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Culture Club are an English band that was formed in 1981. The band comprised Boy George (lead vocals), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards), Mikey Craig (bass guitar) and Jon Moss (drums and percussion). They are considered one of the most representative and influential groups of the 1980s.[1] Culture Club sold more than 50 million albums and 100 million singles (including Boy George solo) records worldwide,[2] including 7 million-records awards RIAA certificate in the United States.[3]

The band had several international hits with songs such as "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me", "Time (Clock of the Heart)", "Church of the Poison Mind", "Karma Chameleon", "Victims", "It's a Miracle", "The War Song", "Move Away", and "I Just Wanna Be Loved".

Boy George's androgynous style of dressing caught the attention of the public and the media. The group, supporters of the synth pop genre, made numerous forays into reggae and showed a strong propensity for the subgenre of ballads.

Their second album, Colour by Numbers, sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. It appeared on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Best Albums of the 1980s and is also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Ten of their singles reached the US Top 40, where they are associated with the Second British Invasion of British new wave groups that became popular in the US due to the cable music channel MTV. Culture Club's music combines British new wave and American soul with Jamaican reggae and also other styles such as calypso, salsa and country.[4][5]

In 1984, Culture Club won Brit Awards for Best British Group, Best British Single ("Karma Chameleon"), and the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.[6] They were nominated the same year for the Grammy Award for Pop Vocal by Group or Duo but the English rock band The Police won the award. The band were also nominated for a Canadian Juno Award for International Album of the Year. In January 1985, Culture Club were nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Video Artist, and in September 1985, they were nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards for Best Special Effects and Best Art Direction for their video "It's a Miracle".

In 1987, they received another nomination for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Video Artist[7] In the UK they amassed twelve Top 40 hit singles between 1982 and 1999, including the number ones "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" and "Karma Chameleon", the latter being the biggest selling single of 1983, and topped the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1984. "Time (Clock of the Heart)" is included on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of 500 songs that shaped rock and roll.

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Live at Wembley - World Tour 2016 is an album by musical group Culture Club, released on December 8, 2017.
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
 
"Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" is a song written and recorded by the British new wave band Culture Club.
Karma Chameleon
 
"Karma Chameleon" is a song by English band Culture Club, featured on the group's 1983 album Colour by Numbers.
Colour by Numbers
 
Colour by Numbers is the second album by the British new wave band Culture Club, released in October 1983.

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Culture Club and Boy George announce UK tour
  –  April 11, 2018
The band formed around the New Romantic scene in London in 1981 and caught the media attention with Boy George’s androgynous style and their reggae-influenced pop. Culture Club’s 1982 album Kissing to Be Clever was a commercial success, and they became ...
Culture Club announces Brighton show
  –  April 13, 2018
Eighties chart-toppers Culture Club will play at the Brighton Centre later this year ... universally recognised as one of music's most iconic artists. George was recently presented with the Ivor Novello lifetime achievement award in 2015 for his ...
Five things about Boy George and Culture Club you might not know
  –  April 11, 2018
From music and style to the LGBT community, Boy George and Culture Club are iconic in so many ways. Exploding onto the scene in 1981 with instantly popular, chart-topping hits and an eccentric singer armed with killer make-up looks, dreads and a serious ...
'80s pop icons Culture Club are bringing a show to Cardiff
  –  April 11, 2018
After more than two decades and 150 million singles and records sold globally, 2018 marks a new era for Boy George and Culture Club, as they are currently working on their first new music in 20 years. The tour set list will celebrate some of their biggest ...
Boy George and Culture Club announce North East arena date
  –  April 11, 2018
Music lovers can take a trip back to the '80s after Boy George and Culture Club announced a big North East show. They were formed around the new romantic scene in 1981, and have sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Belinda Carlisle is also featured ...
Boy George 2018 UK tour tickets on sale TODAY! Culture Club dates, venues, prices and support acts
  –  April 11, 2018
GOOD news for Culture Club fans - the band are heading back out on tour THIS ... The Thompson Twins became a firm fixture on the music scene in the 80s. For nearly three decades fans of the Thompson Twins have been waiting for more live performances ...
Boy George and Culture Club announce UK tour
  –  April 11, 2018
And on his new music, he said: "I am about to make my own record and then I also have a Culture Club record in the pipeline, which we have kind of half written and half recorded. "We have this strange kind of alchemy when we are together. "It's a funny ...
Boy George and Culture Club announce UK tour with all of their hits
  –  April 11, 2018
And on his new music, he said: ‘I am about to make my own record and then I also have a Culture Club record in the pipeline, which we have kind of half written and half recorded. ‘We have this strange kind of alchemy when we are together. It’s a funn ...
Boy George and Culture Club announce tour
  –  April 11, 2018
MUSIC icon Boy George and Culture Club have announced a number of arena dates as part of a UK tour. The Life Tour will also star 80s favourites Belinda Carlisle and Tom Bailey from the Thompson Twins. The tour will come to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on November ...
Boy George & Culture Club UK Tour: Tickets on sale NOW - Guess WHO the special guest is?
  –  April 11, 2018
1980s music fans are in for a huge treat ... because the tickets went on sale immediately after the announcement. Boy George and Culture Club may now be billed a little separately, but together they are responsible for some of the biggest and most iconic ...
Culture Club ‘The Life Tour’ with Boy George & Culture Club, Belinda Carlisle, Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey
  –  April 11, 2018
universally loved as one of music's most iconic artists. Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss make up the remaining original line up for one of the most exciting tours of the decade! The Life Tour: starring Boy George & Culture Club will also feature 80’s ...
Culture Club and the B-52s book Labor Day show at Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
  –  April 8, 2018
In 1984, the band won a Grammy for best new artist. Much of Culture Club’s music was influenced by a clandestine relationship between Boy George and drummer Jon Moss. After the pair broke up, Boy George spiraled into heroin addiction, leading to the end ...

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