Peter Gabriel

Progressive rock, Musical Artist

1950 –

Who is Peter Gabriel?

Peter Brian Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. His 1986 album, So, is his most commercially successful, and the album's biggest hit, "Sledgehammer", won a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards. The song is the most played music video in the history of the station.

More recently, Gabriel has focused on producing and promoting world music and pioneering digital distribution methods for music as well as his involvement in humanitarian efforts. Gabriel has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male in 1987, six Grammy Awards, thirteen MTV Video Music Awards, the first Pioneer Award at the BT Digital Music Awards, and in 2007 he was honoured as a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his "influence on generations of music makers". In recognition of his many years of human rights activism, he received the Man of Peace award from the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in 2006, and in 2008, TIME magazine named Gabriel one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Gabriel was also awarded the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007, and the Polar Music Prize in 2009. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010 and he is to be inducted as a solo artist in 2014.

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Born
Feb 13, 1950
Chobham
Also known as
  • Peter Brian Gabriel
Parents
  • Edith Irene Allen
  • Ralph Parton Gabriel
Spouses
  • Meabh Flynn
    (2002-06-09 - )
  • Jill Moore
    (1971-03-17 - 1987)
  • Rosanna Arquette
    (1988 - 1992)
Children
  • Melanie Gabriel
  • Anna-Marie Gabriel
  • Isaac Ralph Gabriel
  • Luc Gabriel
Nationality
  • England
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Charterhouse School
    (1963 - )
  • St. Andrew's Preparatory School
  • Cable House
Employment
  • Owner, Real World Studios
Lived in
  • Chobham
  • Bath
  • Wiltshire