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Simon Collins
Born September 14, 1976 (1976-09-14) (age 33)
Hammersmith, England, UK
Genres Pop
Electronic
Instruments Vocals, Drums, Piano
Labels Lightyears/Razor&Tie/Red (Sony-BMG)
Website http://www.simon-collins.com

Simon Collins (born September 14, 1976 in Hammersmith, England) is a Canadian musician. He is the son of English pop singer Phil Collins. He has been writing and composing his own music since he was a teenager.

In 2000, he moved from his home in Vancouver, Canada to Germany, where his debut album All of Who You Are was released. The album sold 100,000 copies there, and three singles were released: "Pride", "Money Maker" and "Shine Through".[1] The song "Pride" charted all over eastern and western Europe. Collins co-wrote the second single, "Shine Through", with Howard Jones.

In 2005 Collins released his second album, Time for Truth. For this album, the singer played a variety of instruments, including drums and keyboards, in addition to providing the majority of the vocals.[2] The album shows an awareness for the environment and personal development; Collins was quoted describing the record as one that "definitely reflects the state of the world at this point for me ecologically, politically, and spiritually as well."[2]

In 2007, he recorded a cover of the Genesis track "Keep It Dark" as a tribute to his father's band.

His U.S. debut album (and third album to date), titled U-Catastrophe, was released in August 2008 on iTunes and became available in stores the following month. Collins has followed in his father's footsteps with the first single, "Unconditional", reaching the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. The song peaked at #12 on this chart in November 2008.[3] It also reached the Canadian Hot 100 the same month.

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References

  1. ^ Simon Collins discography Discogs.com. Retrieved 5 June 2009.
  2. ^ a b Simon Collins' grand entrance On his music, his famous dad and coming out, Lori Kittelberg , Xtra west, November 23, 2005, retrieved November 7, 2008
  3. ^ Adult contemporary chart info Billboard.com. Retrieved 5 June 2009.
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