George Michael Biography

George Michael (sometimes stylised George Michael; born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, 25 June 1963) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Michael rose to superstardom during the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop. He has also been characterised as a blue-eyed soul singer, although his material draws more from middle-of-the-road pop than soul music.

As one of the world's best-selling music artists, Michael has sold more than 100 million records worldwide as of 2010. His 1987 debut solo album, Faith, has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and made several records and achievements in the United States. Michael has garnered seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked Michael the 40th most successful artist on the Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists list.

Michael has won numerous music awards throughout his 30-year career, including three Brit Awards--winning Best British Male twice, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Ivor Novello Awards, three American Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards from eight nominations.

In 2004, the Radio Academy named Michael as the most played artist on British radio between the period of 1984-2004. The documentary A Different Story was released in 2005; it covered his personal life and professional career. In 2006, George Michael announced his first tour in 15 years, the worldwide 25 Live tour, spanning three individual tours over the course of three years (2006, 2007 and 2008).

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George Michael News

George Michael hospitalised after collapsing at home

A representative for the singer said he was in hospital for 'routine tests'

  • May 29, 2014

Kate Moss reviews George Michael's new album

The model gives music criticism a go

  • Mar 18, 2014

George Michael retirement rumours denied

Update to singer's website sparks concern among fans

  • Dec 17, 2013

George Michael released from hospital following car accident

The singer reportedly fell from his vehicle on the M1 while trying to close the car door

  • May 29, 2013

Eyewitness claims George Michael lay bleeding on the M1 following car crash

Katherine Fox also says she helped nurse the singer before the emergency services arrived

  • May 22, 2013

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As

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Let Her Down Easy (Live)

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George Michael Reviews

George Michael - 'White Light'

George Michael - 'White Light'

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  • Aug 8, 2012

George Michael : Shoot The Dog

...oddly compelling...

  • Aug 6, 2002

Michael, George : Freeek!

Who’d have thought three e’s could be this much fun?...

  • Mar 12, 2002

Songs From The Last Century

After [B]'Older'[/B], could this be [B]'Coffin Dodgin'[/B]'? The progression in [B]Mr Michael[/B]'s career has been a little confusing of late...

  • Dec 1, 1999

Ladies And Gentlemen - The Best Of George Michael

Without a psyche that looks like a blancmange dropped from the Empire State Building, the world's rich and famous are of little use to their public....

  • Oct 6, 1998

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