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Terence Trent D'Arby


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Terence Trent D’Arby (born Terence Trent Howard, March 15, 1962) D’Arby was an American singer-songwriter who came to fame with his album “Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby”, released in July 1987, which included the singles “Wishing Well” and “Sign Your Name” and “Dance Little Sister”. The album has sold over 14 million copies.

The album also earned the artist a Grammy Award in March 1988 in the category Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male. In that same year, D’Arby earned three Soul Train Award nominations for Male Album of the Year (Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby), Male Single of the Year (Wishing Well), and Best New Artist.

D’Arby was born in Manhattan, New York and joined the army after leaving college, serving in Elvis Presley’s old regiment in Germany. He was formally discharged by the army in 1983 after going absent without leave. While in Germany, he also worked with the band The Touch , releasing an album of material called Love On Time (1984). It was later re-issued in 1989 as “Early Works.”

D’Arby’s follow-up studio album “Neither Fish Nor Flesh: A Soundtrack of Love, Faith, Hope & Destruction” (1989), sold over 2 millions copies.


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