Rock band R.E.M. emerged from the post-punk D.I.Y. scene in Athens, Georgia, in 1980 and has been making their own unique brand of music ever since. R.E.M. has released 13 studio records, including 5 with I.R.S. in the ‘80s and 8 with current label Warner Bros. Records. Among R.E.M.’s achievements are a host of humanitarian awards, 3 Grammys, several number one albums, 6 Rolling Stone Covers, numerous MTV Video Music Awards, and over 70 million records sold, making the band one of the most critically and commercially successful groups of all time. R.E.M. has given consistently to charitable causes, supporting such wide-ranging endeavors as the Boys & Girls Club, school music programs, and local grassroots community organizations to partnering with Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Vote For Change, and Doctors Without Borders.