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Peter Brian Gabriel is an English musician. He first came to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock group “Genesis.” After leaving “Genesis,” Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. More recently he has focused on producing and promoting world music and pioneering digital distribution methods for music. He has also been involved in various humanitarian efforts.
On November 17, the Seventh World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome presented Gabriel with the prestigious Man of Peace award. The award was an acknowledgement of Gabriel’s extensive contribution and work on behalf of human rights and peace. Also at the end of 2006 Peter was awarded the Q Magazine Lifetime achievement award.
Gabriel’s most recent project is with the “BBC World Service’s” competition “The Next Big Thing” to find the world’s best young band. Gabriel is judging the young artists. First reported in The Times newspaper on January 21, 2007, Peter Gabriel has announced that he will release his next album in the US without the aid of a record company.