George Michael is a famous English Singer, Songwriter, Music video director, and record producer. He was born on June 25, 1963, in East Finchley, England, and expired on December 25, 2016.
He was one of the most important cultural figures of the MTV era. His birth name is Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou.
George was born to Kyriacos Panayiotou and Lesley Angold. His mother was an English dancer.
George’s father emigrated from Greece to England in the 1950s.
George spent his childhood days in Kingsbury, London. He went to Roe Green Junior School and later went to Kingsbury High School.
George’s family moved to Radlett when he was in his early teens. There he met Andrew Ridgeley in Bushey Meads School. They both had the same career ambition.
George started playing as a DJ at clubs and local schools near Bushey, Stanmore.
George Michael’s Musical Career
He started a short-lived ska band by the name Executive with Ridgeley, Paul, Andrew, Jamie Gould, and David Mortimer. At this moment, he legally changed his name to George Michael.
He got success when he started a group, Wham with Andrew.
In 1987, Micheal released ” I Knew You Were Waiting.”
“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and ” Careless Whisper” was the second album. It scored first in the US charts list.
George Michael Awards and Achievements
Micheal was nominated 56 times and won 31 awards.
· Nominated seven times and won 4 American Music Awards
· Nominated 23 times and won 5 Brit Swards
· Nominated eight times and won 2 Grammy Awards
· Nominated four times and won 1 MTV Europe Award.
· Nominated 16 times and won 4 MTV VMA Awards
· Nominated 11 times and 6 Ivor Novello Awards
At the time of his death, he is a net worth of $200 million.
George Michael’s Discography
· 47 singles
· Five studio Albums
· One live album
· Two compilation album
· 5 video albums
· 31 music videos
· 1 EPs
· 3 Promotional singles
Top Songs of Michael
George Michael gave us fantastic songs like
· Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go in 1984
· Careless Whisper, Everything She Wanted in 1984
· Last Christmas in 1985.
· The Edge Of Heaven, A Different Corner in 1986.
· I Knew You Were Waiting; I Want Your Sex, Faith in 1987.
· Father Figure, One More Try in 1988.
· Praying For Time, Freedom! 90 in 1990
· Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me in 1991
· Too Funky, Somebody To Love in 1992
· Jesus To a Child, Fast Love in 1996
· Outside in 1998
· Amazing in 2004
George had two sisters, Melanie and Yoida; his partners were Fadi Fawaz and Kenny Goss. Michael dated Chinese American makeup artist Kathy Jeung in the late 1980s. She appeared in the video; I Want Your Sex.
Michael was arrested in February 2006 and on July 23 for possession of drugs.
He passed at the age Of 53, on December 25, 2016, because of heart and liver diseases called cardiomyopathy.
He owned a $12million mansion called Highgate house in North London at his death.
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