Peter Gabriel

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Legal name: Peter Brian Gabriel


Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career, with "Solsbury Hill" his first single. His 1986 album, So, is his most commercially successful, and is certified triple platinum in the UK and five times platinum in the U.S. The album's biggest hit, "Sledgehammer", won a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards, and it remains the most played music video in the history of MTV.

Gabriel has been a champion of world music for much of his career. He co-founded the WOMAD festival in 1982. He has continued to focus on producing and promoting world music through his Real World Records label. He has also pioneered digital distribution methods for music, co-founding OD2, one of the first online music download services. Gabriel has been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts. In 1980, he released the anti-apartheid single "Biko". He has participated in several human rights benefit concerts, including Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! tour in 1988, and co-founded the WITNESS human rights organisation in 1992. Gabriel developed The Elders with Richard Branson, which was launched by Nelson Mandela in 2007.

Gabriel has won three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male in 1987, six Grammy Awards, thirteen MTV Video Music Awards, the first Pioneer Award at the BT Digital Music Awards, the Q magazine Lifetime Achievement, the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Polar Music Prize. He was made a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his "influence on generations of music makers". In recognition of his many years of human rights activism, he received the Man of Peace award from the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, and TIME magazine named Gabriel one of the 100 most influential people in the world. AllMusic has described Gabriel as "one of rock's most ambitious, innovative musicians, as well as one of its most political". He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010, followed by his induction as a solo artist in 2014.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Peter Gabriel (Car) Peter Gabriel 5 18
1978 Peter Gabriel (Scratch) Peter Gabriel 4 16
1980 Peter Gabriel (Melt) Peter Gabriel 4.75 22
1982 Peter Gabriel (Security) Peter Gabriel 5 22
1986 So Peter Gabriel 4.3 25
1992 Us Peter Gabriel 4 11
2001 Die Nixe • The Mermaid Christa Fast und Bela B., Annie Lennox und Peter Gabriel 1
2002 Up Peter Gabriel 6
2010 Scratch My Back Peter Gabriel 4 10
2011 New Blood Peter Gabriel 5 8
2013 Scratch My Back / And I’ll Scratch Yours Peter Gabriel 2
2013 And I’ll Scratch Yours Peter Gabriel 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats Peter Gabriel 9
1992 Revisited Peter Gabriel 1
2003 Hit Peter Gabriel 5
Gold Peter Gabriel 1
Solid Gold Collection Peter Gabriel 1
The Greatest Hits 1977–1995 Peter Gabriel 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Plays Live Peter Gabriel 5 8
1994 Secret World Live Peter Gabriel 5 3
2003 Growing Up Live Peter Gabriel 2
2004 2004‐07‐06: Still Growing Up: Wembley, UK Peter Gabriel 1
2004 2004‐05‐01: Ischgl, Tyrol, Austria Peter Gabriel 1
2004 2004‐05‐06: Still Growing Up Live 2004: Rotterdam, Netherlands Peter Gabriel 1
2005 Still Growing Up: Live & Unwrapped Peter Gabriel 1
2007 The Warm Up Tour: Volume 14 – Arezzo 05‐07‐07 Peter Gabriel 1
2007 The Warm Up Tour: Volume 7 – Hyde Park, England 23‐06‐07 Peter Gabriel 1
2009 2009‐03‐18 Caracas, Venezuela – Latin American Tour Peter Gabriel 1
2009 2009‐03‐22 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Latin American Tour Peter Gabriel 1
2010 New Blood: Live in London Peter Gabriel 4
2012 Live Blood Peter Gabriel 1
2012 Back to Front 2012: 2012‐09‐23: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY, USA Peter Gabriel 1
2012 2012‐09‐30: Peter Gabriel Live Red Rocks Peter Gabriel 1
2012 Live in Athens 1987 Peter Gabriel 1
2013 2013‐10‐11: Leipzig, Germany – Back To Front (Bootleg) Peter Gabriel 1
2014 2014‐05‐02: Back to Front 2014: Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany Peter Gabriel 1
2014 Back to Front: Peter Gabriel – Live in London Peter Gabriel 1
05.06.04 Glasgow, Still Growing Up Tour 2004 (2‐2) Peter Gabriel 1
2003‐06‐07: Mountain View, CA, USA Peter Gabriel 1
2003‐06‐21: Camden, NJ, USA Peter Gabriel 1
2003‐07‐06: Montréal, QC, Canada Peter Gabriel 1
2004‐05‐14: Still Growing Up, Vienna, Austria Peter Gabriel 1
2004‐05‐23: Still Growing Up: Karlsruhe, Germany Peter Gabriel 1
Growing Up U.S. Tour 2003: 06.14.03 West Palm Beach, FL Peter Gabriel 1
Lay Your Hands on Me Peter Gabriel 1
Live – Quebec City 30 Peter Gabriel 1
Summer 2003 – 07.04.03 – Toronto, ON Peter Gabriel 1
Summer 2003 – 07.05.03 – London, ON Peter Gabriel 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Birdy Peter Gabriel 4 6
1989 Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ Peter Gabriel 4 9

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