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A Bit About Phil Collins
English drummer, singer, composer, record producer, and actor Philip David Charles Collins LVO.
He has a career as a solo performer in addition to being the drummer and lead singer of the rock band Genesis.
Collins achieved three UK and seven US number-one songs as a solo performer between 1982 and 1990.
Quick Facts About Phil Collins
January 30, 1951 (age 71 years), Chiswick, London, United Kingdom
Orianne Cevey (m. 1999–2008), Jill Tavelman (m. 1984–1996), Andrea Bertorelli (m. 1975–1980)
Lily Collins, Nicholas Collins, Matthew Collins, Simon Collins, Joely Collins
Genesis, The Phil Collins Big Band, Brand X, Band Aid (1984 – 1984), Flaming Youth (1969 – 1970), Pilot
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How Much is Phil Collins Worth?
With a $300 million fortune, Phil Collins is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, and author.
- Both as a solo artist and a member of the band Genesis, he has sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
- Only three musicians in history—Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, and Paul McCartney—have sold more than 100 million records individually and together.
He has won an Oscar, two Golden Globes, and seven Grammy Awards for his work.
Inside Phil Collins Early Life
On January 30, 1951, Philip David Charles Collins was born in Chiswick, Middlesex, England (now part of the London Borough of Hounslow).
- His parents, Greville Philip Austin Collins and Winifred June Collins (née Strange) raised him and his two siblings.
- Collins received a toy drum kit when he was five years old. He cherished it, and his parents would replace it with more comprehensive sets as he matured, practiced, and improved.
He attributes much of his inspiration to the Beatles, notably Ringo Starr.
Inside Phil Collins Genesis
Collins began his career as a musician in 1970 while serving as the drummer for the band Genesis, which had previously released two albums.
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- He supported Peter Gabriel's lead vocals while he was a member of Genesis.
- On two tracks, though—”For Absent Friends” from 1971's “Nursery Cryme” album and “More Fool Me” from 1973's “Selling England by the Pound”—he did get the chance to sing lead.
Collins took over as the group's vocalist after Peter Gabriel quit. He performed on many Genesis albums, including “A Trick of the Tail” (1976), “…And Then There Were Three…” (1978), “Duke” (1980), “Abacab” (1981), “Genesis” (1983), “Invisible Touch” (1986), and “We Can't Dance,” sounding “more like Gabriel than Gabriel did” (1991).
Inside Phil Collins Career
Collins quit Genesis in March 1996 to concentrate on his solo work. He had been releasing his solo work concurrently with his work with Genesis while he was still a band member.
- “Face Value” (1981), “Hello, I must Be Going!” (1982), “No Jacket Required” (1985), “…But Seriously” (1989), and “Both Sides” are among these solo albums (1993).
- After leaving the group, he started playing drums in the Phil Collins Big Band.
- They went on tour, playing jazzy tunes, covers of Genesis songs, and Collin's original music.
- His sixth solo studio album, “Dance into the Light,” was made available in October 1996.
- It received mixed reviews and performed less commercially than any of his prior solo albums, despite peaking at No. 4 in the UK and No. 23 on the US charts.
- Disney hired Collins to pen and sing the songs for “Tarzan,” an upcoming animated picture (1999).
- The results, which featured Collins singing his songs in dubbed versions of the movie and soundtrack in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish, were well-received.
- The song “You'll Be in My Heart” mainly spent 19 weeks at the top of the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, which was a record-breaking amount of time for a single song.
- Collins also won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 2000 for “You'll Be in My Heart.”
- Collins released “Testify,” the album with the worse reviews at the time of its release, in 2002. (it has since been surpassed).
- He went back to Disney in 2003 to contribute to the score of their animated picture “Brother Bear” (2003).
Collins was a composer and songwriter, in addition to singing many songs on the soundtrack, including “Look Through My Eyes.” In 2010, he issued his eighth solo album, “Going Back.”
A Look Into Phil Collins Personal Life
Collins has gone through three marriages and three divorces. From 1975 to 1980, he was married to Andrea Bertorelli.
- They knew one other when they were 11 years old because they were in the same theater class together in London.
- Later, they reconnected at a Genesis concert in Vancouver and started dating.
- The couple's only child is Simon Collins, a former Sound of Contact drummer and vocalist.
- From 1984 to 1996, he was married to Jill Tavelman. They have a daughter, Lily Collins, an actress. Collins reportedly paid Tavelman $25 million as part of their divorce agreement.
- From 1999 to 2008, he married Orianne Cevey in his third union. Collins gave Cevey a $45 million settlement as part of their divorce. Together, they have two boys.
Then, from 2007 to 2016, he was romantically linked to American news anchor Dana Tyler. He relocated to Miami, where Cevey and their two sons lived after their breakup. He reportedly reconnected with Cevey after that.
How Wealthy is Phil Collins?
Collins already had enough money after decades of working in several fields to rank among the highest-paid artists in the world.
- Phil Collins' net worth is now estimated at $300 million by Celebrity Net Worth, even though he has not yet crossed the $1 billion milestone.
- His enormous profits come from his soloist fees and wages. He, Jackson, and McCartney are the only three musicians in history to have sold more than 100 million records individually and together.
- Although the precise amount of money he made from album sales is still unknown, it is simply one of his many sources of income.
- He has also performed at sold-out shows that broke records in the past, and his international tours have brought in millions of dollars.
- Collins may still easily earn up to $50 million every show, whether or not he can still play the drums.
He also benefited from leaving Genesis since, despite working alone, he could still sell millions of albums.