Wham!

Wham! is an English musical duo that formed in the 1980s and has achieved international commercial success. Comprised of band members Andrew Ridgeley and George Michael, Wham! emerged onto the U.K. pop scene with the debut of their song “Young Guns (Go For It!)” on the BBC program Tops of the Pop, earning the admiration of teenage girls all over the U.K. Following this breakout performance, one of the group’s most well-known hits, “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” shot to the top of charts around the world and occupied the #1 spot in both the U.K. and the U.S. “Careless Whisper,” “Freedom,” “I’m Your Man,” and “Where Did Your Heart Go?” became other big hit singles that elevated Wham! to global popularity. In 1985, the groundbreaking duo embarked on a world tour and made history by becoming the first Western pop group to make a visit to China.

Wham! triumphs in the realm of pop music with record sales reaching 25 million albums and 15 million singles sold worldwide.