Patrick Stump is a multi-talented American musician, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and actor. He is well known as the frontman of the rock band Fall Out Boy. He is also the rhythm guitarist and chief lyricist of the band.
Four studio albums by the Fall Out Boy have made it to the top of the Billboard 200 and that is no mean feat. However, following the band’s indefinite hiatus in late 2009, lead vocalist Patrick Stump went on to work on his solo career. Stump has enjoyed an equally illustrious music career as a solo artist.
Fall Out Boy regrouped in 2013 followed by the release of their 5th studio album Save Rock and Roll which debuted at no 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200. The band has gone ahead to release their 7th and 8th studio albums in 2015 and 2018 respectively.
Patrick Stump’s Bio, Age
The multi-talented artist was born Patrick Martin Stumph on April 27, 1984, in Evanston, Illinois. However, in 2003, he opted to drop the “h” in his last name to avoid incorrect pronunciations. His mother Patricia (née Vaughn) worked as an accountant and his father David Stumph was a folk singer. He was raised alongside two older siblings in Glenview, Illinois. His parents’ marriage ended in a divorce when he was 8 years of age.
Patrick Stump had his high school education at Glenbrook South High School. His music talents manifested right from his teenage years. He started out as a drummer and played in several Chicago bands. He originally auditioned as a drummer for the band Fall Out Boy. He eventually became an indispensable lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and also the primary composer of the band.
On May 6, 2003 Fall Out Boy released its first studio album titled Take This to Your Grave. On May 3, 2005, the band released a 2nd studio album titled From Under the Cork Tree. The highly successful album marked the band’s breakthrough into the mainstream music industry. Fall Out Boy was also nominated for the Best New Artist Award at the 2005 Grammy Awards.
In 2007, the band released their 3rd studio album Infinity on High which debuted atop the Billboard 200 record chart. The band released their 4th studio album in 2008 and the following year, all the members embarked on an indefinite hiatus.
For Patrick Stump, the hiatus gave rise to his debut EP titled Truant Wave as well as his debut studio album Soul Punk both of which were released in 2011. He also went on his first US tour as a solo artist to promote both works.
As a record producer and songwriter, Stump is credited to have composed and produced a good number of tracks for his band Fall Out Boy. He has equally worked with other industry bigwigs such as Timbaland, Bruno Mars, Tyga, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lupe Fiasco among several others. Patrick Stump is indeed an all-around music genius.
Patrick Stump is married to Elisa Yao. Their relationship dates back to 2007. After dating for 5 years, the couple tied the knot on September 29, 2012, in an intimate ceremony attended by friend and family. Their wedding coincided with that of Anne Hathaway to Adam Shulman as well as that of Jared Followill to Martha Patterson.
On October 13, 2014, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Declan. Patrick Stump lives in Chicago with his family.
The talented musician stands at a height of 5′ 4½” or 164 cm, weighing 73 Kg or 160 lbs. Following the hiatus from his band Fall Out Boy, Patrick Stump drew a lot of attention owing to a drastic weight loss. However, the talented musician attested that he had intentionally shed off some pounds in order to take care of his health. According to him, he was pre-diabetic with a high cholesterol level and a high blood pressure. As a result, Stump worked on his diet coupled with a regular exercise regimen and was able to reduce his weight by 60 pounds.
Quick Facts About Patrick Stump
In January 2008, Patrick Stump guest-starred on an episode of the long-running legal drama series Law & Order
In 2016, he lent his voice to the recurring character Ruberiot in the Disney XD animated series Star vs. the Forces of Evil.
On June 5, 2016, Patrick Stump was honored as the distinguished alumnus at 2016 graduation ceremony of his Alma mater Glenbrook South High School.
On July 18, 2016, the talented musician received the Best Vocalist Award at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards.