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GRAMMY AWARD winning Michael Bolotin (born February 26, 1953),
known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer and
songwriter. Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres
from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, both on his early solo albums and those he
recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack. He became better known for his
series of pop rock ballads, recorded after a stylistic change in the late 1980s.
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Michael Bolton has sold more than 75 million records, and recorded eight
top 10 albums and two number-one singles on the Billboard charts, as well as
winning six American Music Awards and two Grammy Awards.
As a singer, he has performed with artists such as Lucia Aliberti,
Tony Cetinski, Ray Charles,
Celine Dion, Plácido
Domingo, Renée Fleming,
Wynonna Judd, BB King,
The Lonely Island, Luciano Pavarotti, Percy Sledge, and
Zucchero. As a songwriter,
he has written and collaborated on several songs for other artists as well.
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In 2013, Bolton released the album Ain't No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute
to Hitsville U.S.A., which featured duets with
Melanie Fiona and
the course of his career, Michael Bolton has been nominated four times for Best
Pop Vocals, Male. He has also won six American Music Awards while
generating an unparalleled string of #1 hits (including more than one
hundred songs that he has written for other world-renowned artists). He
continues to perform sold-out concerts for millions of fans around the
globe while pursuing his humanitarian vision.
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musical climate is one of extreme tolerance and experimentation,"
observes Michael Bolton. "We've heard country-pop crossover,
rock-rap, classical-pop duets, disco, fashion, and numerous covers of
music. My musical interests run the range from R&B, pop and
classical arias to the music of my youth."
The Michael Bolton phenomenon is the result of
years of hard work and intense devotion to the disciplines of music and
writing. "When I was 13," he remembers, "I was already
playing in bars, doing Paul Butterfield,
Buddy Guy and Junior Wells
songs. A lot of different music appealed to me, from old blues records
to Gene Pitney's vocals. The most compelling factor in music, for me,
has always been the vocal performances. That's what makes my spine
tingle...the way the human spirit comes through in a great vocal.
There's nothing more moving or powerful than the human voice."
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By age 15, Michael Bolton had signed his first
record deal, plugging the power of his voice into Connecticut bar bands
before he was even technically allowed in a bar. He spent the 1970's
honing his skills and his sensibility in a series of solo and group
albums and began preparing to make his mark in the charts.
Michael Bolton grew up idolizing such pioneers
of R&B as Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye and
Otis Redding. Blessed with an incomparable voice and a keen songwriting
ability, he began hitting radio play-lists in 1983 with "Fool's
Game" for his Columbia Records album debut, "Michael
After the release of "The
Hunger" (1987), fans and critics began to take notice of this
fast-emerging talent, but it was 1989's multi-platinum "Soul
Provider," with hit singles like the Grammy-winning "How
Am I Supposed To Live Without You" (which has been played more than
three million times on the radio) and the title track, that catapulted
Michael to the upper echelon of pop music luminaries.
With the release of #1 "Time,
Love & Tenderness" in 1991, Michael Bolton became a
household name across the globe. The album has sold more than 13 million
copies worldwide and earned him a second Best Pop Vocal, Male, Grammy
for the #1 Pop/AC smash "When A Man Loves A Woman." He also
earned two of his six American Music Awards, including Favorite Pop/Rock
Male Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Album, and was named Best Pop Male
Vocalist at the New York Music Awards. (He went on to win American Music
Awards in 1992 and 1994 in both the Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and
Favorite Adult Contemporary categories.)
Michael decided to take an excursion into his musical
roots in 1992 with "Timeless
(The Classics)," a multi-platinum-selling collection of some of
the singer's best-loved R&B and pop standards that inspired him to
pick up a pen and a microphone in the first place. "The Classics
was like a bridge album to me," he reveals. "It was a labor of
love. I had no idea it was going to become so successful." (That
album has sold nearly 8 million copies.)
In 1993, came the multi-platinum "The
One Thing," which included the Top 10 single, "Said I
Loved You... But I Lied," written and produced by Michael and the
legendary Mutt Lange.
A prolific and diverse songwriter, Michael Bolton
has seen his songs recorded by an astonishing array of renowned artists.
He has written songs for
Barbra Streisand ("We're Not Making Love
Anymore"), KISS ("Forever"),
Joe Cocker ("Living
Without Your Love"),
("Just The Thought Of Losing You"),
Cher ("I Found
Someone") and Kenny G and
(the 1993 BMI Pop Award-winning "By The Time This Night Is
Over"). Other noted artists, such as
LaBelle, The Pointer Sisters,
Allman, Lee Greenwood and Conway Twitty have likewise covered
Michael is among the handful of songwriters to have
collaborated with the incomparable
Bob Dylan; their song "Steel
Bars" became a hit and one of the highlights of both "Time,
Love & Tenderness" and Bolton's "Greatest Hits"
The music industry has likewise taken note of Bolton's
tunesmithing prowess, giving him the 1995 Hitmaker's Award from the
National Songwriter's Hall of Fame while the public continues to
validate the staying power of his tunes: Bolton has been awarded, from
BMI, the prestigious "Million Performance Song Award" seven
times. (A "million performance" song is a record which has
been broadcast for at least 50,000 hours of air-time; this equals more
than 5.7 years of continuous play per song.) BMI has also awarded Bolton
its "Song Of The Year" trophy (in 1991, for "How Am I
Supposed To Live Without You") and its "Songwriter Of The
Year" award in 1993. In addition, Bolton has been recognized with
more than 17 other songwriting awards.
"Between writing, performing, recording, and
everything else, far and away, performing before my audience is the
best," he says. Apparently, the feeling is mutual. From 1991
through 1995, Michael embarked on a series of international marathon
concert tours including the 1991-1992 Time, Love & Tenderness
Tour, the 1993-94 The One Thing Tour, and the 1995-96 Greatest
He has dazzled audiences at hundreds of concerts and
performed in front of millions of fans. Michael's many memorable concert
experiences have included several visits to the White House at the
invitation of President Bill and Hillary Clinton. Because of his
deep-rooted and authentic love of R&B, Bolton has had the honor of
performing in concert with some of his idols, among them
Percy Sledge, and
Ray Charles himself.
"Singing with Ray was definitely one of the high points of my
life," he says.
In 1995, he released "Michael
Hits" which celebrates one decade of his bigger and best-known
songs. The album has been certified RIAA double-platinum. He celebrated
the 1996 holiday season with the release of "This Is The Time - The
Christmas Album," showcasing the far-reaching range of his talent.
In 1996, Bolton joined Luciano Pavarotti on stage in
Modena, Italy, at the "Luciano
& Friends Together For The Children of Bosnia" benefit
concert. This experience inspired Michael to devote himself to a serious
study of opera which crescendoed with 1998's "My
Secret Passion: The Arias," an album which remained at the #1
slot on the Billboard Classical Music Chart for more than six weeks.
In 1997, in addition to releasing "All
That Matters," an album of original pop compositions, Michael
Bolton authored his first children's book, "The
Secret Of The Lost Kingdom," and recorded "Go The
Distance," the Academy Award-nominated theme song for the Disney
animated Film "Hercules."
Despite his full plate of activities, Michael wouldn't
have it any other way. Regarding his music Bolton says: "I am
grateful for the opportunity to continue to explore and dive in more
deeply. Inevitably it always comes back to the pure and simple love of
music and the burning passion......to sing."
Hit songs include --
- Go The Distance
- How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
- Missing You Now
- Said I Loved You...But I Lied
- To Love Somebody
- When a Man Loves a Woman
- When I'm Back On My Feet Again
- How Can We Be Lovers
- Soul Provider
- That's What Love Is All About
- Love Is a Wonderful Thing
- Only a Woman Like You
- The Best Of Love
- Georgia On My Mind
- Steel Bars
- Time, Love and Tenderness
- Reach Out (I'll Be There)
- Can I Touch You... There?
- (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
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.Adult Contemporary. / AdultContemporary
.Soft Rock. / SoftRock
.Pop/Rock. / PopRock
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Born: ..in New Haven / born NewHavenCT
Born: Feb 26, 1954
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