Cat Stevens

~ Person

Legal name: Steven Demetre Georgiou


Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 July 1948), commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist. He is a prominent convert to Islam. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

Stevens' albums Tea for the Tillerman (1970) and Teaser and the Firecat (1971) were both certified triple platinum in the United States by the RIAA. His 1972 album Catch Bull at Four sold half a million copies in the first two weeks of release alone and was Billboard's number-one LP record for three consecutive weeks. He also earned two ASCAP songwriting awards in consecutive years for "The First Cut Is the Deepest"; the song has been a hit single for four different artists. Some of his other hit songs are "Father and Son", "Wild World", "Peace Train", "Moonshadow", and "Morning Has Broken".

In December 1977, Stevens converted to Islam and adopted the name Yusuf Islam the following year. In 1979, he auctioned all his guitars for charity and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. He has received several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including the 2003 World Award, the 2004 Man of Peace Award, and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace. Known professionally by the single name Yusuf, in 2006 he returned to pop music with his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, titled An Other Cup. On 5 May 2009, he released the album Roadsinger.

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Year Title Rating Releases
1967 Matthew & Son 3 5
1967 New Masters 6
1970 Mona Bone Jakon 2 7
1970 Tea for the Tillerman 4.35 14
1971 Teaser and the Firecat 4 11
1972 Catch Bull at Four 3 8
1973 Foreigner 7
1974 Buddha and the Chocolate Box 3 8
1975 Numbers: A Pythagorean Theory Tale 2 5
1977 Izitso 5
1978 Back to Earth 3 3
2010 Tea for the Tillerman / Teaser and the Firecat 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1970 The World of Cat Stevens Compilation 2
1975 Greatest Hits Compilation 3 8
1981 The First Cut Is the Deepest Compilation 3 2
1984 Footsteps in the Dark: Greatest Hits Volume Two Compilation 2
1987 Classics, Volume 24 Compilation 3 2
1989 The Very Best of Cat Stevens (Island Records) Compilation 4.35 9
1992 Wild World Compilation 2
1997 Moonchild's Dream Compilation 1
1998 Early Tapes Compilation 2
1998 Morning Has Broken Compilation 3
1999 Remember: The Ultimate Collection Compilation 1
2000 The Very Best of Cat Stevens (Universal Music) Compilation 4 4
2001 On the Road to Find Out Compilation 1
2001 Sad Lisa Compilation 1
2005 Gold Compilation 1
2007 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cat Stevens Compilation 2
2007 Collected Compilation 1
2011 Icon Compilation 1
Box Set The City (disc 1) Compilation 1
Digitally Remastered Compilation 1
First Cuts Compilation 1
Greatest Hits Compilation 5 1
The Best of Cat Stevens Compilation 1
The Collection Compilation 1
The View From the Top Compilation 1
Wild World Compilation 1

Album + Soundtrack + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1972 Harold and Maude Soundtrack Compilation 4

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1974 Bitterblue Live 1
1974 Saturnight Live 3 1
2005 Majikat: Earth Tour 1976 Live 2


Year Title Rating Releases
1967 I'm Gonna Get Me a Gun 1
1970 Lady D'Arbanville 1
1972 Can't Keep It In 1
1972 Morning Has Broken (Old Gaelic Melody) 1
1974 Another Saturday Night 1

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Year Title Rating Releases
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