George Michael

George Michael



Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! He was best known for his work in the 1980s and 1990s, including hit singles such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Last Christmas", and albums such as Faith (1987) and Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990).

Up to the time of his death, Michael sold more than 115 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.[2] His breakthrough duo Wham! sold 28 million records between 1982 and 1986, and his debut solo album Faith sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.[3] Michael achieved seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one songs on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, including "Careless Whisper" and "Praying for Time". He ranks among the best-selling British acts of all time, and in 2008, Michael was ranked 40th on Billboard's list of the Greatest Hot 100 Artists of All Time. Michael won various music awards throughout his 30-year career, including three Brit Awards—he won Best British Male twice, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Ivor Novello Awards, three American Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards from eight nominations. Michael, who came out as gay in 1998, was an active LGBT rights campaigner and HIV/AIDS charity fundraiser.

In 2004, the Radio Academy named Michael the most played artist on British radio during the period 1984–2004. The documentary A Different Story (released in 2005) covered his career and personal life. Michael's first tour in 15 years, the worldwide 25 Live tour, spanned three tours over the course of three years (2006, 2007, and 2008). In the early hours of 25 December 2016, Michael, aged 53, was found dead in bed at his Oxfordshire home. A coroner's report attributed his death to natural causes.[4]



Listen Without Prejudice / MTV Unplugged
Listen Without Prejudice / MTV Unplugged is an album by musical artist George Michael, released on October 20, 2017.
Fantasy is a song by musical artist George Michael, released on September 7, 2017.
Last Christmas
Last Christmas is a song by musical artist George Michael, released on December 8, 2016.
Faith is the debut solo studio album by the English singer George Michael, released on 30 October 1987 by Columbia Records and Epic Records.

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Man Arrested For Destruction Of George Michael Mural
  –  November 20, 2017
A man has been arrested for the destruction of a mural of singer George Michael in Sydney's inner west. As reported by the ABC, New South Wales police issued a 23-year-old man with a court attendance notice over a charge of graffiti on Sunday afternoon.
X Factor fans furious as Grace Davies becomes second act to break MAJOR rule during George Michael week
  –  November 20, 2017
Fans of the ITV talent show took to Twitter in their droves last night to criticise the Scottish siblings for singing two songs by other artists despite the fact that the late singer has an ... "Singing not one of George Michael's songs but two of his ...
George Michael reigns supreme on UK album chart 10 months after his death
  –  November 20, 2017
George Michael has returned to the top of the UK charts 10 months after his untimely death. The iconic singer, who passed away on Christmas Day 2016 aged just 53 from combined heart and liver problems, has sailed to Number One on the Official UK Albums ...
A George Michael Mural Was Ruined Post-Plebiscite. Then Residents Responded.
  –  November 19, 2017
Love won," and "Not scared," after a mural depicting George Michael as a saint was defaced on Saturday ... with a rainbow scarf -- and was painted just a few weeks after the singer's death last year. The 23-year-old man who covered the mural with black ...
Sam Smith Reveals George Michael And Rihanna's Influence (Week in Review)
  –  November 19, 2017
Sam Smith Reveals George Michael And Rihanna's Influence was a Top 10 story on ... though they never met. In addition, the singer called Rihanna his "spirit animal" and said he aspires to be more like her. "She inspires me a lot because I think she's ...
George Michael’s controversial life and death on How It Really Happened with Hill Harper
  –  November 19, 2017
George Michael’s life was a series of ups and downs, highs and lows — which are all explored this week on How it Really Happened with Hill Harper. The singer suffered when his 1998 Beverly Hills public restroom scandal made headlines. And the episode ...
Outtakes: Sam Smith on George Michael, Rihanna and drinking
  –  November 15, 2017
George Michael, who died last year on Christmas Day ... "I think they're amazing if you're a singer and you don't write." How about starting his own record label? "See I would never do that," he said. "I'm just not a money guy. ...It's all about the ...
Showtime's flimsy 'George Michael: Freedom' isn't worthy of its subject
  –  November 14, 2017
Unfortunately, that’s not what he have in “George Michael: Freedom,” a flimsy, depthless new film set to premiere Saturday night on Showtime, 10 months after the singer died last Christmas at the absurdly young age of 53. Directed, the credits tell ...
Sharon Osbourne breaks down about X Factor performance after being reminded of George Michael
  –  November 12, 2017
This weekend, the 12 remaining contestants have been performing George Michael songs in honour of the late singer who passed away at Christmas last year. And, speaking after Lloyd's performance, Sharon began to cry as the song reminded her of her late friend.
Singer Adele pays tribute to George Michael in documentary
  –  October 16, 2017
Singer Adele's tribute has been included in the 'Freedom' documentary on late pop icon George Michael. She was asked to join the project later than other stars and her tribute to the star will be aired during the opening credits. Adele in talks for her ...


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