Peter Gabriel was born in 1950 and got his education from a school in England. He had been a great lead vocal for a band called Genesis which he left in 1975. Later, he concentrated in his solo carrier and got involved in so many other activities including humanitarian activities. In the musical arena, Peter Gabriel has done a number of things. He worked as a soundtrack composer, singer-songwriter, and innovator in visual arrangement of music, digital methods of recording, music videos and music distributing. He is also known as an artist who is an Apartheid activist, and this is because of his endeavors to bring many approaches of worldwide music to the consideration of the Western countries by setting up the WOMAD Festival (World of Music, Arts and Dance), his personal label (Real World label) and digital recording studios. Considering his achievements and his love for the humanitarian causes, he was upgraded with the Nobel Peace Laureates' Man of Peace Award. He has also achieved Ambassador of Conscience award in 2008 by Amnesty International.
Peter Gabriel’s involvement in the Amnesty International and humanitarian efforts is noteworthy. He set up a human rights association with Nelson Mandela and Richard Branson. He also has a world human rights advocacy group called “The Elders”.
In the area of music, his success did not come until 1986. He released an album called "So" in 1986 which gained him great prominence. This album further gained him many recognitions and awards including British Phonographic Industry Award. His recognition as a musician brought him Q Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006, BT Digital Music Awards, Music Industry Trusts' Award, Frankfurt Music Prize and many more awards. In 2007, he was given the Icon Award and made the MIDEM Personality of 2008. He again joined Genesis in 2010.
Only a few musicians can achieve glory, fame and financial success. Peter Gabriel is really an important figure who keeps his mark on a number of affairs.