Philip David Charles " Phil " Collins RVO , born January 30, 1951 in London, is a musician , songwriter , singer and British actor . This is the singer and drummer of Genesis , English progressive rock band which enjoyed great success since its formation in the late 1960s. Originally only drummer is following the departure of Peter Gabriel in 1975 that Phil Collins is the voice of Genesis . But surrounded by the triumph of his solo career, he detaches from its position in Genesis in 1996. Copy , it continues to increase its international popularity .