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Billy Ocean is a UK based popular music performer, who had a string of rhythm and blues tinged international hits in the 1970s and 1980s. Some of Ocean's most famous tracks include "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car", "There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)" and "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going."

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Billy Ocean was born in Fyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago to Grenadian parents and moved to England with his family at the age of eight. In his teenage years, he sang regularly in London clubs and released his first single in 1972 on Spark Records as Les Charles. By 1976 he had adopted the name Billy Ocean and recorded his debut album, Billy Ocean, with the first single, "Love Really Hurts Without You", charting at #2 in the UK and #22 in the U.S. More hits followed, including as "L.O.D. (Love On Delivery)". Billy Ocean also wrote songs for other artists such as LaToya Jackson. In 1982 he hit the U.S. Rhythm and Blues Chart with "Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)".

Billy Ocean's period of greatest success began with his album Suddenly in 1984 and its main single "Caribbean Queen". The song's title and lyrics were changed for different regions, such that the song is also known as "African Queen" or "European Queen". The album's title track also became a hit. Billy Ocean's 1986 album Love Zone also sold very well. It housed the hit singles "When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going" and "There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)".

Billy Ocean's 1988 album Tear Down These Walls had another #1 single, "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car". His later albums, such as Time to Move On, L.I.F.E. and Showdown, failed to spawn hits, but his 1989 Greatest Hits collection has been a steady seller over the years. In fact, Billy Ocean's album Time to Move On, which he recorded in Chicago with R&B star R. Kelly, turned out very well as R. Kelly had been a long-time admirer of he way Billy Ocean was able to mix the more emotive soul style with a crossover pop vibe.

Billy Ocean lives in England and continues to tour and record.