Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou is the noble name of the artist known as George Michael. The date of birth is June 25, 1963. An English singer and songwriter, Michael is known as one of the best singers in pop music history. At the same time, , the old ‘Wham!’ is the member of the group.
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (Greek name Γιώργος-Κυριάκος Παναγιώτου ) was born in East Finchley, London. He came to the world as a child of the Cypriot father and an English mother.
His first group is The Executive. He founded it with closest friend from school Andrew Ridgeley.
The Wham group formed with Ridgeley in 1981. The first album after this group’s establishment, Fantastic, was a big success. After this success fallowed the success of ‘Make It Big’. But the band disbanded in the summer of 1986. Group members continued with solo studies.
Michael won numerous successes throughout his career. Especially was worthy of the Grammy and BRIT awards. Their albums sold over 100 million. Michael wrote, composed and interpret a number of songs such as “Last Christmas”, “Faith”, “Freedom”, “Jesus to a Child”, “Father Figure” and “Kissing a Fool” throughout his career. Especially “Careless Whisper” sold seven million worldwide. Thanks to these, he has won great flour and is loved very much.
Two of Michale’s albums were featured in the book “1001 Albums That Must Listen Before They Die”. All of Michael’s original albums went up to until number one in the UK. His all songs were featured in Top 40. Only Cowboys & Angels could not hit the same success. Although it is liked by fans and critics. Yet George Michael is among the top musicians in both the US and the UK.
At the same time many artists have taken George Michael a sample. These are popular artists like Justin Timberlake, Roxette, Rick Astley, Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Ronan Keating, Spice Girls and Robbie Williams.
Together with Madonna and Michael Jackson, he has been instrumental in the establishment of MTV. Besides has been one of the three singers who played the biggest role in the development of video clips in the ’80s. With the success of the video clips he won the ‘Video Vanguard’ award. Apart from this, he also drawn attention with his political views and aid activities.
The famous British singer George Michael, unfortunately died last Sunday (25 December 2016) at his Oxfordshire home. The reason of the death of the famous musician was not explained before. But later was reported that the cause of death was heart failure. George Michael, one of the most famous names in the world of pop music, he was 53 years old.
His death news was announced to the fans by his manager.