George Michael sold more than 100 million albums throughout his career, founded on some of the biggest pop hits of his era.
The singer enjoyed a succession of hit singles with Wham! before his solo career established him individually as an icon of 1980s and 1990s pop.
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Here is a selection of some of the songs that made Michael a superstar:
Club Tropicana (1983)
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (1984)
Careless Whisper (1984)
Last Christmas (1984)
I'm Your Man (1985)
A Different Corner (1986)
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (1991)
Jesus To A Child (1996)