George Michael
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"Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou" better known by his stage name "George Michael", is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Michael rose to superstardom during the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop. He has also been characterised as a blue-eyed soul singer, although his material draws more from middle of the road (music)/middle-of-the-road pop than soul music.

As one of the List of best-selling music artists/world's best-selling music artists, Michael has sold more than 100 million records worldwide as of 2010. His 1987 debut solo album, Faith (George Michael album)/Faith, has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and made several records and achievements in the United States. Michael has garnered seven List of number-one singles (UK)/number one singles in the UK and eight List of number-one hits (United States)/number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100/Billboard Hot 100 in the US. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked Michael the 40th most successful artist on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists/Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists list.

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