Philip Bailey, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Philip Bailey

American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, songwriter, percussionist and actor

Date of Birth: 08-May-1951

Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado, United States

Profession: actor, singer, pianist, songwriter, percussionist, jazz musician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Philip Bailey

  • Philip James Bailey (born May 8, 1951) is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, songwriter and percussionist best known as an early member, and one of the two lead singers (along with group founder Maurice White) 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 1984, which received a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male, included the international 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.In May 2008, Bailey was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music at Berklee's Commencement Ceremony where he was the commencement speaker.

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