Phil Collins (Genesis / Solo) (3/10)

Phil Collins was born on the 30th of January 1951, in London, England.

He had more US top 40 singles during the 1980’s than any other artist, with hits such as “In The Air Tonight”, “Against All Odds”, and “Another Day in Paradise”.

Phil started playing the drums at the age of five, and then in his late teens in 1970 joined the band Genesis as their drummer, later replacing Peter Gabriel as lead singer of the band after Gabriel left.

Collins later began his solo career at the beginning of the 1980s with albums Face Value (1981), Hello, I Must Be Going (1982), No Jacket Required (1985), and But Seriously (1989).

The album No Jacket Required (1985) was Collins’s most successful, winning him 2 Brit Awards – Best British Male, and Best British Album. It sold over 12 million copies in the US, and over a million in the UK.

Collins regrouped with Genesis in 1985 to record the album Invisible Touch which became Genesis’s biggest-selling album, with its title track reaching number one in the US, and the album itself earning Genesis a Grammy Award.

During his career, Phil Collins received 8 Grammy Awards, 6 Brit Awards, 6 Ivor Novello awards, an Academy Award, 2 Golden Globes, an MTV Video award and many more awards and nominations making him truly one of the most successful male artists of all time.

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