George Michael - A Legendary Artist

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George Michael - A Legendary Artist
  


   
   
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♣     Introduction 

   

Hello Friends, I hope you are doing fine.  Today, I have come up with my another new Blog with the title of George Michael - A Legendary Artist.  Dear Friends, the United Kingdom Star, Pop Music Icon George Michael was a legendary artist and an international music sensation who was renowned for his singing, songwriting and production.  George Michael served Show Business and Music Entertainment Industry for quite a long time.  He was born on June 25, 1963 in London.  As a teenager, he made a two-members music band Wham! with his friend and started to rock the Music World with his sheer talent and ability to produce great music. He had a unique and melodious voice with high vocal quality and those distinctions made him a renowned personality in the world of music.  He has sold more than a colossal number of 120 Million records worldwide in the form of his albums and released singles that shows the place he had won in the Music Entertainment Industry.  He was undoubtedly one of the Best-Selling Music Artists of all time.  He got this place by showing extreme determination, hard-work and enthusiasm.  New artists look upon him in the music industry and see him as a role model and dream to get closer to the accolades and international fame he has attained in his life so far.  Throughout his music journey, he has acclaimed many mind-blowing awards and certifications such as Grammy AwardsAmerican Music AwardsBillboard Music Award, MTV Europe Music AwardMTV Video Music AwardsBrit Awards and many other national and international awards which prove that he had some real music talent with a beautiful voice that still has popularity all over the world.  Here in this Blog, I shall discuss his career and some of his popular studio albums and singles which contributed immensely in achieving the stardom that he enjoyed in his life.     
   
  
   


  

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Anybody who fights for human rights or to make this world a better place. Nurses, doctors, teachers: these are the people who deserve the credit these days.

Quote By:  George Michael 

  
   

♣     Studio Album - Faith
   

 

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After having a successful start in the music world with his band Wham! George Michael released his first international solo studio album with the title of Faith in October 1987 under the banners of Columbia Records and Epic Records.  This Grammy Award Winning Album was a big milestone in the career of George Michael because it gave him worldwide fame and popularity on international level of music. George Michael's previous Wham! era albums and singles helped him a great deal and release of this album further cemented his recognition as a solo performer throughout the world.  This album received favorable reviews from music critics and was liked by music fans all over the world. This album had 11 tracks and was based on Pop MusicFunk and R&B Music genres with a little touch of Synth-pop.  George Michael himself produced the album and it was declared to be a Commercially Hit album as it managed to reach number one spot on the US Billboard 200 and managed to sell more than a whopping number of 25 Million copies worldwide. In order to promote this album, George Michael went on releasing seven singles and all managed to reach top positions on the US Billboard Hot 100 and high spots on Music Charts in many other countries.  Especially his singles I Want Your SexFaith, Monkey, Father Figure and One More Try managed to get international praise from music lovers.  For this album, George Michael received a lot of awards and certifications. Some of the highlights of George Michael's awards for this album are as under: 
  
♦     Winner of Grammy Award in the category of Album of the Year at 31st Annual Grammy Awards held in February 1989.  

♦     Winner of Billboard Music Award held in 1989 in the category of Top Billboard 200 Album.   

♦     Certified as Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).    

♦     Certified as four times Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).  

♦     Certified as five times Platinum by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).  
   
   

 

♣     Studio Album - Listen Without Prejudice
   
  

 
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George Michael released his second solo studio album with the title of Listen Without Prejudice in September 1990 under the banner of Columbia Records.  George Michael had received enormous popularity through his first studio album that he had released in 1987. Therefore, this album also further cemented his image into the international music markets. For this album, George Michael received favorable and positive reviews from music critics and was loved by music lovers all across the globe.  This album was also an International Success as it debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 becoming George Michael's another milestone and High Selling Album in the United States and in many other countries. This album also managed to reach within top ten spots on the Music Charts of many European and other countries. This album was declared as a Commercially Hit album and managed to sell more than 8 Million copies worldwide. This album was based on Pop Music and R&B Music genres and contained 10 tracks. This album received favorable and positive reviews from music critics and was generally liked by music lovers all over the world. George Michael released five songs from this album and all of them managed to get attention of music fans all over the world.  Especially his singles Praying for TimeWaiting for That Day, Freedom! '90 and Heal the Pain managed to get worldwide attention and praise by music lovers. Some of the highlights of awards George Michael received for this album are given below:  
   
♦     Winner of 1991 Brit Award in the category of British Album of the Year held in February 1991.  

♦     Certified as two times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).     

♦     Certified as four times Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and two times Platinum by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and Music Canada
   
  
  

♣     Studio Album - Older
   

 

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George Michael released his third studio album with the title of Older in May 1996 under the banner of Virgin Records.  This album was based on Pop Music and R&B Music genres and contained 11 songs.  This album was also declared as Commercially Hit album and was widely praised by music critics and music fans all around the world. This album managed to sell more than 7 Million copies worldwide.  In order to promote the album, George Michael released six singles from this album and all made very good progress on the Music Charts by reaching within top 5 to top 10 spots on worldwide Music Charts.  Especially his songs Jesus to a ChildFastloveSpinning the Wheel and I Can't Make You Love Me were outstanding.  George Michael received a lot of acclaims, awards, certifications and accreditations besides Platinum and Gold Certifications in many countries such as the United States of America, Canada and in many European countries.  Some of the highlights of George Michael's awards and certifications for this album are as under: 


  
♦     Winner of MTV Video Music Award in the category of International Viewer's Choice Award—MTV Europe.  

♦     Certified as Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).     
  
♦     Certified as six times Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and two times Platinum by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and Music Canada.   
 

 

♣     Studio Album - Patience
  

 

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George Michael released his fifth and the last studio album with the title of Patience in March 2004 under the banner of Sony Music. This album was released as a follow-up of his previous album Songs From The Last Century released in December 1999 which was also a success on Music Charts. This music album Patience was also based on Pop Music and Dance Music genres.  This George Michael's album also received favorable and positive reviews from music critics and was generally loved by music fans across the world. This album was declared to be a Commercially Hit album in the worldwide music markets such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany and in many other countries. This was another album by George Michael which managed to reach within top 15 spots on the Music Charts in the United States becoming another addition into George Michael's top albums and also, in the United Kingdom, it managed to reach number one spot on Music Charts.  


   

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In order to promote the album, George Michael released six singles from this album and all managed to reach top spots and made very good progress on the Music Charts.  Especially his song Shoot the Dog (video above) gained international attention and praise by music fans.  His other released singles, Freeek! Amazing, Flawless (Go to the City) and Round Here also showed good progress on the Music Charts.  This album was another Hit album of George Michael.  George Michael received a lot of acclaims, certifications and accreditations besides Platinum and Gold Certifications in many countries.  Some of the highlights of George Michael's awards and certifications for this album are as under: 
  
  
♦     Certified as double Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).     

♦     Certified as Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).  

♦     Certified as Platinum in Germany, New Zealand and Italy for high selling of album.      


Apart from album sales, George Michael sold millions of his released singles.  He was more known and famous for one of his internationally hit songs Careless Whisper (video below) which became an instant hit after its release back in 1984.   This song was a huge commercial success in the United States as well as in Europe.  This song reached number one spot on the Music Charts in more than 20 countries and alone managed to sell more than 6 Million copies worldwide.
   

 

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♣     Some Important Links 
   

♦     www.georgemichael.com

♦     en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Michael 

♦     twitter.com/georgemofficial

♦     www.instagram.com/georgemofficial
   
 
  

  
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♣     Conclusion 
   

George Michael was a world-renowned Singer, Musician, Producer, Songwriter and a Philanthropist.  He mesmerized his audience with his unique style of singing which high and deep vocal quality.  Like many other new-comers, he also started his music career by sending demo tapes to different Music Companies, Directors and Producers and then moving on to becoming a mega star by showing extreme determination and enthusiasm to reach the level of stardom that he enjoyed later.  He had this amazing ability to attract listeners around the world by showing emotions and feelings in his songs which touched the hearts of his fans.  He was widely known to be an active Philanthropist and Social Worker as well as he was associated with many charity organizations and loved to contribute in fund raising for noble causes to serve humanity.  For instance, he was an active LGBT Rights campaigner and HIV / AIDS charity fundraiser. He also funded many non-profit organizations on international level to benefit schools, health and food programs for the people in need who are facing hardships in their daily lives.  George Michael was undoubtedly a role-model for many junior artists around the world who have love for music and humanity just like him.     
   
    
 

   
   
  
  

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