Grammy Award-winning pop singer George Michael was one of the leading performers in the 1980s. His 1987 album 'Faith' won a Grammy for best album of the year.
George Michael was born in London, England, on June 25, 1963. The high school out formed the band Wham! Their first U.S. hit was "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go." In 1986, he went solo.
Over time he recorded edgier work, such as the hit "I Want Your Sex." The album sold 7 million copies. Michael continued to perform and his career had a reboot in America in the mid-2000s with the release of his greatest hits album Twenty Five. He continued to tour and performs at events like the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
Yes we just told earlier that as a solo artist, Michael earned his first Grammy Award for a duet with soul icon Aretha Franklin. Their single, "I Knew You Were Waiting," won Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1987. That same year, he made an impressive debut with Faith (1987).
Trying to shed his teen heartthrob image, he went for an edgier look, often sporting a leather jacket and a few days' worth of stubble. Musically, he took a funkier direction as well with the album. Driven in part by the number one title track, the recording reached the top of the album charts. Other hits included "Father Figure," "Monkey," and "One More Try."
Careless Whisper - 1984; Faith - 1987; Listen Without Prejudice - 1990; Older - 1996; Song from the Last Century - 1999; Patience - 2004; Symphonica - 2014 were his famous albums.
He was pretty much popular and friendly with the other contemporary singers. One of his close friend Elton John expressed his emotions as George Michael left this worldly life yesterday, "I am in deep shock,"I have lost a beloved friend-the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans."
Famous Hollywood female singer Gloria Gaynor pays her tribute through her tweets "So sorry to hear of the passing of George Michael. My prayers and condolences go out to his family, friends and fans."
The famous American actress Brooke Shields who has lifted the lid on her famous relationship with George Michael in her autobiography There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me. In an extract from her book, she said about George Michael that she thought George was a remarkable, respectful and patient gentleman" when she dated him.
Shields said of the Wham! star: "Nobody had ever been willing to move so slowly. It must be love." Many sources are telling that after Michael Jackson, George Michael is the singer in the history who's 1000 million album copies has been sold so far. Along with the whole world we are feeling so sad and deep mourn that we lost him on December 25, 2016 in his home in England at the age of 53.
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