Full Name: George Michael [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou]
Profession: Pop Superstar
Why Famous: One of the world's best-selling music artists George Michael rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!.
Michael's 1987 debut solo album, "Faith" sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
He had seven #1 singles in the UK and eight #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, including "Careless Whisper" and "Freedom! '90".
- 1984-07-24 "Careless Whisper" single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1985)
- 1987-10-06 "Faith" single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)
- 1987-10-30 "Faith" debut album by George Michael is released
- 1989-01-30 16th American Music Awards: Randy Travis and George Michael win