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George Michael

George Michael was a ground-breaking British pop artist who has sold more than 120 million records worldwide. Starting out as one half of the highly successful music duo Wham!, he went on to enjoy a glittering solo career spanning three decades.

His Grammy award-winning debut album Faith was a critical and commercial success that established Michael as a global musical force and style icon, elevating him to superstar status.

Further No.1 albums followed including Listen Without PrejudiceOlder and Patience as well as hit songs like the global anthems ‘Freedom! ‘90’, ‘Jesus To A Child’ and ‘Outside’.

George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ hits 1 Billion Streams on Spotify!

George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ hits 1 Billion Streams on Spotify!

George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ has just joined the Spotify #BillionsClub!

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WHAM! Re-Release Their Iconic Albums ‘Fantastic’ and ‘Make It Big’

WHAM! Re-Release Their Iconic Albums ‘Fantastic’ and ‘Make It Big’

We’re delighted to announce that WHAM!’s ‘Fantastic’ and ‘Make It Big’ albums will be released on vinyl for the first time in over 30 years! Pressed on both limited edition colour and black vinyl. Available everywhere on 22nd March. Pre-order now

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Spotlight in Stereo – Valentine’s Day Duel!

Spotlight in Stereo – Valentine’s Day Duel!

It’s the most romantic day of the year if you’re happily in love. If you’re not, then it’s quite possibly the most tedious, lonely and depressing one on the calendar. Ever the diplomats, here in the Spotlight Office we want to include all our colleagues in the celebrations and commiserations, so we created two Valentine’s playlists; one for Everybody In Love and another for those who are Single.  

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WHAM! Make history as ‘Last Christmas’ claims its first ever UK Christmas No.1!

WHAM! Make history as ‘Last Christmas’ claims its first ever UK Christmas No.1!

Britain’s much-loved duo WHAM! have claimed the Official UK Christmas Number 1 with ‘Last Christmas’ for the first time since the song was released nearly 40 years ago!

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‘Last Christmas’ hits No1 for second week running!

‘Last Christmas’ hits No1 for second week running!

Britain’s best-loved duo WHAM! have claimed the Official UK Number 1 chart position with ‘Last Christmas’ for the second consecutive weeka chart first for ‘Last Christmas’. 

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Let Whamageddon Commence!

Let Whamageddon Commence!

Let Whamageddon commence! Are you playing?

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25 years of George Michael’s ‘Outside’

25 years of George Michael’s ‘Outside’

Let’s go outside! 25 years ago today George Michael released arguably one of the most important singles of his career “Outside”.

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Back in the Spotlight – 90s collaborations!

Back in the Spotlight – 90s collaborations!

We’re celebrating the 90s all month and what better way than by revisiting some classic collaborations!

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Spotlight in Stereo

Spotlight in Stereo

It may not have been the hottest of summers here in the UK, but we’re still holding out for a sizzling September and enough of a vitamin D boost to see us into Christmas smiling.

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Artist Spotlight: WHAM!

Artist Spotlight: WHAM!

Celebrating forty years of their debut album with a heartwarming Netflix documentary and new The Singles: Echoes from the Edge of Heaven release, this month’s Artist Spotlight lands on WHAM!

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Last Christmas

WHAM!

WHAM! The Singles: Echoes From The Edge of Heaven Out Now!

WHAM! The Singles: Echoes From The Edge of Heaven Out Now!

Celebrating 40 years of chart-topping classics and hidden gems, WHAM! The Singles: Echoes From The Edge of Heaven will take you on a journey through the greatest hits of WHAM!’s extraordinary career.

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WHAM! Club Tropicana (Balearic Breeze Remix) Out Now!

WHAM! Club Tropicana (Balearic Breeze Remix) Out Now!

Welcoming you back into their wonderland, WHAM! share a brandnew remix of their iconic 1983 hit single Club Tropicana’!

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WHAM! Now streaming, only on Netflix!

WHAM! Now streaming, only on Netflix!

With unprecedented access to both George and Andrew’s personal archive, WHAM! charts their incredible journey from school friends to superstars. Now streaming, only on Netflix!

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WHAM! Coming to Netflix 5 July!

WHAM! Coming to Netflix 5 July!

WHAM!, the new documentary film charting the global rise of pop sensations George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, told in their own words. Coming to Netflix 5 July!

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tiktok throwbacks 80s 90s 00s 2010s hits

tiktok throwbacks 80s 90s 00s 2010s hits
Older throwback songs from the 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s that went viral on TikTok.
WHAM! The Singles: Echoes From The Edge of Heaven

WHAM! The Singles: Echoes From The Edge of Heaven

Celebrating 40 years of WHAM! with ‘The Singles: Echoes From The Edge Of Heaven’.

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George Michael – Careless Whisper hits 1 Billion views on YouTube

George Michael – Careless Whisper hits 1 Billion views on YouTube

George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ has hit 1 Billion views on YouTube!

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A Tribe Called Quest, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson Among 2023 Nominees For Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

A Tribe Called Quest, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson Among 2023 Nominees For Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

Congratulations to the 2023 nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

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Artist Spotlight: George Michael

Artist Spotlight: George Michael

Kicking of our Artist Spotlight series for 2023 is none other than the iconic George Michael.

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WHAM! ‘Last Christmas’ Reaches Number 1 on Official UK Chart

WHAM! ‘Last Christmas’ Reaches Number 1 on Official UK Chart

WHAM!’s ‘Last Christmas’ has reached the top spot on the UK Official Chart once again!

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Video Of The Week: WHAM! ‘Last Christmas’

Video Of The Week: WHAM! ‘Last Christmas’

The first Video Of The Week of December could only be WHAM!’s iconic ‘Last Christmas’!

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George Michael’s iconic ‘Older’ has been re-released

George Michael’s iconic ‘Older’ has been re-released

George Michael’s 6 x platinum album ‘Older’ has been re-released as a deluxe box set, which includes ‘Older’ newly mastered from original tapes and pressed on vinyl across 2LPs.

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Video Of The Week: George Michael ‘Careless Whisper’

Video Of The Week: George Michael ‘Careless Whisper’

This weeks Video Of The Week is none other than this George Michael classic, ‘Careless Whisper’.

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WHAM! x Drummar ‘Club Tropicana’ Wonderland Redux Remix

WHAM! x Drummar ‘Club Tropicana’ Wonderland Redux Remix

Calling all WHAM! fans. drummar, the creative partnership that includes Andrew Ridgeley and Dru Masters have joined forces with WHAM! to bring you a brand new version of the iconic track ‘Club Tropicana’.

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‘George Michael Covered’ Apple Playlist

‘George Michael Covered’ Apple Playlist

In celebration of pride month, a group of LGBTQ+ artists have re-imagined some of George Michael’s iconic songs for a special ‘George Michael Covered’ playlist only available on Apple Music.

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George Michael – ‘Older’ The Deluxe Limited Edition Box Set

George Michael – ‘Older’ The Deluxe Limited Edition Box Set

To celebrate George Michael’s iconic album ‘Older’, Sony Music is releasing a deluxe limited edition box set.

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Album of the Month: George Michael ‘Patience’

Album of the Month: George Michael ‘Patience’

This Week on the Official UK Chart: 25 October

This Week on the Official UK Chart: 25 October

This Week on the Official UK Chart: 6 September

This Week on the Official UK Chart: 6 September

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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This Week on the Official UK Chart: 30 August

This Week on the Official UK Chart: 30 August

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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This Week on the Official UK Chart: 23 August

This Week on the Official UK Chart: 23 August

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Wham!

Careless Whisper

George Michael

WHAM!

WHAM!

WHAM! Official playlist featuring Last Christmas, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Everything She Wants, Club Tropicana and more!

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 5 July

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 5 July

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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This Week on the UK Official Charts: 28 June

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 28 June

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Wham! – I’m Your Man

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Wham! – I’m Your Man

The George Michael Official Store Launch

The George Michael Official Store Launch

Including a bespoke range of clothing – The Faith and Icon Collections, accessories, prints, and items by guest fashion designers.

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This Week on the UK Official Charts: 21 June

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 21 June

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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This Week on the UK Official Charts: 7 June

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 7 June

This Week on the Charts

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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The solo acts with the most No.1s on the Official UK Chart

The solo acts with the most No.1s on the Official UK Chart

What do all of these artists have in common? They are some of the solo artists that have achieved the most Number 1 albums on the Official UK Chart!

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: George Michael – Faith

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: George Michael – Faith

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 12th April

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 12th April

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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The Kings and Queens of Christmas

The Kings and Queens of Christmas

There are only few artists lucky enough to become as synonymous with Christmas as the holiday’s other traditions. We call them the kings and queens of Christmas – raise a glass to them with us below. 

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George Michael & Global Pride

George Michael & Global Pride

This weekend, George Michael will be among a whole host of artists appearing for #GlobalPride 2020.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK:  WHAM! – ‘I’M YOUR MAN’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: WHAM! – ‘I’M YOUR MAN’

Shot at the legendary Marquee venue in London’s Soho by director Andy Morahan, Wham! knew they were in safe hands.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

A week of lyrical landmarks, timeless trivia and record-breaking record releases, it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

The Manics win big, Bruce Springsteen, Hall & Oates and Edison Lighthouse all hit the top spot and Jimi Hendrix has the promoters excited. It’s This Week In Rock!

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This Week In Rock

This Week In Rock

History-making meetings, career-defining releases, epoch-engendering live shows and more – it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Legendary shows, groundbreaking album anniversaries, eye watering memorabilia auctions and more – it’s this week in rock.

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‘Last Christmas’ – Remastered 4k Video

‘Last Christmas’ – Remastered 4k Video

What better way to celebrate the festive season than with that perennial favourite from our Artists of the Month, Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’?

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‘Last Christmas’ In Theaters Now

‘Last Christmas’ In Theaters Now

Following the release of the smash hit-studded soundtrack, we’re pleased to announce that new RomCom, ‘Last Christmas’ – starring Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and the music of George Michael – is in theaters now.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Elvis tops the charts, George Michael takes on the American establishment, AC/DC get a statue and lots lots more – it’s This Week In Rock.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: GEORGE MICHAEL – ‘FAITH’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: GEORGE MICHAEL – ‘FAITH’

Arguably the video that cemented the image of the post-Wham! George Michael.

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‘Careless Whisper’ – 35th Anniversary

‘Careless Whisper’ – 35th Anniversary

Join us in celebrating the 35th anniversary of the George Michael classic ‘Careless Whisper’.

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH: GEORGE MICHAEL

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: GEORGE MICHAEL

As that all-conquering paean to infidelity and heartbreak, ‘Careless Whisper’, marks its 35th anniversary we celebrate one of the most groundbreaking and versatile artists of the modern age. Mr George Michael…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Live debuts, awards, classic releases and a revolution in the recording industry. We look back at this week in rock history…

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Artwork from George Michael’s Private Collection to be Auctioned

Artwork from George Michael’s Private Collection to be Auctioned

On 14 March in London, around 75 works from George Michael’s private art collection will be offered in a flagship live auction at Christie’s.

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH: GEORGE MICHAEL

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: GEORGE MICHAEL

One of the most groundbreaking, inventive and entertaining artists of the modern era, George Michael was also one of a handful of stars to successfully walk the line from Pop Sensation to Critically Acclaimed Artist.

For these and countless other reasons, George Michael is our Artist of the Month.

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‘Fantasy’ by George Michael feat. Nile Rodgers

‘Fantasy’ by George Michael feat. Nile Rodgers

‘Fantasy’ is the flagship track from the incoming ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1’ special edition.

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80s HITS

80s HITS
The best of the 1980s from Michael Jackson, Journey, Whitney Houston, TOTO, AC/DC, Kenny Loggins, Billy Joel, Survivor + more.
George Michael

George Michael

George Michael was a supremely gifted artist and a true music icon.  George Michael was a supremely gifted artist and a true music icon. Sony Music had the privilege to have worked with him over several decades on a number of his legendary releases, and we join the world in mourning the loss of a great superstar. Our condolences go out to his family during this difficult time.

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Vogue x Instagram George Michael Freedom! ’90 Remake

Vogue x Instagram George Michael Freedom! ’90 Remake

Vogue and Instagram joined forces to recreate Freedom! ’90 with 2016’s most celebrated models!

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George Michael

George Michael
The ultimate George Michael playlist; featuring solo and Wham! hits including Careless Whisper, Freedom! '90, A Different Corner, Faith, Heal the Pain, Praying For Time and Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me and Last Christmas.
George Michael #listen25

George Michael #listen25

3 september 1990 – 3 september 2015: ‘Listen Without Prejudice’ is 25 years old

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