George Michael: The biography
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Michael formed the duo Wham! with Andrew Ridgeley in 1981. On the cusp of fame, he decided to legally change his name to the more accessible George Michael.  The band's first album Fantastic reached No. 1 in the UK in 1983 and produced a series of top 10 singles including " Young Guns", " Wham Rap!", and " Club Tropicana". Their second album, Make It Big, reached No. 1 on the charts in the US. Singles from that album included " Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" (No. 1 in the UK and US), " Freedom", " Everything She Wants", and " Careless Whisper" which reached No. 1 in nearly 25 countries, including the UK and US, and was Michael's first solo effort as a single.   In December 1984, the single " Last Christmas" was released.  In 1985 Michael received the first of his three Ivor Novello Awards for Songwriter of the Year from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. 
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Ellis, Lucy; Sutherland, Bryony (1998). The Complete Guide to the Music of George Michael & Wham!. Omnibus Press. p.106. ISBN 978-0-7119-6822-6. Archived from the original on 9 February 2023 . Retrieved 12 March 2016. HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide is delighted to announce a record-breaking deal with pop legend George Michael to write his long-awaited autobiography. Pop icon George Michael was a music video master". Mashable. 25 December 2016. Archived from the original on 26 October 2021 . Retrieved 6 July 2021.
George Michael Regains His Faith". AOL Music Canada. 2008. Archived from the original on 31 May 2008 . Retrieved 13 June 2008. With the success of Michael's solo singles, " Careless Whisper" (1984) and " A Different Corner" (1986), rumours of an impending break up of Wham! intensified. The duo officially separated in 1986, after releasing a farewell single, " The Edge of Heaven" and a farewell compilation, The Final (their third album Music from the Edge of Heaven was released in North America and Japan), plus a sell-out concert at Wembley Stadium that included the world premiere of the China film.  The Wham! partnership ended officially with the commercially successful single "The Edge of Heaven", which reached No. 1 on the UK chart in June 1986.  Solo career 1987–1989
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Rodman, Natalie (18 June 2008). "George Michael sounds off on gay marriage". USA Today. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 28 October 2008 . Retrieved 12 September 2011. Michael accuses BBC in war row". BBC News. 7 March 2003. Archived from the original on 1 January 2017 . Retrieved 26 December 2016.George Michael to 'marry' partner". BBC News. 29 November 2005. Archived from the original on 27 March 2008 . Retrieved 27 April 2009.
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a b Johnson, Andrew (30 September 2007). "George Michael: Why I had to keep my homosexuality secret". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008 . Retrieved 15 February 2008. In February 2012, two months after leaving hospital, Michael made a surprise appearance at the 2012 Brit Awards at the O 2 Arena in London, where he received a standing ovation, and presented Adele the award for Best British Album.  In March, Michael announced that he was healthy and that the Symphonica Tour would resume in autumn.  The final concert of the tour—which was also the final concert of Michael's life–was performed at London's Earls Court on 17 October 2012.  Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. 15 November 2019. Archived from the original on 30 August 2018 . Retrieved 17 November 2019.George Michael: I woke up from coma with a West Country accent". The Daily Telegraph. London. 18 July 2012. Archived from the original on 10 January 2022 . Retrieved 17 December 2012.