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Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), commonly known by his last name, Morrissey, is an English singer and lyricist. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the band the Smiths. The band was highly successful in the United Kingdom but broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Chart on ten occasions. His first solo album, 1988's Viva Hate, entered the UK albums chart at number one.

He is widely regarded as an important innovator in the indie music scene; music magazine NME considers Morrissey to be "one of the most influential artists ever", while The Independent says, "Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status he has reached in his lifetime." In 2004, Pitchfork Media called him "one of the most singular figures in Western popular culture from the last 20 years."

Morrissey's lyrics have been described as "dramatic, bleak, funny vignettes about doomed relationships, lonely nightclubs, the burden of the past and the prison of the home". He is also noted for his unusual baritone vocal style (though he sometimes uses falsetto), his quiff haircut and his dynamic live performances. Media controversies have been caused by his forthright and often contrarian opinions, and he has also attracted media attention for his advocacy of vegetarianism and animal rights. He describes himself in his autobiography as an animal protectionist.

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Morrissey responds to lawsuit filed by former security guard

Morrissey responds to lawsuit filed by former security guard

Singer calls Bradley Steyn's story "a vexatious lie."

  • Jul 30, 2014

Morrissey's new LP at Number Two in Official Albums Chart behind Ed Sheeran's 'x'

'World Peace Is None Of Your Business' is the former Smiths frontman's 10th album

  • Jul 20, 2014

Morrissey pays tribute to 'demented genius' Elaine Stritch

Singer enjoyed an unlikely friendship with the 89-year-old, who passed away yesterday (July 17)

  • Jul 18, 2014

Morrissey's bandmates say he was in 'great spirits' while working on new album

'World Peace Is None Of Your Business' came out earlier this week

  • Jul 16, 2014

Morrissey and Jungle lead new album releases (July 14)

Plus, new albums from Honeyblood, Slow Club and Woman's Hour

  • Jul 14, 2014

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The Bullfighter Dies

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Earth Is The Loneliest Planet

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Morrissey Reviews

Morrissey - 'World Peace Is None Of Your Business'

Morrissey - 'World Peace Is None Of Your Business'

Moz puts his unique spin on beat poets, political revolt and gender stereostypes in an LP full of gorgeous musical flourishes

  • Jul 14, 2014

Album review: Morrissey

Years Of Refusal

  • Feb 18, 2009

Morrissey

Greatest Hits

  • Feb 7, 2008

Morrissey

That’s How People Grow Up

  • Jan 28, 2008

Morrissey; Los Angeles, Hollywood Palladium, Monday October 1

A crumbling LA landmark gets the fondest of farewells from an old friend

  • Oct 24, 2007

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