George Michael

~ Person

Legal name: Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou


Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (born 25 June 1963) better known by his stage name George Michael, 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Faith George Michael 3 10
1990 Listen Without Prejudice, Volume 1 George Michael 3 4
1996 Older George Michael 5 6
1999 Songs From the Last Century George Michael 5
2000 Totally funked up George Michael 1
2004 Patience George Michael 3 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael George Michael 5 5
2006 Twenty Five George Michael 5 4
Best Ballads George Michael 5 1
The Very Best George Michael 1
Top 10 Singles Collection 1984-1996 George Michael 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Symphonica George Michael 5
MTV Unplugged George Michael 3 1
Unplugged George Michael 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Careless Whisper George Michael 3
1987 Faith George Michael 1
1987 Father Figure George Michael 2
1987 Hard Day (Special Remix) George Michael 1
1987 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) Aretha Franklin & George Michael 1
1987 I Want Your Sex George Michael 3
1987 One More Try George Michael 1
1990 Waiting for That Day George Michael 1
1990 Heal the Pain George Michael 1
1991 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me George Michael & Elton John 2
1992 Too Funky George Michael 2
1993 Somebody to Love George Michael and Queen 1
1996 Jesus to a Child George Michael 3
1996 Fastlove George Michael 3
1996 Spinning the Wheel - The Dance Mixes George Michael 1
1996 Older George Michael 1
1996 You Have Been Loved George Michael 3
1997 Star People George Michael 4
1997 Waltz Away Dreaming Toby Bourke & George Michael 1
1998 Outside George Michael 2
1999 As George Michael & Mary J. Blige 4
2000 If I Told You That Whitney Houston & George Michael 1
2002 Freeek! George Michael 5
2002 Shoot the Dog George Michael 2
2004 Amazing George Michael 2
2004 Flawless George Michael 2
2004 Round Here George Michael 1
2006 An Easier Affair George Michael 1
2006 This Is Not Real Love George Michael & Mutya 2
2011 True Faith George Michael 1
2012 White Light George Michael 3

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Freedom George Michael 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 The Older EP George Michael 1
1996 The Spinning The Wheel EP George Michael 1
2009 December Song (I Dreamed Of Christmas) George Michael 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Five Live George Michael and Queen with Lisa Stansfield 3

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