Phil Collins (of Genesis)

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Legal name: Phillip David Charles Collins


Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was the drummer and singer of the rock band Genesis, and is also a solo artist. Between 1982 and 1989, Collins scored three UK and seven US number-one singles in his solo career. When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totalled, Collins had more US Top 40 singles than any other artist during the 1980s. His most successful singles from the period include "In the Air Tonight", "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)", "One More Night", "Sussudio", "Two Hearts" and "Another Day in Paradise".

Born and raised in west London, Collins played drums from the age of five and completed drama school training, which secured him various roles as a child actor. He then pursued a music career, joining Genesis in 1970 as their drummer and becoming lead singer in 1975 following the departure of Peter Gabriel. Collins began a solo career in the 1980s, initially inspired by his marital breakdown and love of soul music, releasing a series of successful albums, including Face Value (1981), No Jacket Required (1985), and ...But Seriously (1989). Collins became "one of the most successful pop and adult contemporary singers of the '80s and beyond". He also became known for a distinctive gated reverb drum sound on many of his recordings. In 1996, Collins left Genesis to focus on solo work; this included writing songs for Disney’s Tarzan (1999) for which he received an Oscar for Best Original Song for “You'll Be in My Heart”. He rejoined Genesis for their Turn It On Again Tour in 2007. Following a five-year retirement to focus on his family life, Collins released an autobiography and began his Not Dead Yet Tour, which runs from June 2017 until June 2019.

Collins's discography includes eight studio albums that have sold 33.5 million certified units in the US and an estimated 150 million worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists. He is one of only two recording artists, along with Paul McCartney, who have sold over 100 million records worldwide both as solo artists and separately as principal members of a band. He has won eight Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards—winning Best British Male three times—two Golden Globe Awards, one Academy Award, and a Disney Legend Award. He has received six Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, including the International Achievement Award. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999, and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010, the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2012, and the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 Face Value Phil Collins 3.75 30
1982 Hello, I Must Be Going! Phil Collins 3.5 20
1985 No Jacket Required Phil Collins 2.4 29
1989 …But Seriously Phil Collins 3.65 19
1993 Both Sides Phil Collins 4 6
1996 Dance Into the Light Phil Collins 3.5 5
2002 Testify Phil Collins 2.35 7
2010 Going Back Phil Collins 3.85 6

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Best Ballads Phil Collins 1
1998 …Hits Phil Collins 3.65 7
1998 Best Ballads Phil Collins 1
2000 Collection 2000 Phil Collins 1
2002 The Very Best Of Phil Collins 1
2003 In the Air Tonight Phil Collins 1
2004 The Platinum Collection Phil Collins 3
2004 Love Songs: A Compilation… Old and New Phil Collins 4
2012 Going Back / Testify Phil Collins 1
2016 The Singles Phil Collins 4
2017 Take a Look At Me Now … Phil Collins 1
2018 Plays Well With Others Phil Collins 2
The Very Best Of Phil Collins 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Serious Hits… Live! Phil Collins 4.5 5
1998 Live and Loose in Paris Phil Collins 2
2004 Hits Live 1990-1997 Phil Collins 1
2005 Finally… The First Farewell Tour Phil Collins 1
2012 Live at Montreux 2004 Phil Collins 2
2012 At Fukuoka Dome: Live Phil Collins 1
All Live Phil Collins 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 12″ers Phil Collins 4

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack (Tarzan 1999 film original soundtrack) Phil Collins & Mark Mancina 4 17
2003 Brother Bear: An Original Disney Records Soundtrack (2003 original soundtrack) Mark Mancina and Phil Collins 8
2003 Bjørne Brødre (Brother Bear 2003 film soundtrack, Danish version) Mark Mancina & Phil Collins 1
2006 Tarzan: The Broadway Musical Phil Collins 1
2007 Tarzan (2007 original Dutch cast) Phil Collins 1
2008 Tarzan (Die Deutsche Originalversion des Musicals in Hamburg) Phil Collins 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 In the Air Tonight Phil Collins 5 5
1981 I Missed Again Phil Collins 4 2
1981 Thunder and Lightning Phil Collins 1
1981 If Leaving Me Is Easy Phil Collins 4 1
1981 This Must Be Love Phil Collins 1
1982 Thru’ These Walls Phil Collins 4 1
1982 You Can't Hurry Love Phil Collins 3 3
1983 I Don’t Care Anymore Phil Collins 1
1983 Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away Phil Collins 3 1
1983 I Cannot Believe It’s True Phil Collins 1
1983 Why Can’t It Wait ’til Morning Phil Collins 1
1984 Easy Lover Philip Bailey & Phil Collins 4.5 3
1984 Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) Phil Collins 5 2
1985 One More Night Phil Collins 4.5 3
1985 Don't Lose My Number Phil Collins 1
1985 Don't Lose My Number / We Said Hello Goodbye Phil Collins 2
1985 Separate Lives Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin 1
1985 Sussudio Phil Collins 3 2
1985 Take Me Home Phil Collins 1
1988 Two Hearts Phil Collins 2
1989 Another Day in Paradise Phil Collins 3 2
1990 I Wish It Would Rain Down Phil Collins 2 1
1990 Do You Remember? Phil Collins 4 1
1990 Hang in Long Enough Phil Collins 2 1
1990 Something Happened on the Way to Heaven Phil Collins 3.5 1
1990 That’s Just the Way It Is Phil Collins 4 1
1993 Hero David Crosby & Phil Collins 2
1993 Both Sides of the Story Phil Collins 2 3
1994 Everyday Phil Collins 3
1994 We Wait and We Wonder Phil Collins 2
1996 Dance Into the Light Phil Collins 1
1996 It’s in Your Eyes Phil Collins 2
1997 No Matter Who Phil Collins 1
1997 Wear My Hat Phil Collins 2
1997 The Same Moon Phil Collins 1
1998 True Colors Phil Collins 3
2001 In the Air Tonite Lil’ Kim feat. Phil Collins 1
2002 Can’t Stop Loving You Phil Collins 2
2003 The Least You Can Do Phil Collins 3
2003 Home Bone Thugs‐n‐Harmony feat. Phil Collins 2
2003 Wake Up Call Phil Collins 1
2004 True Colours (2004 version) Phil Collins 1
2010 (Love Is Like a) Heatwave Phil Collins 1
2010 Going Back Phil Collins 1

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Who Said I Would Phil Collins 2
2015 … And So to F Phil Collins 1
2016 In the Air Tonight Phil Collins 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 A Groovy Kind of Love Phil Collins 2
1999 You’ll Be in My Heart Phil Collins 1
1999 Strangers Like Me Phil Collins 3
1999 Tarzan Phil Collins 3
2003 Look Through My Eyes Phil Collins 1
2004 On My Way Phil Collins 1
2014 No Way Out Phil Collins 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Live From the Board: Official Bootleg Phil Collins 2

EP + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Son of Man Phil Collins 1

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