April 27, 1984 (39)
Patrick Stump is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is known as the guitarist and lead vocalist for the rock band Fall Out Boy. Fall Out Boy has four top ten singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 and four number one albums on the Billboard 200 as of 2022. After taking a break from Fall Out Boy in 2009, Patrick Stump released his solo album, Soul Punk, in October 2011. He returned to Fall Out Boy in February 2013 and the band released their sixth album American Beauty/American Psycho in 2013. Their seventh album, Mania, was released in 2018 which reached No.1 on the Billboard 200.
Patrick Stump’s career, marked by diverse and influential collaborations, has undeniably amplified his footprint in the music industry. He took center stage as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Fall Out Boy, a band he formed in 2001 with bassist Pete Wentz, drummer Andy Hurley, and guitarist Joe Trohman. This union resulted in an array of successful albums, transforming the pop-punk landscape. In 2013, he teamed up with rapper Lupe Fiasco and songstress Skylar Grey for the track “Battle Scars,” providing the guitar and bass instrumentation for the chart-topping song. A year later, Stump joined forces with legendary musician Elton John on the track “Save Rock and Roll,” a testament to his broad appeal and respected standing within the music community. He further showcased his versatility in 2015 by collaborating with electronic music trio Cash Cash on the song “Take Me Home.” Beyond these notable projects, Stump has also worked with high-profile names like rapper Tyga and pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen.
While Patrick Stump’s collaborations have drawn considerable attention, his individual recognition and honors are equally noteworthy. In 2006, his band Fall Out Boy clinched a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, an undeniable mark of their impact and popularity. Success followed them into the next decade, as they received the Best Rock Video award at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2015 for their song “Uma Thurman.” In addition, Stump’s individual brilliance was recognized at the BMI Pop Awards in 2014 when he won Songwriter of the Year. This came as a result of his work on multiple hit songs, including “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” and “Alone Together.”