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George Michael

George Michael


Famous as :

Singer, songwriter

Birth Name :

Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou

Birth Date :

June 25, 1963

Birth Place :

East Finchley, North London

Claim to fame :

Single "Careless Whisper" (1984)

Latest News

Adele Dresses Up as George Michael for Her 27th Birthday

May 06, 2015 14:13:25 GMT

Turning 27 years old on Tuesday, May 5, marked her big day by dressing up as vintage 80's . She then shared the pics on her Twitter account.

Future Debuts George Michael-Sampling 'Rockstar' Ft. Nicki Minaj

July 10, 2014 05:45:04 GMT

Fans finally get to listen to 's collaboration with , "Rockstar". Premiered by XXL on Wednesday, July 9, the track that features a sample of 's 1984 hit "Careless Whisper" was originally planned to be featured in his "" album. It failed to make the cut because the British singer didn't clear the sample.

George Michael Suffers Cuts and Bruises Following M1 Car Crash

May 18, 2013 03:33:40 GMT

was a passenger in a single-car accident which took place in U.K. on Thursday, May 16. Daily Mail reported that an air ambulance took him to a trauma center because he was suspected having a head injury. Michael thankfully only suffered minor injuries and was released from hospital after receiving treatment.

George Michael Cancels Australian Tour to Seek Post-Traumatic Counseling

October 01, 2012 01:58:45 GMT

has axed his Australian tour due to "major anxiety." The former "Wham!" star announced on Saturday, September 29 that he wouldn't perform at nine scheduled dates Down Under as he has suffered a trauma since he was treated for a life-threatening case of pneumonia in November 2011.

George Michael, The Who, One Direction and More to Close the London Olympics

August 11, 2012 02:23:35 GMT

While the Olympics organizers have tried to keep details of the closing ceremony under wraps, reports of who will perform at the summer games' closer have swirled wildly on the Internet. Promising a more spectacular show than the opening ceremony, the after-party is said to feature such British artists as , and .

George Michael Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates

March 20, 2012 15:46:56 GMT

After a bout of health scare, happily announced that he is ready to get back on stage. The singer almost died of pneumonia last November, forcing him to cancel his Symphonica tour in Vienna, Austria and the remainder dates.

Adele to Collaborate With George Michael in New Song

March 02, 2012 04:17:43 GMT

never collaborated with anyone in her songs before, but she might end her "solo" policy in her next project. The chart-topping singer is rumored having a talk with fellow U.K. artist to craft a song together.

George Michael Flew Back Home After Discharged From Hospital

December 22, 2011 17:17:41 GMT

will be home for Christmas. The singer has been released from Vienna's AKH hospital on Wednesday, December 21 after spending almost a month for the treatment to severe pneumonia.

George Michael Cancels Shows After Hospitalized With Pneumonia

November 24, 2011 16:01:00 GMT

Hospitalized with pneumonia, has to cancel a number of shows in Europe this week. His publicist Connie Filippello confirmed that the singer was "diagnosed with pneumonia and he is currently receiving treatment."

George Michael Finally Confirms Split From Kenny Goss

August 23, 2011 07:59:40 GMT

made a confession about his love life on the opening night of his "Symphonica" tour. The former Wham! singer admitted that he is no longer together with longtime partner Kenny Goss when taking the stage at the Prague State Opera House on Monday, August 22.

George Michael Announces Comeback Tour

May 06, 2011 15:20:00 GMT

The "Faith" hitmaker, played two London concerts, dubbed "The Final Two", in 2008 and announced the shows would mark the end of his career on the stage.

George Michael Disappointed BBC Snubbed His Royal Wedding Anthem

May 01, 2011 22:02:00 GMT

The network dedicated hours Duke & Duchess of Cambridge footage to the wedding, but didn't hear his cover of 's "You & I" played once.

George Michael Makes CD Gift of Royal Wedding Song for Prince William

April 19, 2011 11:12:00 GMT

The pop superstar, has reworked 's "You & I" as a gift for the British royal and his fiancee and he's urged fans to donate to the couple's favoured charities if they download the free track.

George Michael: 'I Have An Emotional Attachment to Prince William'

April 17, 2011 22:09:00 GMT

, who has recorded a cover version of 's "You & I" as a wedding gift to the prince and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton, has always been fond of the young royal, who is the son of his late friend Princess Diana.

George Michael Glad Prince William Doesn't Hold a Grudge After Party Snub

April 17, 2011 13:24:00 GMT

came up with the idea of reworking 's "You & I" as a wedding gift to William and his bride Kate Middleton and the couple gave him permission to proceed.

George Michael's Wedding Song Marks the 'Best Two Days of Work of My Life'

April 16, 2011 13:09:00 GMT

, who was close friends with the prince's late mother Princess Diana, admits recording his cover of 's 1972 song "You & I" marked the 'best two days of work of my life'."

George Michael: Recording Royal Wedding Song Is 'Best Two Days of Work of My Life'

April 16, 2011 04:06:33 GMT

Recording his new unofficial royal wedding anthem was a labor of love for after he "got carried away" on Twitter.com and promised his followers he'd create the perfect tune for Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton in a week.

George Michael Is Sure Diana Would Love Wedding Song

April 15, 2011 11:05:00 GMT

The "Faith" hitmaker was close friends with the tragic princess, who died in 1997, and even gave her an advance copy of his 1996 album "" so she could provide him with an early review of the songs.

Stephen Fry Wants to End Rift With George Michael

April 14, 2011 15:05:00 GMT

star appeared in the comedian's 2007 documentary "Stephen Fry: HIV and Me", but ordered his scenes to be cut from the final edit after the show's producer made comments Michael found offensive.

George Michael Re-Records Royal Wedding Song

April 14, 2011 11:20:26 GMT

has spent this month putting together a record in honor of Prince William and Kate Middleton's upcoming nuptials as a "wedding pressie" (gift) for the couple.

Hanson and More Staged 12-Hour Gig for Japan Relief

March 21, 2011 02:24:07 GMT

Pop stars boosted relief efforts following Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters by staging a 12-hour telethon in Texas on Saturday, March 19. The "" trio teamed up with organizers behind the South By Southwest festival in Austin for the telethon, which featured performances and appearances from acts including R.E.M. rocker Michael Stipe, The Boxer Rebellion, and The Parlotones, among others.

Justin Bieber and Paul McCartney Took Part in BBC Star-Studded Telethon

March 21, 2011 02:12:08 GMT

Stars including Sir , , , and came together for Britain's Comic Relief fundraiser on Friday night, March 18, and helped raise a massive 118 million dollars. Celebrities rallied to take part in the TV telethon at the BBC studios in London and viewers were treated to an evening of performances and skits.

George Michael: Spice Girls Inspire Music

March 12, 2011 02:11:27 GMT

has heaped praise on the for changing the music scene by encouraging more British females to break into the industry. , , , and rose to fame in the 1990s with their pop hits and "Girl Power" mantra.

George Michael Can't Imagine Himself Being Dad

March 09, 2011 08:58:22 GMT

has no plans to follow in Sir 's footsteps by becoming a dad - because he's convinced his kids would be embarrassed by his wild past. The former Wham! singer has ruled out adopting a child with his partner Kenny Goss, just weeks after the "Rocket Man" hitmaker welcomed his first son, Zachary, at Christmas by a surrogate mother.

George Michael Denies Break-Up Rumor

March 08, 2011 08:28:07 GMT

Singer has moved swiftly to dismiss reports of a split from his longtime partner, Kenny Goss. A recent report in British tabloid The Sun suggested Goss had walked out on the former Wham! star due to the strain his "wayward lifestyle" had put on their relationship.

George Michael Reportedly Splits From Longtime Boyfriend

March 07, 2011 08:40:47 GMT

's promiscuous behavior might have cost him a lot. The British musician has been reportedly dumped by his longtime partner Kenny Goss due to his cannabis problems, which landed him eight weeks behind bars last year.

I Deserved to Be in Jail, George Michael Confesses

March 07, 2011 06:57:16 GMT

Singer has opened up about his recent jail stint, insisting he deserved to go behind bars for his "shameful" acts. The former "Wham!" singer was jailed for eight weeks in September 2010 for possessing cannabis and driving under the influence of drugs.

George Michael's Profile on Gay Dating Site Is Fake

January 26, 2011 09:06:15 GMT

A profile on a gay dating site purportedly belonging to has been branded a fake by the singer's representative. Pictures of a man resembling the "Faith" hitmaker appeared on gay social network Scruff recently, prompting speculation the star had signed up to look for a partner.

Boy George Kept Track on George Michael Through Prison Pals

October 13, 2010 04:54:47 GMT

managed to keep tracks on while the singer was behind bars, thanks to a network of prison pals. The Culture Club star spent 15 months in jail in 2009 for imprisoning a male escort, serving some of his sentence in London's Pentonville Prison - the same facility Michael was sent to after he was convicted of driving under the influence of drugs.

George Michael Released Early From Jail, Ready 'to Start Again'

October 12, 2010 03:51:32 GMT

is now a free man. Jailed for possession of cannabis and driving under the influence of drugs following a car crash in north London in July, the 47-year-old singer was released early from Highpoint Prison in Suffolk, England, on Monday, October 11, Associated Press reported.

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