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George Michael by Paul-Shanghai George Michael by Paul-Shanghai

George Michael was his stage name - his real name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou - which was probably why for professional reasons he chose George Michael!!


For those who were not born in the 70's or 80's he was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!He was best known for his work in the 1980s and 1990s, including hit singles such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Last Christmas", and albums such as Faith (1987) and Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990).

Up to the time of his death, Michael sold more than 115 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.[3] His breakthrough duo Wham! sold 28 million records between 1982 and 1986, and his debut solo album Faith sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.[4] Michael achieved seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one songs on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, including "Careless Whisper" and "Praying for Time". He ranks among the best-selling British acts of all time, and in 2008 he was ranked 40th on Billboard's list of the Greatest Hot 100 Artists of All Time. Michael won various music awards throughout his 30-year career, including three Brit Awards—he won Best British Male twice, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Ivor Novello Awards, three American Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards from eight nominations. Michael, who came out as gay in 1998, was an active LGBT rights campaigner and HIV/AIDS charity fundraiser.

In 2004, the Radio Academy named Michael the most played artist on British radio during the period 1984–2004. The documentary A Different Story (released in 2005) covered his career and personal life. Michael's first tour in 15 years, the worldwide 25 Live tour, spanned three tours over the  course of three years (2006, 2007, and 2008). In the early hours of 25 December 2016, Michael, aged 53, was found dead in bed at his Oxfordshire home. A coroner's report attributed his death to natural causes.[5]

He will be missed - I hope he has finally found peace.
Drawn on Bristol Board Smooth with Faber Castell pencils -- around 20 hours.

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vhfm Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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kiborgalexic Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done!Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Schizoid137 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
An amazing drawing.  George's music achievements are incredible.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
He was a big part of my youth - he will be missed, but not forgotten :)
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Paedophryne Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
Just amazing!Love 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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grandlait Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
Stunning :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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untuox Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
Excelent piece!!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the great comment :)
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untuox Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
You're always wellcome :) (Smile) 
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KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work!!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Karin :)
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KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome Paul ❤
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