Born April 27, 1984, Patrick Stump is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, actor and music critic, best known as the lead vocalist and composer of the critically acclaimed rock band, Fall Out Boy. Along with the 6 studio albums produced with Fall Out Boy, Patrick released a solo album, Soul Punk, during the band’s hiatus. Patrick is married to his wife of 3 years, Elisa, who just gave birth to their first child, Declan. Patrick and his band mates are currently promoting their new album, American Beauty/American Psycho, and are embarking on The Boys of Zummer tour this summer with Wiz Khalifa.
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‘’ Patrick Martin Stumph
(born April 27, 1984), known professionally as Patrick Vaughn Stump, is an
American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actor and music critic,
best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, pianist and composer of Fall Out
Boy, an American rock band from Wilmette, Illinois. Stump embarked on a solo
career as a side project from Fall Out Boy during its hiatus.
He has been credited
for being a soulful vocalist suitable for R&B, as well as one of the best
voices in pop punk, according to Billboard. With Fall Out Boy he placed singles in the top
10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 and their 2007 album Infinity on High was their
first to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with two more hitting the top spot
in 2013 and 2015. The band has toured extensively, having performed over 1,300
shows since their inception in 2001. Stump has collaborated with an extensive
list of artists and has produced albums for other artists including Cobra
Starship and Gym Class Heroes.
After Fall Out Boy’s
hiatus in late 2009, Stump released his debut solo album, Soul Punk, on October
18, 2011; on which he wrote all the songs, played all the instruments, as well
as handling production and self-funding it. It served as an outlet for the
music that he could not make with Fall Out Boy. A remix of “This
City” was released as the first single to iTunes and a music video has
been created, featuring Lupe Fiasco. He released his debut six-song EP
titledTruant Wave on February 22, 2011. His solo work is a major musical
departure from the pop punk sound of Fall Out Boy.
The influence of Michael
Jacksonand Prince, among many other artists, is evident through his soulful
electronic sound, which he calls “soul punk”. He has toured in the US
and played some dates in Europe in support of Soul Punk and Truant Wave, and
opened for Panic! at the Disco on their month-long US fall tour which began on
October 9, 2011. On February 4, 2013, Fall Out Boy announced a comeback with
the single “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”,
the album Save Rock and Roll, and a subsequent tour. The EP PAX AM Days was
later released on October 15, 2013. Stump’s vocals for sixth album American
Beauty/American Psycho (2015) were heavily praised. Later in 2015 a rap remix
of the album was made as “Make America Psycho Again”.