As the lead singer of Creed, Scott Stapp achieved great success but he also wound up as something of the whipping boy for post-grunge, receiving scorn for his guttural growls and rock star moves. He may have suffered innumerable slings and arrows but at the turn of the millennium, he was arguably the biggest rock singer in the United States, as Creed's first three albums -- 1997's My Own Prison, 1999's Human Clay, and 2001's Weathered -- all went platinum many times over as they generated hits like "What's This Life For," "Higher," "With Arms Wide Open," and "My Sacrifice." Creed couldn't maintain this level of success and they splintered in 2004, with Stapp launching a solo career with The Great Divide the following year. The group reunited in 2009 but once again went their separate ways a few years later -- this time, it wasn't clear if the break was permanent or temporary; there was no announcement of a split, and Stapp released a second solo album called Proof of Life in 2013.
CURRENT STATUS - In the studio working on new album