Philip David Charles Collins LVO (born 30 January 1951)

Philip David Charles Collins LVO is an English drummer, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. 

He is best known for his tenure as the drummer and lead singer of the rock band Genesis and for his solo career which began in 1981.

Between 1982 and 1990, Collins scored three UK and seven US number-one singles as a solo artist.

When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totalled, he had more US top 40 singles than any other artist during the 1980s.

His most successful singles from the period include "In the Air Tonight", "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)", "One More Night", and "Another Day in Paradise".

Born and brought up in west London, Collins played drums from the age of five and completed drama school training, which secured him various roles as a child actor, with his first major role, aged 13, as the Artful Dodger in the West End musical Oliver!.