Boy George

George Alan O'Dowd, known professionally as Boy George, is an English singer, songwriter, DJ, fashion designer, mixed media artist, photographer and record producer. He is the lead singer of the pop band Culture Club. At the height of the band's fame in the 1980s, they recorded global hit songs "Karma Chameleon", "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" and "Time". George is known for his soulful voice and his androgynous appearance. He was part of the New Romantic movement which emerged in the late 1970s to early 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, which is influenced by rhythm and blues and reggae. His look and style of fashion was greatly inspired by glam rock pioneers David Bowie and Marc Bolan. He was the lead singer of Jesus Loves You between 1989 and 1992. In 2015, Boy George received an Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors for Outstanding Services to British Music.

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Boy George cuts a casual figure in hoodie and joggers as he hops on a bus in London

Boy George says British Airways made passengers wait so Victoria Beckham could get off the plane first

Boy George slams British Airways for leaving everyone waiting while Victoria Beckham got picked up

Boy George Then & Now Photos: The Culture Club Rocker Through The Years

80s icon Boy George’s prison stint and how he thought it would ‘finish him off’

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Boy George movie hits stumbling block after singer's bust-up with Philip Sallon

Jon Moss is seen for the first time since filing a legal challenge against ex-lover Boy George

Boy George seen for the first time since being accused of plotting to defraud bandmate

Boy George dons a red jacket and New Romantic make-up during Taboo charity show with Julian Clary

Boy George reminisces how Meat Loaf 'once turned me upside down in a Chinese restaurant'

EXC: Boy George details altercation with the late Pete Burns before slamming 'dull' modern pop music

Phillip Schofield holds hands with wife Stephanie on night out with Boy George

Phillip Schofield is blocked by Boy George's hat AGAIN at Kelly Hoppen's party

Phillip Schofield 'gutted' after Boy George's OTT hat blocked his Adele view at ITV special filming

Phillip Schofield had his view blocked by Boy George's hat during ITV's An Audience With Adele

Beth Ditto: ‘Seeing Boy George was like coming home’

Boy George, 59, ditches signature androgynous look to go makeup-free for dinner with FKA twigs

Boy George is 'embarrassed' by feud with Madonna and likens his past self to 'a cartoon character'

Boy George, Adam Lambert and Chris Moyles enjoy an evening out at Nobu

Boy George begins quest to find a leading actor to play him in biopic Karma Chameleon