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It scored number one on both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100 upon its release.
For Michael, it became his third consecutive solo number one in the UK from three releases, after 1984's "Careless Whisper" (though the single was actually from the Wham!
With the success of Michael's solo singles, "Careless Whisper" (1984) and "A Different Corner" (1986), rumours of an impending break up of Wham! The duo officially separated in 1986, after releasing a farewell single, "The Edge of Heaven" and a singles compilation, The Final, plus a sell-out concert at Wembley Stadium that included the world premiere of the China film. partnership ended officially with the commercially successful single "The Edge of Heaven", which reached No. The beginning of his solo career, during early 1987, was a duet with Aretha Franklin.
"I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" was a one-off project that helped Michael achieve an ambition by singing with one of his favourite artists.
It won Album of the Year at the 31st Grammy Awards.
Three years after the release of Faith, Listen Without Prejudice Vol.
He also contributed background vocals to David Cassidy's 1985 hit "The Last Kiss", as well as Elton John's 1985 successes "Nikita" and "Wrap Her Up".
Michael cited Cassidy as a major career influence and interviewed Cassidy for David Litchfield's Ritz Newspaper.
This was followed by the formation of a short-lived ska band called The Executive, with Ridgeley, Ridgeley's brother Paul, Andrew Leaver, and David Mortimer (later known as David Austin). " (which became the UK Christmas number one) and donated the profits from "Last Christmas" and "Everything She Wants" to charity.1 (1990) was released which included the Billboard Hot 100 number one "Praying for Time"."Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", a 1991 duet with Elton John, was also a transatlantic number one.The 2005 documentary A Different Story covered his career and personal life.Michael's first tour since 1991, the 25 Live tour, spanned three tours over the course of three years; 2006, 2007, and 2008.
George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou; 25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016) was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! Michael has sold over 115 million records worldwide making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.