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.
Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 is the second solo studio album by the English singer George Michael, released on 3 September 1990.

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Liverpool's Camp and Furnace to host George Michael tribute night
  –  December 4, 2017
The first anniversary of George Michael’s unexpected death arrives this month and one Liverpool venue has arranged a night for fans to pay tribute to the great man. It was Christmas Day when the news broke that the former Wham singer had died at his ...
Lecturer’s George Michael FoI lands journalism students first national scoop
  –  December 4, 2017
Mr Fawaz found the singer, pictured, dead at his Oxfordshire home on Christmas ... “It was during one of these sessions that I came up with the FoI about the leaked George Michael tape. I remembered reading about the leak when it happened but didn ...
Police investigated how Fadi Fawaz’s 999 call revealing George Michael death was leaked
  –  December 4, 2017
Police launched an investigation into how a 999 call following the death of George Michael was leaked ... on Christmas Day 2016. The singer was discovered in his bed by partner Fadi Fawaz, who is said to have called emergency services.
How did George Michael die, when was his funeral and who is inheriting his fortune?
  –  December 2, 2017
He adds: “It’s George Michael, you know, the singer?” Fadi then wrongly gives George’s date of birth as July 25 instead of June 25. The operator tells him the ambulance is on its way and not to move the body in the meantime before she hangs up.
Frozen! Sharon Osbourne looks startled as she braces herself against the cold... after pledging support for George Michael to get to Christmas number one rather than the X ...
  –  December 2, 2017
Her appearance comes as she declared that she wants the late George Michael's hit Last Christmas to reach number ... an envy-inducing trip to New York City and the opportunity to meet singer Pink after she put on an incredible performance.
George Michael death: Ambulance staff quizzed over leaked 999 call
  –  December 1, 2017
Two members of ambulance staff were interviewed by police after a 999 call made after George Michael died was leaked, a freedom of information request has revealed. The singer was found dead by his partner Fadi Fawaz in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire ...
Fast Love: George Michael Tribute at Nottingham's Theatre Royal - Review
  –  November 30, 2017
Last Christmas the world was shocked by the death of global superstar, George Michael. As supermarkets pipe the aforementioned ... Cowboys and Angels and Jesus to a Child - which he dedicates to singer/songwriter George, matching his impressive vocal ...
Man Arrested For Destruction Of George Michael Mural
  –  November 19, 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.
'Love won': vandalised George Michael mural in Sydney gets a makeover
  –  November 19, 2017
A mural depicting the late singer George Michael as a saint has been defaced in Sydney by a man claiming to be defending his religion. The 23-year-old man, who was arrested by New South Wales police and charged with graffiti offences, was captured on film ...
WATCH: Exclusive Clip From HLN's Upcoming George Michael Special Reflects On The Singer's Final Days
  –  November 17, 2017
Come back every day at 8:30 a.m. EST to watch People Now streaming live from Time Inc. headquarters in New York City, and rebroadcast at 11:30 am EST. Get the absolute latest in celebrity news, real-life people stories & the best of fashion and food.
George Michael says he wasn’t allowed to live ‘full life’ in emotional final interview
  –  November 2, 2017
The late singer previously remarked that his life had “all been a waste of time, a waste of effort” in George Michael: Freedom, the artist’s final ever work.


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