R.I.P. George Michael, former Wham! singer has died at the age of 53


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A native of East Finchley, London, Michael first found success in 1984 after forming the band Wham! The album spent 51 non-consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the US Billboard 200, including 12 weeks at No. In 1987, Michael launched a solo career with the release of Faith. Among them: “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”, “Careless Whisper”, and “Freedom”. 1, a 1991 duet with Elton John called “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”, 1993’s Freddie Mercury tribute EP Five Live, and 1996’s Older. Their follow-up album, 1984’s Make It Big, received even greater fanfare. It reached No. 1. 1 in 11 different countries, including in the UK and US, and four of the album’s songs   made their way to the top of the singles charts. 1 in the UK and produced a series of top 10 singles including “Young Guns”, “Wham Rap!” and “Club Tropicana”. Four of its songs   — “Faith”, “Father Figure”, “One More Try”, and “Monkey” — reached No. George Michael has died at the age of 53. The former Wham! Their 1983 debut, Fantastic, reached No. with Andrew Ridgeley. singer who achieved even greater fame as a solo artist   “passed away peacefully at home,” according to a statement issued by his publicist (via BBC News). 1 singles in the US. The success of these various releases led the Radio Academy to name Michael the most played artist on British radio during the period of 1984–2004. 1 on the US singles chart. As a solo artist, Michael sold more than 100 million records worldwide and achieved eight No. Faith was later awarded the Grammy for Album of the Year in 1989. In 1985, Wham became the first band from the Western Hemisphere to tour China. His last release came in the form of 2014’s Symphonica. (Read: The Year of Death: It’s Time We Bury 2016)
In the ensuing years, Michael maintained a steady output of solo releases, including 1990’s Listen Without Prejudice Vol. Update: According to his manager, George died of   heart failure.

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