Phil Collins is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor
best known both as a drummer and vocalist for English progressive rock group Genesis
and as a solo artist. Collins sang the lead vocals on several chart hits in the United
Kingdom and the United States between 1976 and 2010, either as a solo artist or with
Genesis. His singles, sometimes dealing with lost love, ranged from the drum-heavy,
dance pop, piano-driven to political statements.
His solo career, heavily influenced by his personal life, brought both himself and
Genesis commercial success. According to Atlantic Records, Collins's total worldwide
sales as a solo artist, as of 2000, were 150 million. Collins has won numerous music
awards throughout his career, including seven Grammy Awards, six Brit
Awards—winning Best British Male three times, three American Music Awards, an
Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards and a Disney Legend Award in 2002 for his
solo work. He was inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999, into the
Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a
member of Genesis in 2010.