Genesis are an English progressive rock band formed in 1967. With approximately 150 million albums sold worldwide, Genesis are one of the top 30 highest-selling recording artists of all time. Genesis has won the Grammy Award, and its members have included Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins, both of whom achieved success as solo artists.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Genesis evolved from a 1960s-style pop band, with moody, simple guitar-driven melodies, to a progressive art rock band, with complex song structures, elaborate instrumentation, and theatrical concerts Świth twenty-three minute songs such as "Supper's Ready" and the 1974 concept album The Lamb Lies Down on BroadwayŚ to a more pop oriented sound. Genesis's change of musical direction to accessible music with melodic hooks gave them their first #1 album in the United Kingdom, Duke, and their only #1 single in the United States, "Invisible Touch".
Initially fronted by Peter Gabriel, Genesis has changed personnel several times. Collins (previously the band's drummer) became lead singer in 1975. In 1996, Collins was replaced by former Stiltskin singer Ray Wilson for the 1997 album Calling All Stations. Due to the commercial failure of the album, the band announced an indefinite hiatus. On 18 October 2006, the BBC announced that members of Genesis, including Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks, had agreed to reunite for a world tour and were exploring the possibility of recording new material.