Phil Collins

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Philip David Charles Collins
January 30, 1951
Chiswick, Middlesex, England

Phil Collins is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.

Collins began playing drums at birth and eventually joined the prog rock band "Genesis" in 1970. Collins moved from behind the drum kit to become the band's lead singer in 1975 when Peter Gabriel left the band. 

Who could imagine the 1980's without Phil Collins. He was everywhere. Everytime you turned on the radio or MTV, there was Phil Collins in one form or another. 
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".

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.

Collins may have been crucified by critics, and it might not have been cool and hip to like Phil Collins, but apparently 150 million can't be wrong. I know a lot of people that secretly turn it up and sing along with every word to "Sussudio". 

I am certain that everyone air drums to the break during "In the Air Tonight". Even Mike Tyson loves that song.

Happy Birthday Phil Collins!
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