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In 1983 the world was introduced to the British band Culture Club through its debut album "Colour by Numbers." With its out front man Boy George, the band went on to be the first group since The Beatles to have three Top Ten hits in the United States from a debut album, and to receive the Best New Artist Grammy Award following the album’s release.

With seven Top Ten U.S. singles under his belt and continued success as a solo artist with over 150 million records sold, Boy George is without a doubt a living legend. George’s latest release and first studio album in 18 years, This Is What I Do, introduces us to a much calmer and relax Boy George than of years past, but is successful in reminding us of his innovative songwriting ability and his desire to tell a story.

"I wanted to make a baggy album, not overproduced and I think I have achieved it," George released in a statement. "I was listening to things like ’Beast of Burden’ by The Stones, and I had my head most definitely in the ’70s." George acknowledges that "This Is What I Do" comes from a happier place, perhaps, than solo albums he has made in the past. "This time, no ex-lovers to get revenge on. For me, ’Bigger Than War’ (the song) sums up the tone of the album," says George.


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