English singer George Michael released five studio albums, two compilation albums, one extended play, 47 singles, three promotional singles, 31 music videos and five video albums. In his career, Michael sold over 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. Michael's debut solo album, Faith, was released by Epic Records in the United Kingdom in October 1987.
Faith is the debut solo studio album by the English singer George Michael, released on 30 October 1987 by Columbia Records and Epic Records. In addition to playing a large number of instruments on the album, Michael wrote and produced every track on the recording except for one, "Look at Your Hands", which he co-wrote with David Austin. A contemporary pop-R&B album, Faith's songs include introspective lyrics, which generated controversies about Michael's personal relationships at that time.
In 1986, George Michael wandered deep into himself. He realized that, at some point in the five years he had recorded and toured with his bandmate Andrew Ridgeley in Wham!, he had completely lost track of who he was. With Wham!, Michael had achieved his childhood dream of becoming unreasonably famous; he glided across stages, and fans’ eyes waded in his direction. I feel this is not a pop album, Michael told SPIN in 1987. He thought Faith was more musically sophisticated, that it resembled the black pop and dance records he was listening to at the time. On Hand to Mouth, he displays an evolving social consciousness that seems inherited directly from Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, characters and their cyclical struggles spilling through a cityscape of wavering synths.
Faith (George Michael album). Faith is the debut solo studio album by the English singer George Michael, released on 30 October 1987 by Columbia Records and Epic Records. By 1986, George Michael had spent five years as the lead singer of the popular duo Wham! and had grown tired of accusations that the group, which featured his best friend Andrew Ridgeley, was nothing more than a teenybopper group despite the serious subject matter that was included on albums such as Fantastic and Make It Big. After the success of Make It Big Michael had grown weary of continuing the group and expressed the desire to split up the group to Ridgeley
George Michael and Aretha Franklin during his 1988 Faith world tour. Photograph: Robert Kozloff/AP. Michael’s growing success as a solo artist leads to the breakup of Wham!. Tragedy strikes after Michael’s second album, Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1, is a success: his Brazilian boyfriend Anselmo Feleppa flies to London to say he has tested positive for Aids. Michael spends two years nursing Feleppa until he dies of a brain haemorrhage in 1993, shortly after returning to Brazil for a blood transfusion.
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