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 Prejudice, Older and Patience as well as hit songs like the global anthems ‘Freedom! ‘90’, ‘Jesus To A Child’ and ‘Outside’.
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 nowRead more
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.Read more
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!
Britain’s best-loved duo WHAM! have claimed the Official UK Number 1 chart position with ‘Last Christmas’ for the second consecutive week – a chart first for ‘Last Christmas’.Read more
Let Whamageddon commence! Are you playing?Read more
Let’s go outside! 25 years ago today George Michael released arguably one of the most important singles of his career “Outside”.Read more
We’re celebrating the 90s all month and what better way than by revisiting some classic collaborations!Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
Welcoming you back into their wonderland, WHAM! share a brand–new remix of their iconic 1983 hit single ‘Club Tropicana’!Read more
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!Read more
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!Read more
Celebrating 40 years of WHAM! with ‘The Singles: Echoes From The Edge Of Heaven’.Read more
George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ has hit 1 Billion views on YouTube!Read more
Congratulations to the 2023 nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!Read more
Kicking of our Artist Spotlight series for 2023 is none other than the iconic George Michael.Read more
WHAM!’s ‘Last Christmas’ has reached the top spot on the UK Official Chart once again!Read more
The first Video Of The Week of December could only be WHAM!’s iconic ‘Last Christmas’!Read more
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.Read more
This weeks Video Of The Week is none other than this George Michael classic, ‘Careless Whisper’.Read more
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’.Read more
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.Read more
To celebrate George Michael’s iconic album ‘Older’, Sony Music is releasing a deluxe limited edition box set.Read more
WHAM! Official playlist featuring Last Christmas, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Everything She Wants, Club Tropicana and more!
Including a bespoke range of clothing – The Faith and Icon Collections, accessories, prints, and items by guest fashion designers.
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!Read more
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.Read more
This weekend, George Michael will be among a whole host of artists appearing for #GlobalPride 2020.Read more
Shot at the legendary Marquee venue in London’s Soho by director Andy Morahan, Wham! knew they were in safe hands.Read more
A week of lyrical landmarks, timeless trivia and record-breaking record releases, it’s This Week In Rock…Read more
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!Read more
History-making meetings, career-defining releases, epoch-engendering live shows and more – it’s This Week In Rock…Read more
Legendary shows, groundbreaking album anniversaries, eye watering memorabilia auctions and more – it’s this week in rock.Read more
What better way to celebrate the festive season than with that perennial favourite from our Artists of the Month, Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’?Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Arguably the video that cemented the image of the post-Wham! George Michael.Read more
Join us in celebrating the 35th anniversary of the George Michael classic ‘Careless Whisper’.Read more
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…Read more
Live debuts, awards, classic releases and a revolution in the recording industry. We look back at this week in rock history…Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
‘Fantasy’ is the flagship track from the incoming ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1’ special edition.Read more
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.Read more
Vogue and Instagram joined forces to recreate Freedom! ’90 with 2016’s most celebrated models!Read more
3 september 1990 – 3 september 2015: ‘Listen Without Prejudice’ is 25 years oldRead more