Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton

Rock Singer

Michael Bolotin, 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.

Full Name
Feb 26, 1953
5′ 9″
Net Worth


Michael Bolton, born on February 26, 1953 in New Haven, Connecticut, is an American rock and pop singer-songwriter who rose to fame with his soft rock and soul ballads. His zodiac sign is Pisces and his ethnicity is Jewish. Bolton’s mother was a homemaker and his father was a fire chief. He started singing at a young age in local clubs, as well as performing in various bands throughout high school. 

    In 1975, Bolton signed a record deal with Columbia Records. His debut album was released the following year and was moderately successful. However, it wasn’t until 1987 when he achieved mainstream success with the release of “The Hunger”; the single “That's What Love Is All About” became a top 10 hit in the U.S., reaching number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

    Throughout the late 80s and early 90s, Bolton released several more albums that were both commercially and critically successful; he earned two Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” (1990) and "When A Man Loves A Woman" (1991). His 1991 album “Time, Love & Tenderness” reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart. 

    In addition to releasing numerous albums throughout his career, Bolton has also written songs for other artists such as KISS, Barbra Streisand, Kenny G., Laura Branigan, Patti LaBelle, Kenny Loggins, among others. He has also appeared in various films including The Lonely Guy (1984), Madea's Family Reunion (2006), Entourage (2015), among others.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1953</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Michael Bolton is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Michael Bolton was born on February 26, 1953 in New Haven, Connecticut.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1976</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his self-titled debut album, which includes the hit single "Everybody's Crazy".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for his 1985 single "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Sells Over 10 Million Copies of 'Time, Love & Tenderness' Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The album sells over 10 million copies worldwide and features the hit singles "When a Man Loves a Woman" and "Love Is a Wonderful Thing".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in 'The Ghost and the Darkness'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bolton stars alongside Val Kilmer in the action/adventure film The Ghost and the Darkness.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Michael Bolton is inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a star on the Hollywood Boulevard.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from BMI</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives the BMI Icon Award at the 2011 BMI Pop Awards, recognizing his lifetime achievement in songwriting.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Michael Bolton is an incredibly talented musician and songwriter. He has won multiple Grammy Awards and American Music Awards throughout his career. His songs are well known and loved by many people around the world.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Charitable</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Michael Bolton is a philanthropist and has been involved in various charitable causes. He founded the Michael Bolton Charities which supports organizations that provide humanitarian aid, promote education, and support the arts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Fun to Listen To</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Michael Bolton's music is fun to listen to. His songs have catchy melodies that can easily get stuck in your head. His powerful vocals make his songs even more enjoyable to listen to.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Grammy Award Winning Musician</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Michael Bolton is an American singer and songwriter who has won two Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started Career with Heavy Metal Band</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Michael Bolton started his musical career in 1975 as the lead singer of a heavy metal band called Blackjack.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Sold Over 50 Million Records</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Michael Bolton has sold over 50 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Wrote Hits for Other Artists</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming a successful solo artist, Michael Bolton wrote hit songs for other artists such as KISS, Laura Branigan, Alice Cooper, and Barbra Streisand.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Starred in a Movie Adaptation of His Life Story</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1991, Michael Bolton starred in the movie The Jackpot, which was based on his own life story.</p></div>


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