Phil Collins

Rock Singer

Phil Collins was born in Chiswick, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom on January 30th, 1951 and is the Rock Singer. At the age of 73, Phil Collins biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, songs, and networth are available.

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Other Names / Nick Names
Philip David Charles Collins, Phil, Little Elvis
Date of Birth
January 30, 1951
Nationality
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Chiswick, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Age
73 years old
Zodiac Sign
Aquarius
Networth
$300 Million
Profession
Actor, Autobiographer, Bandleader, Composer, Drummer, Film Actor, Guitarist, Jazz Musician, Model, Pianist, Recording Artist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Television Actor, Voice Actor
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Phil Collins Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 73 years old, Phil Collins has this physical status:

Height
168cm
Weight
67kg
Hair Color
Salt and Pepper
Eye Color
Blue
Build
Slim
Measurements
Not Available
Phil Collins Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Religion
Not Available
Hobbies
Not Available
Education
Chiswick County School for Boys, Barbara Speake Stage School
Phil Collins Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Andrea Bertorelli ​(m. 1975; div. 1980)​, Jill Tavelman, ​(m. 1984; div. 1996)​, Orianne Cevey ​(m. 1999; div. 2006)
Children
5, including Joely, Simon and Lily
Dating / Affair
Oleta Adams, Andrea Bertorelli (1973-1980), Jill Tavelman (1980-1996), Lavinia Lang, Orianne Cevey (1999-2008, 2016-Present), Dana Tyler
Parents
Greville Philip Austin Collins, Winifred June Collins
Siblings
Carole (Sister) (Professional Ice Skater), Clive Collins (Older Brother) (Cartoonist, Illustrator)
Phil Collins Life

Philip David Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.

He was the drummer and later became the guitarist of the rock band Genesis, and he also performed as a solo artist.

Collins had three UK and seven US number-one singles in his solo career between 1982 and 1989.

He had more US Top 40 singles when he was with Genesis, as well as his solo career, than any other artist during the 1980s.

"In the Air Tonight" ("Take a Look at Me Now"), "Take a Look at Me Now")," "One More Night," "Sussudio," "One More Night," "Mega Hearts," and "Another Day in Paradise" are among his best singles from the time. Collins, a born and raised in west London, started drums as a child actor and completed drama school education, which gained him various roles as a child actor.

Following Peter Gabriel's departure, he embarked on a career in music, joining Genesis in 1970 as their drummer and then becoming their lead singer in 1975.

Early life

Philip David Collins was born in Putney Hospital, southwest London, on January 30, 1951. Greville Philip Austin Collins (1907–1972) was an insurance agent for London Assurance and his mother, Winifred June Collins, 1913-1912, worked as a booking agent and later as a tour agent at the Barbara Speake Stage School, an independent performing arts academy in East Acton. Collins was the youngest of three children: his sister Carole competed as a competitive ice skater and followed her mother's footsteps as a theatrical agent, and brother Clive was a well-known cartoonist. By the time Collins had reached two, the family had migrated twice; they settled at 453 Hanworth Road in Hounslow, Middlesex.

Collins was given a toy drum kit for Christmas as a child, and later, his two uncles made him a makeshift set of triangles and tambourines that fit into a suitcase. These were followed by more complete sets as Collins grew older. He exercised by following the music on television and radio. A seven-year-old Collins won a talent competition singing "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" during a family holiday at a Butlin's but the orchestra had to stop halfway through to tell them they were in the wrong key. The Beatles, as well as their drummer Ringo Starr, had a major influence on Collins. He also followed The Action, a less well-known London band whose drummer he'd copy and whose music introduced him to Motown and Stax Records. Collins was also influenced by jazz and big band drummer Buddy Rich, whose view of the hi-hat prompted him to abandon using two bass drums and instead use the hi-hat.

Collins received basic piano and piano lessons from his father's aunt about twelve years old. He investigated drum rudiments from Lloyd Ryan and Frank King, who later described this instruction as "more effective than anything else" because they're used all the time. The rudiments are always present in any sort of funk or jazz drumming. Collins never learned to read or write musical notation and created his own scheme, which he regretted in later life. "I've always believed that if I could hum it, I'd play it." That was fine enough for me, but "the mood was bad."

Collins did not attend Nelson Primary School until he was eleven years old. He was accepted into Chiswick County Grammar School, where he joined The Real Thing, a school band with Andrea Bertorelli, his future wife, and friend Lavinia Lang as backup singers. Both women will have an influence on Collins' personal life in later years. The Freehold, Collins' second band, wrote his first song, "Lying, Crying, Dying," and performed in a band called The Charge.

Personal life

Collins has divorced three times. He was married to Andrea Bertorelli, a Canadian-born woman, from 1975 to 1980. They met as 11-year-old students in a London drama class and reconnected in 1974 after Genesis appeared in Vancouver. They married in England when Collins legally adopted Bertorelli's daughter Joely (b. ), according to his. (1972) was born in 1972 and became an actor and film director. Simon Collins, the couple's son, also had a son, Simon Collins (b. Sound of Contact, 1976, a singer and drummer. Bertorelli took court action against Collins in 2016 over his assertion of their autobiography.

Collins married Jill Tavelman, an American-born girl. Lily Collins, b., is the daughter of one of the family's children. Dorothy is a female actress who rose to fame in 1989. While touring with Genesis in 1992, the couple ran into difficulties that culminated in Collins twice having an affair with Lavinia Lang, a former drama school classmate. The two were dating when they were first engaged, but the marriage ended before they married. Collins openly stated that he had fallen out of love with Tavelman and had filed for divorce, which was finalized in 1996. Collins paid Tavelman £17 million as part of the settlement.

Orianne Cevey, a Swiss national who served as his translator on his first tour in 1994, was married by Collins in 1999. She was 22. Nicholas and Matthew, their two sons, are married. They lived in Begnins, Switzerland, where Jackie Stewart's former home was located. They divorced in 2006 after a long separation. Collins's Cechington divorce was the largest settlement in a British celebrity divorce. Collins continued to live in Féchy, Switzerland, while also residing in New York City and Dersingham, Norfolk.

Collins was in a relationship with American news anchor Dana Tyler from 2007 to 2016. Cey and her two sons migrated to Miami, Florida, in 2008. "I went through a few shins of gloom; I was drinking too much." "I killed my hours of bingeying on TV and partying, and it almost killed me." In 2015, he announced that he had been teetotal for three years. Collins reunited with Cevey in January 2016, after moving to Miami Beach, Florida, to be closer to his two youngest sons in the previous year, and the two children were all together in Miami. Collins evicted Cevey in October 2020 after she secretly married another man in August. In 2021, Collins sold his Miami home for $39 million.

Clive Collins' brother Clive was a cartoonist. Phil attended his brother's investiture function at Buckingham Palace in 2012, receiving an MBE for services to art, with Phil stating, "I shared a bedroom with him when we were boys and he was always drawing." "He used to make Christmas cards and birthday cards for the family."

Collins was dubbed the second richest drummer in the country in 2012, surpassed only by Ringo Starr. Collins was predicted to make a fortune of £120 million on the Sunday Times Rich List of 2018, making him one of the top 25 richest people in the British music industry.

Collins brought a lawsuit against two former members of his band on March 29th, 2000, in an attempt to recover £500,000 in royalties that had been overpaid. Louis Satterfield, 62, and Rahmlee Davis, 51, said that their job entitled them to 0.5% of Serious Hits royalties. Live at Collins' Seriously, Live! In 1990, the world Tour debuted. They were a central part of the album, but Collins replied that royalties should only be earned from the five tracks in which they were present. The High Court in London found that the two musicians would not receive any more royal money from Phil Collins on April 19, 2000. Collins' request was reduced by a slew of dollars, and Satterfield and Davis (who brought the lawsuit forward in California) would not have to pay any of it. The judge accepted Collins' conclusion that Satterfield and Davis should have only been paid for the five tracks on which they appeared, including the hit "Sussudio."

Following a recording session in Los Angeles in 2000, Collins noticed a sudden hearing loss in his left ear. He saw three doctors, who told him that there was nothing they could do and that the chance of a complete recovery was slim. He had recovered the majority of his hearing two years after. Collins later discovered that it was caused by a viral infection and that it improved after treatment.

Collins had surgery on his upper neck in April 2009 to fix an injury that occurred while drumming on the 2007 Genesis tour. He lost his fingers and could only grip drum sticks if they were taped to his hands after the operation. Collins alluded to feelings of sadness and low self-worth in recent years, saying he had considered suicide but decided against it for the sake of his children. Collins said in 2014 that he was still unable to play the drums and that it wasn't arthritis but an undiagnosed nerve injury. He underwent spine surgery in 2015. He said he was still unable to drum with his left hand in 2016. His doctor told him that if he wanted to play the drums again, he would need to practice as long as he went step by step.

Collins' autobiography, he admitted that he had trouble with an alcohol problem since his separation and third divorce. He also said he had been sober for three years.

Collins, a type 2 diabetic, underwent surgical intervention with a hyperbaric chamber after he developed a diabetic absces on his foot that became infected in January 2017. Collins canceled two shows in June 2017 after slipping in his hotel room late at night and striking his head on a chair as he fell, resulting in stitches for a serious gash near his eye. His foot drop was responsible for the onset of his back surgery, which was triggered by his back surgery.

Collins began using a cane to assist with walking and appeared on stage when sitting in a chair in 2017.

Collins has been given several honorary degrees for his contributions to jazz and his personal interests. At Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1987, he received an honorary doctorate of fine arts. He received an honorary doctorate of music at Berklee College of Music in 1991. He was awarded an honorary doctorate of history at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, for his study and collection of Texas Revolution artefacts and papers (see related topics).

Collins has been portrayed as both a promoter of the Conservative Party and a critic of the Labour Party in the British media. This derives from a widely circulated article in The Sun titled "If Kinnock wins today will be the last person to leave Britain if Labour wins the general election," says Collins, who was one of many celebrities considering leaving Britain in the case of a Labour win.

Collins has often stated in the British media that he left the UK and migrated to Switzerland in protest against the Labour Party's victory in the 1997 general election. "Vote Labour!" Noel Gallagher, a Labour supporter, was quoted shortly before the 2005 election (when Collins was living in Switzerland), was quoted: "Vote Labour." If you don't join the Conservatives and Tories, Phil Collins is going to come back and live here. "No one of us wants it," says the narrator. However, Collins has since stated that although he did once state that if most of his money was taken in tax, he would have left Britain but not because he started a relationship with a woman who lived there, which was Labour Party policy at the time. "I don't care if he likes my music or not," Gallagher said about Gallagher: "I don't care if he likes my music or not." I'm worried if he starts advising people that I'm a wanker because of my politics. It's an opinion based on an old, misunderstood quote."

Collins was one of several wealthy figures living in tax havens who were singled out for critique in a 2008 study by the charity Christian Aid, despite his claim that he did not leave the United Kingdom for tax reasons. Collins was one of the country's "ten celebrity tax exiles" listed by the Independent, erroneously repeating that he fled the country after Labour took the 1997 general election and that if the Conservatives won in 2005, he would return. Hugh Wilson's article "Famous men and their misunderstood politics" for MSN, referring to 1997 general election, "Labour gained it in a landslide, which only shows how pop stars really wielded." Collins' narrator said in the song "Another Day in Paradise" that he had "bemoaned the suffering of the homeless, making him "an easy target" in future elections. From their 2014 album What Have We Become?, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott's "When I Get Back to Blighty" refers to Collins as "a prisoner to his tax returns."

When asked about his politics, Mark Lawson said: "My father was Conservative, but it wasn't quite the same as when he was alive." Politics never loomed in our family's household. "I believe the country's politics were very different then." In a 2016 interview with The Guardian, Collins admitted that talking about politics to The Sun was one of his biggest regrets. "I didn't vote at all," he said when asked whether he had ever voted Conservative. And that isn't something I'm proud of. I was just so busy that I barely came here."

Collins is a member of Artists Against Racism, a Canadian charity, and he has worked with them on projects, including radio PSAs. Collins ordered Donald Trump and his campaign to stop playing "In the Air Tonight" at a rally in October 2020.

Collins has long been interested in the Alamo. He has collected hundreds of artefacts relating to the Alamo's historic 1836 battle in San Antonio, Texas, who narrated a light and sound display about the Alamo, and has appeared at related functions. In addition, his love for the Battle of the Alamo inspired him to write the book "The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector's Journey," which was released in 2012. In 2013, Phil Collins and the Wild Frontier, a short film, was released, capturing Collins on a book tour in June 2012. Collins spoke at the Alamo, announcing that his entire collection was donated to the Alamo by the State of Texas on June 26, 2014. Collins was named an honorary Texan by the state legislature on March 11, 2015, in honor of his donation. Collins, like Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, and Neil Young, is a model railway enthusiast. He also has a keen interest in King & Country toy soldiers.

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Phil Collins Career

Career

Collins left school at fourteen to become a full-time student at Barbara Speake. He had an uncredited appearance in the Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night (1964), in which he appears among the screaming teenagers during the television concert sequence. Collins was cast as the Artful Dodger in two West End revivals of the musical Oliver in 1964. He was paid £15 a week and dubbed "the best part of a kid in all London" and described the position as "the best part for a child in all London." As his voice cracked during a show, he was forced to speak his lines for the remainder of the program. In Calamity the Cow (1967), a film directed by the Children's Film Foundation, Collins appeared. Collins decided not to act in order to pursue music after being disappointed with the project's director. He was supposed to appear in Chitty Bang Bang (1968) as one of the castle's stormed children, but his performance was interrupted. Collins trained for the role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (1968), but Leonard Whiting took the lead. He has travelled around the country to teach people the "crunch" dance, which has also been popular by a Smith's crisps advertisement campaign.

Collins' enthusiasm for music grew during his time as an actor. He used to frequented Wardour Street so often that eventually the bosses requested him to lay out the chairs, sweep the floors, and help with the cloakroom. Collins saw The Action and the newcomers Yes perform, which had a major influence on him. Collins landed a spot in the Cliff Charles Blues Band and toured the country after auditions for Vinegar Joe and Manfred Mann Chapter Three were turned down. This was followed by a stint in The Gladiators, a black vocal quartet's backing band, which also featured Collins' schoolmate Ronnie Caryl on guitar. Collins discovered that Yes were looking for a new drummer around this time, and he talked to frontman Jon Anderson, who accepted him for an audition the following week. Collins was late to turn up, and later wondered what his life would have been like if he had gone forward with it.

Collins and Caryl appeared with John Walker's backing band on a European tour in 1969, which also included guitarist Gordon Smith and keyboardist Brian Chatton. The quartet renamed Flaming Youth after the tour was over, and they formed Hickory, a rock band that later renamed Flaming Youth. They signed to Fontana Records and released Ark 2 (1969), a concept album by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley that tells the tale of a man's eviction from a raging Earth and its journey into space. Each member performs a lead vocal influenced by the 1969 moon landing.

Collins performed congas on George Harrison's "Art of Dying" in May 1970, but his contribution was negated. Collins questioned Harrison about the omission years later. Collins was reportedly sent by Harrison a recording allegedly containing Collins' performance; Collins was distraught to learn that the results were poor. When Collins apologised, Harrison confessed that the recording was a prank, which Collins accepted in good humor.

Genesis had signed to Charisma Records and released their second album Trespass (1970), but the rock band suffered a setback after drummer John Mayhew and guitarist Anthony Phillips' departures in July 1970. They decided to keep, and placed an advertisement in the Melody Maker for a drummer "sensitive to acoustic music" and a 12-string acoustic guitarist. Collins recognized Charisma's name, and he and Caryl went to the auditions. The group, which had been a full-time working band for less than a year, was made up of students from Charterhouse School, a private boarding academy for students: singer Peter Gabriel, keyboardist Tony Banks, and bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford. Collins and Caryl arrived early, so Collins took a dip in the pool at Gabriel's parents' house and memorised the pieces from the drummers before they were playing. "They put on 'Trespass', not edgy, with vocal harmonies, and I came away from Crosby, Stills, and Nash'. Collins became their fifth drummer on August 8, 1970. Genesis took a two-week break, during which Collins earned money as an exterior decorator. Rutherford felt Caryl was not a good match; in 1971, the band enlisted Steve Hackett, who was formerly a member of the FBI.

Collins performed drums, percussion, and in the majority sang backing vocals on Genesis albums and concerts from 1970 to 1975. Nursery Cryme, Collins' first album as a member, has the acoustic song "For Absent Friends" which features Collins as lead vocal. On their 1973 album Selling England by the Pound, he sang "More Fool Me." After Eno's contributions to two songs on the album, Collins played drums on Brian Eno's second album Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) in 1974.

Gabriel's departure from the band in August 1975 was announced openly. Genesis sought a replacement for Melody Maker and received about 400 responses. Collins, who performed backup vocals for applicants, became the band's lead vocalist during the recording of their album A Trick of the Tail. The album was a commercial and critical success, debuting at number 3 in the UK charts and 31 in the United States. Genesis "has turned the potential disaster surrounding Gabriel's departure into their first broad-based American triumph," Rolling Stone said. Collins allowed former Yes and King Crimson drummer Bill Bruford to play drums while Collins sang. Wind & Wuthering was Hackett's last Genesis album before he left the company. Collins brought in American drummer Chester Thompson, formerly of Frank Zappa and Weather Report, who became a mainstay of Genesis' and Collins' backing bands until 2010. And Then Were Three............... Those three brothers, Collins, Banks, and Rutherford decided to continue Genesis as a trio in 1977. This marked a change from progressive rock to more accessible, pop rock sound, and the band's first UK Top 10 and US Top 40 single, "Follow You Follow Me," appeared in the band's first UK Top 10 and US Top 40. Collins and his wife were able to relocate to Old Croft, a home in Shalford, Surrey, Surrey, in the spring of 1978, thanks to Genesis' high rate of commercial success by this time.

From his time as Genesis' drummer, Collins pursued various guest appearances and solo projects. On the solo debut of ex-Yes guitarist Peter Banks in 1973, he and Hackett were among the musicians on the solo debut of ex-Yes guitarist Peter Banks. Collins performed drums, vibraphone, and percussion on Hackett's first solo album, Voyage of the Acolyte; and Music for Films; and drummer Phil Spinelli of Eno's Band Another Green World, Before and After Science; and Music for Films; and drummer Phil Spinelli of the jazz fusion band Brand X's first two albums, Unorthodox Behaviour and Moroccan Roll. Collins performed on Johnny the Fox by Thin Lizzy, and sang on Anthony Phillips' debut solo album, The Geese & the Ghost.

After Genesis finished touring in December 1978, the group went on hiatus after Collins went to Vancouver, Canada, to try and save his failing marriage. The attempt was unsuccessful, causing his wife to return to England with their children who were separated from them. Collins, a family from Shalford, Surrey, who were divorced in 1981, returned to Old Croft, Surrey, where their separation was finalised. During this period, Banks and Rutherford were recording their first solo album, so Collins returned to Brand X for their album Product and its accompanying tour, appeared on John Martyn's album Grace and Danger, and began writing demos at home. Genesis revived life and touring through 1980 with their album Duke (1980). Both players performed on two tracks; Collins performed "Please Don't Ask" and "Misunderstanding" on the three tracks; Collins introduced "Please Don't Ask" and "Misunderstanding."

Collins' debut solo album Face Value was released in February 1981. He signed with Virgin Records and WEA for American distribution in order to distance himself from the Charisma brand and oversaw every step of its development; he wrote the liner notes himself and by hand. "I had a wife, two children, two dogs, and no one else," the song titles stated, but the next day, I didn't have anything. So a lot of these songs were written because I was going through these emotional transitions. Collins produced the album in collaboration with Hugh Padgham, with whom he had collaborated on Peter Gabriel's self-titled 1980 album. On the UK Albums Chart, Face Value has risen to the top of the charts. It was also a global success, debuting at number one in six other countries and number seven in the United States, where it went on to sell 5 million copies. The album's lead single, "In the Air Tonight," became a hit and reached number two in the UK charts. The song is best known for Collins' drums' gated reverb effect, a technique that Padgham invented when he was an engineer on Gabriel's album "Intruder" on which Collins played drums.

Collins performed live at an Amnesty International benefit show The Secret Policeman's Other Ball at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London in September 1981, following an invitation from recording artist Martin Lewis. Collins also performed with John Martyn this year, releasing his album Glorious Fool. Genesis introduced Abacab in September 1981. This was followed by a 1981 support tour and a two-month tour in 1982 promoting the Genesis live album Three Sides Live. Collins recorded and performed on Something's Going On, Anni-Frid Lyngstad's third solo album, and he appeared on most of the drum parts on Pictures at Eleven, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant's first solo album. Collins appeared in the one-off Genesis reunion concert Six of the Best, which took place in Buckinghamshire, which marked Gabriel's return to lead vocals and Hackett on guitar.

Hello, I Must Be Going!, Collins' second solo album, was released in November 1982. His marital difficulties continued to inspire his songs, including "I Don't Care Anymore" and "Do You Know, Do You Care?" The album debuted at number 2 in the United Kingdom and number 8 in the United States, where it has sold 3 million copies. Collins' second single, a remix of "You Can't Hurry Love" by the Supremes, became Collins' first UK number one single and climbed to the top of the charts in the United States. Collins was a fan of the album "I Must Be Going" and "I Must Be Going!" From November 1982 to February 1983, a tour of Europe and North America. Collins performed drums on Plant's second solo album, The Principle of Moments, and produced and appeared on two tracks for Adam Ant's album "Strip," "Puss 'n Boots," and the title track. Collins, Banks, and Rutherford recorded a self-titled Genesis album in May 1983 in Birmingham, England; the tour came to an end with five shows. Genesis Live – The Mama Tour – filmed and released the latter shows.

Collins wrote and performed on "Against All Odds," the main theme of the romantic film of the same name, which featured a more pop-oriented and commercially accessible sound than his previous film. It was the first single of his solo career to crack the Billboard Hot 100 chart in February 1984, peaking at number two in the United Kingdom. Collins was nominated for Male Vocal Performance at the Grammy Awards. The song received him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song, and he arranged his 1985 tour to avoid performing it at the awards ceremony. However, show producer Larry Gelbart's note despite a lack of invitation said: "Thank you for your note regarding Phil Cooper [sic]. I'm afraid the spots have already been full," Collins said, after actress and dancer Ann Reinking performed it. "Reinking did an amazing job of completely ruining a beautiful song," the Los Angeles Times said. "I'm sorry Miss Ann Reinking can't be here tonight; I guess I'm sorry; I guess I'm just going to sing my own song."

Collins contributed to the production of Chinese Wall by Earth, Wind & Fire vocalist Philip Bailey's duet, "Easy Lover," in 1984. For four weeks, the song was the most popular in the United Kingdom and peaked at number 2 in the United States. Eric Clapton's Behind the Sun also performed drums on several tracks. Collins appeared on "Do They Know It's Christmas" in November and November as a member of Band Aid in the relief of Ethiopian famine relief and played drums on its single, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" "Italian language is missing from this story."

No Jacket Required, Collins' third album, was released in 1984 and marked a turning point in his career. He departed from lyrics about his personal life and wrote more upbeat and dance-orientated songs with punch hooks and melodies, such as "Sussudio," "Take Me Home" and "Take Me Home." Sting, Peter Gabriel, and Helen Terry's voices were also on the album, as well as Helen Terry and Sting. No Jacket Required was launched in February 1985 and became a worldwide hit, gaining number one in several countries. "Sussudio" and "One More Night" dominated the US singles chart, while "Don't Lose My Number" and "Take Me Home" made the top ten. The album remains Collins' best-selling album of his career, with over 12 million in the United States and 1.9 million in the UK.

Despite being mocked for overtly commercial, Rolling Stone's David Fricke wrote: "Collin has firmly planted himself in the middle of the road for years." Next time around, he might consider putting yourself and his new followers' aspirations. "Sussudio" attracted negative attention for being too similar to Prince's "1999," a charge that Collins denied, and its hook line was named as the most widely disliked part of his career. Collins received the first two of his six British Awards, winning Best British Male and Best British Album, with No Jacket Required. In 1985, Collins was one of the most popular artists of the year. No Jacket Required received three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, three times.

Collins appeared in 85 shows between February and July 1985 on the No Jacket Required World Tour. Collins appeared at the Live Aid concerts on July 13, a continuation of Band Aid's fundraising efforts. Collins was the only performer to appear at the London concert at Wembley Stadium in Philadelphia and then the US concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia on the same day. Collins, who appeared on "Against All Odds" and playing alongside Sting, travelled to Philadelphia on a Concorde to perform his solo work, play drums for Clapton, and drum with Plant and Jimmy Page for a Led Zeppelin reunion. The new show was poorly received and was later disowned by the band. Collins had not learned his parts for the set, according to a page later. Collins said that the band "weren't very good" that a "dribbling" Page made him feel uncomfortable, and that he rather stay on the stage rather than leave the stage in order to avoid negative attention. The song "Separate Lives," a duet starring Collins and Marilyn Martin for the musical drama film White Nights, was released in November 1985 and became a US number one hit.

Collins' meteoric success as a solo artist had made him more popular than Genesis by the time 1985. Collins argued that he would not leave the band and that he feels "happier with what we're doing now" because it's closer to me" before the release of No Jacket Required. He reunited with Banks and Rutherford in October 1985 to record Genesis's thirteenth album, Invisible Touch. With 6 million copies sold in the United States and 1.2 million sold in the UK, it became the group's most popular product when first introduced in 1986. Its title track was released as a single and reached No. 1 at No. Genesis is the only Genesis track to do so in the United States. In 1987, the group received a Grammy Award (their first one) and a nomination for MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year (MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year) for "Land of Confusion," which features puppet caricatures from British comedy show Spitting Image. Several music critics compared the album and Collins' solo work, but Rolling Stone's J. D. Considine praised the album's commercial success, saying, "every tune is carefully trimmed so that each flourish delivers not an instrumental epiphany but a solid hook." "No One Is to Blame," Howard Jones' hit single that featured Collins on drums, backing vocals, and co-producing with Padgham, was released in March 1986. On Eric Clapton's 1986 album August, Collins was one of the drummers, backing vocalists, and producers.

Collins was aware that his music had gained too much fame and took a year off from writing and recording after touring with Genesis in 1987. Buster Edwards starred alongside Julie Walters in the romantic comedy drama drama drama-crime film Buster, which revolved around the Great Train Robbery from 1963 in Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, his first acting role since the late 1960s. The film's reactions were mixed and controversy surrounding its subject matter arose; Prince Charles and Princess Diana declined an invitation to the premiere after it was said of glorifying crime. Collins contributed four songs to the film's soundtrack; his ballad version of "A Groovy Kind of Love," which was released by the Mindbenders, became his only single to reach No. 1; In the United Kingdom and the United States, there is one on the list. The film also gave rise to the US Top Tension "Two Hearts," which he co-wrote with Lamont Dozier and earned the pair a Golden Globe for Best Original Song and an Oscar nomination in the same genre. Collins "played [the part of Buster] with surprising success," film critic Roger Ebert said. Collins was the star of an episode of British television series This Is Your Life in 1988.

Collins appeared on "Fiddle About" as Uncle Ernie and "Tommy's Holiday Camp" from their rock opera Tommy (1969), in August 1989.

Collins' fourth album,...but seriously in England and Los Angeles, which saw him address social and political issues in his songs, from April to October 1989. The album was released in November 1989 to worldwide commercial success, with no investment No. I've been in the United Kingdom for fifteen weeks and in the United States for three. It was the UK's best-selling album of 1990 and is one of the country's best-selling albums in history. It's Germany's second best-selling album. "Another Day in Paradise" is its lead single and stars David Crosby, who appears backing vocals. It went from No. 1 to No. 4 after its debut in October 1989. The number one single in the United States would become the country's final number one single in 1980s. Despite its popularity, the album was also heavily criticized and has been attributed to accusations of hypocrisy against Collins. Collins said, "I see the same things everywhere else sees when I drive down the street." It's a myth that if you have a lot of money, you're somehow out of touch with reality." The Grammy Award for Year of the Year was given to "Another Day in Paradise" in 1991. Other songs from...But seriously, "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven" is one of the top-five in the United States. "I Wish It Would Rain Down" and Eric Clapton on guitar.

...But seriously, was bolstered by the Seriously, Live! The World Tour, which ran between February and October 1990, included 121 dates. The tour brought Serious Hits to life. Live!, which has sold 1.2 million copies in the United Kingdom and over 4 million in the United States, is the flagship product of the United Kingdom. Collins performed "Another Day in Paradise" at the 1990 British Single of the Year in February 1990, and in September, he performed "Sussudio" at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. On the 1989 Tears for Fears single, "Woman in Chains," he played drums.

Collins reunited in 1991 with Banks and Rutherford to produce and record a new Genesis album titled We Can't Dance. It was the band's fifth straight No. 17 at No. 39. One album in the United Kingdom has risen to No. 1 in the United Kingdom and reached No. 1. In the United States, the 4th generation of the company has sold more than 4 million copies. It includes the singles "Jesus He Knows Me," "I Can't Dance," "No Son of Mine," and "Hold on My Heart." Collins appeared on their 1992 tour. Genesis received the Bestest Pop/Rock Band, Duo, or Group at the 1993 American Music Awards. Collins co-wrote, sang, and performed on David Crosby's 1993 single "Hero."

In 1992 and 1993, Collins recorded Both Sides, his fifth studio album. It was a change from his more polished and upbeat songs on recent albums to more experimental in nature, with Collins playing all of the instruments and making the album himself, because the songs "weren't being so personal, so private, I didn't want anyone else's input." The demise of his second marriage was a defining point of the collection. Both Sides won No. 11 in November 1993, the first side being released in November 1993. 1 in eight countries, including the United Kingdom and No. 6, is in need of a tane, including the United Kingdom and No. In the United States, 13 people are on the board. When compared to his previous years, the latter saw a decrease in sales, with only receiving a single platinum certificate before the year's end. "Both Sides of the Story" and "Everyday" were two of the top songs on the album. Collins appeared on both directions of the World Tour from April 1994 to May 1995. Due to his touring commitments, Collins declined to appear on Tower of Song, an album of Leonard Cohen's covers. Collins' decision to leave Genesis to concentrate on his solo career was announced on March 29.

Collins formed the Phil Collins Big Band in the months leading up to his ouster from Genesis, sitting himself on the drums. He had been planning to begin the project for some time and was inspired by drummer Neil Peart's creation of the Burning for Buddy project. The band formed together after being relocated to Switzerland, where Quincy Jones as conductor and Tony Bennett on vocals were featured. In July 1996, the group appeared at summer jazz festivals with a series of jazz interpretations of Genesis and Collins' solo work. Their first date was at the Royal Albert Hall for a Prince's Trust concert, with Queen Elizabeth II and Nelson Mandela in attendance. Collins developed his own notation on sheets in order to figure out his parts. The band went on hiatus until 1998, which led to the release of the live album A Hot Night in Paris.

Collins' sixth solo album, Dance into the Light, was released in October 1996. It reached No. 26 on the charts. In the United Kingdom and No. 4, there are 4 in the UK and No. 1 in the United States. In the United States, there are 23 of them. The music press had sluggish reception for the album, and it was less successful than his previous albums. "Ever Phil Collins must know that we all grew weary of Phil Collins," Entertainment Weekly wrote. "Dance into the Light," the album's first single, debuted at No. 8. "It's in Your Eyes" was a hit in the United Kingdom, and "It's in Your Eyes" was inspired by the Beatles. In the United States, the album was rated Gold. Collins toured the country during 1997, covering 82 dates. At the Music for Montserrat benefit concert in London, he appeared on "In the Air Tonight" and "Take Me Home" as a musician.

Collins' debut compilation album...Hits, which features a new song and a preview of Cyndi Lauper's "Babyface" Edmonds' "Reality Colors" was released in October 1998. The album was a commercial hit around the world, peaking at No. 1. By 2012, the UK ranks No. 1 on the charts and the United States sold 3.4 million copies in the United States.

Collins was hired to write and perform songs for its adventure film Tarzan (1999), which was accompanied by Mark Mancina's score. For the dubbed versions of the film's soundtrack, Collins performed his songs in French, Italian, German, and Spanish. In June 1999, his album "You'll Be in My Heart" was released in June 1999 and spent 19 weeks at No. 1 in No. The Billboard Adult Contemporary chart at number 1 is the longest time a person has been up to that point. The song received Collins an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award in 2000, both for Best Original Song. At that year's reception and the Disney-themed Super Bowl halftime show, he performed "Two Worlds" at that year's ceremony and the Disney-themed Super Bowl halftime show.

Collins was named a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in June 1999. He was partially blind in one ear as a result of a viral infection in 2000. Collins accepted an invitation to drum for the house band at the Palace concert held on the grounds of Buckingham Palace in June 2002, an event that commemorated Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. He received the Disney Legend award in 2002.

Collins released Testify, his seventh solo album, on November 11, 2002. According to Metacritic's roundup of album reviews, this album was the most reviewed album at the time of its introduction, although it has since been outsold by three more recent ones. The album's single "Can't Stop Loving You" (a Leo Sayer cover) was a number-one Adult Contemporary Hit. By the year's end, Testify had sold 140,000 copies in the United States.

Collins was hired by Disney to produce and perform on the soundtrack to its 2003 animated film Brother Bear, which also featured the song "Look Through My Eyes." In the same year, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Collins performed his First Final Farewell Tour from June 2004 to November 2005, a tribute to other well-known artists' numerous farewell tours. He appeared on Disney in 2006 on a Tarzan musical performance.

Collins reunited with Banks and Rutherford, announcing Turn It On Again: The Tour on September 7, 2006, nearly 40 years since the band first appeared in the band's first appearance. During summer 2007, the tour travelled through Europe and was hosted in twelve countries around Europe, as well as a second leg in North America. During the tour, Genesis performed at the Live Earth concert at Wembley Stadium, London. They were honoured at the Las Vegas premiere in 2007 on "Turn It On Again," "No Son of Mine," and "Los Endos." When Collins was awarded the International Achievement Award at a ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on May 22, 2008 he received his sixth Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors.

Collins would be the first artist to perform on a Motown covers album in October 2009. "I want the songs to sound exactly like the originals," he told a German newspaper, and that the album will have up to 30 songs. Chester Thompson said in January 2010 that the album had been finished and would be released some time soon. Despite a spinal injury, Collins managed to play the drums on the album, as he explained. Going Back, the resulting album, was released on September 13, 2010. It has risen to number one on the UK Albums Chart. Collins appeared at six concerts with Going Back in summer 2010. On September 18, 2010, there was also a special program called Phil Collins: One Night Only, which aired on ITV1. Collins also promoted Going Back, his first and only appearance on the BBC's music show Later... with Jools Holland, screened on September 17, 2010.

At a reception in New York City in March 2010, Collins was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis. Collins has spent 1,730 weeks in Germany, 766 weeks with Genesis albums and singles, and 964 weeks with solo debuts, with Genesis albums and singles reaching their peak in January 2011. Collins revealed on March 4th, 2011 that he was taking time off from his work, prompting widespread reports of his resignation. "He is not, has no intention of," his UK representative told the world on Monday, "has no intention of retiring." However, Collins delivered a note to his followers on his own website later that day, announcing his decision to avoid focusing on his family life. Collins' best hits collection,...Hits re-entered the US charts in July 2012, peaking at No. 76. On the Billboard 200, there are six on the Billboard 200.

Collins told German media that he was considering a return to music and that it might result in more live shows with Genesis, including: "Everything is possible." We could travel both in Australia and South America. We haven't been to the destination yet," says the author. Collins, who spoke to reporters in Miami, Florida in December 2013, at an event promoting his charity work, said he was writing music once more and that he might tour again.

Collins revealed in an interview with Inside South Florida on January 24th that he and fellow English singer Adele were writing new compositions. When Collins learned she wanted to work with him, he had no idea who Adele was when he found her. "I wasn't really aware [of her]," she said. I live in a cave." After hearing her voice, Collins decided to join her in the studio. "She] did an amazing job," he said. I absolutely adore her voice. I love some of her stuff as well." Collins, on the other hand, revealed that the project had ended in September 2014, but that it had been "a bit of a non-starter." Collins performed "In the Air Tonight" and "Land of Confusion" with young student musicians at the Miami Country Day School in May 2014. Collins' sons, who are students at the school, were asked to perform there. Collins was reported to have accepted an invitation to perform in December at a benefit concert in Miami in aid of his Little Dreams Foundation charity. He ultimately missed the performance due to sickness.

Collins signed a record with Warner Music Group in May 2015, allowing him to remaster and reissue his solo albums with previously unveiled content. He revealed in October that he was no longer retired and that he had begun plans to tour and record a new album. All eight of Collins' albums were reissued with the artwork updated to include Collins as his older brother, with the exception being Going Back, which had a new cover. Other Sides and Remixed Sides were followed by the additional digital only in 2019.

Not Dead Yet was published in October 2016 by Collins' autobiography Not Dead Yet. Collins unveiled his Not Dead Yet Tour, which began as a short European trek beginning in June 2017. The tour descended on the Royal Albert Hall for five nights, selling out in fifteen seconds, prompting Collins' appearance at the 2017 BST Hyde Park festival, his first solo performance. Nicolas, his son, appeared on the drums with his bandmates. "Unlike the body, the voice is largely unravaged by time," a Telegraph article said. It's also soulful, silky, and occasionally bruised." The tour was extended around the world in 2017 and ran until October 2019 for a total of 97 shows.

Collins, Banks, and Rutherford confirmed in March 2020 that they had reformed Genesis once more to undertake The Last Domino? Tour de France. This time, Collins' son Nic on the drums was welcomed by the band, leaving his father to handle lead vocals. Following the tour being postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it began in September 2021 and ended in London on March 26 2022. Collins said on stage, "It's the last show for Genesis."

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