Michael Stipe

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John Michael Stipe (born January 4, 1960) is an American singer, lyricist, film producer and visual artist. He was the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their dissolution in 2011.

Stipe is noted and occasionally parodied for the "mumbling" style of his early career as well as his social and political activism. He was in charge of R.E.M.'s visual image, often selecting album artwork and directing many of the band's music videos. Outside the music industry, he runs his own film production companies: C-00 and Single Cell Pictures.




Birth Name

John Michael Stipe


Vocals, guitar


United States

Years active


Date Born

Monday, January 4, 1960

City Born

Decatur, Georgia, US



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