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George Michael

1963 - 2016

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George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou; 25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016) was an English singer-songwriter and record producer. He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, with his sales estimated at between 100 million and 125 million records worldwide. Michael was known as a creative force in songwriting, vocal performance, and visual presentation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Michael has received more than 36,321,136 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). George Michael is the 53rd most popular singer (up from 66th in 2019), the 284th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 357th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Singer.

George Michael is most famous for being a singer-songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide.

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  • 36M

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  • 68.59

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  • 86

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, George Michael ranks 53 out of 3,528Before him are Constanze Mozart, Billie Holiday, Joe Cocker, José Carreras, Celine Dion, and Ella Fitzgerald. After him are Phil Collins, 50 Cent, Jennifer Lopez, Kurt Cobain, Sarah Vaughan, and Stevie Wonder.

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Among people born in 1963, George Michael ranks 8Before him are Johnny Depp, Whitney Houston, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Jordan, José Mourinho, and Jet Li. After him are Garry Kasparov, Viktor Orbán, Ronald Koeman, Sergey Bubka, Till Lindemann, and Donnie Yen. Among people deceased in 2016, George Michael ranks 19Before him are Zaha Hadid, Dario Fo, Cesare Maldini, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Islam Karimov, and Andrzej Wajda. After him are Abbas Kiarostami, Carlos Alberto Torres, Jerome Bruner, João Havelange, Alvin Toffler, and Elie Wiesel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Michael ranks 284 out of 7,765Before him are Alec Guinness (1914), Daniel Craig (1968), Mordred (null), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Anne Brontë (1820), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1619). After him are William Wordsworth (1770), William Ramsay (1852), Phil Collins (1951), Vanessa Redgrave (1937), Gary Oldman (1958), and Ælla of Northumbria (800).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, George Michael ranks 6Before him are David Bowie (1947), Mick Jagger (1943), Brian Johnson (1947), Ozzy Osbourne (1948), and Joe Cocker (1944). After him are Phil Collins (1951), Rod Stewart (1945), Ian Gillan (1945), Kate Bush (1958), Marianne Faithfull (1946), and Bonnie Tyler (1951).

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