Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart, born 1945, is a British singer-songwriter. Over the course of his decades-long career, the artist has reached the top of the British best-selling albums chart ten times, and has entered the top ten of the singles chart 26 times. Stewart has also enjoyed considerable success in the United States, with sixteen singles entering the top ten of the Billboard 100 chart, four of which reached number one.

On the occasion of a free concert in front of approximately three and a half million spectators, held on Copacabana beach on New Year's Eve 1994, the British singer-songwriter became the artist with the largest audience turnout in the history of rock.

Over the course of his career, Stewart won a Grammy Award in 2005, a BRIT Award in 1993, an American Music Award in 1994 and two World Music Awards in 1993 and 2001. In 2019, Billboard magazine placed him in 15th place in the ranking of the best singers of all time, while he occupies the 49th position in the similar list drawn up in 2023 by Rolling Stone.

As a solo artist, Stewart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006, and a second time into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 as a member of the Faces. Furthermore, since 2005 his name has been written on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2007 he was appointed CBE at Buckingham Palace for his merits and contribution to music, while in 2016 he was appointed Sir by Queen Elizabeth II.