George Michael

1963 - 2016

George Michael

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 25,002,031 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 62nd most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 25M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.21

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 81

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.61

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, George Michael ranks 62 out of 3,001Before him are Eminem, Lys Assia, Bonnie Tyler, Marianne Faithfull, Salvatore Adamo, and José Carreras. After him are Víctor Jara, Toto Cutugno, Florence Foster Jenkins, 50 Cent, Stevie Wonder, and Miriam Makeba.

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Among people born in 1963, George Michael ranks 8Before him are Johnny Depp, Quentin Tarantino, Whitney Houston, José Mourinho, Jet Li, and Michael Jordan. After him are Garry Kasparov, Till Lindemann, Viktor Orbán, Ronald Koeman, Mohammed VI of Morocco, and James Hetfield. Among people deceased in 2016, George Michael ranks 22Before him are Andrzej Wajda, Cesare Maldini, Islam Karimov, Jerome Bruner, Alvin Toffler, and Abbas Kiarostami. After him are John Glenn, João Havelange, Nancy Reagan, Pierre Boulez, Carlos Alberto Torres, and Elie Wiesel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Michael ranks 342 out of 5,347Before him are Fred Hoyle (1915), Ronald Coase (1910), Syd Barrett (1946), David II of Scotland (1324), Angela Lansbury (1925), and John Everett Millais (1829). After him are John Knox (1514), Frederick Soddy (1877), Ælla of Northumbria (800), William Wordsworth (1770), William Ewart Gladstone (1809), and Enid Blyton (1897).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, George Michael ranks 10Before him are Brian Johnson (1947), Joe Cocker (1944), Ozzy Osbourne (1948), Rod Stewart (1945), Bonnie Tyler (1951), and Marianne Faithfull (1946). After him are Kate Bush (1958), Ian Gillan (1945), Robert Plant (1948), Morrissey (1959), Peter Gabriel (1950), and Tom Jones (1940).