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About Phil Collins
Phil Collins is an English musician, actor, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, was born in 1951. Most of his entertainment life is spent being a model and actor. He was interested in music at an early age of his life. He showed his musical interest by playing drums at school. He was in a school band known as "The Real Thing." he also joined in other bands like "Flaming Youth and "Freehold". "Flaming Youth." Was able to record an album but the band could not last for a long time as it disbanded. Collins later effectively auditioned for Genesis, and fortunately he was selected as the vocal of the band in 1975. But his marital life was a great problem for him and finally separated from his wife. His separation rather led him to produce a solo album entitled "Face Value." This album became popular and well-received. One of the tracks, "In the Air Tonight", was featured on Miami Vice in 1984.
His fame gave him chance appear on a number of shows and programs. After some time he released his LP, "No Jacket Required," which became one of the top in the charts. Collins had been an active entertainer as well as musician who has contributed in so many albums. He has contributed to the works of Gary Brooker, Eric Clapton and more artists. He is now a solo vocalist and he loves to be a solo artist for the rest of his life. In 2010, as a part of Genesis, he was introduced to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He is considered as one of the top selling artist as well as a respected drummer. He is one of the richest musicians today. He has a great fortune to have £115 million. He is included in The Rich List of 2011. He was one of 20 richest persons in the music industry of England. And he is the richest drummer in the world. Collins has received so many prestigious awards and recognitions which include 7 Grammy Awards, 3 American Music Awards, best British Male award, Disney Legend Award and etc. He retired from musical career in 2011 to concentrate on his family.