- Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist
|Born:||21 July 1948 Comment |
|How old is Cat Stevens in 2021? / Age: ||73 years
Cat Stevens facts
- His 1967 debut album reached the top 10 in the UK, and the album's title song "Matthew and Son" charted at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart
- His albums Tea for the Tillerman (1970) and Teaser and the Firecat (1971) were both certified triple platinum in the US by the RIAA
- His musical style consists of folk, pop, rock, and Islamic music
- His 1972 album Catch Bull at Four spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard 200, and fifteen weeks at number one in the Australian ARIA Charts
- He earned two ASCAP songwriting awards in 2005 and 2006 for "The First Cut Is the Deepest", and the song has been a hit for four different artists
- His other hit songs include "Father and Son", "Wild World", "Peace Train", "Moonshadow", and "Morning Has Broken"
- In 2007 he received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection
- In December 1977, Stevens converted to Islam, and he adopted the name Yusuf Islam the following year
- In 1979, he auctioned all his guitars for charity and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community
- He was embroiled in a long-running controversy regarding comments he made in 1989 about the death fatwa on author Salman Rushdie
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Last update: 29 March 2019
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