George Michael - Star Snapshot

* STAR SNAPSHOTS *

Welcome to STAR SNAPSHOTS. This is where we take a snapshot look into the lives of yours, and our, favourite stars. We list for your general viewing pleasure, fast facts on the celebrities that we all love the most (or for some of you, hate the most!). From the world of song, stage and screen you need look no further: here is all you ever needed to know about your most adored celeb!

SNAPSHOT ON George Michael

Stage Name: George Michael

Full Name: Georgios Kyriatou Panayiotou

D.O.B: June 25, 1963

Born: Finchley, North London

Star Sign: Cancer

Eye Color: Brown

Height: 6 ft.

Current Residence: London, UK

Favourites:
Colours:
Brown & Orange
Food: Pizza, Salads & Chocolate

Famous for: His talents as a successful singer/songwriter.

Seeing: He has been in a serious relationship for the last six years.

Discography:

SOLO ALBUMS:


1999 - Songs From The Last Century
1998 - Ladies & Gentlemen, The Best of George Michael
1996 - Older
1990 - Listen Without Prejudice
1987 - Faith

SINGLES:

2002 - Shoot The Dog
2002 - Freeek!
2000 - If I Told You That (with Whitney Houston)
1999 - As (with Mary J. Blige)
1998 - Outside
1997 - You Have Been Loved
1997 - Star People 97
1997 - Older
1996 - Spinning The Wheel
1996 - Fast Love
1996 - Jesus To A Child
1993 - Five Live EP
1992 - Too Funky
1991 - Don't Let The Sun Go Down (On Me) (with Elton John)
1991 - Cowboys & Angels
1991 - Heal The Pain
1990 - Waiting For That Day
1990 - Freedom 90
1990 - Praying For Time
1988 - Kissing A Fool
1988 - Monkey
1988 - One More Try
1987 - Father Figure
1987 - Faith
1987 - I Want Your Sex
1987 - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (with Aretha Franklin)
1986 - A Different Corner
1984 - Careless Whisper

WHAM! ALBUMS:

1997 - If You Were There - The Best of Wham!
1986 - The Final
1984 - Make It Big
1983 - Fantastic

WHAM! SINGLES:

1986 - The Edge of Heaven
1985 - Last Christmas (re-released)
1985 - I'm Your Man
1984 - Everything She Wants
1984 - Last Christmas
1984 - Freedom
1984 - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
1983 - Club Fantastic Megamix
1983 - Club Tropicana
1983 - Bad Boys
1983 - Wham! Rap (Enjoy What You Do) (re-released)
1982 - Young Guns (Go For It)
1982 - Wham! Rap (Enjoy What You Do)

Filmography:

1996 - Tin Cup
1994 - 8 Seconds
1994 - Wish You Were There

Best Known Character Trait: His distinct goatee & sexy vocal style. George Michael also has a reputation for pushing boundaries.

Parents: Father: Kyriacos Panayiotou (called himself Jack Panos; former dancer, restaurant assistant manager)
Mother: Lesley Angold Harisson (former dancer; died on February 17, 1997)

Siblings: Yioda & Melanie Panayiotou

Achievements:

- During his illustrious career, George Michael has sold more than 80 million records worldwide.
- He has notched up 6 No. 1 US singles (from his solo debut album)
- He has enjoyed 11 No. 1 British singles & 6 No. 1 Albums
- He has performed at the Live Aid, the Nelson Mandela Freedom Concert & the Freddie Mercury Tribute, NetAid concert
- He became the first white male vocalist ever to duet with soul queen Aretha Franklin

Awards:

1988: Grammy for the 'Best Album' (Faith)
1988: Won Ivor Novello Awards for 'Songwriter of the Year' & 'International Hit of the Year' (Faith)

Other awards include: American Music Awards for 'Favourite Male Vocalist' (pop/rock); 'Favourite Male Artist' (soul/R&B) & 'Favourite Album' (soul/R&B)

1996: Won the Capital Radio Award for 'Best Male Singer' & Honoured with an 'Outstanding Contribution To Music Award'

1996: Won the 'MTV Europe International Viewers Choice Award' for 'Fast Love' video at the MTV Video Music Awards.

1996: Won 'Songwriter of the Year Award' at the Ivor Novello Awards

Bizarre Fact: George Michael is actually colour blind.

Hidden Talents: He has also dabbled in some acting.

Quotes: "Everybody wants to be a star. I certainly did, and I worked hard to get it. But I was miserable, and I don't want to feel that way again."

Official Site: http://www.georgemichael.com


- Annemarie Failla

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