Scott Alan Stapp (born Anthony Scott Flippen ; August 8, 1973) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist. He is also the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Creed, of which he is a founding member. His debut solo album, The Great Divide, was released in 2005. A second album, Between Lust and Love, is currently in production. Despite various criticisms and controversies, Stapp is recognized as one of the most successful artists of the modern rock era and has won 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. Stapp was born as Anthony Scott Flippen on August 8, 1973 in Orlando, Florida, to his mother Lynda, a school teacher and his biological father, about whom little is known. He was adopted by Steven Stapp, a dentist who married Scott's mother, and decided to take his stepfather's last name.
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