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Phil Collins

Also known as

Philip David Charles Collins

Musical genres

Rock music, Progressive rock, Pop music, Pop rock, Soft rock, Jazz, Big band, Jazz fusion, Blue-eyed soul, Rock and roll, Rhythm and blues

Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins, LVO (born 30 January 1951) is an English singer-songwriter, drummer, pianist and actor best known as a drummer and vocalist for British progressive rock group Genesis and as a solo artist.
Collins sang the lead vocals on several chart hits in the United Kingdom and the United States between 1975 and 2010, either as a solo artist or with Genesis. His singles, sometimes dealing with lost love, ranged from the drum-heavy "In the Air Tonight", dance pop of "Sussudio", piano-driven "Against All Odds", to the political statements of "Another Day in Paradise".
Collins's professional music career began as a drummer, first with 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. Following Gabriel's departure in 1975, Collins became the group's lead singer.
His solo career, heavily influenced by his personal life, brought both him and Genesis commercial success. According to Atlantic Records, Collins's total

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  • Band Aid
  • Brand X
  • David Crosby & Phil Collins
  • The Phil Collins Big Band
  • Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin
  • Phil Collins & Philip Bailey
  • Frida & Phil Collins
  • Tears for Fears
  • Genesis
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  • Both Sides (1993)
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