1. Mariah Carey Shares Heartfelt Live Cover of George Michael's 'One More Try'

    April 01, 2017 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey paid tribute to the late George Michael  during her appearance at this year's Dubai Jazz Festival, where she performed a cover of his 1988 hit ballad "One More Try." While the show took place in late February, Carey just ...

  2. George Michael Laid to Rest in Private London Ceremony: Report

    March 29, 2017 12:45 PM EDT The funeral for George Michael  took place in London Wednesday (March 29), three months after his sudden death on Christmas Day, as confirmed by reps to People . In a statement obtained by the publication, a rep said, “We can confirm that the funer ...

  3. Elton John's Best Features, From George Michael to Eminem

    March 25, 2017 12:00 PM EDT Even if you wouldn't call yourself a superfan of Elton John 's music, his catalog spans so many years and sounds that there's likely at least  one  tune of his you can't help but jam to. But whether you're an Elton die-hard ...

  4. Coroner Says George Michael Died of Natural Causes | Billboard News

    Coroner Says George Michael Died of Natural Causes | Billboard News

    March 07, 2017 10:57 AM EST 0 0 0 A coroner says George Michael died of natural causes as the result of heart disease and a fatty liver. The senior coroner for Oxfordshire says a post-mortem has found that the singer died of "dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty li ...

  5. Coroner Says George Michael Died of Natural Causes

    March 07, 2017 8:24 AM EST 0 0 0 A British coroner says George Michael died of natural causes as the result of heart disease and a fatty liver. Darren Salter, senior coroner for Oxfordshire, says a post-mortem has found that the singer died of "dilated cardiomyopathy with myoc ...

  6. Stella McCartney and a Cast of Models Pay Tribute to George Michael in Paris: Watch

    March 07, 2017 5:08 AM EST 0 0 0 The soul of George Michael , who died last year aged 53, lives on at Paris Fashion Week. In a touching tribute, the British singer's hit song "Faith" was pumped up for the finale of Stella McCartney's collection - that saw models ...

  7. Chris Martin Duets With George Michael on Heart-Rending 'A Different Corner' at the Brit Awards

    February 22, 2017 4:07 PM EST 0 0 0 After Andrew Ridgeley, Shirlie Holliman and Helen DeMacque paid touching tribute to their former Wham! -mate George Michael at the 2017 Brit Awards, Chris Martin of Coldplay took the stage to perform Michael's 1986 hit " A Different Corner ...

  8. Wham!'s Andrew Ridgeley Gives Emotional Tribute to George Michael at 2017 Brit Awards

    February 22, 2017 3:59 PM EST 0 0 4 Andrew Ridgeley -- the other half of '80s pop duo Wham! -- has remained mostly out of the public eye since the unexpected death of George Michael on Dec. 25, 2016. But at the 2017 Brit Awards, Ridgeley stepped into the spotlight to deliver a to ...

  9. Adele Curses and Restarts Her Grammys Performance of George Michael's 'Fastlove' | Billboard News

    Adele Curses and Restarts Her Grammys Performance of George Michael's 'Fastlove' | Billboard News

    February 15, 2017 8:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele paid homage to pop great George Michael Sunday night (Feb. 12) at the 59th Annual Grammys in her second performance of the evening. Grammy Winners , grammy awards , 2017 Grammys , 59th annual grammy awards , George Michael , adele performance ...

  10. The Story Behind Adele's George Michael Grammy Tribute | Billboard News

    The Story Behind Adele's George Michael Grammy Tribute | Billboard News

    February 14, 2017 10:07 AM EST 0 0 0 Adele opened up about her tribute to George Michael at the 2017 Grammys , during which she performed his 1996 song "Fastlove." According to Adele, "[The family] didn’t want a tribute at first, and they came back and were very specific ...

  11. Grammy Awards Drive More Than 200 Percent Sales Gain for Adele, Beyonce & More

    February 13, 2017 10:59 PM EST 0 0 6 The 2017 Grammy Awards generated instant sales gains for the songs performed on CBS’ Feb. 12 broadcast, according to Nielsen Music. The tunes performed on the show scored a 207 percent gain in download sales in the United States on the day of the sh ...

  12. The Inside Story of Adele's George Michael Grammy Tribute

    February 13, 2017 8:24 PM EST 0 0 4 The original vision also included Beyonce, Rihanna & host James Corden. If ever there was a love letter presented at the Grammys, it was Adele 's tribute to George Michael on the 2017 edition, during which she performed his 1996 song " ...

  13. Grammy Awards 2017: Top 5 Most Talked-About Moments on Facebook

    February 13, 2017 3:46 AM EST Adele  cleaned up at the 2017 Grammy Awards and, hello , everyone has been talking about it.  The British singer ruled the social-media chatter around the Grammys, according to Facebook, when she took out the categories for album of the year (with ...

  14. Grammy Awards 2017: Christina Grimmie Fans Upset After 'In Memoriam' Leaves Out Singer

    February 13, 2017 12:28 AM EST 0 0 5 Fans of The Voice contestant Christina Grimmie took to Twitter to express their frustration after the 2017 Grammy Awards seemed to have forgotten the performer in the show's "In Memoriam" segment.  During an emotional performance of t ...

  15. Why 'Fastlove' Was a Great Choice for Adele's George Michael Tribute at the Grammys

    February 12, 2017 10:36 PM EST 0 0 5 If you were watching Adele 's tribute to George Michael at the Grammys on Sunday (Feb. 12) and didn't immediately recall the song she was performing -- even on second take -- don't feel too bad. "Fastlove" was a decent-sized ...

  16. Adele Drops F-Bomb and Restarts Her Performance of George Michael's 'Fastlove' at the 2017 Grammys

    February 12, 2017 7:46 PM EST 0 0 3 Adele paid homage to pop great George Michael Sunday night (Feb. 12) at the 59th Annual Grammys, in her second performance of the evening. For her tribute, she sang Michael's "Fastlove," a Hot 100 top 10 hit off his 1996 album Older - ...

  17. Grammys Announce Prince & George Michael Tributes

    February 08, 2017 2:13 PM EST The Recording Academy will pay tribute to two of the huge stars we lost in 2016  during Sunday night's (Feb. 12) 2017 Grammy Awards, with planned homages to Prince and George Michael . The legends -- who died on Apr. 21 and Dec. 25, respective ...

  18. Rewinding the Charts: In 1992, George Michael & Elton John Teamed Up Atop the Hot 100

    February 01, 2017 10:05 AM EST The stars' chart-topping concert recording of the piano man's 1974 hit "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" marked Michael's last No. 1, 25 years ago. THE SIGNATURE MOMENT OF ELTON JOHN and George Michael 's 1991 l ...

  19. Ed Sheeran's Comeback Songs Heading for U.K. Chart Record

    January 09, 2017 11:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran's comeback tracks are steaming toward big debuts and a new chart record in the U.K.  Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” (Asylum) and “Castle on the Hill” are way out in front in the race for the chart title having each surpassed more than 100, ...

  20. George Michael: Remembering His Career Through Five Songs

    George Michael: Remembering His Career Through Five Songs

    January 07, 2017 1:33 PM EST 0 0 0 In Billboard's George Michael mini documentary, we look back on the late legend's career through the lens of five key songs.  SiriusXM host Mark Goodman and music journalist John Norris, both of whom worked at MTV during various periods of ...

  21. Fashion History Expert Cameron Silver on Collecting George Michael's Iconic Outfits

    January 06, 2017 9:33 AM EST 0 0 0 Cameron Silver, fashion history expert and owner of L.A.’s vintage mecca Decades, tells Billboard how he acquired one of George Michael’s iconic leather jackets by British designer Katharine Hamnett. As told to Shannon Adducci.  A woman brought this ...

  22. Remembering George Michael: Lisa Stansfield Shares Memories of Singing With Him at Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert

    January 06, 2017 9:22 AM EST 0 0 0 The first time that I properly met George was when we sang together at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness [at Wembley Stadium in London in 1992]. We’d had the same manager, and I’d said hello to him, but we’d never really sat dow ...

  23. 'The Pop Star Was No More': George Michael's Former Publicist on the Lawsuit That Crippled His Career

    January 06, 2017 9:12 AM EST 0 0 0 I was there at the High Court in London in 1993, the day George Michael testified in his lawsuit against Sony, in which he sought to be released from his recording contract. “How are you doing?” I asked, as we waited for him to be called to the stan ...

  24. Rob Thomas Reveals He Wrote 'Smooth' With George Michael In Mind

    January 06, 2017 8:34 AM EST 0 0 0 At the time when I wrote "Smooth" with Itaal, I had just gotten off the road with Matchbox Twenty on what turned out to be a three-year-long tour. We started in clubs and ended in arenas all over the world. We were tired. When I got the ca ...

  25. George Michael: Why He Turned His Back on Fame, and the 'Faith'-like Songs He Recorded Before His Death

    January 06, 2017 8:22 AM EST 0 0 0 After an 18-month rehab stint, Michael had been looking to release new songs that were "totally pop" along the lines of his smash 1987 LP. George Michael had two strong recurring premonitions. The first was that he’d be famous. The second ...

  26. George Michael, Freddie Mercury & Elton John: How They Ruled the '80s British Pop Empire

    January 06, 2017 8:22 AM EST 0 0 0 The Live Aid concert at London’s Wembley Stadium on July 13, 1985, was, among other things, a time capsule of British pop at its imperial peak. It fell during a heady era when the entire bill could be British (or, in the case of U2 and Bob Geldof , ...

  27. James Corden Remembers George Michael With Heartfelt Tribute on 'Late Late Show' | Billboard News

    James Corden Remembers George Michael With Heartfelt Tribute on 'Late Late Show' | Billboard News

    January 04, 2017 4:13 PM EST 0 0 0 James Corden hadn't gotten the proper chance to honor George Michael as 'The Late Late Show' was on a holiday break. So when the show returned on Tuesday (Jan. 3), Corden delivered quite the eulogy. music , the late late show , carpoo ...

  28. The Weeknd Tops Billboard Artist 100, George Michael Debuts at No. 8

    January 04, 2017 2:46 PM EST 0 0 0 The Weeknd ties Justin Bieber for the second-most weeks at No. 1 among solo males, while both Michael & Wham! debut. The Weeknd is the top musical act in the U.S., lifting from No. 2 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Jan. 14). Th ...

  29. George Michael Songs Storm LyricFind Charts

    January 04, 2017 10:34 AM EST 0 0 0 "Careless Whisper" leads both the LyricFind U.S. and LyricFind Global charts. After George Michael passed away at his home on Christmas Day, the pop legend posthumously tops the LyricFind U.S. and Global charts (dated Jan. 14, encompassing ...

  30. James Corden Remembers George Michael With Heartfelt Tribute on 'Late Late Show'

    January 04, 2017 9:42 AM EST 0 0 0 More than a week has passed since the world lost George Michael on Dec. 25, but the tributes haven't stopped. While many stars spent time remembering the iconic singer shortly after his sudden passing, James Corden hadn't gotten the proper ...

  31. Sleater-Kinney to Release First Live Album, Shares Video for 'Surface Envy': Watch

    January 04, 2017 3:39 AM EST 0 0 0 Sleater-Kinney will release their first ever live album later this month.  The career-spanning LP  Live In Paris will drop Jan. 27 through Sub Pop, the influential punk-rockers’ label home of the last 12 years.   The set was recorded March 20, 2015 ...

  32. George Michael's U.S. Music Sales Up 2,678% Following Death

    January 03, 2017 7:30 PM EST 0 0 0 The death of George Michael on Dec. 25 prompted a big sales surge for his albums and digital songs in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. In the week ending Dec. 29, sales of Michael’s music -- including with his former duo, Wham! -- increased 2,6 ...

  33. George Michael Returns to Hot 100 With 'Careless Whisper' & 'Faith'

    January 03, 2017 6:21 PM EST 0 0 0 The late pop legend revisits the chart with two former No. 1s, while fellow '80s favorite "Last Christmas" rises. Following his Dec. 25 death , George Michael scales the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Jan. 14) with three of his 1980s classi ...

  34. Clean Bandit, Michael Buble Rule Australia's Charts

    January 03, 2017 6:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Clean Bandit and Michael Buble see in the New Year as champions of Australia’s charts.  Buble’s perennial holiday favorite Christmas (Reprise/Warner) rises 2-1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, published Saturday (Dec. 31), a feat which means the ...

  35. Watch Sleater-Kinney Cover David Bowie and George Michael

    January 03, 2017 12:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Sleater-Kinney saw in the New Year by paying tribute to a pair of British music giants lost in 2016: George Michael  and David Bowie .  The alternative rock veterans -- Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss -- wrapped their show Saturday n ...

  36. George Michael Best-Of Sales Improve 5625 Percent in Last U.K. Charts of 2016

    December 30, 2016 1:06 PM EST 0 0 0 George Michael returns to the top ten of both the U.K. singles and album charts in the wake of his passing on Christmas Day, as Clean Bandit 's “Rockabye” (Atlantic/Warner), featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie , retains the singles crown for an ...

  37. Watch Chris Martin Pay Tribute to George Michael While Performing at a Homeless Shelter

    December 29, 2016 9:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Chris Martin did a double good deed when he stopped by London's Crisis at Christmas homeless shelter this week, performing for staff and residents while also paying tribute to late pop star George Michael by singing Wham! 's "Last Chr ...

  38. George Michael Tribute Channel Coming to SiriusXM

    December 29, 2016 4:04 PM EST 0 0 3 All George Michael , all the time -- for a week, at least. Fans can enjoy a SiriusXM channel dedicated to the iconic musician for seven days in early January. Called "Faith," the limited-run channel will feature the former Wham! singer and ...

  39. Elton John Honors George Michael With Performance of Their Hit Duet at Las Vegas Concert: Watch

    December 29, 2016 2:32 PM EST 0 0 0 Elton John honored his late friend George Michael during his concert in Las Vegas on Wednesday night (Dec. 28). In front of a large photo of Michael projected above the stage, John opened the show with "Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me," wh ...

  40. George Michael's Biggest Billboard Dance Chart Hits

    December 29, 2016 11:33 AM EST George Michael , who passed away unexpectedly at age 53 on Christmas Day, began collecting hits on Billboard 's Dance Club Songs chart more than 33 years ago, in 1983. Solo and with his Wham! catalog, Michael totaled four No. 1s, 10 top 10s an ...

  41. George Michael's History on Billboard's R&B Charts

    December 28, 2016 5:30 PM EST 0 0 2 While he reigned as a pop powerhouse, Michael's soulful sounds made an impact at R&B formats. George Michael , who died on Christmas , leaves behind an extensive Billboard chart history that includes numerous R&B hits. The multifaceted ...

  42. 'Sgt. Pepper' Redesign Updated To Include Carrie Fisher, George Michael and More of This Year's Lost Legends

    December 28, 2016 9:41 AM EST 0 0 0 The iconic album artwork was reimagined to honor legends lost in 2016. Early in December, an image surfaced on social media of a redesigned album cover for The Beatles ' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ; it depicts many of the lives ...

  43. Wham!'s Influence Felt in China After Landmark 1985 Concert

    December 27, 2016 10:19 AM EST 0 0 0 George Michael 's death brought back memories in China of the heady 1980s, when Wham! was the first major Western band to play in the country after the death of Mao Zedong and decades of cultural isolation. Many Chinese who had never even heard ...

  44. George Michael's Leading Ladies Share Memories, Photos of '90s Video Heyday

    December 26, 2016 5:33 PM EST 0 0 4 In George Michael ’s pop prime, starring in the rugged Englishman’s videos became almost a rite of passage, marking a grand arrival for models from all over the world. 1990’s David Fincher-directed “ Freedom! ’90 ” wrangled together supermodels who ...

  45. George Michael’s Top 10 Hot 100 Hits

    George Michael’s Top 10 Hot 100 Hits

    December 26, 2016 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Here are George Michael’s top 10 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hits. music , memoriam , Death , dies , freedom , faith , George Michael , Billboard , Praying For Time , Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Videos George Michael Brightcove ...

  46. Read the Advice Frank Sinatra Had for George Michael in 1990

    December 26, 2016 2:41 PM EST 0 0 0 George Michael , the iconic singer-songwriter who began topping charts in the 1980s as part of the pop duo Wham! , died on Christmas Day of heart failure in his home. Back in 1990, a 27-year-old Michael offered an interview to the Los Angeles Times ...

  47. George Michael, David Bowie, Prince and the Art of Shapeshifting

    December 26, 2016 2:16 PM EST When we look back on the music of 2016, we'll likely remember the voices that stopped singing more than the ones that started; that's what happens when a calendar year is ravaged by multiple artistic geniuses passing away. To bookend the ...

  48. George Michael Streams Up 3,000 Percent on Spotify Following Singer's Death

    December 26, 2016 1:16 PM EST 0 0 0 The number of George Michael song streams on Spotify skyrocketed following the English singer’s untimely death on Christmas from heart failure. He was 53. In the day following the news of Michael’s death, streams of his solo music have seen a 3,158 ...

  49. Let's Go Outside: How George Michael's Sexuality and Music Never Stopped Maturing

    December 26, 2016 1:07 PM EST To be gay requires watching for hints. When nearly 100 percent of pop songs aren’t about or for the queer life, gay fans learn to study shifts in emphasis, to stay alert. In 1986’s “A Different Corner,” on which the late George Michael played and p ...

  50. Watch George Michael Do 'Carpool Karaoke' Before It Even Came to Be

    December 26, 2016 9:48 AM EST George Michael made several contributions to pop culture during his lifetime (as we archived here ) before he died suddenly at the age of 53. For James Corden, though, one of Michael's contributions was practically life-changing. Before the li ...

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