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Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Philanthropist and Creative Icon, George Michael is considered one of the most influential recording artists of all time. He rose to fame in the 1980’s as a member of the duo Wham!, selling over 30 million records.
Shortly after, Michael embarked on a solo career where he sold over 125 million records worldwide, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart eight times in the U.S. As one of the best-selling musicians of all-time, George Michael redefined pop music in the 1980s. He won six Ivor Novello Awards and remains the only individual songwriter ever to win their prestigious Songwriter Of The Year Award three times. He won two Grammys, was nominated nine times, and won four American Music Awards as well as winning twelve Billboard awards and being nominated forty times. He also won three BRIT Awards. Billboard has listed him among the "Greatest Hot 100 Artists of All Time”, and Rolling Stone, in the “200 Greatest Singers of All Time”. In 2004, George was named by the Radio Academy as the "Most Played Artist" on British radio over the previous 20 years and in November 2023 he will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
During a career that spanned thirty-five years, he famously duetted with Whitney Huston, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Mary J. Blige, Paul McCartney and Queen, and his songs have been covered by Adele, Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa to name but a few. He is also considered one of the most significant cultural icons of his generation and was known as a leading creative force in music production, songwriting, vocal performance and visual presentation. His songs remain a part of the fabric of our culture and include Careless Whisper, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Faith, Freedom 90’, Last Christmas, Fastlove, Jesus To A Child, Praying For Time and many more.
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