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Michael Hutchence was the lead singer of the band INXS, a popular rock group in the 1980s and 1990s.
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Their second album, Underneath the Colours, was also popular with their Australian fans. This led to their first U.S. album, Shabooh Shoobah (1982), which featured "The One Thing" and "Don't Change." Arriving on the American music scene during the rise of music videos, the group's videos got a lot of airplay on MTV, which helped propel their career. Their next few albums featured such hits as "Original Sin," "What You Need," and "Listen Like Thieves."
Kick. The song "Need You Tonight" reached the top of the charts while "Devil Inside," "Never Tear Us Apart," and "New Sensation," broke into the top 10. Along with the band's meteoric rise, Hutchence himself was extremely popular with his personable charm and good looks. He even took time away from the group for his own projects. He made his film debut in Dogs in Space (1987) and recorded with Ollie Olsen as Max Q in 1989, but the resulting self-titled album failed to garner much attention.
In 1990, INXS released X, which failed to reach the heights of Kick. It did make it to the top 5 of the album charts and contained the top 10 hit "Suicide Blonde."The group did not fare as well with its consequent albums, but remained a popular live act, drawing large crowds to their shows.
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