Rod Stewart

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Legal name: Roderick David Stewart

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Roderick David "Rod" Stewart, CBE (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of English and Scottish ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide.

He has had six consecutive number one albums in the UK, and his tally of 62 UK hit singles include 31 that reached the top 10, six of which gained the number one position. He has had 16 top ten singles in the US, with four reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2007, he received a CBE for services to music.

With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group and then with Faces, though his music career had begun in 1962 when he took up busking with a harmonica. In October 1963 he joined the Dimensions as a harmonica player and part-time vocalist, then in 1964 he joined Long John Baldry and the All Stars. Later, in August 1964, he also signed a solo contract, releasing his first solo single, "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl", in October of the same year. He maintained a solo career alongside a group career, releasing his debut solo album An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down (US: The Rod Stewart Album), in 1969. His early albums were a fusion of rock, folk music, soul music and R&B. His aggressive blues work with The Jeff Beck Group and the Faces influenced heavy metal genres.

From the late 1970s through the 1990s, Stewart's music often took on a new wave or soft rock/middle-of-the-road quality, and in the early 2000s he released a series of successful albums interpreting the Great American Songbook.

In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked him the 17th most successful artist on the "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists". A Grammy and Brit Award recipient, he was voted at No. 33 in Q Magazine's list of the top 100 Greatest Singers of all time, and No. 59 on Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Singers of all time. As a solo artist, Stewart was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and was inducted a second time into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, as a member of the Faces.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1969 An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down Rod Stewart 3
1970 Gasoline Alley Rod Stewart 6
1971 Every Picture Tells a Story Rod Stewart 5 10
1972 Never a Dull Moment Rod Stewart 4
1974 Smiler Rod Stewart 3
1975 Atlantic Crossing Rod Stewart 7
1976 A Night on the Town Rod Stewart 6
1977 Foot Loose & Fancy Free Rod Stewart 4 5
1978 Blondes Have More Fun Rod Stewart 4
1980 Foolish Behaviour Rod Stewart 1
1981 Tonight I'm Yours Rod Stewart 1
1983 Body Wishes Rod Stewart 1
1984 Camouflage Rod Stewart 2
1986 Every Beat of My Heart Rod Stewart 2
1986 Rod Stewart Rod Stewart 2
1988 Out of Order Rod Stewart 3
1990 Baby Come Home Rod Stewart 1
1991 Vagabond Heart Rod Stewart 3
1995 A Spanner in the Works Rod Stewart 1
1998 When We Were the New Boys Rod Stewart 2
2001 Human Rod Stewart 2
2002 It Had to Be You... The Great American Songbook Rod Stewart 2
2003 As Time Goes by... The Great American Songbook, Volume II Rod Stewart 4
2004 Stardust... The Great American Songbook, Volume III Rod Stewart 3
2005 Thanks for the Memory... The Great American Songbook, Volume IV Rod Stewart 3
2006 Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time Rod Stewart 2
2008 The Mod Rod Stewart 2 1
2009 Soulbook Rod Stewart 3
2010 Fly Me to the Moon... The Great American Songbook, Volume V Rod Stewart 3
2012 Merry Christmas, Baby Rod Stewart 3 3
2013 Time Rod Stewart 2
2013 Rarities Rod Stewart 5 1
Time Rod Stewart 1
Two in One 1969+1970 (An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down / Gasoline Alley) Rod Stewart 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1970 Bring it on home Compilation Rod Stewart 1
1973 Sing It Again Rod Compilation Rod Stewart 1
1976 The Best of Rod Stewart Compilation Rod Stewart 2
1979 Greatest Hits Compilation Rod Stewart 3
1989 Storyteller Compilation Rod Stewart 3
1989 Storyteller: The Complete Anthology Compilation Rod Stewart 1
1989 The Best of Rod Stewart Compilation Rod Stewart 4
1990 Downtown Train Compilation Rod Stewart 2
1990 The Original Recordings 1965-1968 Compilation Rod Stewart 1
1992 The Mercury Anthology Compilation Rod Stewart 1
1992 The Best of Rod Stewart Compilation Rod Stewart 1
1993 Lead Vocalist Compilation Rod Stewart 1
1993 Amazing Grace Compilation Rod Stewart & The Faces 1
1995 Come Home Baby Compilation Rod Stewart 1
1995 Golden Ballads Compilation Rod Stewart 1
1995 Handbags & Gladrags Compilation Rod Stewart 1

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