Patrick Vaughn Stump (born Patrick Martin Stumph on April 27, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, and music critic. He is the composer, lead singer, and multi-instrumentalist of Fall Out Boy, an American rock band from Wilmette, Illinois, and a solo artist. Stump has been credited for being a soulful vocalist suitable for R&B, as well as one of the best voices in pop punk. With Fall Out Boy he placed singles in the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 and their 2007 album Infinity on High reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with two more albums peaking in the top 10. The band toured extensively since their early days and have performed over 1300 shows since their inception in 2001. He has collaborated with an extensive lists of artists and has produced albums for other artists. Since Fall Out Boy's late 2009 hiatus (the band has not broken up) he has been and is currently working on his debut solo album, Soul Punk. Patrick Stump has recently announced an October 18, 2011 release date. The album is a strictly guest-less project, as he is playing all the instruments and every note, writing all the music and lyrics, producing and doing absolutely everything himself with his own money, without any guest artists or assistance. He has premiered songs from the upcoming release; "Spotlight (New Regrets)" and "Explode", and debuted songs including "Allie" and "Everybody Wants Somebody" at his live shows. A remix of "This City" has been released to iTunes, it was the Free Single of the Week in the US iTunes Store (from April 16, 2011). Soul Punk received a positive advanced review by Alternative Press.
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