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BIRTHDAY: February 13, 1950
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Sledgehammer" (1986)
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BIGGEST LP: So (1986)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 6

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1980...

Peter Gabriel - "Games Without Frontiers" (Single)June
button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel topped the UK LP chart for 2 weeks with Peter Gabriel.

button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel had a minor hit with "Games Without Frontiers"
from the LP
Peter Gabriel 3: Melt
Year-End Chart Position: # 266
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1982...

November
Peter Gabriel - "Shock The Monkey" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel hit the Top 40 with "Shock The Monkey."
from the LP
Security
ARC chart run: 40 - 35 - 32 - 32 - 31 - 31 - 28 - 26 - 25 - 23 - 21 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1983...

February
Peter Gabriel - "In Your Eyes" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("Shock The Monkey").

1986...# 25 Singles Artist of the Year

1987...# 57 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel was nominated for 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Male Video Artist.

February
Peter Gabriel - Sobutton.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards for Album of the Year (So), Record of the Year and Song of the Year (songwriter) ("Sledgehammer") and was nominated for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("Sledgehammer").

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Sledgehammer" won 9 MTV Video Music Awards for Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Overall Performance, Best Concept Video, Best Direction (Stephen Johnson), Best Art Direction (Stephen Johnson, Stephen Quay & Tim Quay), Best Editing (Stephen Johnson & Colin Green), Most Experimental Video, and Best Special Effects (Stephen Johnson & Peter Lord) and was nominated for Viewer's Choice. The video for "Big Time" was also nominated for Best Concept Video and (Stephen Johnson), and Best Special Effects.

1988...

January
Peter Gabriel - "Sledgehammer" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Video ("Sledgehammer").

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Biko" was nominted for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film.

1990...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel won a Grammy Award for Best New Age Performance (Passion - Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ) and was also nominated for Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or for Television.

1992...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Long Form (P.O.V.).

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for 2 weeks with "Digging In The Dirt."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel topped the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart for a week with "Digging In The Dirt."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel hit the Top 40 with "
Digging In The Dirt."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel topped the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart for 5 weeks with "Steam."

1993...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel hit the Top 40 with "Steam."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form ("Digging In The Dirt"), and was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male (Us), Best Rock Song (songwriter), and Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("Digging In The Dirt").

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Steam" won 2 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Special Effects (Real World Productions & Colossal Pictures) and Best Editing and was nominated for Best Male Video, and the video for "Digging In The Dirt" was nominated for Video of the Year and Viewer's Choice.

October
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Rolling Stone: "The 100 Top Music Videos" included "Sledgehammer" at # 1 and "Shock The Monkey" at # 53.

1994...

February
Peter Gabriel - Us button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form ("Steam"), and was nominated for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo ("Steam").

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Kiss That Frog" won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Special Effects (Brett Leonard & Angel Studios) and was nominated for Best Editing.

1995...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("Red Rain").

1996...

February
Peter Gabriel - Secret World Live DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Long Form (Secret World Live).

1998...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Ranked # 53 on VH1: Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll (and # 32 on Rock On The Net's Poll).

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Peter came out in support of Amnesty International at a concert held in France which also included Bruce Springsteen, Tracy Chapman, Alanis Morissette, Radiohead, Shania Twain, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and Youssou N'dour. The concert was held to mark the 50th anniversary of the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

1999...

button.gif (123 bytes) MTV: 100 Greatest Videos Ever Made included "Sledgehammer" at # 4.

2001...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Albums included So at # 91.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Videos included "Sledgehammer" at # 3.

2003...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("The Barry WIlliams Show").

June
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years included "In Your Eyes" at # 34.

December
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-Timebutton.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time included So (1986) at # 187.

2004...

button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel will release the DVD collection Play on November 16th - the set will include videos that span his career.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 246 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "In Your Eyes" was certified gold.

2006..

June
Big Blue Ball compilation button.gif (123 bytes) The compilation Big Blue Ball was released with Gabriel singing on many of the tracks.
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Entertainment Weekly: 100 Best Albums of the Last 25 Years included So at # 88.

2009..

February
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Grammy Awards for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Visual Media (awarded to the songwriter) ("Down To Earth" with Thomas Newman) and Best Instrumental Arrangement ("Define Dancing" with Thomas Newman).
Peter Gabriel - 'Scratch My Back'button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Down To Earth" from the film Wall-E. Gabriel pulled out of performing at the ceremony after learning the performance would be short.

2010...

March
Peter Gabriel - 'New Blood'button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel released the covers collection Scratch My Back (Entertainment Weekly: B).

2011...

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel released
New Blood.

2012...

April
Peter Gabriel - 'New Blood Live In London'button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel released the live LP New Blood Live In London.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Gabriel released
So (25th Anniversary Immersion Box).

2014...

  • April 10: Gabriel was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

2017...

  • February 12: Gabriel was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media (awarded to the songwriter) ("The Veil").



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