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 1983 and 1990, 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" 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 to December 2017.

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, two Golden Globe Awards, one Academy Award, and a Disney Legend Award.[16] 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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Phil Collins confirms Peru show
  –  November 27, 2017
Lima, Nov. 27. British singer Phil Collins confirmed a future visit to Lima for a concert on March 13, within the framework of the 2018 Not Dead Yet Tour. The artist will be starting a month-long tour in the region, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile ...
Phil Collins in Newcastle - we chat to the singer ahead of his Metro Radio Arena concert
  –  November 27, 2017
* Have you been looking forward to getting out to play live again? I am looking forward to it. We did four weeks or so in the summer and we had a lot of fun and played some great shows. What is nice is that we are now going back to some of the cities that ...
Against all odds, Phil Collins carries the crowd - review
  –  November 23, 2017
Under a single spotlight, Phil Collins hangs his stick on the back of a high chair and sits down. “A word of explanation,” says one of the best-selling British musicians of all time, first as drummer and singer of Genesis, then as a solo performer.
Phil Collins rushed to hospital after suffering 'severe gash to forehead' in horror fall
  –  November 20, 2017
Phil Collins has been rushed to hospital after a "horror fall" according to reports. The legendary singer tripped over a step in his bedroom at his London hotel on Wednesday night and suffered a "severe gash to his forehead". Collins (66) was then taken to ...
Phil Collins at Manchester Arena: stage times, support act and set list
  –  November 30, 2017
For a man of advancing years, Phil Collins is finding that he has increasing cachet ... Yeah, if I consider myself a songwriter then nothing should be taboo. Disney? Absolutely.” Collins, now a wry and wily 66, has been in and out of fashion enough ...
WIN: Phil Collins tickets to see him at Sheffield's Fly DSA Arena
  –  October 24, 2017
especially jazz which he says influenced his drumming from an early age. He got his first drum kit aged three and started drumming properly when he was just five. Genesis Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Tony Banks - (C ...


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