George Michael

George Michael

 

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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).

Michael as a solo artist sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists.[2] He sold a further 30 million records with Wham!.[3] His debut solo album Faith sold more than 25 million copies.[4] 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, six 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.[5] 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). He performed the final concert of his life at London's Earls Court on 17 October 2012. 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.[6]

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Listen Without Prejudice / MTV Unplugged
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Listen Without Prejudice / MTV Unplugged is an album by musical artist George Michael, released on October 20, 2017.
Fantasy
 
"Fantasy" is a song by the English singer-songwriter George Michael, released in 1990 as B-side of his singles "Waiting for That Day" and "Freedom '90".
Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
 
Listen Without Prejudice Vol.
Faith
 
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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Popular Songs39

Song Appearances & References38

Popular Live Albums3

Live Album Appearances & References1

Minor Film Appearances & References1

Musical Groups3

TV Shows10

Collaborators & Influencers44

Other Music-Related Relationships20

Other Film-Related Relationships3

Personal & Professional Relationships7

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships6

Awards & Nominations41

Events4

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Spotify - Albums & Singles162

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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George Michael
  –  March 18, 2018
When George Michael was found dead on Christmas Day, 2016, endless images of the party-boy pop-star at the height of his power were pumped out by the world’s media. In truth, the singer-songwriter’s life had been troubled in more recent years ...
Kirsty Young: George Michael optimistic about future in last interview
  –  March 16, 2018
George Michael was “optimistic” and working on what would be his “best thing ever” when he gave his final interview shortly before his death. The singer, who was found dead on Christmas Day 2016 at the age of 53, was interviewed by Desert Island ...
Bruno Mars, George Michael and the 'Cultural Appropriation' Tipping Point: Critic's Take
  –  March 13, 2018
George Michael’s late ’80s solo breakthrough was particularly ... In the 1990s, pop icon Janet Jackson was forced to pay an undisclosed sum to singer-songwriter Des’ree for Jackson’s 1997 hit “Got Til It’s Gone,” which borrowed from Des ...
Princess Diana fancied singer George Michael and was attracted to him, claims shocking biography
  –  January 6, 2018
After Princess Diana's secret tapes, now a biography of the late singer George Michael is shedding light on her love life. The biography, titled George Michael: Freedom, The Ultimate Tribute 1963-2016, makes some shocking claims about the late Princess of ...
George Michael's family pays tribute to singer one year after death
  –  December 25, 2017
George Michael’s family paid tribute to the late singer in a heartfelt note to fans on Christmas Day – one year after his death. “This Christmas will be hard without him, but we know that we are not alone in our mourning the anniversary of his loss ...
George Michael
  –  March 18, 2018
When George Michael was found dead on Christmas Day, 2016, endless images of the party-boy pop-star at the height of his power were pumped out by the world’s media. In truth, the singer-songwriter’s life had been troubled in more recent years ...
Bruno Mars, George Michael and the 'Cultural Appropriation' Tipping Point: Critic's Take
  –  March 13, 2018
George Michael’s late ’80s solo breakthrough was particularly ... But there has been no such backlash against producer/songwriter Pharrell Williams, who famously lost a suit filed by the estate of Marvin Gaye against him and Robin Thicke for their ...

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