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.

Awards

  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1988, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Nominee
  • 1999, Grammy — Best Soundtrack Album: Winner
  • 1990, Grammy — Record of the Year: 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
  • 1988, Grammy — Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television: Winner
  • 1985, Grammy — Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Winner
  • 1987, Grammy — Best Concept Music Video: Winner
  • 1999, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Winner
  • 1989, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Winner

Relationships

  • Jill Tavelman — Ex-wife
  • Orianne Cevey — Ex-wife
  • Greville Collins — Father
  • Carole Collins — Sister
  • Lily Collins — Daughter
  • Clive Collins — Brother
  • June Collins — Mother
  • Simon Collins — Son
  • Andrea Bertorelli — Ex-wife
  • Matthew Collins — Son
  • Joely Collins — Daughter
  • Nicholas Collins — Son

Details

  • Birth Name: Philip David Charles Collins
  • Birth Place: Chiswick, London, England
  • Birthday: January 30, 1951, Aquarius
  • Profession: Musician, Songwriter, Actor
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