Rod Stewart is one of the best selling artists in popular music history, with more than 200 million records sold worldwide. His distinctive voice, style and hairdo had pervaded all genres of popular music, from rock & roll over the new wave to the ambitious project, the Great American Songbook. Rod Stewart is one of the few world stars enjoying the enduring success for more than five decades. He is renowned for his genre versatility and for giving a new meaning to the term "Blue Eyed Soul"; in addition, he contributed to the majority of his songs as author or co-author. All of his activities in the field of popular music were turned into conversions by his acceptance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame of music legends and by numerous awards including Grammy or ASCAP Founders for his composer activities. By his extraordinary voice, by force of his personality and by stage presentations he won the hearts of millions of fans of all ages worldwide.