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John Michael Stipe (born 4 January 1960 in Decatur, Georgia, USA) was the vocalist and songwriter of R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their dissolution in 2011, a leading alternative rock band from Athens, Georgia. He is famous for his surreal lyrics and his political activism.Read More...
In 2002, he participated at the the 1 giant leap project. He recorded the song The Way You Dream with Asha Bhosle.
In 2006, Michael Stipe recorded a song, "In the Sun", originally written by Joseph Arthur. It is still available at iTunes music store, and all proceeds will directly go to the Mercy Corps, for the benefit of Hurricane Katrina survivors.
The same year, he's also been invited to record a song (L'hotel) for the tribute album to Serge Gainsbourg called Monsieur Gainsbourg.
In 2007 he participated at the 30 years carreer tribute to Miguel Bosé. The album "Papito" includes a duet of Bosé and Stpe Lo Que Hay Es Lo Que Ves.
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Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- L'Hôtel - 39,889 plays
- L'Hôtel (L'Hôtel Particulier) - 38,000 plays
- Everything's Coming Undone - 18,909 plays
- Broken Promise - 23,261 plays
- The Way You Dream - 7,889 plays
- In the Sun - 18,702 plays
- In the Sun (Gulf Coast Relief) [Featuring Chris Martin] - 11,451 plays
- L'Hotel - 4,594 plays
- In the Sun (Featuring Joseph Arthur) - 7,579 plays
- In the Sun (With Coldplay) [Recorded Live At Austin City Limits] - 6,275 plays