"I still believe that music is one of the greatest gifts that God gave to man."

  • Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on June 25, 1963, in London, England. Died Dec. 25, 2016
     
  • George Michael first broke through with the duo Wham! with Andrew Ridgeley. Their 1984 album, Make It Big, hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and spawned three No. 1 singles: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," "Careless Whisper" and "Everything She Wants." As a solo artist, Michael scored his first No. 1 hit with "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)," a duet with Aretha Franklin. His debut solo album, 1987's Faith, hit No. 1.
     
  • The singer/songwriter won his first career GRAMMY for 1987 for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" with Franklin. 
  • Did you know? Michael earned 10 No. 1 hits throughout his career, including four — "Faith," "Father Figure," "One More Try," and "Monkey" — from Faith.
  • Adele performed "Fastlove" in tribute to Michael on the 59th GRAMMY Awards in 2017.   
  • Michael supported a variety of charities throughout his career, including the AIDS charity Sidaction, Red Hot Organization and Childline.

George Michael

"I still believe that music is one of the greatest gifts that God gave to man."

  • Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on June 25, 1963, in London, England. Died Dec. 25, 2016
     
  • George Michael first broke through with the duo Wham! with Andrew Ridgeley. Their 1984 album, Make It Big, hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and spawned three No. 1 singles: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," "Careless Whisper" and "Everything She Wants." As a solo artist, Michael scored his first No. 1 hit with "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)," a duet with Aretha Franklin. His debut solo album, 1987's Faith, hit No. 1.
     
  • The singer/songwriter won his first career GRAMMY for 1987 for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" with Franklin. 
  • Did you know? Michael earned 10 No. 1 hits throughout his career, including four — "Faith," "Father Figure," "One More Try," and "Monkey" — from Faith.
  • Adele performed "Fastlove" in tribute to Michael on the 59th GRAMMY Awards in 2017.   
  • Michael supported a variety of charities throughout his career, including the AIDS charity Sidaction, Red Hot Organization and Childline.

GRAMMY Award Results for George Michael

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Nominations
Best Short Form Music Video
Flawless
 
Nominations
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Songs From The Last Century (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Freedom 90 (Single)
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
Faith
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Father Figure (Single)
 
Wins
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
 
Nominations
Best Music Video, Long Form
Wham! The Video (Video)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Single)