Michael Stipe life and biography

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Michael Stipe biography

Date of birth : 1960-01-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Decatur, Georgia ,U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-06
Credited as : Singer, Song-writer, R.E.M.

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Michael Stipe is an American singer, songwriter and the lead vocalist for the alternative rock band R.E.M. Stipe has been occasionally parodied for the "mumbling" style of his early career, as well as his social and political activism. Stipe is in charge of the band's visual image, often selecting album artwork and directing many of the band's music videos. Stipe's work extends outside of the music industry: he runs his own film production companies, C-00 and Single Cell Pictures.

Stipe was born in Decatur, Georgia on January 4, 1960. Stipe was a military brat; his father was a serviceman in the United States Army whose career resulted in frequent relocations for his family. Stipe and his family moved to various locales during his childhood, including Germany, Texas, Illinois, Alabama and Georgia. Stipe graduated from high school in Collinsville, Illinois in 1978. His senior photo is pictured in the album art work of Eponymous. Stipe also worked at the local Waffle House. Stipe later enrolled at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, as an art major, studying photography and painting.

Michael Stipe has his own production companies called C-00 and Cell Pictures. In 1998 Stipe produced many indie movies with Single Cell Pictures, and the other production company C-00 helped to produce the movies 'Being John Malkovich'' and 'Man on the Moon''. He is no stranger to television either, having played himself on Sesame Street and did the voice of his character on an episode of Homer Simpson.

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R.E.M has released fourteen albums, nine collection albums of their best hits, one extended album and tons of singles many of which have went gold. They have also created 56 musical videos, which are aired on television. 2

In 2003 the band released In Time:The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 and it went Platinum in the United States, Ireland, and the UK, Swiss, and Belgium markets.3 It was one of the best selling albums for the band.
In 2008, Stipe collaborated with Lacoste to release his own "holiday collector edition" brand of polo shirt. The design depicts a concert audience from the view of the performer on stage.

In 2011, Stipe participated in a live online Facebook chat with fans following the premiere of a new R.E.M. video on Dazed & Confused's website, Dazed Digital. The video for "Walk It Back" was taken from R.E.M.'s 15th album, Collapse into Now.


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