Mario Solis‘ Today’s Memory
Scott Stapp’s birthday
Originally shared by Mario Solis
Scott Alan Stapp (born August 8, 1973) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the post-grunge band Creed, of which he is a founding member. His debut solo album, The Great Divide, was released in 2005. His second album, Proof of Life, was released on November 5, 2013.
Stapp has received several accolades, including a Grammy Award for Creed’s song „With Arms Wide Open” and numerous RIAA certifications. In 2006, Hit Parader ranked Stapp as the 68th greatest heavy metal vocalist of all time.
The band released their debut album My Own Prison in 1997 to mainstream success, selling over six million copies. Four singles were released from the album: „My Own Prison”, „Torn”, „What’s This Life For”, and „One”. Each of these songs reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, becoming the first band to do so with a debut album. The album was then followed in 1999 by Human Clay, which was an immediate success and certified diamond and eleven times platinum by the RIAA. Existing tension between Stapp and Marshall began to increase during this time, leading Marshall to ultimately leave the band to pursue other interests. He was temporarily replaced by touring bassist Brett Hestla, with Tremonti handling the bass parts in the studio. After a tour, the band released another multi-platinum selling album, Weathered, in 2001. The tour to support this record was overwhelmingly successful but ended with a considerably controversial concert in Chicago that ultimately led to the band’s breakup. The band announced that they had disbanded in 2004, citing tension between Stapp and the other members. Creed released their Greatest Hits in November 2004.