Philip Bailey

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Philip Bailey (born May 8, 1951) is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, songwriter, percussionist and actor, best known as an original member, and one of the two lead singers (along with group founder Maurice White) of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. Noted for his four-octave vocal range and distinctive falsetto register, Bailey has won seven Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire. Bailey was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for his work with the band.

Bailey has released several solo albums. Chinese Wall from 1984, which received a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male, included the global hit, "Easy Lover", a duet with Phil Collins. "Easy Lover" won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Overall Performance in a Video in 1985 and was Grammy nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Continuation Philip Bailey 1
1984 Chinese Wall Philip Bailey 4
1986 Inside Out Philip Bailey 2
1991 Family Affair Philip Bailey 1
1992 Pride Of Lions Philip Bailey, Billy Childs, Roy Hargrove, Bobby Watson, Tony Williams 1
1994 Philip Bailey Philip Bailey 1
1999 Dreams Philip Bailey 1
2002 Soul on Jazz Philip Bailey 1
2010 Love Is Real Philip Bailey 1
The Wonders of His Love Philip Bailey 1
Triumph Philip Bailey 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Easy Lover Philip Bailey & Phil Collins 1
1997 Steppin' Through Time Philip Bailey 1

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