Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean is a successful international pop artist in R&B that was successful in 1970s and 1980s. In mid 1980s, he was one of the top R&B singer/songwriters in the world.

Billy Ocean Niagara Falls Concert

Billy Ocean will be performing at the Seneca Niagara Casino on October 29th, 2016.

Billy Ocean Career Highlights

He made a series of successes in the UK top charts, followed by Transatlantic success. In US he’s the owner of three billboard #1 hits:

  • When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
  • There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)
  • Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car

Billy won a Grammy award for the Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 1985. This was for his debut song, The Caribbean Queen that gain recognition from around the world. He was also nominated for the Best male Artist at the Brit Award.

The first album was the Billy Ocean that was released in 1976. The first single in the album was called ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’. The song held the second position in UK charts and at position 22 in US Billboard Hot 100.

Billy Ocean North American Hits

The international recognition came about with the release of the album ‘Suddenly’. His specific great success is the Caribbean Queen whose content was changed to fit the different regions that he featured around the world. In Africa, the song was called the African Queen while in Europe; the song was called the European Queen.

In 1986, he released another album called the Love Zone with successful singles such as the ‘When the going gets tough, the tough gets going’. The song was later used as the theme song for the movie ‘The Jewel of the Nile. This movie was an instant hit in both the US and the UK. The movie also took the track ‘Love is Forever’.

In 1993, he launched an album called ‘Time to Move’. The album was not so successful. However, he has earned so much from his Greatest hit collection of singles that he had released in 1989.

1997 saw the release of Love is Forever. The album did well in the market and hit position 7 in the UK album charts. Ocean’s music has been a mix of the emotive soul music and popular style.

Ocean work in music earned him honorary doctorate by Westminster in London. He continues to tour around the world performing in various concerts and seminars.
Ocean is married to his wife Judy and three children. He has earned his place in music and continues to inspire many around the world. Most of his earlier songs have been redone digitally over the years.

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