Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (Γεώργιος Κυριάκος Παναγιώτου) was born on the 25th of June 1963 and sadly handed away on Xmas Day in 2016 at the age of 53.
The common and proficient artist identified skillfully as George Michael, was a singer, songwriter, history producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the tunes duo Wham!
Up to the time of his dying, Michael marketed far more than 115 million data around the world, creating him a single of the best promoting new music artists of all time.
His breakthrough duo Wham! offered 28 million documents amongst 1982 and 1986, and his debut solo album Religion sold additional than 20 million copies globally.
He was most effective recognized for his operate in the 1980s and 1990s, together with hit singles these as “Wake me Up Right before you Go Go” and “Last Xmas.”
He achieved seven range 1 tracks on the British isles Singles Chart and 8 quantity one particular tracks on the US Billboard Hot 100. He was broadly regarded for his good results in the 1980s and 1990s, together with Wham! singles these as “Wake Me Up Prior to You Go-Go” and “Last Christmas” and solo singles this sort of as “Careless Whisper” and “Faith”.
Michael shaped the duo Wham! with Andrew Ridgeley in 1981. The band’s to start with two albums, Superb (1983) and Make It Huge (1984), attained quantity one particular on the Uk Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200. Michael’s first solo solitary “Careless Whisper” arrived at number just one in in excess of 20 international locations, including the Uk and US.
Michael’s debut solo album Faith was produced in 1987, topping the United kingdom Albums Chart, and remaining at selection one particular on the Billboard 200 for 12 weeks. Four singles from the album, “Faith”, “Father Figure”, “One A lot more Try”, and “Monkey” achieved number a single on the BillboardSizzling 100. It won Album of the Year at the 31st Grammy Awards. A few years soon after the launch of Faith, Listen With no Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990) was produced which involved the Billboard Hot 100 number just one “Praying for Time”. “Don’t Enable the Sunlight Go Down on Me”, a 1991 duet with Elton John, was also a transatlantic amount a single.
He also ranks among the the best marketing British acts of all time.
George Michael died at the age of 53 of all-natural will cause ensuing from heart and liver complications.