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Terence Trent D'Arby


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Terence Trent D’Arby (born Terence Trent Howard, March 15, 1962 and known by other aliases) is an American inspired by mixing , , , and who came to fame with his album ‘Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D’Arby’, released in July 1987. That album included the hit singles “Dance Little Sister”, “Sign Your Name”, and “Wishing Well”. It has sold over 14 million copies.

The album also earned the artist a Grammy Award in March 1988 in the category of ‘Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male’. In that same year, D’Arby earned three Soul Train Award nominations for ‘Male Album of the Year’ (from releasing ‘Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D’Arby’), ‘Male Single of the Year’ (from releasing “Wishing Well”), and ‘Best New Artist’. Receiving immense critical praise for a work that became RIAA certified as mutli-platinum, fans worried that he may have peaked too early, but they found D’Arby determined to continue down his own unique musical path.

D’Arby was born in Manhattan, New York, and he 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 group The Touch, releasing an album of material called ‘Love On Time’ in 1984. That album was later re-issued in 1989 as ‘Early Works’.


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