Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins LVO (born 30 January 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English singer-songwriter, drummer, keyboardist and actor. Collins spent most of his early entertainment life as a young actor and model. His interest in music and drumming began at school, where he drummed with a stage school band "The Real Thing. Collins was only 19 when he was successfully auditioned for Genesis IN 1970 as drummer/backup vocalist for Genesis, taking over vocals from Peter Gabriel when he left the band in 1975.
He had US number one singles with "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (1984), "One More Night" (1985), "Sussudio" (1985), "Separate Lives" (1985), "A Groovy Kind of Love" (1988), "Two Hearts" (1989) and "Another Day in Paradise" (1989).
"Against All Odds" won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1985, and it was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Winner of the 1989 Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist.
Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Male Solo Artist in 1986.
"Another Day in Paradise" went to Number 1 on the Billboard Charts at the end of 1989 and won Collins a Grammy for Record of the Year (1990). In the process, it became the last #1 U.S. Pop hit of the 1980s. Winner of the 1990 Brit Awards for British Male Solo Artist and British Single for "Another Day in Paradise".
Lyrics | Phil Collins lyrics - Another Day In Paradise lyrics
Collins' next single, "You'll Be in My Heart", from the Disney movie Tarzan, spent 19 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart - the longest time ever up to that point - and Collins obtained an Oscar. It was his third nomination in the songwriters category, having been previously nominated in 1985 and 1989.