List of awards and nominations received by George Michael

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George Michael awards and nominations
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Michael performing in the late 1980s
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
American Music Awards 4 7
Brit Awards 5 23
Grammy Awards 2 8
Juno Awards 0 3
MTV Europe Music Awards 1 4
MTV Video Music Awards 4 16
GLAAD Media Awards 0 1
Ivor Novello Awards 6 11
Totals
Awards won19
Nominations56

George Michael (1963–2016)[1] was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer, who was in the pop duo Wham! before starting a career as a solo pop musician.[2] He sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, and had ten albums reach the Billboard 200.[3] During his career as a solo musician, Michael released five studio albums: Faith (1987), Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990), Older (1996), Songs from the Last Century (1999), and Patience (2004).

Michael received recognition in the United Kingdom, winning three awards from five nominations at the BRIT Awards; two of those awards were for "Best British Male" in 1988 and again in 1997. He also found success at the MTV Video Music Awards, receiving four awards from 15 nominations, including "Best Direction in a Video" for the song "Father Figure" in 1988. Michael's debut album Faith won multiple awards, including "Favorite Album (Soul/R&B)" from the American Music Awards and "Album of the Year" from the Grammy Awards. Overall, Michael received 19 awards from 56 nominations.

On 20 October 2016, it was announced that Michael was nominated for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017.[4]

American Music Awards[edit]

The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973. Michael received four awards from seven nominations.[5]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1986 Wham! Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Video Artist Won
"Careless Whisper" Favorite Pop/Rock Single Nominated
1988 George Michael Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Nominated
1989 George Michael Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Won
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Won
Faith Favorite Pop/Rock Album Nominated
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Won

Billboard Music Awards[edit]

The Billboard Music Awards honor artists for commercial performance in the U.S., based on record charts published by Billboard.[6] The awards are based on sales data by Nielsen SoundScan and radio information by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems.[7] The award ceremony was held from 1990 to 2007, until its reintroduction in 2011.[8]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1989 Faith Top Billboard 200 Album Won
2004 "Amazing" Top Hot Dance Sales Single of the Year Nominated

Brit Awards[edit]

The Brit Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. Michael received five awards from twenty three nominations.[9][10][11][12][13]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1984 Wham! Best British Newcomer Nominated
1985 Wham! Best British Group Won
"Careless Whisper" Best British Single Nominated
"Last Christmas" Best British Video Nominated
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" Best British Video Nominated
1986 Wham! Outstanding Contribution to Music Won
1988 George Michael Best British Male Solo Artist Won
Faith Best British Album Nominated
1989 George Michael Best British Male Solo Artist Nominated
1991 George Michael Best British Male Solo Artist Nominated
Best British Producer Nominated
"Freedom! '90" Best British Video Nominated
Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 Best British Album Won
1992 George Michael Best British Male Solo Artist Nominated
1993 George Michael Best British Male Solo Artist Nominated
1997 George Michael Best British Male Solo Artist Won
"Fastlove" Best British Single Nominated
Best British Video Nominated
Older Best British Album Nominated
1999 "Outside" Best British Single Nominated
Best British Video Nominated
2005 "Amazing" Best British Single Nominated
2007 George Michael Best British Live Act Nominated

D&AD Awards[edit]

Design and Art Direction (D&AD) is a British educational charity which exists to promote excellence in design and advertising.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1999 "Outside" Pop Promo Video with a budget over £40.000 Wood Pencil

ECHO Awards[edit]

The ECHO Award is a German music award granted every year by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie, an association of recording companies.[14] Michael has two nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2000 Himself Best International Male Nominated
2005

GAFFA Awards[edit]

Delivered since 1991. The GAFFA Awards (Danish: GAFFA Prisen) are a Danish award that rewards popular music, awarded by the GAFFA magazine.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1998 George Michael Årets Udenlandske Sanger Won

GLAAD Media Awards[edit]

The GLAAD Media Awards were formed in 1990 by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Michael received one nomination.[15]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2005 Patience Outstanding Music Artist Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States. Michael received two awards from eight nominations.[5][16][17][18][19]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1988 "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won
1989 Faith Album of the Year Won
"Father Figure" Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
1992 "Freedom! '90" Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
1993 "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
2001 Songs from the Last Century Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Nominated
2005 "Amazing" Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical Nominated
"Flawless (Go to the City)" Best Music Video Nominated

Helpmann Awards[edit]

The Helpmann Awards recognise distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in Australia's live performing arts sectors.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2010 George Michael Live in Australia Best International Contemporary Music Concert Nominated

Hungarian Music Awards[edit]

Hungarian Music Awards is the national music awards of Hungary, held every year since 1992 and promoted by Mahasz.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1994 Five Live Best Concert Album Won
1997 Older Best Foreign Album Won
1999 Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael Nominated
2000 Songs from the Last Century Nominated

International Dance Music Awards[edit]

The International Dance Music Award was established in 1985. It is a part of the Winter Music Conference, a weeklong electronic music event held annually.[20]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2005 "Flawless (Go to the City)" Best Dance Video Nominated

International Rock Awards[edit]

The International Rock Awards (1989–91) was a music award ceremony broadcast on ABC Television, to honor the top musicians in the genre of rock music.[21]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1989 Himself Artist of the Year Nominated

Ivor Novello Awards[edit]

The Ivor Novello Awards are presented annually in London by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. Michael received six awards.[22]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1985 George Michael Songwriter of the Year Won
"Careless Whisper" Most Performed Work Won
Best Song Musically and Lyrically Nominated
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" International Hit of the Year Nominated
1987 "The Edge Of Heaven" Nominated
1989 "Faith" Won
"Father Figure" Best Contemporary Song Nominated
George Michael Songwriter of the Year Won
1997 Won
"Fastlove " Most Performed Work Won
2005 "Amazing" PRS Most Performed Work Nominated

Juno Awards[edit]

The Juno Awards is a Canadian awards ceremony presented annually by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Michael received six nominations.[23]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1985 Make It Big International Album of the Year Nominated
"Careless Whisper" International Single of the Year Nominated
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" Nominated
1989 "Faith" Nominated
Faith International Album of the Year Nominated
George Michael International Entertainer of the Year Nominated

MTV Europe Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Europe Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1994 by MTV Europe. Michael received one award from six nominations.[24]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1996 "Fastlove" MTV Amour Nominated
George Michael Best Male Won
1997 Nominated
1999 Nominated
"As" Best Song Nominated
Best Video Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1984 by MTV. Michael received four awards from sixteen nominations.[5][25]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1988 "Father Figure" Best Direction in a Video Won
Best Cinematography in a Video Nominated
"Faith" Best Art Direction in a Video Nominated
1989 George Michael Video Vanguard (Career Achievement) Won
1991 "Freedom! '90" Best Cinematography in a Video Nominated
Best Direction in a Video Nominated
Best Male Video Nominated
Best Art Direction in a Video Nominated
Best Editing in a Video Nominated
1993 "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" International Viewer's Choice Award—MTV Europe Won
Best Male Video Nominated
Breakthrough Video Nominated
1996 "Fastlove" International Viewer's Choice Award—MTV Europe Won
Best Dance Video Nominated
Best Choreography in a Video Nominated
2009 "Freedom! '90" Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman) Nominated

Music Week Awards[edit]

The Music Week Awards are the UK's only music awards that recognise labels, publishing, live, retail, A&R, radio, marketing and PR.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2018 Himself Catalogue Marketing Champaign Won

Music Video Production Awards[edit]

The MVPA Awards are annually presented by a Los Angeles-based music trade organization to honor the year's best music videos.[26]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2003 "Freeek!" Best International Video Won
Best Special Effects Won
2005 "Flawless (Go to the City)" Best Pop Video Nominated
Best Director of a Male Artist Nominated
2013 "White Light" Director of the Year Nominated

Silver Clef Awards[edit]

The Silver Clef Awards are an annual UK music awards lunch which has been running since 1976. Michael has received one award.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1989 Himself Silver Clef Award Won

UK Music Video Awards[edit]

The UK Music Video Awards is an annual award ceremony founded in 2008 to recognise creativity, technical excellence and innovation in music videos and moving images for music.[27]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2012 "White Light" Best Pop Video - UK Nominated

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