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Peter Gabriel


Peter Gabriel





59th Annual GRAMMY Awards


Best Song Written For Visual Media

The Veil

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"Music is a spiritual doorway. ... Its power comes from the fact that it plugs directly into the soul."

  • Born Peter Brian Gabriel on Feb. 13, 1950, in Surrey, England
  • As a solo artist, Peter Gabriel earned his big breakthrough with 1986's So, which spawned the No. 1 hit "Sledgehammer."
  • Gabriel won his first career GRAMMY for 1989 for Best New Age Performance for Passion — Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ.  
  • At the 35th GRAMMYs in 1993, Gabriel performed "Steam" with acrobats from Cirque du Soleil, marking his GRAMMY stage debut. 
  • Gabriel is a founding member of Genesis. He was a member of the group from 1967–1975 and garnered a reputation for performing onstage in elaborate costumes.
  • In 1992 Gabriel co-founded Witness in response to the brutal beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers. Witness is an international organization that trains a new generation of human rights defenders by providing resources on the safe, effective and ethical use of video.  

All GRAMMY Awards and Nominations for Peter Gabriel


Best Song Written For Visual Media

The Veil