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George Michael Elton John
Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou
(1963-06-25)25 June 1963
East Finchley, Middlesex, England
Reginald Kenneth Dwight
(1947-03-25) 25 March 1947 (age 74)
Pinner, England
Died 25 December 2016(2016-12-25) (aged 53)
Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England
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Occupation Singer
songwriter
record producer
philanthropist
Singer
pianist
composer
Years active 1981–2016 1962–present
Genres Pop
post-disco
R&B
dance-pop
blue-eyed soul
Rock
pop rock
glam rock
soft rock
Labels Innervision
Columbia
Epic
Virgin
DreamWorks
Polydor
Sony
Aegean
Philips
Congress
DJM
Uni
Paramount
MCA
Geffen
Rocket
Island
Mercury
Island Def Jam
Associated acts Wham!
Boogie Box High
Pepsi & Shirlie
Stevie Wonder
Elton John
Aretha Franklin
Queen
Whitney Houston
Mary J. Blige
Mutya Buena
Tony Bennett
Paul McCartney
Nile Rodgers
Kiki Dee
John Lennon
George Michael
Queen
Tim Rice
Bernie Taupin
Stevie Wonder
Pnau
Awards and nominations

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Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
1986 "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" Most Performed Songs Won
"Careless Whisper" Won
"Everything She Wants" Won
1987 "I'm Your Man" Won
1989 "Faith" Won
"One More Try" Won
"Father Figure" Won
1990 "Kissing a Fool" Won
"Heaven Help Me" Won
1992 "Praying for Time" Won
1997 "Jesus to a Child" Won

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1986 Wham! Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Video Artist Won
"Careless Whisper" Favorite Pop/Rock Single Nominated
1988 George Michael Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Nominated
1989 George Michael Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Won
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Won
Faith Favorite Pop/Rock Album Nominated
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Won

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1985 Himself Top Producer Nominated
1986 Nominated
Top Hot 100 Artist Nominated
"A Different Corner" Top Hot 100 Song Nominated
Top Adult Contemporary Single Nominated
1987 Himself Top Hot 100 Artist Nominated
Top Hot 100 Artist - Male Won
Top Dance Club Play Artist Nominated
Top Dance Sales Artist Nominated
Top Producer Nominated
"I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" Top Hot 100 Song Nominated
"I Want Your Sex" Nominated
Top Dance Club Play Single Nominated
Top Dance Sales Single Nominated
Top Hot Crossover Single Nominated
1988 Himself Top Artist Won
Top Male Artist Won
Top Billboard 200 Artist Won
Top Billboard 200 Artist - Male Won
Top Hot 100 Artist Won
Top Hot 100 Artist - Male Won
Top Crossover Artist Won
Top R&B Artist Nominated
Top R&B Artist - Male Nominated
Top R&B Album Artist Nominated
Top R&B Album Artist - Male Nominated
Top R&B Singles Artist Nominated
Top R&B Singles Artist - Male Nominated
Top Adult Contemporary Artist Nominated
Top Adult Contemporary Artist - Male Nominated
Top Dance Club Play Artist Nominated
Top Dance Club Play Artist - Male Nominated
Top Dance Sales Artist Nominated
"Faith" Top Hot 100 Song Won
Faith Top Billboard 200 Album Won
Top Compact Disk Won
Top R&B Album Nominated
1989 Faith Top Billboard 200 Album Won
2004 Himself Top Hot Dance Singles Sales Artist Nominated
"Amazing" Top Hot Dance Sales Single of the Year Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1984 Wham! British Breakthrough Act Nominated
1985 Wham! British Group Won
"Careless Whisper" British Single of the Year Nominated
"Last Christmas" British Video of the Year Nominated
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" British Video of the Year Nominated
1986 Wham! Outstanding Contribution to Music Won
1988 George Michael British Male Solo Artist Won
Faith British Album of the Year Nominated
1989 George Michael British Male Solo Artist Nominated
1991 George Michael British Male Solo Artist Nominated
British Producer of the Year Nominated
Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 British Album of the Year Won
"Freedom! '90" British Video of the Year Nominated
1992 George Michael British Male Solo Artist Nominated
1993 George Michael British Male Solo Artist Nominated
"Too Funky" British Video of the Year Nominated
1997 George Michael British Male Solo Artist Won
Older British Album of the Year Nominated
"Fastlove" British Single of the Year Nominated
British Video of the Year Nominated
1999 "Outside" British Single of the Year Nominated
British Video of the Year Nominated
2005 "Amazing" British Single of the Year Nominated
2007 George Michael British Live Act Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2014 "Let Her Down Easy" Best Music Video Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1999 "Outside" Pop Promo Video with a budget over £40.000 Wood Pencil

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1997 George Michael Foreign Male Singer Won
Older International Album Won
"Fastlove, Pt. 1" International Hit Won

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2000 Himself Best International Male Nominated
2005

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1998 George Michael Årets Udenlandske Sanger Won

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2005 Patience Outstanding Music Artist Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1988 "I Want Your Sex" Worst Original Song Won

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1988 "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won
1989 Faith Album of the Year Won
"Father Figure" Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
1992 "Freedom! '90" Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
1993 "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
2001 Songs from the Last Century Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Nominated
2005 "Amazing" Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical Nominated
"Flawless (Go to the City)" Best Music Video Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2010 George Michael Live in Australia Best International Contemporary Music Concert Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1994 Five Live Best Concert Album Won
1997 Older Best Foreign Album Won
1999 Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael Nominated
2000 Songs from the Last Century Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2005 "Flawless (Go to the City)" Best Dance Video Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1989 Himself Artist of the Year Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1985 George Michael Songwriter of the Year Won
"Careless Whisper" Most Performed Work Won
Best Song Musically and Lyrically Nominated
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" International Hit of the Year Nominated
1987 "The Edge of Heaven" Nominated
1989 "Faith" Won
"Father Figure" Best Contemporary Song Nominated
George Michael Songwriter of the Year Won
1997 Won
"Fastlove " Most Performed Work Won
2005 "Amazing" PRS Most Performed Work Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1985 Make It Big International Album of the Year Nominated
"Careless Whisper" International Single of the Year Nominated
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" Nominated
1989 "Faith" Nominated
Faith International Album of the Year Nominated
George Michael International Entertainer of the Year Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1996 "Fastlove" MTV Amour Nominated
George Michael Best Male Won
1997 Nominated
1999 Nominated
"As" Best Song Nominated
Best Video Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1988 "Father Figure" Best Direction in a Video Won
Best Cinematography in a Video Nominated
"Faith" Best Art Direction in a Video Nominated
1989 George Michael Video Vanguard (Career Achievement) Won
1991 "Freedom! '90" Best Cinematography in a Video Nominated
Best Direction in a Video Nominated
Best Male Video Nominated
Best Art Direction in a Video Nominated
Best Editing in a Video Nominated
1993 "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" International Viewer's Choice Award—MTV Europe Won
Best Male Video Nominated
Breakthrough Video Nominated
1996 "Fastlove" International Viewer's Choice Award—MTV Europe Won
Best Dance Video Nominated
Best Choreography in a Video Nominated
2009 "Freedom! '90" Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman) Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 Himself Catalogue Marketing Champaign Won
2021 Pending

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2003 "Freeek!" Best International Video Won
Best Special Effects Won
2005 "Flawless (Go to the City)" Best Pop Video Nominated
Best Director of a Male Artist Nominated
2013 "White Light" Director of the Year Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1997 Himself Best Solo Artist Nominated
2018 Freedom Best Music Film Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1989 The Faith Tour Major Tour of the Year Nominated
Most Creative Stage Production Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1989 Himself Silver Clef Award Won

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1989 Himself Best Male Solo Singer Nominated
1990 Nominated
Most Fanciable Male Nominated
Best Dressed Person Nominated
Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 Best LP Nominated
"Praying for Time" Best Single Nominated
1991 Himself Best Male Solo Singer Nominated
1996 Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2012 "White Light" Best Pop Video - UK Nominated
2020 "Always" (with Waze & Odyssey, Mary J. Blige & Tommy Theo) Best Dance/Electronic Video - UK Nominated
Best Choreography in a Video Nominated

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
1996 "Fastlove" Best International Video Nominated
2002 "Shoot the Dog" Nominated
2006 Twenty Five Best International Music DVD Nominated
2011 Himself Best International Male Nominated
Symphonica Tour Best International Live Nominated
2016 Death of George Michael Best International Průser Nominated

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Academy Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1994 Best Original Song "Can You Feel the Love Tonight", The Lion King Won
"Circle of Life", The Lion King Nominated
"Hakuna Matata", The Lion King Nominated
2019 "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again", Rocketman Won

Grammy Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1971 Best New Artist Himself Nominated
Album of the Year Elton John
Best Contemporary Male Vocalist
1972 Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Friends
1974 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance "Daniel"
1975 "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"
Record of the Year
Album of the Year Caribou
1976 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
1977 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with Kiki Dee
1980 Best R&B Vocal Performance – Male "Mama Can't Buy You Love"
1983 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance "Blue Eyes"
1985 "Restless"
1987 Record of the Year "That's What Friends Are For"
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Won
1988 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance "Candle in the Wind" (live) Nominated
1992 Best Instrumental Composition "Basque" Won
1993 Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" with George Michael Nominated
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance "The One"
1995 Song of the Year "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Won
Best Song Written for Visual Media Nominated
"Circle of Life"
Song of the Year
1996 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance "Believe"
1998 "Candle in the Wind 1997" Won
1999 Grammy Legend Award Himself
2001 Best Musical Show Album Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida
2002 Best Pop Vocal Album Songs from the West Coast Nominated
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance "I Want Love"
2003 "Original Sin"
2005 Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" with Ray Charles
2011 "If It Wasn't for Bad" with Leon Russell
2021 Album of the Year Montero (as featured artist) Pending

Tony Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1998 Best Original Score The Lion King Nominated
2000 Aida Won
2009 Billy Elliot the Musical Nominated

ASCAP Pop Music Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
1987 "Nikita" Most Performed Songs Won
1989 "I Don't Wanna Go on with You Like That" Won
1991 "Sacrifice" Won
1994 Himself Songwriter of the Year Won
"The One" Most Performed Songs Won
"The Last Song" Won
"Simple Life" Won
1996 "Believe" Won
1999 "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" Won

BMI Pop Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
1996 "Circle of Life" Award-Winning Song Won
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" Won
1999 "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" Won
"Candle in the Wind 1997" Won

Brit Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1977 Best British Male Himself Nominated
Best British Album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
1984 Best British Male Himself
1986
Outstanding Contribution to Music Won
1991 Best British Male
Best British Album Sleeping with the Past Nominated
1993 The One
Best British Male Himself
1995 Outstanding Contribution to Music Won
1998 Freddie Mercury Award
Best British Male Nominated
"Candle in the Wind 1997" Best British Single
2002 "I Want Love" Best British Video
Best British Male Himself
2013 Brits Icon Won

British LGBT Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2015 Himself Global Icon Nominated
2017 Music Artist Nominated
2020 Elton John AIDS Foundation Global Impact Won

Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2016 Wonderful Crazy Night Album of the Year Nominated

Golden Globe Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1994 Best Original Song "Can You Feel the Love Tonight", with Tim Rice Won
2003 "The Heart of Every Girl" Nominated
2011 "Hello, Hello", with Lady Gaga Nominated
2019 "I'm Gonna Love Me Again", with Bernie Taupin Won

Ivor Novello Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1974 Best Song Musically and Lyrically "Daniel" Won
1977 The Best Pop Song "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
International Hit of the Year Nominated
Most Performed Work
1979 Best Instrumental or Popular Orchestral Work "Song for Guy" Won
1986 Outstanding Contribution to British Music Himself
International Hit of the Year "Nikita" Nominated
Best Song Musically and Lyrically Won
1991 "Sacrifice"
Best Selling A-Side
1995 Best Song Included in Film "Circle of Life"
1998 Best Selling UK Single "Candle in the Wind 1997"
2000 International Achievement in Musical Theater Himself
2007 Most Performed Work "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'"
International Hit of the Year Nominated

Juno Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1986 International Single of the Year "Nikita" Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1984 Best Choreography "I'm Still Standing" Nominated
Best Editing
1985 Best Choreography "Sad Songs (Say So Much)"
1987 Special Recognition Award Himself Won
1995 Best Male Video "Believe" Nominated
2002 Best Direction "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore"
Best Male Video

MVPA Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2002 Best Hair "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore" Won
2003 Best Adult Contemporary Video "Original Sin"

NRJ Music Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2003 International Song of the Year "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" with Blue Won

Žebřík Music Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2005 Best International Personality Himself Nominated

Spouse(s) -- Renate Blauel (m. 1984; div. 1988)

David Furnish (cp. 2005, m. 2014)
Children -- 2
Instruments -- Vocals
piano
keyboards
Website -- eltonjohn.com
Discography -- Empty Sky (1969)
Elton John (1970)
Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
Madman Across the Water (1971)
Honky Château (1972)
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player (1973)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
Caribou (1974)
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Rock of the Westies (1975)
Blue Moves (1976)
A Single Man (1978)
Victim of Love (1979)
21 at 33 (1980)
The Fox (1981)
Jump Up! (1982)
Too Low for Zero (1983)
Breaking Hearts (1984)
Ice on Fire (1985)
Leather Jackets (1986)
Reg Strikes Back (1988)
Sleeping with the Past (1989)
The One (1992)
Made in England (1995)
The Big Picture (1997)
Songs from the West Coast (2001)
Peachtree Road (2004)
The Captain & the Kid (2006)
The Diving Board (2013)
Wonderful Crazy Night (2016)
Regimental Sgt. Zippo (2021)
Live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (1986)
Duets (1993)
The Union (with Leon Russell) (2010)
Good Morning to the Night (with Pnau) (2012)
The Lockdown Sessions (2021)
Friends (1971)
The Lion King (1994)
Aida (1998)
Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida (1999)
The Muse (1999)
The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Billy Elliot (2005)
Lestat (2005)
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
Rocketman (2019)
Filmography/Television -- Born to Boogie, US (1972) as himself with Marc Bolan and Ringo Starr
Tommy, UK (1975) as Pinball Wizard
The Muppet Show (1978) (season 2) guest appearance as himself
Totally Minnie (1988) as himself
Spice World, UK (1997) as himself
Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras (1997) autobiography as himself
South Park (1998) (season 2) guest appearance as himself
The Simpsons (1998) (season 10) guest appearance as himself
The Road to El Dorado (2000) as the Narrator
Bob the Builder, UK (2001) episode "A Christmas to Remember" as himself
The Country Bears, US (2002) as himself
Elton John: Me, Myself & I (2007) autobiography as himself
Nashville (2016) (season 4) guest appearance as himself
The American Epic Sessions (2017) as himself
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) as himself
CBeebies Bedtime Stories (2020) as himself
Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil (2021) as himself

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