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Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 July 1948), commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British , multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian and education philanthropist. He is a prominent convert to Islam.

Stevens’ albums Tea for the Tillerman (1970) and Teaser and the Firecat (1971) were both certified triple platinum in the US by the RIAA. His 1972 album Catch Bull at Four sold half a million copies in the first two weeks of release alone and was Billboard’s number-one LP for three consecutive weeks. He also earned two ASCAP songwriting awards in consecutive years for “The First Cut Is the Deepest”; the song has been a hit single for four different artists. Some of his other hit songs include, “Father and Son”, “Wild World”, “Peace Train”, “Moonshadow” and “Morning Has Broken”.

In December 1977, Stevens converted to Islam and adopted the name Yusuf Islam the following year. In 1979, he auctioned all his guitars for charity and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. He has received several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including the 2003 World Award, the 2004 Man for Peace Award, and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace.

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  • DavidSmith98

    He is a great man. I love ya Cat!

    16 Apr 4:12am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    один из череды весьма неплохих сонграйтеров начала 70-х, к слову лучшей песней у Кэта я считаю все же "Lady D Arbanville" - одну из самых нежных и красивых, приближающуюся по степени этой нежности и красоты к лучшим вещам Леонарда Коэна.

    8 Mar 3:36pm Reply
  • Saskatchewan_

    Yes of course the man is a hypocrite because he contradicted a song he wrote forty years ago. Grow up the lot of you.

    8 Mar 10:16am Reply
  • The_Amigo

    Необыкновенно! ;)

    24 Feb 10:32am Reply
  • yume_nohikari

    why do all people don't agree with his religion beliefs? everyone is free to choose their faith each. so, please don't judge any religion before you know their religion in the fact!! please be appreciate any religion! and his music still awesome!!! :))

    22 Feb 6:14pm Reply
  • Wondermoose

    I don't really agree with his religious beliefs, but I don't listen to his beliefs; I listen to the beautiful music he made

    10 Feb 3:43am Reply
  • igorgeneration

    <3

    9 Feb 11:58pm Reply
  • boscohuuuooouy

    He is big fat arsehole hypocrite. Peace train my arse. You are only free to do the right thing and not threaten innocent novelist like Salman Rushdie.

    8 Feb 6:37am Reply
  • Wiracocha

    I personally couldn't care less if he believed in the God of Thunder. I just care about the great music he has made, he's free to do/believe whatever he feels like.

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • diogodacruz

    UP http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/Cat+Stevens/+images/94410777 PNG pic.

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    hes a cat

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • JohnnyMath

    Oh baby, Its a Wild World

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • kaelvan

    Funny how I use to hate when my mom use to put him on when I was a kid. Now I love him.

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Lusildo

    Да, кстати, Гарольд и Мод - тема

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • knstanca

    Влюбилась в песню If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out после просмотра фильма Гарольд и Мод

    1 Oct 2013 Reply
  • AmateurHour85

    Too many ill-informed fools commenting on things they simply don't understand. Oh and Cat Stevens is the man.

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Lone__Wolf

    too many idiots trolling here. get a life.

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • hala_madrid_1

    nice man

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • avantish

    If you are brought up in a household that hammers religion into your head, i sincerily feel for you and hope you will find REAL enligtenment in the future, but to convert as an adult? What a weak minded man. And not only that, converting to freaking Islam and having the audacity to support the Fatwa issued against Salman Rushdi! He should just get it over with and kill himself..

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • hookbags

    @Rejoicers Only an arsehole would would make a statement like that in the first place. You cannot expect an apology to be accepted if you are calling publically for an innocent man to be murdered.

    20 Jun 2013 Reply
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