Faith is George Michael's first solo album, released in October 1987. The album has won several awards including the Grammy Award  for Album of the Year in 1989. To date, the album has sold over 25 million copies worldwide, and received diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.  In 2003, the album was ranked number 480 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2012, the album ranked at #472 on an updated list by the magazine.