Phil Collins

Phil Collins



Philip David Charles Collins LVO (born 30 January 1951)[7][8] is an English drummer, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. He was the drummer and lead singer of the rock band Genesis and is also a solo artist. Between 1982 and 1989, Collins scored three UK and seven US number-one singles in his solo career. When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totalled, Collins had more US Top 40 singles than any other artist during the 1980s.[9] His most successful singles from the period include "In the Air Tonight", "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)", "One More Night", "Sussudio", "Two Hearts" and "Another Day in Paradise".

Born and raised in west London, Collins played drums from the age of five and completed drama school training, which secured him various roles as a child actor. He then pursued a music career, joining Genesis in 1970 as their drummer and becoming lead singer in 1975 following the departure of Peter Gabriel. Collins began a solo career in the 1980s, initially inspired by his marital breakdown and love of soul music, releasing a series of successful albums, including Face Value (1981), No Jacket Required (1985), and ...But Seriously (1989). Collins became "one of the most successful pop and adult contemporary singers of the '80s and beyond".[1] He also became known for a distinctive gated reverb drum sound on many of his recordings.[10] In 1996, Collins left Genesis to focus on solo work, but returned for their Turn It On Again Tour in 2007. Following a five-year retirement to focus on his family life,[11][12] Collins released an autobiography and began his Not Dead Yet Tour which runs from June 2017 to March 2018.

Collins's discography includes eight studio albums that have sold 33.5 million certified units in the US and an estimated 150 million worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists.[13] He is one of only two recording artists, along with Paul McCartney, who have sold over 100 million records worldwide both as solo artists and separately as principal members of a band.[14][15] He has won seven Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards—winning Best British Male three times, two Golden Globe Awards, one Academy Award, and a Disney Legend Award.[16] He has received six Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, including the International Achievement Award. In 1999, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010, the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2012, and the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013.[17][18][19][20] Despite his commercial success and his status as a respected and influential drummer, music critics are divided in their opinion of his work and he has publicly received both criticism and praise from other prominent music artists.



Against All Odds
"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (also titled "Against All Odds") is a song by English drummer, singer and songwriter Phil Collins.
No Jacket Required
No Jacket Required is the third solo studio album by English singer-songwriter Phil Collins.
Another Day in Paradise
"Another Day in Paradise" is a song recorded by English singer-songwriter Phil Collins.

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The Ultimate Phil Collins Playlist
  –  January 29, 2018
Now, as Phil Collins turns 67—after a comeback tour that has sparked ... Interestingly, it was overtaken a week later by former lead singer Peter Gabriel's one and only No. 1 hit, "Sledgehammer." Stu-stu-stupidio. Collins transformed a nonsense word ...
Singer Phil Collins shares a way to drum in the New Year
  –  December 21, 2017
Singer Phil Collins is letting you know when to start his classic 1981 hit "In the Air Tonight" on New Year's Eve so you can air drum to the drum break right at midnight. The Genesis frontman and solo artist tweeted Thursday: If you play 'In The Air ...
The children of Gloria Estefan and Phil Collins are making waves in Miami
  –  December 5, 2017
Famous fam: He gets his drumming chops from pop-star dad Phil Collins, natch. Why we’re watching: Nic’s band, Fifty Eight Hundred, has played the Montreux Jazz and Okeechobee Music & Arts festivals. “We take inspiration from classic rock, alternative ...
Featuring Phil Collins & ABC
  –  January 27, 2018
Two hours of handpicked classics from the past five decades featuring music from Phil Collins, ABC, Elvis Presley, Meatloaf and a lost 45 from the Bobby Fuller Four. Plus the 60’s Sequence and this week’s UK No:1’s from 1970, 80 & 90.
Tony Banks Open to Genesis Reunion After Seeing Phil Collins Show
  –  January 25, 2018
Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks is open to the idea of a reunion with colleagues Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford after recently ... but his voice sounds great, and his music still sounds fantastic and everything. So I don’t rule it out at all.
Now Phil Collins himself is telling you how to ‘start off your new year right’
  –  December 22, 2017
Phil Collins (@PhilCollinsFeed) December 21, 2017 This year saw Collins return to the road for ‘The First Farewell Tour’ – with his teenage son joining him for drum duties. “I’ve been really exposed to my father’s music my entire life ...


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