Phil Collins

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Philip David Charles Collins
  • Birth Place: Chiswick, London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/30/1951, Aquarius
  • Profession: Musician; songwriter; actor
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Phil Collins Fast Facts:
  • Appeared as an extra in the Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night (1964).
  • Became the drummer for Genesis after auditioning at the home of Peter Gabriel's parents.
  • Took over lead vocals for Genesis in 1976, following Gabriel's departure from the group.
  • Occasionally performed with fusion jazz band Brand X while remaining in Genesis.
  • Began a highly successful solo career with the album Face Value in 1981.
  • Reached the pinnacle of his solo career in 1985 with the release of No Jacket Required, which would be named Album of the Year at the Grammys.
  • Played both locations (London and Philadelphia) during the Live Aid concert on July 13, 1985, flying across the Atlantic on the Concorde.
  • Left Genesis in 1996 after 26 years in the band.
  • Phil Collins Relationships:
  • Orianne Cevey - Ex-wife
  • Greville Collins - Father
  • Andrea Bertorelli - Ex-wife
  • Matthew Collins - Son
  • Carole Collins - Sister
  • Jill Tavelman - Ex-wife
  • Joely Collins - Daughter
  • Nicholas Collins - Son
  • Simon Collins - Son
  • Lily Collins - Daughter
  • Clive Collins - Brother
  • June Collins - Mother
  • Phil Collins Awards:
  • 1988 Grammy: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television - Winner
  • 1988 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1999 Grammy: Best Soundtrack Album - Winner
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1984 Grammy: Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male - Winner
  • 1985 Grammy: Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male - Winner
  • 1985 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1985 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1984 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1999 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Winner
  • 1990 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
  • 1985 Grammy: Producer of the Year, Non-Classical - Winner
  • 1987 Grammy: Best Concept Music Video - Winner

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