George Michael was among the global stars who were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame during a star-studded ceremony at Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York, on Friday.
The show paid tribute to the late superstar, who died on Christmas Day in 2016 at the age of 53, as country singer Carrie Underwood delivered a powerful performance of his song One More Try, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine sang his hit Faith and US singer Miguel performed a cover of Careless Whisper.
Andrew Ridgeley had the honour of inducting his former Wham! bandmate into the Hall Of Fame, remembering how the singer could convey the “ecstasy and pain that life occasions” with his songwriting and voice.
In a statement ahead of the ceremony, George’s representatives said: “George Michael Entertainment, the estate and George’s family are deeply grateful to The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and to everybody who voted to induct George Michael this year. It is huge honour for one of the world’s great artists, songwriters and producers.”
George posthumously entered the Rock Hall in his first year of nomination. This year’s other inductees were Kate Bush, Missy Elliott, Rage Against the Machine, Sheryl Crow, the Spinners and Willie Nelson.

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