EPA/FILIP SINGER *** Local Caption *** 50152519 ORG XMIT: FIS11 Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.
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His 1987 debut solo album, Faith, sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
Michael garnered seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, including "Careless Whisper" and "Freedom!
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According to reports on late 25 December 2016, British popstar George Michael has died peacefully at home at the age of 53, his publicist has announced.
The concert is about ending discrimination, stopping hate crimes and sending a message of fairness and inclusion for all people.
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George Michael died aged 53, according to his publicist on December 25, 2016.
With the success of Michael's solo singles, "Careless Whisper" (1984) and "A Different Corner" (1986), rumours of an impending break up of Wham! In addition to playing a large number of instruments on the album, he wrote and produced every track on the recording, except for one, which he co-wrote.
The first single released from the album, "I Want Your Sex" (mid-1987) was banned by many radio stations in the UK and US, due to its sexually suggestive lyrics.
The second single, "Faith," was released during October 1987, a few weeks before the album.
"Faith" would become one of his most popular songs. His second solo album, Listen Without Prejudice Vol.
Their first band was The Executive, 1979, a short-lived ska group, but it was as Wham! 1 in the UK in 1983 and produced a series of top 10 singles including "Young Guns," "Wham Rap!