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Michael Bolton

Michael Bolotin (born February 26, 1953), better known 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 recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack. He is best known, however, for his series of soft rock ballads, recorded after a stylistic change in the late 1980s. He is noted for his distinctive tenor/countertenor vocals. Bolton's achievements include selling eight top 10 albums, achieving two number one singles on the Billboard charts, and receiving awards from both the American Music Awards and Grammy Awards. Bolton was born Michael Bolotin in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Helen (née Gubin) and George Bolotin. He has a brother, Orrin, and a sister, Sandra, both older. His family was Jewish, and all of his grandparents had been immigrants from Russia. His parents were divorced when he was very young and his father died when Michael was 13 years old. Bolton began recording in 1975. This first album was self-titled using his original surname, Bolotin. Early in his musical career, he focused on hard rock. His band,

Michael Bolton -- I Got You Covered with My Songs!!! (VIDEO)

Michael Bolton
I Got You Covered with My Songs!!!

Michael Bolton's music is right for every occasion ... says Michael Bolton. We got the singer leaving Il Pastaio in Bev Hills, and our photog asked for a very special playlist. -- Girlfriend's… READ MORE >

Michael Bolton -- I Love Golfing with Bill Clinton

Michael Bolton
I Love to Golf with BILL CLINTON!

Michael Bolton is OBSESSED with golf -- and he's played with some of the most famous people on the planet -- but the singer tells TMZ Sports his favorite celeb to play with is Bill… READ MORE >

- 746 days ago
Michael Bolton -- When a Man Loves 'Office Space'

Michael Bolton
When a Man Loves 'Office Space'

It’s impossible to mention Michael Bolton without thinking of him being called a “no talent ass clown” in the movie "Office Space." But apparently the real Michael Bolton thinks… READ MORE >

- 797 days ago
Michael Bolton -- DEFENDS TOM BRADY ... 'When A Man Loves a QB...'

Michael Bolton
DEFENDS TOM BRADY When A Man Loves a QB ...

He's not even a Patriots fan, but Michael Bolton DOESN'T TAKE KINDLY to people talking smack about Tom Brady. The king of the U.S. adult contemporary chart hit up LAX after Denver beat up on New… READ MORE >

- 1009 days ago
Percy Sledge -- 'When A Man Loves A Woman' -- Suck It, Bolton

Percy Sledge
'When A Man Loves A Woman' Suck It, Bolton!

Percy Sledge -- who rocketed to fame with "When a Man Loves a Woman" -- knows no one will ever record a better version of his 1966 hit ... not even himself.And that goes for you Michael… READ MORE >

- 1130 days ago
'DWTS' to Bolton: You Don't Deserve an Apology!

'DWTS' to Bolton:
You Don't Deserve an Apology!

TMZ has learned ... "Dancing with the Stars" judge Bruno Tonioli won't be forced to issue an apology to Michael Bolton for bashing his jive ... because producers don't think Bruno did anything… READ MORE >

- 2218 days ago
Michael Bolton's Last Meal?!?

Michael Bolton's
Last Meal?!?

Before "Dancing with the Stars" forces one rhythmically-challenged celeb to kick rocks tonight (probably Michael Bolton) ... TMZ has learned the condemned will have one last tasty meal. Sources… READ MORE >

- 2218 days ago
'DWTS' Week 2 Secrets: Songs, Dances, Singers

'DWTS' Week 2 Secrets:
Songs, Dances, Singers

Our "Dancing With the Stars" spies are better than ever this week, because we know which special guests are singing, which dances the dancers are dancing, and what songs they've chosen. So,… READ MORE >

- 2220 days ago
'Sex Bomb' Explodes on 'Dancing With the Stars'

'Sex Bomb'
Explodes on 'Dancing With the Stars'

TMZ is blowing the lid off of the "Dancing with the Stars" premiere -- 'cause we know EVERY SINGLE THING that's set to go down on the show ... from songs to props and even EXPLOSIONS! BTW --… READ MORE >

- 2228 days ago
Michael: Bolton' from the Paps

Bolton' from the Paps

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- 3071 days ago

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