Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins, LVO (born 30January 1951) is an English singer-songwriter,drummer, pianist and actor best known as adrummer and vocalist for British progressiverock group Genesis and as a solo artist.
• Phil Collins has five children and he had threewifes.• He has been divorced three times.
• Collins sang the lead vocals on several charthits in the United Kingdom and the UnitedStates between 1978 and 1994, either as asolo artist or with Genesis. His singles, oftendealing with lost love, ranged from the drum-heavy "In the Air Tonight", dance pop of"Sussudio", piano-driven "Against All Odds",to the political statements of "Another Day inParadise".
• Collins is one of only three recording artists (along withPaul McCartney and Michael Jackson) who hasve soldover 100 million albums worldwide both as solo artistsand (separately) as principal members of a band. Whenhis work with Genesis, his work with other artists, aswell as his solo career is totalled, Collins had more top40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the 1980sthan any other artist.• Collins was estimated to have a fortune of £115 millionin the Sunday Times Rich List of 2011, making him oneof the 20 richest people in the British music industry.
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• Phil Collins has retired from the music becausehe has a lesion on the neck