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Artist Spotlight: George Michael

January 24, 2023

Kicking of our Artist Spotlight series for 2023 is no other than the iconic George Michael. Here are a few facts about him that you might not know…

– The song ‘Careless Whisper’ was written by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley and it features on the 1984 WHAM! Album ‘Make it Big’.

– George’s song ‘Jesus To A Child’, released in 1996 was the first single released from his third studio album ‘Older’ and became his sixth UK Number One single and his third as a solo performer.

– ‘Fastlove’ earnt George a Gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry and was nominated for Best Single at the 1997 Brit Awards.

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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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Let Whamageddon commence! Are you playing?

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