Singer Phil Collins is turning 71 today!
The singer, drummer, record producer, and actor was born on January 30, 1951, in London, England.
Who Is Phil Collins?
Phil Collins was the drummer and singer of the rock band Genesis from 1970 to 1996. In 1981, Collins also launched a solo career which produced seven number-one hits in the United States and three in the U.K. Some of his most successful singles include “In The Air Tonight,” “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now),” “Sussudio,” and “Another Day in Paradise.”
However, Collins reached a whole new fanbase when he wrote the song “You’ll Be in My Heart” for the Disney animated film “Tarzan” in 1999. The song earned him an Oscar for Best Original Song.
Collins has produced eight studio albums. He is one of the world’s best-selling artists, selling over 150 million records worldwide. He’s won eight Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, one Academy Award, and a Disney Legend Award. He has also won six Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors, including the International Achievement Award.
In 1999, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2003, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2010, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis. He was also entered into the “Modern Drummer” Hall of Fame in 2012 and the “Classic Drummer” Hall of Fame in 2013.
In addition to being a talented musician, Collins is also an actor who has appeared in “Miami Vice” and the 1988 film “Buster.”
Lily Collins Thanks Her Father ‘For Inspiring Me And Supporting The Woman I Am Today’
On Instagram, his daughter, Lily Collins, wished her father a happy birthday!
“Happy birthday, Dad,” she began. “I may no longer fit in your arms or sit comfortably on your shoulders but you continue to hug me tightly when I need it most.”
“We may not get to spend time together that often but when we are face to face, you really do see me,” she continued. “You may not always believe it but please trust me when I say, no matter how old I get or what life may bring, I will always need you.”
“Whether I’m proudly watching you up on stage, laughing at home together playing trivial pursuit, I’m forever grateful for the moments and memories we share,” she continued. “Especially the ones I now cherish as an adult myself.”
“Thank you for inspiring me and supporting the woman I am today,” she concluded. “I love you to the moon and back again…”
The post got almost 400,000 likes in almost two hours as fans reached out to share their birthday messages as well.
“I am a big fan of your father!!! And today I am also a big fan of you!!!” one fan wrote. “So Happy Bday to your Dad!!! He should be very proud of what he has accomplished and mostly on having you as a loving daughter!!!”
“Happy birthday to your iconic amazing Dad,” another shared.
“Such great words to him,” another wrote.
“Legend,” another wrote. “He made my childhood with his Tarzan soundtrack. Happy birthday.”
“What a sweet photo!!” another shared. “Happy Birthday to your Dad!!”
“Beautifully written and happy birthday Phil!” another wrote. “You have an amazing daughter!”
Fans Wish Phil Collins A Happy Birthday!
Many fans – and his band – took to Twitter to wish Phil Collins a happy birthday as well!
Three cheers for the birthday boy, @PhilCollinsFeed! 🥳
— Genesis (@genesis_band) January 30, 2022
Happy 71st birthday to the legendary Genesis drummer, singer & songwriter Phil Collins! pic.twitter.com/2sgMicEXyL
— Prog Rock Songs (@progrocksongs) January 30, 2022
Happy birthday Phil Collins
Born January 30, 1951 pic.twitter.com/Vq5cs5KWEk
— Legends Of Classic Rock (@lofcr1) January 30, 2022
Happy Birthday to Phil Collins, who turns 71 today! pic.twitter.com/fPQflykkEH
— 80s Grooves 🎧 (@80sgrooves) January 30, 2022
Happy birthday to the one and only… Mr Phil Collins! 🎁 🎉 pic.twitter.com/NFQ6PmdSsI
— Absolute 80s (@Absolute80s) January 30, 2022
— Daily Music Station (@dailymstation) January 30, 2022
🎈 Happy Birthday to one of the best drummers and musicians ever, Phil Collins! 🎈
His best song has got to be ‘In the Air Tonight’, right? 🥁🤔 pic.twitter.com/cx2pubcWg0
— William Hill Vegas (@WillHillVegas) January 30, 2022