Billy Ocean
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1950-01-21
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Billy Ocean

Biography

Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles; 21 January 1950) is a Trinidadian-born English recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular British R&B singer-songwriter of the early ...

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Biography

Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles; 21 January 1950) is a Trinidadian-born English recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s. After scoring his first four UK Top 20 successes, seven years passed before he accumulated a series of transatlantic successes, including three U.S. number ones. In 1985, Ocean won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his worldwide hit, "Caribbean Queen", and in 1987 was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist.

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Love Really Hurts Without You
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Love Really Hurts Without You
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Red Light Spells Danger
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Red Light Spells Danger
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Stay the Night
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Stay the Night
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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
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Caribbean Queen
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Caribbean Queen
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Are You Ready (12 Version)
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Are You Ready (12 Version)
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European Queen (No More Love on the Run)
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European Queen (No More Love on the Run)
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Upcoming Events

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O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford, UK
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Apr
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Zephyr Lounge, Coventry, UK
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Apr
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O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol, UK
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The Dome, Doncaster, UK
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Apr
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King George's Hall, Blackburn, UK

Past BBC Events

BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
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Hyde Park, London
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Sep
BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

14 September 2014
2014 Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
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Hyde Park, London
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14
Sep
2014 Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

2014 Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

14 September 2014


Billy Ocean Biography

Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles; 21 January 1950) is a Trinidadian-born English recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s. After scoring his first four UK Top 20 successes, seven years passed before he accumulated a series of transatlantic successes, including three U.S. number ones. In 1985, Ocean won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his worldwide hit, "Caribbean Queen", and in 1987 was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist.

In 2002, the University of Westminster, London, awarded Ocean an honorary doctorate of music. In 2010, Ocean was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the MOBO Awards. On 29 July 2011, Ocean became a Companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, presented to him by Sir Paul McCartney. He is a member of the Rastafari movement.

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