Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean
Release date
01 January 1970
Billy Ocean
01 January 1970 |

Billy Ocean is a British recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular British-based 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 hit, Caribbean Queen(Released in Europe as European Queen).

Billy Ocean is stil touring around the world. On the 6th of December 2007 he had a concert in Paradiso, The Netherlands. In August 2009 he visited The Netherlands and Paradiso again.

In 2002, the University of Westminster in London awarded Ocean an honorary doctorate of music