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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. [4] 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. [13] [14] In December 1984, the single " Last Christmas" was released. [38] 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. [39]

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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. [46] 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. [47] 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. [131] In March, Michael announced that he was healthy and that the Symphonica Tour would resume in autumn. [132] 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. [133] 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.

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