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Grammys 2017: Performances From Worst To Best

Some of us dared to dream that maybe the Grammys would have a good year this year. They'd nominated a diverse and often worthy group…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2017 - 11:19 am

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There’s Only One Way To Find Out If The Grammys Will Suck Again This Year

Remember last year when it seemed like the Grammys might turn out OK and then they sucked as usual? They will probably suck again this…
Chris DeVille | February 9, 2017 - 1:22 pm


Praying For Time: 20 Incredible George Michael Moments

It was possible, even during George Michael's heyday, to take the man for granted, to imagine him as some lightweight pop star who'd be gone…
Tom Breihan | December 26, 2016 - 2:38 pm

More George Michael stories

Hear George Michael’s Previously Unreleased “This Is How (We Want You To Get High)”

We may be less than a week into November, but Christmas music season is well underway. In some cases, it overlaps with Christmas movie season.
Chris DeVille | November 6, 2019 - 8:04 am

Lucy Dacus – “Last Christmas” (Wham! Cover)

All year long, Lucy Dacus has been trickling out new songs timed to various holidays, to be combined into an EP called 2019. There have…
Chris DeVille | November 1, 2019 - 9:50 am

Watch Robyn Cover “Last Christmas”

Robyn does not make conventional pop music, or at least she hasn't for many years. (Shout out to "Show Me Love," though.) In particular Honey,…
Chris DeVille | December 4, 2018 - 9:58 am

George Michael Helped Develop A Movie Based On Wham!’s “Last Christmas”

Last month, Universal Pictures acquired Last Christmas, a holiday film with a script co-written by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings that Paul Feig is attached…
James Rettig | July 19, 2018 - 11:26 am

Watch Sam Smith Cover George Michael’s “Father Figure”

Sam Smith closed out BBC Radio 1's month-long Live Lounge marathon today. "For this final cover, I wanted to pick my favorite artist of all…
Peter Helman | September 29, 2017 - 6:43 pm

Watch A Teaser Trailer For Showtime’s George Michael: Freedom Documentary

Next month, Showtime will air a documentary about George Michael called George Michael: Freedom. It was in production before the musician died last year and…
James Rettig | September 18, 2017 - 4:45 pm

Jared Leto Sings A Mashup Of David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Soundgarden, & Linkin Park

We've unfortunately lost a lot of great musicians over the last few years, and movie star and Thirty Seconds To Mars leader Jared Leto decided…
James Rettig | September 7, 2017 - 4:46 pm

George Michael – “Fantasy” (Feat. Nile Rodgers)

Before he passed away at the end of last year, George Michael was thinking about his legacy and revisiting his old songs. In 1990, Michael…
Tom Breihan | September 7, 2017 - 8:52 am

Watch Kamasi Washington & El DeBarge Cover George Michael At The BET Awards

Year in and year out, the BET Awards remain one of our most entertaining, sincere awards shows, and even when it comes time for the…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2017 - 9:08 am

Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste On George Michael’s Coming Out: “He Helped Me Make The Decision To Never Hide”

June is a time to honor the LGBTQ community’s rich history and highlight its remarkable achievements. To celebrate Pride Month, Billboard asked modern music stars
Ed Droste / Billboard | June 8, 2017 - 3:27 pm

George Michael Died Of Natural Causes

George Michael was only 53 when he passed away last year, and there were lots of rumors about what might've killed him. (Specifically, there was…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2017 - 8:43 am

Watch Brit Awards’ George Michael Tribute: Chris Martin Sings “A Different Corner,” Wham!’s Andrew Ridgeley Introduces

Chris Martin paid tribute to the late George Michael at this year's Brit Awards. The Coldplay frontman took on "A Different Corner," and at one…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 22, 2017 - 4:27 pm

Grammys 2017: Watch Adele Restart Her George Michael Tribute Mid-Song

After opening up the Grammys with a performance of "Hello," Adele returned as the surprise performer in charge of the all-important George Michael tribute. She…
Peter Helman | February 12, 2017 - 10:05 pm
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