Terence Trent D’ Arby

Terence Trent d’Arby was born in 1987 amid a tsunami of publicity. His debut album was proclaimed to be the greatest since Sgt. His debut record was the best since Sgt. During the early ’80s d’Arby served as a soldier in the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany and joined the funk band Touch. This marked the start of his musical career. He left the Army and moved to London to record the demo tape that would lead to his CBS recording contract. D’Arby’s debut single, “If you Let Me Stay,” soared to the top of the U.K. charts. The album accompanying it, Introducing Hardline According To Terence Trent d’Arby was also a huge success. It reached number one and spent over a year at the top of the charts. D’Arby did not have a hit in the U.S. before 1988 when the stripped-down funk of “Wishing Well” reached number one. It was followed by the ballad “Sign Your Name”, which reached the Top Five. Introducing sold over two million copies. All the commercial and critical success had d’Arby poised to be a major artist, artistically as well as popularly. D’Arby’s mixture of soul, rock and pop, as well as R

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