SINGER

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, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! and later embarked on a solo career. Michael sold over 80 million records worldwide making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Michael has received more than 26,671,360 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). George Michael is the 66th most popular singer (down from 63rd in 2019), the 358th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 342nd in 2019) and the 9th 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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  • 27M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 74.61

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 84

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.68

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among SINGERS

Among singers, George Michael ranks 66 out of 3,541. Before him are José Carreras, Glen Campbell, Marianne Faithfull, The Notorious B.I.G., Víctor Jara, and Rod Stewart. After him are 50 Cent, Anna Magdalena Bach, Ian Gillan, Billie Holiday, Johnny Hallyday, and Florence Foster Jenkins.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1963, George Michael ranks 9Before him are Quentin Tarantino, Whitney Houston, Michael Jordan, Jet Li, Ronald Koeman, and José Mourinho. After him are Viktor Orbán, Garry Kasparov, Till Lindemann, Mohammed VI of Morocco, Eros Ramazzotti, and Sergey Bubka. Among people deceased in 2016, George Michael ranks 25Before him are Alvin Toffler, Jerome Bruner, João Havelange, Carlos Alberto Torres, Pierre Boulez, and Abbas Kiarostami. After him are Harper Lee, Nancy Reagan, Carrie Fisher, Elie Wiesel, Prince, and John Glenn.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Michael ranks 358 out of 6,924. Before him are Halford Mackinder (1861), Alec Douglas-Home (1903), Alec Guinness (1914), Ronald Coase (1910), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), and John Bowlby (1907). After him are James Parkinson (1755), Peter Sellers (1925), Christopher Wren (1632), Thomas Becket (1119), Samuel Johnson (1709), and Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, George Michael ranks 9Before him are Brian Johnson (1947), Ozzy Osbourne (1948), Joe Cocker (1944), Phil Collins (1951), Marianne Faithfull (1946), and Rod Stewart (1945). After him are Ian Gillan (1945), Bonnie Tyler (1951), Robert Plant (1948), Morrissey (1959), Kate Bush (1958), and Peter Gabriel (1950).

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