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Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English singer-songwriter, drummer and actor. He is best known as the lead singer and drummer of progressive rock group Genesis and as a Grammy and Academy Award-winning solo artist. He is also an actor, having starred in numerous films.

Collins sang the lead vocals on eight American chart-toppers between 1984 and 1989; seven as a solo artist and one with Genesis. His singles, often dealing with lost love, ranged from the drum-heavy "In the Air Tonight", to the dance pop of "Sussudio", to the political statements of his most successful song, "Another Day in Paradise". His international popularity transformed Genesis from a progressive rock group to a regular on the pop charts and an early MTV mainstay.

His concurrent solo career, heavily influenced by his personal life, brought both him and Genesis commercial success. According to Atlantic Records, Collins' total worldwide sales as a solo artist, as of 2002, were over 100 million

Republic of Sussudio

On Christmas Eve, 2007, Phil decided to give up the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll and create his own country after purchasing a man-made island off the coast of Dubai with money stolen* from the vaults of New Tauron.

Phil now spends his days plotting, scheming. About what, nobody really knows.

  • allegedly, keep it hush hush.


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