2008 reissue of 1996 album entitled Older by George Michael. The album produced a number of hit singles, making Michael become the first artist in UK chart history to have six top 3 singles from one album. George Michael achieved fame in the duo Wham in his native U.K. in 1982. Through 1986, he and his partner, Andrew Ridgeley, scored hit after hit in a variety of styles from Rap to up-tempo Pop to slow Ballads. As songwriter and lead singer, Michael gradually overshadowed the group, and by the time they split, he was ready for a massively successful solo career. This began with the 1987 album Faith, which featured a series of chart-topping hit singles and sold more than seven million copies.