- Formed Genesis while attending Charterhouse, a boarding school in England.
- Gained a reputation as a flamboyant stage performer, often donning elaborate costumes for live concerts.
- Left the band in 1975 to pursue a career as a solo artist.
- Wrote the song "Biko" about human-rights activist Stephen Biko; it was one of the first pop songs to broach the subject of apartheid.
- Released the album So in 1986 and reached the top of the charts with the singles "Sledgehammer" and "Big Time."
- Founded Real World Studios in the late '80s.
- Launched WITNESS, a humanitarian foundation that advocates the use of video and technology to document human-rights violations, in 1992.
- 2008, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Nominee
- 2008, Grammy — Best Instrumental Arrangement: Winner
- 1993, Grammy — Best Music Video - Short Form: Winner
- 1989, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
- 1989, Grammy — Best New Age Performance: Winner
- 2009, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
- 1992, Grammy — Best Music Video - Short Form: Winner
- 2003, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2002, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Original Music Score: Winner
- 2009, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Song: Nominee
- 2008, Grammy — Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Winner
- 1995, Grammy — Best Music Video - Long Form: Winner
- Ralph Parton Gabriel — Father
- Jill Moore — Ex-wife
- Anna-Marie Gabriel — Daughter
- Meabh Flynn — Wife
- Anne — Sister
- Luc Gabriel — Son
- Rosanna Arquette — Ex-significant Other
- Edith Gabriel — Mother
- Melanie Gemma Gabriel — Daughter
- Isaac Ralph Gabriel — Son
- Birth Name: Peter Brian Gabriel
- Birth Place: Woking, Surrey, England
- Profession: Musician, Songwriter, Record producer
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