For the past 25 years Boy George has been at the forefront of an ever-changing multi-faceted entertainment business.
Boy George needs little introduction. He first shot to international stardom in the 1980’s as the front man of one of the UK ’s biggest exports – Culture Club. He has sold over 50 million albums and has had top 10 hits in every country. Singer, actor, DJ, artist, photographer, fashion designer, he has constantly reinvented himself and remains today one of the world’s most recognisable iconic figures.
As the front man of Culture Club—— Boy George took centre stage with his inimitable style and soulful voice
The band released its debut album Kissing To Be Clever in 1982. The album’s third single, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? reached #1 in sixteen countries . Quickly followed by Time (Clock Of The Heart), which made Culture Club the first group since the Beatles to have three top 10 hits from a debut album. The group’s second album, Colour By Numbers, produced what was arguably their biggest hit, Karma Chameleon. Boy George and Culture Club sold in excess of 100 million singles and over 50 million albums – there was not a country in the world that didn’t know the name of Boy George. 1992 brought Boy George a huge hit in the USA with a cover of The Crying Game for the movie of the same name. Boy George’s was also nominated for a Grammy in the Best Dance Recording category.
Then, beginning in 2001, Boy George helmed the production of his hit musical, Taboo. Performances ran both in London and on Broadway through 2004 and the score was nominated for a Tony Award.
2010 gave Boy George the opportunity to work with Mark Ronson on a Hit ttrack especially written for George entitled Somebody to Love Me. At the end of the yearBoy Georgewas back on the road ‘live’ but this time with Night of the Proms 2010- a 35 date sell out European tour,playing to over half a million people, in which he performed his greatest hits with a 70 piece symphonic orchestra,
In May, Boy George was back performing live, this time in front of the world’s most prestigious film stars & directors at the Cannes International Film Festival for ‘Cinema Against AIDS.’ This is amfAR’s (American Federation for AIDS Research) most important event of the year. . Past performers have included Lady Gaga, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, , Kylie Minogue, Annie Lennox, Kanye West, , among many others.
George ended 2011 by performing two sell out smash hit concerts, one in Dubai and one in Sydney Australia, with Culture Club featuring the original line-up – Jon Moss, Mikey Craig, andRoy Hay. The band will continue to work together in2012 for their 30th Anniversary, and will record a new album and tour worldwide.
Culture Club recently took the two top spots in a MTV/Absolute Radio poll of the Greatest Songs of the 80’s with 1. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me & 2. Karma Chameleon.