george michael

Andrew Ridgeley to Publish a Wham! Memoir

George Michael's Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley will publish a memoir entitled Wham! George & Me. Penguin Random House imprint Dutton said in a press release that the book will…
Tosten Burks / March 12, 2019

Listen to Robyn Cover Wham!’s “Last Christmas” on BBC’s Live Lounge

Robyn is the latest guest on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge series. On the show yesterday, she performed the title track of her new album…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 4, 2018

George Michael’s Family Posts Christmas Tribute Message on First Anniversary of His Death

George Michael died one year ago yesterday, on Christmas Day 2016, at age 53. Over the weekend, the late singer's family marked the date with…
Anna Gaca / December 26, 2017

George Michael’s 1987 Faith Interview: George Michael Wants Your Respect

A lot of people think that George Michael is a Wimp! and Wham! was nothing but a wimpy band that sold 36 million records. And…
Brad Balfour / October 30, 2017

Watch Sam Smith Cover George Michael’s “Father Figure”

Sam Smith closed out BBC Radio 1’s month-long Live Lounge marathon today. "For this final cover, I wanted to pick my favorite artist of all…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / September 30, 2017

Listen to a Posthumous George Michael Single, “Fantasy,” Produced by Nile Rodgers

BBC Radio 2 premiered "Fantasy," a posthumous single by George Michael this morning. It's a remixed version of a 1990 B-side recorded during the sessions…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 7, 2017

Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste on George Michael’s Coming Out: “He Helped Me Make the Decision to Never Hide”

June is a time to honor the LGBTQ community’s rich history and highlight its remarkable achievements. To celebrate Pride Month, Billboard asked modern music stars…
Ed Droste / June 8, 2017

Coroner: George Michael Died of Natural Causes

George Michael died of natural causes resulting from heart disease and fatty liver disease, according to a British coroner. The official cause of death…
Anna Gaca / March 7, 2017

Grammys 2017: Watch Adele Stop, Restart “Fastlove” Performance During George Michael Tribute

The Grammys tribute to George Michael was handled solely by Album of the Year nominee Adele, who played an orchestral rendition of the late singer's 1996 hit "Fastlove."
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 12, 2017

Grammys Announce Prince and George Michael Tribute Performances

Today, the Recording Academy announced that this year's Grammys will host tributes to both Prince and George Michael. Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow had…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 8, 2017

Rob Thomas Originally Wanted George Michael to Sing Santana’s “Smooth”

In a tribute to the late George Michael published in Billboard today, Rob Thomas revealed that Thomas' 1999 mega-hit from Santana's Supernatural album, "Smooth," was…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 6, 2017

George Michael’s “Careless Whisper” and “Faith” Return to the Hot 100

In the days following his sudden death on December 25, George Michael is finding renewed popularity on streaming services and Billboard's Hot 100 chart. "Careless Whisper" and "Faith," both number…
Anna Gaca / January 4, 2017

Watch Coldplay’s Chris Martin Cover Wham!’s “Last Christmas” at a London Homeless Shelter

For each superstar musician death this year, there has been a corresponding Chris Martin and/or Coldplay tribute. David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen—when an iconic and revered…
Anna Gaca / December 30, 2016

Wham!’s “Last Christmas” Finally Charts on the Hot 100

Following the unexpected death of George Michael on Christmas Day, Wham!'s ubiquitous 1984 holiday song "Last Christmas" has finally charted on Billboard's Hot 100. It's #50…
Anna Gaca / December 28, 2016

Hold On, Hold On, I Won’t Let You Go: On George Michael, the Unabashed Superstar

In the promo press for his second solo full-length, 1990’s Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, George Michael announced he'd no longer be granting interviews. He…
Rich Juzwiak / December 27, 2016
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