|Terence Trent D'Arby|
AKA Terence Trent Howard
Birthplace: New York City
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Introducing The Hardline
Military service: US Army (1980-83)
When the debut album Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby was released in 1987, the artist described it as the best record since the 1967 Beatles record Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Ultimately, D'Arby's album sold 12 million copies worldwide. Thereafter followed a few other (less successful) efforts.
In May 1998 Terence unveiled his new name "Sananda Maitreya" to the world. And where did it come from? Dreamland, evidently:
I took the name Sananda, which I will not use professionally for awhile yet, however, my friends and fellow servants reply to me as that. It was suggested that I take the name Sananda in a series of dreams. I resisted at first, which is usually our first reaction to change; but once I surrendered, however, I noticed how very familiar it felt; now, Sananda is much closer to who I really am and Terence Trent D'Arby is the vehicle through which Sananda will let his light shine. I don't know what Sananda means and I have not allowed myself to find out. I accepted it on faith, but I know it's positive and I know it's good.
Father: James Benjamin Darby (adoptive father)
Girlfriend: Paula Yates
High School: DeLand High School, DeLand, FL
University: University of Florida (dropped out)
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