TV Series Himself - Performer
Música sí 2003 TV Series Himself
Una altra cosa 2003 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michel Gondry 2: More Videos (Before and After DVD 1) 2009 Video Himself (segment "She Kissed Me")
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
X-Large 1989 TV Series documentary Himself

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