Billy Ocean

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Legal name: Leslie Sebastian Charles

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Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles; 21 January 1950) is a Trinidadian-English recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s. After scoring his first four UK Top 20 successes, seven years passed before he accumulated a series of transatlantic successes, including three US number ones. His 1985 hit “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going” reached number one in the UK and number two in the US. In 1985, Ocean won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his worldwide hit "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)" and in 1987 was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist. His 1988 hit "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" reached number one in the US and number three in the UK.

In 2002, the University of Westminster, London, awarded Ocean an honorary doctorate of music. In 2010, Ocean was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the MOBO Awards. On 29 July 2011, Ocean became a Companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, presented to him by Sir Paul McCartney. He is a member of the Rastafari movement.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Wickie, Slime und Paiper, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2001 Evergreens von A - Z Various Artists 1
2001 Burning Hearts: Best Sad Songs for Your Soul Various Artists 1
2001 Back to Black Various Artists 1
2001 Just get Funky! Various Artists 1
2001 Mega Disco Funk Various Artists 1
2001 Kneipenhits: Disco Fox Various Artists 1
2001 Royal Funk Various Artists 1
2001 Romantic Rock & Love Ballads Various Artists 1
2001 Musicbox 80's Various Artists 1
2001 Top 40 Hitdossier 1985-1986 Various Artists 1
2001 Royal Funk, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2001 Capital Gold: Legends II Various Artists 1
2001 I ♥ 2 Party Various Artists 1
2001 Black Ballads Party Various Artists 1
2001 + de Hits Disco-Funk Various Artists 1
2001 100 % Disco Time Various Artists 1
2001 100 No. 1 Hits Various Artists 1
2001 A Year in Your Life: 1988, Volume Two Various Artists 1
2001 Bob Downe - Huge Hits Various Artists 1
2001 Body + Soul: Smooth Jams Various Artists 1
2001 Classic Inspirations Mateo & Matos 1
2001 Dance Classics, Volume 13 & 14 Various Artists 1
2001 Dance Classics, Volume 15 & 16 Various Artists 1
2001 De Grootste Disco Hits Aller Tijden Various Artists 1
2001 Floor Fillers: Party Classics Various Artists 1
2001 Funky Collector, Volume 10 Various Artists 5 1
2001 Good Times: Best of the 70s Various Artists 1
2001 Las Cien de la 100 Various Artists 1
2001 Les Enfants du rock Various Artists 1
2001 Media Markt Collection: The 80s, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2001 Michael Juul Sørensens 80'er favoritter Various Artists 1
2001 Soul to Soul, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2001 The Ultimate Seventies Collection Various Artists 1
2001 Totally Hits of the 80's Various Artists 1
2001 Typisch tachtig Various Artists 1
2002 Hit Me With Your 80's Box Various Artists 1
2002 Monster '80s, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Capital Gold Legends III Various Artists 1
2002 Emotions Various Artists 1
2002 School Disco.com: Summer Holiday Various Artists 1
2002 The Sound of Summer Various Artists 1
2002 Choose 80s Dance Various Artists 1
2002 Disco Fever Various Artists 1
2002 Capital Gold: Eighties Legends Various Artists 1
2002 De grootste ambiancehits aller tijden Various Artists 1
2002 BackPack 80's: Engtanzfete Various Artists 1
2002 Best of the 70's Various Artists 1
2002 Dos Décadas Dance 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Droom CD Various Artists 1
2002 Greatest Hits of the 80's Various Artists 1
2002 Greatest Hits of the 80's Various Artists 1
2002 Hard to Find 45s on CD, Volume 8: 70:'s Pop Classics Various Artists 1
2002 High School Reunion, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Hot! Hot! Hot! Various Artists 1
2002 Media Markt Collection: The 80s: Maxi‐Versionen Various Artists 1
2002 Rainbow Rave Up! Various Artists 1
2002 So in Love: 54 Original Hits for Lovers Various Artists 1
2002 Soul Explosion Various Artists 1
2002 Soul Hits of the 80’s Various Artists 1
2002 Soul Platinum Various Artists 1
2002 Summertime Party Pack Various Artists 1
2002 The Very Best of the 80's: 1984, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2002 TM Century: GoldDisc 105 Various Artists 1
2002 TM Century: GoldDisc 106 Various Artists 1
2002 TM Century: GoldDisc 125 Various Artists 1
2003 Pure 80's Love: The #1 Hits Various Artists 1
2003 Mega 80 Various Artists 2
2003 The Ultimate Smoochy Album Various Artists 1
2003 Always & Forever Various Artists 1
2003 The Very Best of Fantastic 80s! Various Artists 1
2003 Best Singles of All Time, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Now That’s What I Call Music! Decades: The Deluxe Edition Various Artists 1
2003 Grandmix: The Disco Edition 2 Ben Liebrand 1
2003 101 Love Songs Various Artists 1
2003 School Reunion: The 80's Various Artists 1
2003 The D.I.S.C.O. Album Various Artists 1
2003 I Love 2 Party 2004 Various Artists 1
2003 Absolute Love Classics 2 Various Artists 1
2003 40 Greatest Ever Love Songs, Part 1 Various Artists 1
2003 70's los años jovenes, Dias de Disco Various Artists 1
2003 Artists for the Children of India Various Artists 1
2003 Best of the 70's Various Artists 3 1
2003 Body + Soul: Wedding Songs Various Artists 1
2003 Capital Gold Seventies Legends Various Artists 1
2003 Disco Greats - Part 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Funky Dance Grooves, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Jägermeister: Rock-Hits der 70er Various Artists 1
2003 Nachtschicht, Volume 11 Various Artists 1
2003 Take 40 Australia: The Number Ones, Volume One 1984–1993 Various Artists 1
2003 The 70s Various Artists 1
2003 The 80's: 14 Greatest Hits Various Artists 1
2003 The Love Album Various Artists 1
2003 The Very Best of 1970s Various Artists 1
2004 Body + Soul: Wedding Songs Various Artists 1
2004 The Best of the 1960's 70's 80's 90's Classic's Various Artists 6
2004 Absolute Holiday Classics Various Artists 1
2004 Réveillon 2 Various Artists 1
2004 Mega Funk Various Artists 1
2004 The Encyclopedia of Music: Best of 70's, Volume 3 Various Artists 1

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