Peter Gabriel

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Legal name: Peter Brian Gabriel

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Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. His 1986 album, So, is his most commercially successful, selling five million copies in America, and the album's biggest hit, "Sledgehammer", won a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards. "Sledgehammer" 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. In collaboration with entrepreneur Richard Branson, Gabriel developed The Elders, which was launched by Nelson Mandela in 2007.

Gabriel has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including 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, and in 2007 he was honoured as 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 in 2006, and in 2008, TIME magazine named Gabriel one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Gabriel was also honoured with the Q magazine Lifetime Achievement award in 2006, the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007, and the Polar Music Prize in 2009.

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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Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1977 Peter Gabriel (Car) 5 15
1978 Peter Gabriel (Scratch) 14
1980 Peter Gabriel (Melt) 4.65 18
1982 Peter Gabriel (Security) 5 19
1986 So 4 19
1992 Us 4 8
2000 OVO: Millennium Show 2
2002 Up 5
2010 Scratch My Back 10
2011 New Blood 5 7
2013 Scratch My Back / And I’ll Scratch Yours 2
2013 And I’ll Scratch Yours 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1990 Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats Compilation 3 6
1992 Revisited Compilation 1
2003 Hit Compilation 5
Gold Compilation 1
Solid Gold Collection Compilation 1
The Greatest Hits 1977-1995 Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1983 Plays Live Live 6
1994 Secret World Live Live 3
2003 Growing Up U.S. Tour 2003 Live 1
2003 Growing Up Live Live 1
2004 2004-07-06: Still Growing Up: Wembley, UK Live 1
2004 2004-05-01: Ischgl, Tyrol, Austria Live 1
2004 2004-05-06: Still Growing Up Live 2004: Rotterdam, Netherlands Live 1
2005 Still Growing Up: Live & Unwrapped Live 1
2007 The Warm Up Tour: Arezzo 05-07-07 Live 1
2007 The Warm Up Tour: Volume 7 - Hyde Park, England 23-06-07 Live 1
2009 2009-03-18 Caracas, Venezuela - Latin American Tour Live 1
2009 2009-03-22 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Latin American Tour Live 1
2010 New Blood – Live in London Live 4
2012 Live Blood Live 1
2012 Back to Front 2012: 2012-09-23: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY, USA Live 1
2012 2012-09-30: Peter Gabriel Live Red Rocks Live 1
2012 Live in Athens 1987 Live 1
2013 2013-10-11: Leipzig, Germany – Back To Front (Bootleg) Live 1
2014 2014-05-02: Back To Front 2014: Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany Live 1
2014 Back To Front: Peter Gabriel – Live in London Live 1
05.06.04 Glasgow, Still Growing Up Tour 2004 (2-2) Live 1
2003-06-07: Mountain View, CA, USA Live 1
2003-06-21: Camden, NJ, USA Live 1
2003-07-06: Montréal, QC, Canada Live 1
2004-05-14: Still Growing Up: Vienna, Austria Live 1
2004-05-23: Still Growing Up: Karlsruhe, Germany Live 1
Growing Up U.S. Tour 2003: 06.14.03 West Palm Beach, FL Live 1
Lay Your Hands on Me Live 1
Live - Quebec City 30 Live 1
Summer 2003 - 07.04.03 - Toronto, ON Live 1
Summer 2003 - 07.05.03 - London, ON Live 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Rating Releases
1985 Birdy Soundtrack 4 3

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