George Michael

Pop Superstar George Michael
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Full Name: Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou
Profession: Pop Superstar

Nationality:
United Kingdom
British

Biography: 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".

Born: June 25, 1963
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: December 25, 2016 (aged 53)
Cause of Death: Suspected heart failure

Historical Events

  • 1984-07-24 "Careless Whisper" single released by George Michael (credited in US to Wham!) (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
  • 1989-02-22 31st Grammy Awards: "Don't Worry Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin; "Faith"by George Michael; and Tracy Chapman win
  • 1992-04-20 All-star benefit concert in memory of Freddie Mercury held at Wembley Stadium, London; performers include: Queen, Roger Daltry, Robert Plant, Zucchero, Paul Young, Seal, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Mick Ronson, George Michael, Elton John, Axl Rose, and Liza Minnelli
  • 1993-03-02 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, James Taylor, Bryan Adams, Tom Jones, George Michael, and Herb Alpert

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