1. Wham!'s 1984 Classic 'Last Christmas' Hits Billboard Hot 100's Top 40 for First Time

    December 10, 2018 6:03 PM EST The song climbs 43-34. Wham! 's "Last Christmas," first released in 1984, reaches the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time, rising from No. 43 to No. 34 (on the chart dated Dec. 15). The song, written and produced by the duo's George Michael , marks its new…

  2. Here Are the Lyrics to Wham!'s 'Last Christmas'

    December 07, 2018 3:05 PM EST English pop duo Wham! released "Last Christmas" in 1984. Written and produced by George Michael, the song has become one of the biggest Christmas favorites due to its upbeat rhythm and synth sounds. During its recording session in London, Michael, who died on Christmas Day in 2016,…

  3. Unreleased George Michael Songs to Be Featured in 'Last Christmas' Movie

    October 29, 2018 12:31 PM EDT Universal Pictures’ upcoming Last Christmas  film, inspired by Wham! ’s famous 1984 holiday hit of the same name, is set to feature previously unreleased music from George Michael . The singer additionally helped form the film’s concept prior to his death in 2016, according to a July article…

  4. Aretha Franklin's Best Duets: From George Michael to Mariah Carey

    August 16, 2018 12:46 PM EDT In 1986, the Michigan Legislature rightfully classified Aretha Franklin ’s voice as “a precious natural resource .” While she was celebrated as the Queen of Soul, the late icon and Detroit native, who died Thursday (Aug. 16) at the age of 76, was well aware the title held no boundaries. Her…

  5. George Michael's 'Outside' and Its Celebration of Cottaging Is Still Bolder Than Most Pop Music 20 Years Later

    May 29, 2018 12:44 PM EDT This week,  Billboard  is celebrating the music of 20 years ago with a week of content about the most interesting artists, albums, songs and stories from 1998. Here, writer and former MTV VJ John Norris looks back on George Michael's audacious "Outside" single and video, the…

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

    February 15, 2017 8:36 PM EST 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 , george michael grammys tribute , grammys…