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article imageOp-Ed: George Michael should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

By Markos Papadatos     Nov 11, 2019 in Music
British singer-songwriter George Michael deserves to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He reshaped the music landscape into what it is today.
Michael has been eligible for a nomination in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2012.
His albums Faith, Listen Without Prejudice: Vol 1 and Older served as an influence for many artists that followed. He is known for such smash singles as "Careless Whisper," "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)," his collaboration with Aretha Franklin, "I Want Your Sex," "Faith," "Praying for Time," "Monkey," "One More Try" and "Father Figure," among many others.
Michael was known for his powerful, sultry voice. Aside from his solo work, he is also known for his musical work with Wham! (alongside Andrew Ridgeley), where they dominated the '80s with such songs as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go", "Everything She Wants" and the perennial holiday classic "Last Christmas." His prolific songwriting also earned him a nomination for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
He was an artist that was not afraid to push the envelope. His music encompasses elements of pop-rock, adult contemporary, R&B/soul, and even dance music. With artists such as Madonna, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, that should make the transition easier for artists like George Michael.
In addition, Michael earned two Grammy awards and he has sold in excess of 115 million records worldwide, which makes him one of the best-selling recording artists of all time.
While he may have passed away on December 25, 2016, Michael's music and legacy will go on forever, and it is only fitting that he is immortalized in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There will never be another George Michael.
To learn more about George Michael and his music, check out his official website.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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