George Michael

George Michael was born on 25th June, 1963, at East Finchley, London, England. George Michael net worth is $200 million. George Michael is British born Singer. George Michael has been seen in movies Live in London, Wham: The Best of Wham, Queen: Bohemian Champions: Interviews.

Facts of George Michael

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Full NameGeorge Michael
Net Worth$200 million
Date Of Birth June 25, 1963
Age57 years 5 months
Died25th December 2016
Place Of BirthEast Finchley, London, England
Height1.83 m
EducationBushey Meads School
ParentsKyriacos Panayiotou, Lesley Angold Panayiotou, Careless Whisper, Faith, One More Try
SiblingsMelanie Panayiotou, Yioda Panayiotou, Careless Whisper, Faith, One More Try
AwardsGrammy Award for Album of the Year, MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist, Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Male, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album, MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction...
Music GroupsWham!, Band Aid, Careless Whisper, Faith, One More Try
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Music Video, Brit Award for British Single, MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, MTV Video Music Award for Best Electronic Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, Juno Award for International Single of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance...
MoviesLive in London, Wham: The Best of Wham, Queen: Bohemian Champions: Interviews
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Quotes of George Michael

1[on regaining consciousness after his 2011 coma] I swear this is true. I came out of my coma talking in this West Country accent. There's nothing wrong with a West Country accent, but it's a bit weird when you're from North London. My sisters, who were obviously so relieved that I'd actually woken up, were just laughing away at this stand-up comedy.
2[on performing at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992] To sing with Queen was the most memorable moment of my career.
3[on surviving severe pneumonia at Christmas 2011] Best Christmas I can remember, surrounded by the people I love. And knowing that Christmas could have been very different this year for everyone at that table. As it was we stuffed and laughed ourselves silly. I'm such a lucky man! I hope you all had a great one.
4[on the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991] Freddie Mercury was a huge source of inspiration to me as a child. I religiously attended Queen's concerts year after year. This is a sad day.
5It is such an amazing feeling to watch the effect I have on my audience. There is no question that is the most valuable thing I can ever do in terms of contribution and it seems that God wanted me to and gave me the voice to do it and the stamina to do it.
6I have a serious problem with the fact that every time I made a mistake and every time I let myself down that I was letting young gay kids down.
7Loyalty can be different things to different sexualities.
8As an artist I'm not interested in repeating former successes.
9I do love Christmas. I always have loved it, ever since I was a child. When I was young both my parents used to work so hard and they always seemed quite stressed to me. But at Christmas everyone would calm down and be nice to each other for a few days, and that used to make me feel very safe. It's Frank Sinatra who reminds me of Christmas. During the school holidays, when I was a kid, I used to work behind the bar of my dad's restaurant in Edgware [North London], and he'd always play Sinatra records for the customers. So that association is very strong for me. Why doesn't it snow at the right time anymore, like it did in the '60s? If it could snow on Christmas Eve or something that would be perfect.
10[on doing concerts] People run on and off the stage, but usually they're removed before they get to me. It's not really frightening. There's always the possibility that someone's going to take a potshot at you; you take that risk when you perform in front of thousands of people.
11[on his time in prison in September/October 2010] Most of my days have been spent reading thousands of letters and postcards of incredible support from people around the world. I promise to repay their kindness with new music as soon as I possibly can.
12I just hope that I'll stay around musically for as long as I can. I'd love to think that I will still be satisfying myself and other people as a musician until the day I die.
13There are very few things in my life that I can't have if I want them. So when I see something that I think I can't have, immediately I'm obsessed by it.
14I'm basically a control freak. It's not because I want to be. I'm not at all into the power play that's involved in it. I'm a perfectionist.
15I know I'm basically a good person whose two crimes appear to be that I'm gay and I've got a big mouth to go with it.
16[on his arrest for lewd behavior] When someone is waving their genitalia at you, you don't automatically assume that they're an officer of the law.
17Boy George is great company and a man I have always wanted to like. He acts in a homophobic way to other gay men by being such a bitch. It's an aggression that he can't get rid of.
18[on Elton John's concern for him] Elton lives on that. He will not be happy until I bang on his door in the middle of the night saying: 'Please, please, help me, Elton. Take me to rehab.' It's not going to happen. Elton just needs to shut his mouth and get on with his own life. Look, if people choose to believe that I'm sitting here in my ivory tower, 'Howard Hughes'ing myself with long fingernails and loads of drugs, then I can't do anything about that, can I?
19[on Tony Blair] His problem is, one, he's not as smart as he thinks he is and, two, this man does not know when his ego is getting the better of him... A man who will not stare his ego down is every bit as dangerous as an altruist as he is a Hitler.
20[on his August 2009 car crash] If that juggernaut had killed me, I think I'd be perfectly happy with the amount of quality music I have left in the world. My ego is sated.
21Elton John said he thought I was miserable for some reason and I have been trying to prove that I'm not ever since. The subtext to it is always, 'He was all right before he came out and now he lives this depraved gay life and is miserable and fat' and from that point on I have suffered this kind of wishful thinking from the Press.
22Women seem to ignore the fact that I'm gay. I think that women really get the feeling that I understand them. I grew up with two sisters, I went out with women when I was younger. I do understand them, unfortunately.
23I think pop music should be about youth culture. It shouldn't be an endurance test. If I can just live further from the spotlight I think that'll be better for all really.
24Running naked up and down Oxford Street singing I Am What I Am would have been a more dignified way to come out. (On his arrest for lewd conduct in 1998)
25Gay relationships are a bit different. I'm sure we'll be allowed to roam if we want to. But we love each other dearly. (On his long-term partner, Kenny Goss)
26It is nice to know that the News of The World is still so concerned for my well being.
27Parkinson (1971) is still the only interview on British TV that means anything. Perhaps that is because he appears to realize that his guest should always be the star of the show and... He paid for dinner!
28In a strange way I've spent the last 15 to 20 years trying to derail my own career. But it never seems to suffer. I suffer like crazy. I've suffered bereavements and public humiliations, but my career always seems to right itself like a plastic duck in the bath. In some ways I resent that.
29I have been doing this on and off since I was a teenager and never once seen violence. If I want to see violence or what I call shameful behaviour, the idea that women in clubs these days have to hold their hand over their drink for fear of being drugged ... Please don't tell me as a member of the straight community that I am taking risks. I know what I do and I am sorry, but we should not be taking questions like this, from straight women in particular ... I do not deserve the criticism. What I don't have respect for is some demand for answers from an openly gay man who is living his own life. I have not cheated or lied about my sex life to anybody in my life, in my entire life. I hate not to be able to rise above it, but there is only so much you can take. I'm suing the individual involved who I have never, ever seen, let alone wanted to have any kind of sexual encounter with, and I'm currently investigating suing the secondary sources of libel. I am taking legal action against the photographers because they're harassing me and I should not have to worry about who's watching me at 2:30 in the morning.
30"The trajectory of my particular soap opera with the press launched from that statement Elton made about eighteen months ago when Elton hadn't seen me for years. Elton said he thought I was really miserable for some reason. From that point on I've been trying to prove that I'm not. Unfortunately it made me incredibly vulnerable to the press." (April 2006)
31It was my own stupid fault. I was in possession of class C drugs which is an offence and I have no complaints about the police, who were professional throughout.
32Even though it's become a really cliched thing to see musicians working for charity, it's still effective and it still has to be done.
33I still believe that music is one of the greatest gifts that God gave to man.
34I do think that Live Aid (1985) was a great thing, it focused people, I think it showed young kids the way in many respects and I think a lot of people are still inspired by what happened in the mid-Eighties.

Quick Facts of George Michael

1The singer's music video "Freedom" (1989) featured supermodels Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and Tatjana Patitz. Curiously, GM appeared nowhere in the video himself. Directed by David Fincher and photographed by Jeff Cronenweth.
2Close friend of Shirlie Kemp. He introduced her to her future husband, Martin Kemp. She was one of his backup singers.
3In September 2010, while serving a prison sentence for driving under the influence of drugs, George received a two-page handwritten letter from Sir Paul McCartney to lift his spirits. In the letter, McCartney said that he empathised with George as he himself had spent ten days in prison in Japan in 1980 after being caught with cannabis. He told George to keep his chin up and that he would see him when he is released. Apparently, George was delighted with the letter and read it over and over again.
4Lives in London, Goring, United Kingdom and Dallas, Texas.
5He wrote, produced and performed the classic song "Last Christmas" when he was just 21 years old. There have been over 395 cover versions of the song by different artists since it was released in 1984.
6A fan of The Beatles, he performed with Paul McCartney at Live 8 (2005). He also bought John Lennon's Steinway Model Z upright piano for £1.67m in the year 2000, then returned it to Liverpool's Beatles Story museum.
7Ranked #73 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
8Friend of Geri Horner.
9Sentenced to 100 hours community service for driving while unfit. The singer was arrested on 1 October 2006 after being found slumped at the wheel of his Mercedes in the early hours of the morning. He had an antidepressant in his system, as well as cannabis and 16 micrograms per millilitre of the illegal Class C drug GHB. (9 June 2007).
10His partner Anselmo Feleppa, whom he met in 1991, died from an AIDS-related brain haemorrhage in 1993.
11He was paid £1.7 million to perform for an hour at Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin's New Year's party on 31 December 2006.
12His debut solo album "Faith" has sold more than 20 million copies since its release in 1987.
13Announced his retirement in February 2004, but began a new European tour in September 2006, his first tour in fifteen years.
14Winner of the 1997 Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist following the success of his multi-million selling album "Older".
15His album "Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1" won the 1991 Brit Award for British Album.
16Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Male Solo Artist in 1988 following the success of his multi-million selling album "Faith".
17Winner (as part of Wham!) of the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Group in 1985.
18He has an estimated fortune of £70 million.
19In the Independent on Sunday 2006 Pink List - a list of the most influential gay men and women - he came no. 25, down from 22.
20He has sold an estimated 80 million records worldwide, both as a solo performer and as one half of the duet Wham!, as of 2006.
21Wrote many of his songs while working at a movie theater as a teenager.
22His 1990 solo hit "Freedom 90" from the CD "Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1" was so titled to avoid confusion with his previous Wham! hit "Freedom".
23Was backing vocals on Andrew Ridgeley's album "Son Of Albert" on tracks "Red Dress" & "Shake". These were the only 2 songs to do well on the charts.
24He and Andrew Ridgeley wrote "Careless Whisper" on the back of a bus during their school days.
25Is of Greek-Cypriot heritage from his father, Kyriacos Panayiotou, a restaurant owner, who emigrated to the U.K. from Cyprus, in the 1950s. His mother, Lesley Angold (Harrison), was of English background.
26He wrote his smash hit single "Careless Whisper" when he was just 17, on a Thursday afternoon in Bushey. He waited until he was 21 before he released it as his first solo single. The song reached number one in more than 25 countries and sold in excess of 6 million copies.
27Played a benefit for striking British miners. [September 1984]
28His last performance with Wham! was at Wembley Stadium in June 1986.
29His controversial single "Shoot the Dog" (released 2002) had a video that ridiculed Tony Blair, Cherie Blair and George W. Bush.
30He has contributed two songs to the "Warchild Hope" album (released 21 April 2003); one is a cover of Don McLean's "The Grave" and the other is his own classic "Faith" (a duet with Ms Dynamite).
31He was a big fan of This Morning (1988) and, on the final episode of the series, he phoned the presenters, Richard and Judy, to thank them live on air and to wish them the best.
32He sang on the no. 1 and no. 2 Christmas singles of 1984, Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and Wham!'s "Last Christmas".
33His song with Wham!, "Last Christmas", is the best selling British hit never to get to number one, reaching the no. 2 position in December 1984, being re-issued and reaching the no. 6 position the next December and being re-issued again and reaching the no. 45 position in December 1986. It spent a total of 24 weeks on the British chart.
34The first three singles of George Michael's solo career all went to the no. 1 position on the UK chart: "Careless Whisper" (1984), "A Different Corner" (1986) and "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (1987). The latter was a duet with Aretha Franklin.
35Collaborated with Queen and Lisa Stansfield on the British chart-topping "Five Live" (EP) of 1993.
36His song "Father Figure" was sampled for PM Dawn's hit "Looking Through Patient Eyes".
37Has sung duets with Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Rory Bourke, Mary J. Blige and Whitney Houston.
38He enjoyed four British number one singles with Wham: "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" (1984), "Freedom" (1984), "I'm Your Man" (1985) and "The Edge of Heaven" (1986).
39Was arrested in early 1998 at a public restroom in Beverly Hills for commiting a lewd act in front of an undercover police officer. He has since made a music video mocking the whole incident. The arresting police officer has since filed a civil suit againt George for defamation of character. It was dismissed.

Trademarks of George Michael

1Powerful, smooth and soulful voice

Filmography of George Michael

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Awards of George Michael




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