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|Birth name||Leslie Sebastian Charles|
|Born||21 January 1950
|Origin||Romford, London, England|
|Genres||R&B, funk, soul|
|Instruments||Vocals, steel drums, guitar|
|Labels||GTO, Epic, Jive, Aqua Music|
Billy Ocean MBE (born Leslie Sebastian Charles; 21 January 1950) is a songwriter, recording artist and musician. He was born in Fyzabad, Trinidad to Grenadan parents. He has many hit singles. Most were put out in the 1980s. He was the most popular British-based R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s.
On 20 October 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. His title was presented by Sir Paul McCartney.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)||
|Tear Down These Walls||
|Time to Move On||
|Because I Love You||
|"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not released in that country|
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