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Michael Cera releases surprise album 'True That'

Michael Cera releases surprise album 'True That'

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) --"Arrested Development" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" actor Michael Cera released a surprise indie album titled "True That."
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By United Press International
George Michael's latest album to be released April 7

George Michael's latest album to be released April 7

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- "Symphonica," British pop star George Michael's first album in seven years, is to be released next month, Island Records announced Tuesday.
Disgraced banker star witness in conspiracy trial of ex-Chicago cop

Disgraced banker star witness in conspiracy trial of ex-Chicago cop

CHICAGO, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A disgraced Chicago banker and tax evader is the star witness in the murder conspiracy trial of an ex-police officer who was a death-row inmate, officials said.

Inmate tried to arrange murder of key witness, prosecutors say

CHICAGO, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A man awaiting trial in Chicago in a plot to kill and dismember a businessman attempted to solicit the slaying of a witness, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
By United Press International
George Michael leaves hospital two weeks after car crash

George Michael leaves hospital two weeks after car crash

LONDON, May 29 (UPI) -- George Michael was discharged from a London hospital nearly two weeks after he was hurt in a car wreck, the British pop star's website said.
Hospitalized George Michael 'making good progress'

Hospitalized George Michael 'making good progress'

LONDON, May 21 (UPI) -- George Michael's publicist says the British pop star remains hospitalized in London after sustaining head injuries in a car crash last week.
George Michael hurt in U.K. car crash

George Michael hurt in U.K. car crash

LONDON, May 17 (UPI) -- George Michael's publicist says the British pop star is expected to fully recover from injuries sustained when the Range Rover in which he was riding crashed.
George Michael cancels tour dates

George Michael cancels tour dates

LONDON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Singer George Michael said he canceled nine concerts on the Australian leg of his tour due to anxiety stemming from his battle with pneumonia last year.
Michael invites Vienna docs to concert

Michael invites Vienna docs to concert

VIENNA, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Hundreds of staff members from Vienna's General Hospital attended George Michael's concert in the Austrian city this week at the British pop icon's invitation.
London passes Olympic flag to Rio

London passes Olympic flag to Rio

LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Harry Sunday closed the London Olympic Games during a ceremony highlighting the United Kingdom's musical legacy and looking toward Rio in 2016.

Olympics to close with star-studded show

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The man in charge of the closing ceremony at the London Olympics says Sunday's extravaganza will run three hours and include plenty of pop stars.
Spice Girls on tap for closing ceremony

Spice Girls on tap for closing ceremony

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The Spice Girls are scheduled to perform during the closing ceremony of London's Summer Olympics, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday.
Spice Girls to play Olympics Closing Ceremony

Spice Girls to play Olympics Closing Ceremony

LONDON, July 20 (UPI) -- British pop group Spice Girls are reuniting to perform at the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony, The Telegraph reported Friday.
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George Michael kicks off his multi-city "25 Live" Tour with a performance at the San Diego Sports Arena on June 17, 2008. This is Michael's first North American tour in more than 17 years. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)
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George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (Greek: Γεώργιος Κυριάκος Παναγιώτου); on 25 June 1963) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and record producer who rose to fame in the 1980s when he formed the pop duo Wham! along with his school friend Andrew Ridgeley. His first solo single, "Careless Whisper" was released when he was still in the duo and sold about six million copies worldwide.

As one of the world's best-selling music artists, Michael has sold over 100 million albums worldwide as of 2010. His 1987 debut solo album, Faith, has sold over 25 million copies worldwide and made several records and achievements in the United States. Michael has garnered seven number one singles in the UK, and eight number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked Michael the 40th most successful artist on the "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists".

Michael has won numerous music awards throughout his 30 year career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male twice, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Ivor Novello Awards, three American Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards from eight nominations.

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