He has a younger sister, Hillary, and a younger brother, Andrew.His black maternal grandfather, Arthur Winston Lewis, served as the U. Ambassador to Sierra Leone; Arthur Winston Lewis' cousin is General Colin Powell.This album would later be digitally remastered and reissued after the band's third, successful full-album release From Under the Cork Tree, on the major label Island Records.
Wentz then contacted producer Sam Hollander (Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship, Hey Monday) and discussed the idea with him to mash up ska, dance and reggae with 80s British rock and pop to create a new experimental sound.
On January 12, 2012, the band announced via Facebook that vocalist Bebe Rexha was no longer a member of the group.
The second single, "Thnks fr th Mmrs" sold more than 2 million units in the US.
The band's fifth studio album, Folie à Deux was released on December 13, 2008, and debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200.
He is best known for being the bassist, lyricist, and backing vocalist for the American rock band Fall Out Boy.
Before Fall Out Boy's inception in 2001, Wentz was a fixture of the Chicago hardcore scene and was notably the lead vocalist and lyricist for Arma Angelus.
He considered pursuing a professional career in the sport, but decided that music was a more fulfilling choice; he says that he "always had a magical connection to the ball. Music was more of a challenge and, in the end, felt more interesting." During his first year of high school, he began skipping school regularly and smoking marijuana with friends, but later quit as it was affecting his grades at school.
After graduating from high school in 1997, he attended De Paul University where he studied political science, dropping out one quarter shy of graduation to focus on Fall Out Boy.
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