- 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.
- 1985, Grammy — Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Winner
- 1988, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Nominee
- 1999, Grammy — Best Soundtrack Album: Winner
- 1987, Grammy — Best Concept Music Video: Winner
- 1988, Grammy — Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television: Winner
- 1985, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
- 1990, Grammy — Record of the Year: Winner
- 2000, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Winner
- 1989, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Winner
- 1984, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Nominee
- 1984, Grammy — Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male: Winner
- 1985, Grammy — Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male: Winner
- 1985, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
- 1999, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Winner
- Orianne Cevey — Ex-wife
- Jill Tavelman — Ex-wife
- Greville Collins — Father
- Andrea Bertorelli — Ex-wife
- Matthew Collins — Son
- Carole Collins — Sister
- Lily Collins — Daughter
- Clive Collins — Brother
- June Collins — Mother
- Joely Collins — Daughter
- Nicholas Collins — Son
- Simon Collins — Son
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- Birth Name: Philip David Charles Collins
- Birth Place: Chiswick, London, England
- Profession: Musician, Songwriter, Actor
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