John White is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of The White Stripes, but has also had success in other bands and as a solo artist. White has enjoyed consistent critical and popular success and is widely credited as one of the key artists in the garage rock revival of the 2000s. He has won 12 Grammy Awards, and all three of his solo albums have reached number one on the Billboard charts.
After moonlighting in several underground Detroit bands as a drummer, White founded The White Stripes with fellow Detroit native and then-wife Meg White in 1997. Their 2001 breakthrough album, White Blood Cells, brought them international fame with the hit single and accompanying music video "Fell in Love with a Girl". This recognition provided White opportunities to collaborate with famous artists, including Loretta Lynn and Bob Dylan. In 2005, White founded The Raconteurs with Brendan Benson, and in 2009 founded The Dead Weather with Alison Mosshart of The Kills. In 2008, he recorded "Another Way to Die" (the title song for the 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace) along with Alicia Keys, making them the only duet to perform a Bond song. On April 24th, 2012, White released his debut solo album, Blunderbuss. His second studio album, Lazaretto, was released on June 10th, 2014. His third studio album, Boarding House Reach, was released on March 23rd, 2018.
In 2022, White announced the release of two new solo albums: a rock record called Fear of the Dawn and a folk album called Entering Heaven Alive.