|November 3, 2023|
Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Philanthropist and Creative Icon, George Michael is considered one of the most influential recording artists of all time.
He rose to fame in the 1980s as a member of the duo WHAM!, selling over 30 million records. He later embarked on a solo career achieving immense success selling over 125 million records worldwide and is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart eight times in the US and hitting the No.1 spot on the UK singles charts seven times as a solo artist and redefining pop music in the process.
During a career that spanned thirty-five years George received a large collection of awards. He won two GRAMMYs, was nominated nine times, and won four American Music Awards as well as winning twelve Billboard awards and being nominated forty times. He also won three BRIT Awards. George always considered winning his first Ivor Novello Award for songwriting as one of the most special. George won six Ivor Novello Awards and not only is he the youngest person to win in 1985 at the age of 21, but also remains the only individual songwriter ever to win their prestigious Songwriter Of The Year Award three times.