Philip Bailey

Rhythm and blues, Musical Artist

1951 –

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Who is Philip Bailey?

Philip Irvin Bailey is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, songwriter, percussionist and actor, best known as one of the longtime members of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. Noted for his four-octave vocal range and distinctive falsetto register, Bailey has won seven Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire. Bailey was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for his work with the band.

Bailey has released several solo albums. Chinese Wall from 1985, which received a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male, included the global hit, "Easy Lover", a duet with Phil Collins. "Easy Lover" won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Overall Performance in a Video in 1985 and was Grammy nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals.

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Born
May 8, 1951
Denver
Also known as
  • Phillip Bailey
  • Bailey, Philip
  • Philip Irvin Bailey
  • Wind & Fire Earth
  • Earth Wind & Fire
  • Earth Wind and Fire
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • East High School
Lived in
  • Denver

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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