George Michael

  1. 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town' Tops ASCAP List of Century's Most Performed Holiday Songs

    December 05, 2014 7:56 PM EST "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" and "White Christmas" are the all time top most performed holiday songs in the American Society of Composers, Authors and Pu ...

  2. Kaiser Chiefs Continue Rule Atop U.K. Albums Chart, Sigma Bags Top Single

    April 14, 2014 3:29 AM EDT Kaiser Chiefs’ “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/ Universal) started a second week atop the artist album chart in the U.K. Sunday (April 13), while London dance duo Sigma scored an instant No. 1 single with “Nobody ...

  3. George Michael’s 'Symphonica' Tops U.K. Albums Chart

    March 24, 2014 6:16 AM EDT George Michael’s live “Symphonica” album (Virgin EMI/Universal) won the battle of the heavyweight releases with Kylie Minogue’s “Kiss Me Once” (Parlophone/Warner Music) on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Sunday).  London DJ-producer Duke Dumo ...

  4. BBC to Give Britpop a Big Programming Push for 20th Anniversary

    March 17, 2014 11:02 AM EDT Members of Oasis, Blur to participate in programming across radio, TV. The BBC is to devote a season across its television and radio stations to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of "the birth of Britpop," complete with footage and tunes ...

  5. Bruno Mars Has Top Spot On Hot 100 'Locked' Up Again

    December 19, 2012 1:02 PM EST As the singer enters the Billboard 200 at No. 2 with 'Unorthodox Jukebox,' he logs a second week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, as well as Hot Digital Songs, while roaring to the summit on On-Demand Songs Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard ...

  6. Carole Kinzel

    November 28, 2012 2:27 PM EST Agent, Creative Artists Agency Coachella Champion Carole Kinzel of Creative Artists Agency ranks among the leading agents of all time from either gender. Take, for example, the Coachella festival in Indio, Calif., where Kinzel is widely recognized ...

  7. One Direction Has Highest-Ever Hot 100 Chart Debut by U.K. Group

    October 10, 2012 3:33 PM EDT One Direction's "Live While We're Young" debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, marking the highest bow by a U.K. group in the 54-year history of the chart. It's the second-highest debut among all U.K. acts, ...

  8. Chart Moves: Bob Marley's 'Legend' Album Hits New Peak on Billboard 200 Chart, Fleetwood Mac Tribute Debuts

    August 24, 2012 12:17 PM EDT Chainz claimed the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 this week with his debut studio effort "Based On a T.R.U. Story." The Def Jam set arrived atop the list with 147,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan and marked the third debut albu ...

  9. Olympics Bump Sends Emeli Sande (and 123 Others) Up UK Charts

    August 20, 2012 7:29 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's huge exposure via her performances at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 12 sent her debut album Our Version of Events (Virgin/EMI) back to No. 1 on the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), as ...

  10. NBC Cuts The Who, Ray Davies, Muse From Olympics' Closing Ceremony Broadcast

    August 13, 2012 10:49 AM EDT Some Olympics fans found yet another reason to be unhappy with NBC on Sunday night. The network edited out or greatly delayed parts of the closing ceremony, including performances by Muse, Ray Davies of the Kinks and a second song by George Michae ...

  11. Spice Girls, George Michael The Who Rock Olympics Closing Ceremonies; Digital Album Released

    August 13, 2012 8:03 AM EDT T he reunited Spice Girls playing the London Olympics' closing ceremony. (Getty Images) With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor p ...

  12. Catalpa Festival's Dave Foran on Why NYC Is a 'Graveyard for Music Fests,' and Why His Will Be Different

    July 24, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Dave Foran, seen here at the Florianopolis leg of the recent Snoop Dogg Brazilian tour, is the founder and promoter of NYC's inaugural Catalpa festival and believes the event has staying power. Dave Foran, founder of this summer's inaugu ...

  13. Chart Moves: 'Brave's' Mumford & Sons-Enhanced Billboard 200 Debut, Blood on the Dance Floor's Best Sales

    June 29, 2012 5:44 PM EDT The Billboard 200: This week on the Billboard 200, Justin Bieber crashed in at No. 1 with his "Believe" album, selling 374,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marked the largest debut of the year for an album and Bie ...

  14. Why The Wanted Play Gay Clubs: Marketing, Music And The LGBT Community's Mainstream Music Clout

    June 12, 2012 12:45 PM EDT When the Wanted was looking to book its first major U.S. gigs in January, the British pop group didn't just call up Live Nation or AEG to reach the tween- and teen-girl fan base courted by the generations of boy bands that had come before the ...

  15. George Michael To Be Questioned By Police Over Rebekah Brooks Tweets

    July 12, 2011 7:15 AM EDT George Michael's Twitter rants about News International CEO Rebekah Brooks have made their way to the ears and eyes of the Metropolitan Police. Last week, the former Wham star spoke out heavily against Brooks and the phone-hacking scandal tha ...

  16. Who Destroyed Epic Records?

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST It started outlike any label showcase at October's CMJ, the five-night music conference that's been held every year since 1980, drawing hundreds of industry professionals, influencers, fans and upstart bands to New York City's clubs ...

  17. George Michael Released From Prison

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT George Michael has regained his freedom. The singer was released from jail Monday after serving almost four weeks for driving under the influence of drugs. Michael thanked those who had supported him while he was jailed and said outside his north ...

  18. George Michael Denies Receiving Special Treatment In Jail

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jailed singer George Michael has denied newspaper reports that he is receiving special treatment while in prison for driving under the influence of drugs. In a statement, the 47-year-old former Wham! frontman said he felt compelled to address what ...

  19. George Michael's 'Faith' Reissue Postponed

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The re-release of George Michael's classic album "Faith" has been postponed after the singer was jailed for driving while under the influence of drugs. The remastered and extended "Faith" package had been due to hit stores ...

  20. Jailed George Michael Abandons Bail Bid

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jailed British singer George Michael has abandoned an application for bail, the Press Association reported on Friday (Sept. 17). The 47-year-old was sentenced to eight weeks in prison this week for crashing his car while high on cannabis, and lawy ...

  21. George Michael Jailed For 8 Weeks

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A British judge has sentenced George Michael to eight weeks in jail for driving while under the influence of drugs after the singer crashed his car into a London photo shop. The singer pleaded guilty last month to driving under the influence and p ...

  22. George Michael Pleads Guilty To Drug Offenses

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT George Michael admitted on Tuesday (Aug. 24) that he had been under the influence of cannabis when he crashed his car into a north London shop in July. The judge at the magistrate's court who heard the 47-year-old star's guilty plea warn ...

  23. George Michael Charged With Drug, Driving Offenses

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British police say singer George Michael has been charged with drugs and driving offenses after his car crashed into a building in an upscale residential area. London's Metropolitan Police department said Michael, 47, was charged on Thursday ...

  24. George Michael Arrested

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT George Michael has been arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive, according to the BBC. He was arrested on Sunday (July 4) after police received reports that a car had crashed into a building in north London. Michael was taken to a north Lond ...

  25. Robbie Williams, George Michael For 'X Factor' Final

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams, George Michael and Michael Buble will appear on the final of U.K. TV talent show "The X Factor" this weekend. Each of them will duet with one of the three finalists on the final, which is likely to bring in huge ratings ...

  26. George Michael Adds Aussie Stadium Show

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST George Michael's 2010 stadium tour of Australian will, after all, make a detour into Melbourne, promoter Dainty Consolidated Entertainment has confirmed. The "George Michael Live" tour will swing into Melbourne's Etihad Stadium ...

  27. George Michael Honors Jonathan Ross At MITs

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST George Michael led the salutes to U.K. TV and radio personality Jonathan Ross at the annual Music Industry Trusts' Award ceremony, held last night (Nov. 2) at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Awarded the accolade in recognition of his ser ...

  28. George Michael In One-off Deal With Island

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT George Michael has signed a deal with Universal's Island Records for a one-off Christmas single. "December Song" will be released digitally Dec. 13 in the United Kingdom, with a physical release following one day later. Internationa ...

  29. Swift Steady at No. 1 While 'Slumdog' Slides Into Top Five

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" is a non-mover at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, sticking around for an amazing 11th week at the top ... the chart's top debut comes from metal band Lamb of God, while the Jonas Brothers also ...

  30. George Michael Puts Faith In U.S. Tour

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a 17-year hiatus, George Michael is giving the U.S. touring market one more try. Tickets for his summer outing, which begins June 17 in San Diego, go on sale this weekend. Michael may also have a hit on his hands in the form of his retrospec ...

  31. Michael Fined For Late Wembley Close

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT George Michael has reportedly been fined £130,000 ($264,000) for allowing his curtain-raising show at London's new Wembley Stadium to overrun its allotted time. Michael became the first musician to play at the rebuilt stadium in London on Jun ...

  32. Wembley Stadium Back With A Wham!

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The new Wembley Stadium staged its first concerts at the weekend, with two 70,000 capacity sold-out shows by George Michael. The troubled rebuild of England's legendary national stadium had been due to open a year earlier with a gig by Bon Jo ...

  33. Legal Vet George Joins Edge Group

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alasdair George, the former senior VP of legal and business affairs at Sony BMG U.K., has joined London-based advisory and investment firm Edge Group, with effect from April 16. Based in London, he will report to Edge Group founder David Glick. Du ...

  34. Michael Adds Second Wembley Date

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST George Michael has extended his British and European tour to include a second Wembley Stadium date. Michael will now also perform June 10 at the rebuilt London stadium, in addition to the previously-announced June 9 date. Michael's manager An ...

  35. George Michael To Open New Wembley

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Singer George Michael will be the first pop artist to play a concert at the new Wembley Stadium, the venue's managing director said on Sunday. Michael's gig at the much-delayed rebuilt stadium, which has cost more than 750 million pounds ...

  36. George Michael Starts At No. 1 In Europe

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST George Michael's retrospective "Twenty Five" album (Aegean/Sony BMG) opens at the top of European Top 100 Albums, after securing initial pan-European shipments of close to 450,000, according to Sony B George Michael's retrospec ...

  37. George Michael Starts At No. 1 In Europe

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST George Michael's retrospective "Twenty Five" album (Aegean/Sony BMG) opens at the top of European Top 100 Albums, after securing initial pan-European shipments of close to 450,000, according to Sony B George Michael's retrospec ...

  38. George Michael Kicks Off First Tour In 15 Years

    September 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kicks off 47-gig tour called '25 Live.' George Michael, who has caused as much controversy as he has won critical acclaim, kicked off his first tour in 15 years with a mixture of dance hits, ballads and political commentary. Having sworn ...

  39. Warner/Chappell Re-Ups With George Michael

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music U.K. has extended the term of its publishing administration agreement with George Michael and expanded the deal to cover all territories worldwide. Warner/Chappell Music U.K. has extended the term of its publishing administra ...

  40. Warner/Chappell Re-Ups With George Michael

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New publishing admin deal covers world. Warner/Chappell Music U.K. has extended the term of its publishing administration agreement with George Michael and expanded the deal to cover all territories worldwide. Michael released his first solo singl ...

  41. George Michael Arrested In Drugs Probe

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST British singer George Michael was arrested on Sunday (Feb. 26) on suspicion of possessing drugs after he was found slumped in a car in central London, a police source said. British singer George Michael was arrested on Sunday (Feb. 26) on suspicio ...

  42. George Michael Arrested In Drugs Probe

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer found 'slumped over steering wheel.' British singer George Michael was arrested on Sunday (Feb. 26) on suspicion of possessing drugs after he was found slumped in a car in central London, a police source said. Michael, 42, who has ...

  43. The Beat

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After more than 15 years apart, George Michael and manager Michael Lippman have come back together. Read Melinda Newman's column. After more than 15 years apart, George Michael and manager Michael Lippman have come back together. Read Melinda ...

  44. Michael's 'Older' Heads IFPI Platinum Awards

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST George Michael's 1996 album "Older" (Virgin) notched its fifth IFPI Platinum Europe Award in February. "Older," his third solo album, brings Michael's Platinum Europe Awards tally to 10. George Michael's 1996 alb ...

  45. Michael's 'Older' Heads IFPI Platinum Awards

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST George Michael's 1996 album "Older" (Virgin) notched its fifth IFPI Platinum Europe Award in February. "Older," his third solo album, brings Michael's Platinum Europe Awards tally to 10. George Michael's 1996 alb ...

  46. U.K. Radio Honor For George Michael

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT George Michael was yesterday honored at the Radio Academy's Music Radio conference in London as most-played artist on British radio of the last 20 years. Michael was present to accept the Phonographic George Michael was yesterday honored at t ...

  47. U.K. Radio Honor For George Michael

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT George Michael was yesterday honored at the Radio Academy's Music Radio conference in London as most-played artist on British radio of the last 20 years. Michael was present to accept the Phonographic George Michael was yesterday honored at t ...

  48. George Michael Holds Atop European Album Chart

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST George Michael begins a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Patience" (Aegean/Sony Music). Although the set falls from the top spot in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, it is bo George Michael begins a second week ...

  49. George Michael Holds Atop European Album Chart

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST George Michael begins a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Patience" (Aegean/Sony Music). Although the set falls from the top spot in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, it is bo George Michael begins a second week ...

  50. George Michael Claims Euro Albums Crown

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST George Michael makes a strong return to the European album-sales charts with "Patience" (Aegean/Sony Music), which debuts at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It opens at the top in the U.K., Germany, George Michael makes a strong return ...

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