George Michael LP Hits Double Platinum Overseas

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Pop singer George Michael's new cover album, Songs From the Last Century, has achieved double-platinum status overseas before its release date, Reuters reports. More than 750,000 copies of the album reportedly have been sold in Britain alone through advance orders. The album, which features Michael's versions of some of his favorite songs written during the past 100 years, will be released in Britain on Monday (Dec. 6) and in the U.S. on Dec. 14. Michael recorded the album during the summer with producer Phil Ramone in New York. The first U.S. single will be "Miss Sarajevo," which U2's Bono and tenor Luciano Pavarotti recorded for the 1995 "Passengers" soundtrack.