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Philip David Charles “Phil” Collins LVO (born 30 January 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English singer-songwriter, drummer, keyboardist and actor best known as a drummer and vocalist for English progressive rock group Genesis and as a Grammy and Academy Award-winning solo artist.

Collins sang the lead vocals on eight American chart-toppers between 1984 and 1989; seven as a solo artist and one with Genesis. His singles, often dealing with lost love, ranged from the atmospheric In the Air Tonight, to the dance pop of Sussudio, to the political statements of his most successful song, “Another Day in Paradise”. His international popularity transformed Genesis from a progressive rock group to a regular on the pop charts and an early MTV mainstay. According to britishhitsongwriters.com he is the forty-eighth most successful songwriter in U.K. singles chart history based on weeks that his compositions have spent on the chart.

Collins’ professional career began as a drummer, first with obscure rock group Flaming Youth and then more famously with Genesis. In Genesis, Collins originally supplied backing vocals for front man Peter Gabriel, singing lead on only two songs: “For Absent Friends” from 1971’s Nursery Cryme album and “More Fool Me” from Selling England by the Pound, which was released in 1973. On Gabriel’s departure in 1975, Collins became the group’s lead singer. As the decade closed, Genesis’ first international hit, “Follow You, Follow Me”, demonstrated a drastic change from the band’s early years.

His concurrent solo career, heavily influenced by his personal life, brought both him and Genesis commercial success. According to Atlantic Records, Collins’ total worldwide sales as a solo artist, as of 2002, were 150 million.

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  • LOVES-DESIRE

    Phil Collins is one of the best ever ..... "Oh think twice, it another day for you and me in Paradise ....." "Just think about it ...." "Paradise ....."

    23 Apr 12:04am Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    Another Day In Paradise ♥

    17 Apr 10:35am Reply
  • Charlie-Ethan

    I Have A Vision Wanna See?

    28 Mar 9:27am Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    In The Air Tonight ♥

    27 Mar 9:13pm Reply
  • Kanouse

    And I guess he's good at singin too.

    11 Mar 11:20pm Reply
  • jazzthieve

    "Good drummer with GENESIS and Brand X " lol, yeah I'm sure that's all he's known for and are his only accomplishments.

    5 Mar 10:42pm Reply
  • TylerSymes

    In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock.

    3 Mar 6:22am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    не имею к нему никаких претензий с точки зрения профессионализма, но мать вашу, как можно быть НАСТОЛЬКО скучным?

    27 Feb 2:53am Reply
  • music_instinct

    Good drummer with GENESIS and Brand X

    19 Feb 1:05am Reply
  • zephirlp

    Happy birthday! <33

    1 Feb 7:36pm Reply
  • jimmyremy

    Happy birthday!!!

    31 Jan 1:30am Reply
  • BitaSmietanka

    Happy birthday Phil! <3

    30 Jan 11:22am Reply
  • ntamenim

    The main man,a hero ,a living legend.I wish I can meet him one day and say say to him "You are one of the kind ,no any other human being will do what you did to music"I attended his concert in Ellis Park ,Gauteng,impressive,professional.I still have my ticket.

    25 Jan 5:58pm Reply
  • iagomelo2

    i can't stop listen you

    19 Jan 4:51am Reply
  • GROVERok

    норм..не пизди )

    18 Jan 10:25pm Reply
  • irinalisitsyna

    Говнюк.

    17 Jan 12:15pm Reply
  • onthewall2983

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTwA5k6A8zQ Great documentary on his big band period in 1996.

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • iPowers

    He kind of looks like Robin Williams in that default lol.

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • IIQshII

    in the west

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    He used to be a great drummer in Genesis..once upon a time

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
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