Creed is an American rock band that formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. For the majority of its existence, the band consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips. Creed released two studio albums, My Own Prison in 1997 and Human Clay in 1999, before Marshall left the band in 2000. The band’s third album, Weathered, was released in 2001, with Tremonti handling bass guitar. Creed disbanded in 2004; Stapp pursued a solo career while Tremonti, Marshall, and Phillips went on to found the band Alter Bridge with Myles Kennedy in 2004.
In 2009, after months of speculation, Creed reunited for a fourth album, Full Circle and a tour. The band has been on hiatus since 2012. The instrumental members of Creed turned their attention back to Alter Bridge. Tremonti formed his own band, Tremonti, in 2011 while Scott Stapp joined Art of Anarchy in 2016.
Creed is often recognized as one of the prominent acts of the post-grunge movement that began in the mid-1990s. Becoming popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Creed released three consecutive multi-platinum albums, with their album Human Clay being certified diamond. Creed has sold over 28 million records in the United States has sold over 53 million albums worldwide, and was the ninth best-selling artist of the 2000s.