Steven Patrick Morrissey, popularly known as just Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter, and author. He gained international prominence as the frontman of the English rock band ‘The Smiths’, one of the most popular bands of the UK in the 1980s. He also had a successful solo career and made it to the top ten on the UK Singles chart on ten different occasions. He also reached the no.1 spot on the UK Albums charts three times. Known for his eccentric style and acid-tongued lyrics, he became an icon among the disillusioned youths. He abstained from drugs and embraced celibacy, which differentiated him from the other entertainers of his era. Four of the albums of his band have appeared on Rolling Stone’s list of the ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’. Over the course of his career, Morrissey has earned acclaim as one of the greatest lyricists in British history. He was also voted as the second greatest British cultural icon next to David Attenborough. Besides music, he is known for being a strong advocate for vegetarianism and animal rights. PETA honored him with the Linda McCartney Memorial Award on their 25th anniversary.