Cat Stevens

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See Yusuf Islam for releases after his conversion to Islam.

Annotation last modified on 2014-11-24 03:05 UTC.

Legal name: Steven Demetre Georgiou

Also performs as: Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens)

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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 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 spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard 200, and fifteen weeks at number one in the Australian ARIA Charts. 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, the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace, and two honorary doctorate degrees for services to education and humanitarian relief from universities in the United Kingdom. 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. In 2009, he released the album Roadsinger. In 2014, he released the album Tell 'Em I'm Gone, and began his first US tour since 1978.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
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 RatingReleases
1970 The World of Cat Stevens 2
1975 Greatest Hits 3 8
1981 The First Cut Is the Deepest 3 2
1984 Footsteps in the Dark: Greatest Hits Volume Two 3
1987 Classics, Volume 24 3 2
1989 The Very Best of Cat Stevens (Island Records) 4.35 9
1992 Wild World 2
1996 Three - Numbers / Izitso / Back To Earth 1
1997 Moonchild's Dream 1
1998 Early Tapes 2
1998 Morning Has Broken 3
1999 Remember: The Ultimate Collection 2
2000 The Very Best of Cat Stevens (Universal Music) 4 4
2001 On the Road to Find Out 1
2001 Sad Lisa 1
2005 Gold 5 1
2007 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cat Stevens 2
2007 Collected 1
2011 Icon 1
Box Set The City (disc 1) 1
Digitally Remastered 1
First Cuts 1
Greatest Hits 5 1
The Best of Cat Stevens 1
The Collection 1
The View From the Top 1
Wild World 1

Album + Soundtrack + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1972 Harold and Maude 4

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1974 Bitterblue 1
1974 Saturnight 3 1
2005 Majikat: Earth Tour 1976 2

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
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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