Album artist 90 - George Michael

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George Michael Chart Profile

This page lists the album chart runs of George Michael. A list of songs by George Michael can be found here. The albums are listed with the most widely successful first.

Formed half of Wham!. The song Careless Whisper was released as a Wham! song in North America and a George Michael song everywhere else, so it has been credited to George Michael.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 George Michael Faith 1987 UK 1 - Nov 1987 (79 weeks), Billboard 1 - Nov 1987 (86 weeks) (12 weeks at number 1) (49 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1988, US 1 of 1988, US num 1 for 12 weeks - Jan 1988, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1987, Europe num 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1987, Grammy in 1988, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1996), UK 4 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 1993), Diamond in Canada (certified in Oct 1991), US BB 2 of 1988, Germany 3 - Nov 1987 (20 weeks), Norway 3 - Nov 1987 (14 weeks), Austria 4 - Dec 1987 (10 months), Switzerland 4 - Nov 1987 (32 weeks), Sweden 4 - Nov 1987 (27 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1988), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1988), France (InfoDisc) 7 of 1987 (peak 5, 60 weeks), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Australia (ARIA) 11 of 1988, Italy 20 of 1987, Global 41 - 19 M claimed, UK Radio2 43, Internet 73 - 16 M claimed (1987), Worldwide 73 - 13 M, Channel4 79, Billboard200 81, Defin200 158 (1987), Rolling Stone 480, Acclaimed 641 (1987), RYM 119 of 1987, Xgau rating B+ (1987)
2 George Michael Listen Without Prejudice Volume I 1990 UK 1 - Sep 1990 (57 weeks), Brit best album 1991, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1994), UK 4 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1992), Billboard 2 - Sep 1990 (42 weeks) (13 weeks in top 10), Switzerland 3 - Sep 1990 (12 weeks), Sweden 3 - Sep 1990 (24 weeks), Norway 4 - Sep 1990 (9 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1990), Austria 6 - Sep 1990 (3 months), Germany 7 - Oct 1990 (8 weeks), US BB 14 of 1990, France (InfoDisc) 20 of 1990 (peak 2, 36 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 31 of 1991, US CashBox 38 of 1990, Italy 43 of 1990, UK Radio2 91, Acclaimed 1562 (1990), RYM 111 of 1990
3 George Michael Older 1996 UK 1 - May 1996 (82 weeks), Europe num 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1996, Norway 1 - May 1996 (31 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - May 1996, New Zealand 1 for 1 - May 1996, UK 6 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1997), Europe 5 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2005), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1996), France Platinum (certified by SNEP May 1996), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1997), Germany 3 - May 1996 (14 weeks), Billboard 6 - Jun 1996 (24 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), Australia (ARIA) 15 of 1996, France (InfoDisc) 17 of 1996 (peak 1, 42 weeks), US BB 53 of 1996
4 George Michael Ladies & Gentlemen - The Best Of George Michael 1998 UK 1 - Nov 1998 (52 weeks), Europe num 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1999, Norway 1 - Jan 1998 (17 weeks), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 2000), UK 7 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 1999), Europe 6 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2004), Sweden 2 - Nov 1998 (24 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1999), Germany 3 - Nov 1998 (23 weeks), Austria 5 - Dec 1998 (5 months), Switzerland 5 - Nov 1998 (28 weeks), Italy 13 of 1999, Australia (ARIA) 16 of 1998, France (InfoDisc) 19 of 1998 (peak 1, 53 weeks), Billboard 24 - Nov 1998 (23 weeks), UK 38 of all time (2.4 M claimed) (1998), Global 103 - 10 M claimed
5 George Michael Patience 2004 UK 1 - Mar 2004 (23 weeks), Germany 1 for 1 week - Apr 2004, Germany 1 - Mar 2004 (7 weeks), Europe num 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 2004, Sweden 1 - Mar 2004 (9 weeks), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 2004), Switzerland 2 - Mar 2004 (11 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2004), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2004), Austria 3 - Mar 2004 (3 months), France Gold (certified by SNEP May 2004), Norway 11 - Apr 2004 (5 weeks), Billboard 12 - Jun 2004 (16 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 27 of 2004, Italy 30 of 2004, US BB 139 of 2004
6 George Michael Songs From The Last Century 1999 UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1999), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1999), UK 2 - Dec 1999 (13 weeks), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Jun 2000), Germany 4 - Dec 1999 (7 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1999), Switzerland 6 - Dec 1999 (9 weeks), Austria 12 - Jan 2000 (2 months), Norway 15 - Dec 1999 (8 weeks), Sweden 16 - Dec 1999 (7 weeks), Italy 23 of 2000, Australia (ARIA) 74 of 1999, France (InfoDisc) 87 of 1999 (peak 7, 14 weeks), Billboard 157 - Jan 2000 (7 weeks)
7 George Michael Twenty Five 2006 UK 1 - Nov 2006 (23 weeks), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 2006), Switzerland 2 - Nov 2006 (11 weeks), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2006), Sweden 3 - Nov 2006 (9 weeks), France Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 2006), Norway 10 - Nov 2006 (13 weeks), Germany 13 - Nov 2006 (1 week), Austria 19 - Dec 2006 (1 month), Billboard 23 - Apr 2008 (10 weeks), Italy 99 of 2006
8 George Michael Older & Upper 1996 Austria 1 - Jun 1996 (8 months), Sweden 1 - May 1996 (34 weeks), Switzerland 2 - May 1996 (23 weeks), Italy 6 of 1996, UK 30 - Dec 1997 (17 weeks)
9 George Michael Symphonica 2014 Billboard 60 - Apr 2014 (2 weeks)

In addition to the above listed albums George Michael also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 George Michael & Queen & Lisa Stansfield Five Live 1993 Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1993), Austria 5 - Jun 1993 (5 months), Switzerland 6 - May 1993 (18 weeks), Germany 8 - May 1993 (11 weeks), Norway 19 - May 1993 (1 week), France (InfoDisc) 30 of 1993 (peak 12, 25 weeks), Italy 44 of 1993, Billboard 46 - May 1993 (15 weeks)

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4 Jul 2009

Careless Whisper by George Michael or Wham! are not only the same song but also the same release. In Europe Careless Whisper was credited to George Michael. Outside Europe it was credited to Wham! Combining those points and use George Michael / Wham! as artist would make more sense, in my humble opinion.

You are correct, there is just one song called "Careless Whisper". However the chart information indicates it was credited to Wham! only in North America and to George Michael in Europe, Australia, Africa and South America. So we have followed the majority of charts and credited it to George Michael.


4 Jul 2009

Careless Whisper by George Michael or Wham! are not only the same song but also the same release. In Europe Careless Whisper was credited to George Michael. Outside Europe it was credited to Wham! Combining those points and use George Michael / Wham! as artist would make more sense, in my humble opinion.

You are correct, there is just one song called "Careless Whisper". However the chart information indicates it was credited to Wham! only in North America and to George Michael in Europe, Australia, Africa and South America. So we have followed the majority of charts and credited it to George Michael.