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Phil Collins Announces Retirement

Phil Collins
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The multiple Grammy award winner says he wants to "be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis.”

After selling an estimated 100 million albums as a solo artist, multiple Grammy award winner Phil Collins has announced that he is retiring.

In a post on his Web site titled "Breaking News," he explains his reasons "for calling it a day" in response to articles claiming why he was quitting the music business.   "Many of the articles printed over the last few months have ended up painting a picture of me that is more than a little distorted," Collins explains.   He says he is stopping music not “because of dodgy reviews or bad treatment in the press” or because he doesn’t “feel loved” by fans anymore ... I am stopping so I can be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis.”