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How rich was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou?

Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou net worth:
$200 million

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Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou information

Birth date: 25th June, 1963,
Birth place: East Finchley, London, England
Death date: 25th December 2016
Profession:Singer

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Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou was born on the 25th June, 1963, in East Finchley, London, England, of part- Greek Cypriot (father) descent, and was a singer, musician, songwriter as well as record producer who was known worldwide under his stage name George Michael. The singer rose to fame in the 1980’s as half of the singing duo Wham! with Andrew Ridgeley, and then became popular as a solo artist. Over his career he sold more than 100 million albums as well as winning a number of awards, including four Ivor Novello, four MTV Video Music, three Brit, three American Music and two Grammy Awards among many others. George Michael accumulated his net worth being active in the music industry from 1981 – he passed away in December 2016.

How rich was this legendary singer? Authoritative sources estimate that his net worth stood at over $200 million, however, post-death calculations may vary this sum. Also, he earned $97 million from his “25” live tour alone, aside from  earnings from albums, singles and other tours. Apart from the home In Oxfordshire where he died, Michael’s assets included the luxurious Victorian corner residence in South Kensington, London valued at $11 million as well as a Whale Beach house in Sydney, Australia valued at $6 million.

George Michael Net Worth $200 Million

To begin with, George attended Kingsbury High School, and then Bushey Meads School when his parent moved north of London, and where while still a teenager, George formed the group named The Executive with his childhood friend Andrew Ridgeley. In 1981 they began a serious musical career, renaming their band to Wham! They realised that their music was popular and attractive, as the band soon became successful. Up to 1986, the band released four albums, but their best known track was the single “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go!”, with “Last Christmas” released in 1984 also becoming one of the most popular festive songs. However, they decided to go their separate ways, and George Michael began a solo career; his net worth was already well established.

His debut solo album “Faith” (1987) achieved outstanding success, selling over 20 million copies and being inducted by Rolling Stone magazine into the list of top 500 albums of all time. Afterwards, his “Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1” (1990) album was known for songs featuring lyrical and dramatic direction and was very successful commercially, whereas the album title “Listen Without Prejudice” (Eng. Listen without a prior opinion) invited the audience to look at the creative work of George on the other, non-commercial side. “Vol. 1” gave birth to speculations that there would be a second part of the album, but “Vol. 2” was not released, if it ever existed. His net worth continued to grow.

In 1996, Michael released the album “Older” (1996) which caused a lengthy fight with the record label; according to Michael, the album was quite successful and widely advertised, but the label did not like the long time interval between the second and third albums. After a couple of years he released a double album, “Ladies and Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael” (1998) and a year later the cover album “Songs From The Last Century” (1999) which added huge sums to the outright size of George Michael’s net worth. The next album again took a while to produce, as it was released only in 2004, named “Patience”. Commemorating the 25th anniversary of his musical career, George released a best album tracks “25” (2006) and after a long gap in touring, over the next few years went on a concert tours in the UK, around Europe and the US, as well as Australia, proving as popular as ever, and significantly contributing to his net worth.

George Michael continued touring over the next few years, which also promoted continued sales of his albums, variously estimated at over 100 million, and over the years he also accumulated seven number one hits in the UK, and eight on the US Billboard chart.

Finally, in the personal life of the singer, he openly admits to being gay. He was in relationship with the dress designer Anselmo Feleppa in the early ’90s, and who died of AIDS in 1993. Later, he was in relationship with the sportswear executive and former flight attendant Kenny Goss; latterly he claimed to be single, but was actually in a relationship with celebrity hairdresser Fadi Fawaz from 2011. However, George was often in the news because of several brushes with the law involving drug use, or what was described as ‘lewd behaviour’, as well as health problems apparently related to his sexuality. He suffered a bout of pneumonia in 2011 so severe that he almost died, and he underwent a tracheotomy the same year.

George was often involved in charity work, being part of Band Aid and the Live Aid concert in the mid-’80s, plus donating the proceeds of several song sales to various charities, including from “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” to Elton John’s Aids Foundation, in collaboration with the singer himself.

George Michael died on Christmas Day 2016 at his home in Goring, Oxfordshire, England.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coronation Street TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
My Mad Fat Diary 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2015
Glee 2010-2015 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
EastEnders: Back to Ours 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Mindy Project 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Goldbergs 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Peter Andre's Xmas Extravaganza Top 50 2014 TV Movie writer: "Last Christmas"
New Tricks 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alpha and Omega 4: The Legend of the Saw Toothed Cave 2014 Video producer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" / writer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 performer: "Careless Whisper" / writer: "Careless Whisper"
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Somewhere Over the Rainbow 2014 TV Movie documentary performer: "Outside" - uncredited / writer: "Outside" - uncredited
Today at Wimbledon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Walking on Sunshine 2014 writer: "Faith", "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
Blended 2014 writer: "Careless Whisper"
Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games 2014 Video performer: "Careless Whisper" / writer: "Careless Whisper"
Dancing on Ice TV Series performer - 5 episodes, 2010 - 2014 writer - 5 episodes, 2009 - 2014
George Michael: Let Her Down Easy 2014 Video short performer: "Let Her Down Easy"
Los 80 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
One Hit Wonderland 2012-2013 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game writer: "Everything She Wants"
The Comix Scrutinizer 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Big Dirty List Show: 50 Years of Sex and Music 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "I Want Your Sex" / writer: "I Want Your Sex"
Gent de paraula TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Dumping Ground 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor TV Series writer - 8 episodes, 2005 - 2012 performer - 2 episodes, 2009
The Office 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Walulis sieht fern TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Tu cara me suena 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story 2012 TV Movie writer: "Freedom"
The X Factor Philippines 2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Big Brother's Bit on the Side 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kath & Kimderella 2012 writer: "Wake Me Up Before you Go-Go"
Sarah G Live 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music 2012 TV Movie performer: "Freedom 90", "White Light" - uncredited / writer: "Freedom 90", "White Light" - uncredited
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Filthy Frank Show 2011-2012 TV Series short writer - 2 episodes
EastEnders TV Series writer - 12 episodes, 1985 - 2012 performer - 10 episodes, 1997 - 2012
No me la puc treure del cap TV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2012
Danni Lowinski 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kinect Sports: Season Two 2011 Video Game arranger: "Faith" / courtesy: "Faith" / music: "Faith" / performer: "Faith" / writer: "Faith"
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "Last Christmas"
Generació D 2011 TV Movie documentary performer: "Faith" / writer: "Faith"
Happy Feet Two 2011 writer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go"
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Abridged 2011 TV Movie writer: "Careless Whisper"
Dancing with the Stars 2006-2011 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Rude Tube 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Showboaters TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Tween Academy: Class of 2012 2011 writer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
We Need to Talk About Kevin 2011 writer: "Last Christmas"
Idool 2011 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 1 TV Series documentary writer - 10 episodes, 2007 - 2011 performer - 8 episodes, 2007 - 2011
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Community 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Misfits TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Travel Bound 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2009-2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Infidel 2010 performer: "Faith" / writer: "Faith"
Hot Tub Time Machine 2010 writer: "Careless Whisper"
L'arnacoeur 2010 writer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
Live from Studio Five TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Angela and Friends 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nip/Tuck TV Series 1 episode, 2009 performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
House M.D. 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Electric Dreams 2009 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Welcome to the 80's 2009 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Loose Women 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rage 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
90210 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Eli Stone TV Series performer - 12 episodes, 2008 - 2009 writer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2009
Sex: The Revolution TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging 2008 writer: "I'm Your Man"
Por Toda Minha Vida 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
60/90 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
The Inbetweeners 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2002-2008 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Baby Mama 2008 writer: "Careless Whisper"
Gossip Live in Liverpool 2008 Video documentary writer: "Careless Whisper"
Everybody Hates Chris 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols! 2003-2007 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Banda sonora TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Cold Case TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Idols 2002-2007 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
SingStar '80s 2007 Video Game writer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
El pasado 2007 writer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go"
The Nanny Diaries 2007 performer: "Freedom '90" / writer: "Freedom '90"
Patinando por un sueño TV Series producer - 2 episodes, 2007 writer - 2 episodes, 2007 performer - 1 episode, 2007
Hot Rod 2007 writer: "One More Try"
Rats and Cats 2007 writer: "Careless Whisper"
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 writer: "Freedom '90"
Idols 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Wanna Be a Popstar TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
It Takes Two 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lo cap d'any 2006 TV Special writer: "Faith"
Cesko hledá SuperStar 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Holiday 2006 writer: "Last Christmas" 1984
The South Bank Show TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Starter for 10 2006 writer: "I'm Your Man"
Canadian Idol 2005-2006 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Psych 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 writer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" 1984
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2004-2006 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Sto para 5 2005 TV Series music - 1 episode
Australian Idol 2004-2005 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Reunion TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Family Guy TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2005 music - 1 episode, 2005
Filthy Gorgeous: The Trannyshack Story 2005 Documentary writer: "Faith"
Idol 2002-2005 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Banned in the UK 2005 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Christmas in Love 2004 writer: "Last Christmas"
Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Will & Grace TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Karaoke Revolution Volume 3 2004 Video Game "Careless Whisper"
Malaysian Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast 2003-2004 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Indonesian Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Office 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
SuperStar KZ 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ídolos 2003 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Narodnyy artist 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol 2001-2003 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Scrubs 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The King of Queens 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Brit Awards 2003 2003 TV Special performer: "Faith" / writer: "Faith"
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Rules of Attraction 2002 performer: "Faith" / writer: "Faith"
American Idol 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Un paso adelante TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Operación triunfo 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Zoolander 2001 "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
Zwei Männer am Herd 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet 2000 TV Special documentary performer: "Americana: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime"
Lindenstraße 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Charlie's Angels 2000 writer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 6 episodes, 1987 - 2000 writer - 5 episodes, 1984 - 1996
Maybe Baby 2000 performer: "I Can't Make You Love Me"
Queen's Greatest Flix III 1999 Video performer: "Somebody to Love"
3rd Rock from the Sun 1996-1999 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Eastern Championship Wrestling 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stars in Their Eyes 1990-1999 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
A Night at the Roxbury 1998 "Careless Whisper"
Touch and Go 1998 TV Movie performer: "One More Try", "Father Figure" - uncredited / writer: "One More Try", "Father Figure" - uncredited
Very Bad Things 1998 writer: "Faith" 1987
Hard 1998 performer: "Too Funky" / writer: "Too Funky"
The Wedding Singer 1998 writer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
Brit Awards 1997 1997 TV Special performer: "Fastlove" / writer: "Fastlove"
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
British Men Behaving Badly 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
This Life 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
TFI Friday 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 1996 1996 TV Special writer: "Freedom" - uncredited
Flora 1995 Short writer: "A Different Corner"
Vacanze di Natale '95 1995 performer: "Last Christmas" / writer: "Last Christmas"
Beavis and Butt-Head TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion 1993 TV Special producer: "They Won't Go When I Go"
Bitter Moon 1992 performer: "Faith" / writer: "Faith"
Sjans TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992
Schmidteinander 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Prince of Tides 1991 performer: "Monkey" / writer: "Monkey"
The Magic of David Copperfield XIII: Mystery on the Orient Express 1991 TV Special performer: "I Want Your Sex" / producer: "I Want Your Sex" / writer: "I Want Your Sex"
Zwei Münchner in Hamburg 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Magic of David Copperfield XI: The Explosive Encounter 1989 TV Special performer: "I Want Your Sex" / producer: "Father Figure instrumental version", "I Want Your Sex" / writer: "Father Figure instrumental version", "I Want Your Sex"
The Big Picture 1989 performer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" - uncredited / writer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" - uncredited
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary performer: "Village Ghetto Land", "If You Were My Woman", "Sexual Healing"
Only Fools and Horses.... TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1987 writer - 1 episode, 1987
The Beiderbecke Tapes 1987 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Rock Odyssey 1987 writer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go"
Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 performer: "I Want Your Sex" / producer: "I Want Your Sex" / writer: "I Want Your Sex"
George Michael: I Want Your Sex 1987 Video short performer: "I Want Your Sex" / writer: "I Want Your Sex"
DTV 'Doggone' Valentine 1987 TV Movie writer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala: 10th Birthday 1986 TV Movie documentary performer: "Everytime You Go Away"
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 1986 "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
Sogni e bisogni 1985 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Perfect 1985 writer: "Wham Rap Enjoy What You Do!"
Knight Rider 1985 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Fall Guy 1985 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Strictly Come Dancing 2014-2016 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Casualty TV Series 1 episode, 1986 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Who's Doing the Dishes? TV Series writer - 5 episodes, 2016 performer - 2 episodes, 2016
Scream Queens 2015-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special writer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" - uncredited
Sing 2016 writer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
Bleed for This 2016 performer: "Monkey" / writer: "Monkey"
Lip Sync Battle 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent TV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2015 - 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2016
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Dad! 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sausage Party 2016 writer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
Keanu 2016 performer: "Faith", "Freedom! '90", "Father Figure", "One More Try" / writer: "Faith", "Freedom! '90", "Father Figure", "One More Try"
Zoolander 2 2016 writer: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
Deadpool 2016 performer: "Careless Whisper" / writer: "Careless Whisper"
Mike & Mike 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dolezal Backstage 2015 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Sounds of the 80s 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
UK Championship Snooker 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Night Before 2015/II writer: "Father Figure"
Movie Nights 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Reasons Why I'm Still Single! 2015 TV Series short performer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina TV Series producer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2014

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
George Michael at the Palais Garnier, Paris 2014 Documentary
George Michael: Let Her Down Easy 2014 Video short
Hjælp, det er jul 2011 TV Series 1 episode
George Michael: Live in London 2009 Documentary
George Michael: Twenty Five 2006 Video
George Michael: A Different Story 2005 Documentary
The Best of Wham! 2000 Video
George Michael: I Want Your Sex 1987 Video short
Wham!: The Video 1985 Video short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
George Michael at the Palais Garnier, Paris 2014 Documentary executive producer
George Michael: Live in London 2009 Documentary executive producer
Heal the Land 2008 Short executive producer
George Michael: Faith 1987 Video short producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Best of Wham! 2000 Video video "Where Did Your Heart Go?"
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael 1999 Video documentary videos "I Want Your Sex", "Father Figure"
George Michael: I Want Your Sex 1987 Video short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extras 2007 TV Series George Michael
George Michael: Faith 1987 Video short Vocals
George Michael: I Want Your Sex 1987 Video short George Michael

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
George Michael: Praying for Time 2010 Short original song
Red Shoe Diaries 13: Four on the Floor 1996 Video composer: title track - segment "Emily's Dance"
Red Shoe Diaries 1994 TV Series composer - 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
George Michael: A Different Story 2005 Documentary story - uncredited
George Michael: Faith 1987 Video short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
George Michael: Live in London 2009 Documentary creating director

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Geri 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Here, There and Everywhere: a Concert for Linda 1999 TV Special documentary Himself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie 1998-1999 TV Series documentary Himself
MTV Europe Music Awards 1998 1998 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Late Show with David Letterman 1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
George Michael TV 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Wild On... 1997 TV Series Himself
Diana: The Nation's Farewell 1997 TV Movie Himself
MTV Europe Music Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Himself - Performer
Sex with Paula 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
MTV Europe Music Awards 1995 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter
MTV Europe Music Awards 1994 1994 TV Special Himself - Performer
The Freddie Mercury Tribute: Concert for AIDS Awareness 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1991 1991 TV Special Himself
Two Rooms: A Tribute to Elton John & Bernie Taupin 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
MTV's 10th Anniversary Special 1991 TV Movie Himself
Rock in Rio 1991 TV Series Himself - Performer
Decade 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 1989 Annual MTV Video Music Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
George Michael: Music Money Love Faith 1988 TV Movie Himself
Top of the Pops 1982-1987 TV Series Himself
Stand by Me: AIDS Day Benefit 1987 TV Movie Himself
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala: 10th Birthday 1986 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
The Tube 1986 TV Series Himself
Aspel & Company 1986 TV Series Himself - Guest
Wham! in China: Foreign Skies 1986 Documentary Himself
Wish You Were There 1985 Himself
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Himself (as Wham!)
Motown Returns to the Apollo 1985 TV Special Himself
Champs-Elysées 1985 TV Series Himself
Wham!: The Video 1985 Video short Himself
Wogan 1984 TV Series Himself - Guest
Pop Quiz 1983-1984 TV Series Himself
Platine 45 1984 TV Series Himself
Wham!: Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go 1984 Video short Himself
Saturday Superstore 1983 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1983 TV Series Himself
Sound it Out: The Untitled LGBTQIA Music Documentary 2017 Documentary announced Himself
George Michael at the Palais Garnier, Paris 2014 Documentary Himself
London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music 2012 TV Movie Himself
The BRIT Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Loose Women 2009-2011 TV Series Himself
The Wright Stuff 2011 TV Series Himself
Beautiful People 2009 TV Series Himself (in photo)
The X Factor 2009 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
George Michael: Live in London 2009 Documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
American Idol 2008 TV Series Himself - Performer
Eli Stone 2008 TV Series Himself
The Catherine Tate Show 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Catherine Tate Show Xmas Special 2007 TV Movie Himself
George Michael: The Road to Wembley 2007 TV Movie Himself
Parkinson 1998-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Taff 2007 TV Series Himself
The South Bank Show 2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Richard & Judy 2003-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
George Michael: Twenty Five 2006 Video Himself
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Himself
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Little Documentary 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 2005 TV Special Himself
George Michael: A Different Story 2005 Documentary Himself
SingStar Party 2004 Video Game Himself
Behind the Music 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Today 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Hans Pilgaard møder George Michael 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Go' aften Danmark 2004 TV Series Himself - Singer
Tout le monde en parle 2004 TV Series Himself
Wetten, dass..? 2004 TV Series Himself
La noche con Fuentes y Cía 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Pulse 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2003 TV Series Himself
Sen kväll med Luuk 2003 TV Series Himself
V Graham Norton 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
HARDtalk 2003 TV Series Himself
Breakfast with Frost 2003 TV Series Himself
Brit Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself - Performer
50 Sexiest Video Moments 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet 2000 TV Special documentary Himself - Guest
The Best of Wham! 2000 Video Himself
This Is Your Life 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Net Aid 1999 TV Special Himself
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael 1999 Video documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1982 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself - Wham!
Dolezal Backstage 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
20 Moments That Rocked Pop 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Peter Andre's Xmas Extravaganza Top 50 2014 TV Movie Himself
Somewhere Over the Rainbow 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Doctors 2013 TV Series Himself - Member: Wham
The Big Dirty List Show: 50 Years of Sex and Music 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Nation's Favourite Number 1 Single 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series Himself
Video Killed the Radio Star 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Welcome to the 80's 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Video on Trial 2006-2009 TV Series Himself - Accused / Himself - Wham!
60/90 2008 TV Series Himself
100 Greatest Songs of the 90s 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - #102: 'Freedom 90'
Banda sonora 2007 TV Series Himself
El hormiguero 2007 TV Series Himself
Memòries de la tele 2007 TV Series Himself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Himself
Soul Britannia 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Lo cap d'any 2006 TV Special Himself
The Fame Review 2006 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Careless Whiskers: The Unseen George Michael 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Loops! 2006 TV Series Himself
20 to 1 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Favouritism 2005 TV Series Himself
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Sex 'n' Pop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Pulse 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
MTV Europe Awards: 10 of the Best Performances 2003 TV Movie Himself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - #101 George Michael Exposed
25 Years of Smash Hits 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sendung ohne Namen 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Top Ten 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1985-2000 TV Series Himself
Queen's Greatest Flix III 1999 Video Himself
The Queen Phenomenon 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Memories of 1970-1991 1991 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Original Song Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)


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#Fact
1 The 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.
2 Close friend of Shirlie Kemp. He introduced her to her future husband, Martin Kemp. She was one of his backup singers.
3 In 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.
4 Lives in London, Goring, United Kingdom and Dallas, Texas.
5 He 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.
6 A 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.
7 Ranked #73 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
8 Friend of Geri Horner.
9 Sentenced 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).
10 His partner Anselmo Feleppa, whom he met in 1991, died from an AIDS-related brain haemorrhage in 1993.
11 He was paid £1.7 million to perform for an hour at Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin's New Year's party on 31 December 2006.
12 His debut solo album "Faith" has sold more than 20 million copies since its release in 1987.
13 Announced his retirement in February 2004, but began a new European tour in September 2006, his first tour in fifteen years.
14 Winner of the 1997 Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist following the success of his multi-million selling album "Older".
15 His album "Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1" won the 1991 Brit Award for British Album.
16 Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Male Solo Artist in 1988 following the success of his multi-million selling album "Faith".
17 Winner (as part of Wham!) of the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Group in 1985.
18 He has an estimated fortune of £70 million.
19 In the Independent on Sunday 2006 Pink List - a list of the most influential gay men and women - he came no. 25, down from 22.
20 He has sold an estimated 80 million records worldwide, both as a solo performer and as one half of the duet Wham!, as of 2006.
21 Wrote many of his songs while working at a movie theater as a teenager.
22 His 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".
23 Was 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.
24 He and Andrew Ridgeley wrote "Careless Whisper" on the back of a bus during their school days.
25 Is 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.
26 He 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.
27 Played a benefit for striking British miners. [September 1984]
28 His last performance with Wham! was at Wembley Stadium in June 1986.
29 His controversial single "Shoot the Dog" (released 2002) had a video that ridiculed Tony Blair, Cherie Blair and George W. Bush.
30 He 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).
31 He 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.
32 He 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".
33 His 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.
34 The 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.
35 Collaborated with Queen and Lisa Stansfield on the British chart-topping "Five Live" (EP) of 1993.
36 His song "Father Figure" was sampled for PM Dawn's hit "Looking Through Patient Eyes".
37 Has sung duets with Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Rory Bourke, Mary J. Blige and Whitney Houston.
38 He 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).
39 Was 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.

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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.
5 It 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.
6 I 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.
7 Loyalty can be different things to different sexualities.
8 As an artist I'm not interested in repeating former successes.
9 I 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.
12 I 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.
13 There 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.
14 I'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.
15 I 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.
17 Boy 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.
21 Elton 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.
22 Women 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.
23 I 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.
24 Running 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)
25 Gay 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)
26 It is nice to know that the News of The World is still so concerned for my well being.
27 Parkinson (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!
28 In 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.
29 I 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)
31 It 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.
32 Even 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.
33 I still believe that music is one of the greatest gifts that God gave to man.
34 I 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.

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