Michael Bolton Biography

Michael Bolton is a Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter. Read this biography to learn more about his childhood, profile, life and timeline.

Quick Facts

Birthday: February 26, 1953

Nationality: American

Famous: Humanitarian Jewish Singers

Sun Sign: Pisces

Age: 65 Years, 65 Year Old Males

Also Known As: Michael Bolotin

Born in: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Famous as: Singer, Songwriter

Height: 1.75 m

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Maureen McGuire

father: George Bolotin

mother: Helen (née Gubin)

siblings: Orrin, Sandra

children: Holly, Isa, Taryn

religion: Jewish

City, States, Provinces & Districts: Connecticut

Net worth: $60 Million as of May 18, 2017

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Three-time Grammy Award winning American singer and songwriter, Michael Bolton has enjoyed one of the most successful and extraordinary music careers. He has sold over a total of 53 million albums across the globe, which includes eight top ten albums and two No. 1 singles. A prolific and talented songwriter, Bolton has written songs for some of the most renowned and successful music artists like Barbra Streisand and Kenny Rogers, among others. Best recognised and known for his soft rock ballads and tenor vocals, Bolton also initially performed in the hard rock and the heavy metal genres. This legendary singer is well appreciated and known for his distinct and unique strained vocal elegance and his tenor and countertenor voice. He has also gained much respect and admiration as a social activist and a human rights activist. He is the founder of the charity, Michael Bolton Foundation that caters to the needs of the poor, neglected and abused. Some of his well-known albums include, ‘Time, Love & Tenderness’, ‘Soul Provider’, ‘Timeless: The Classics’ and ‘The One Thing’. His original name is Michael Bolotin, he is known professionally as Michael Bolton.

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Michael Bolton
Childhood & Early Life
  • Michael Bolton was born on 26 February 1953 to Jewish parents, Helen and George Bolotin, in New Haven, Connecticut. His parents divorced when he was very young and he lost his father at the age of thirteen.
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Career
  • In 1975, he came out with his self-titled debut studio album, ‘Michael Bolotin’, which was released under the label of RCA Records. The album featured the tracks ‘Your Love’ and ‘Give Me a Reason’.
  • In 1976, he released his second album, ‘Everyday of My Life’, which featured four original songs. The album featured the tracks, ‘Rocky Mountain Way’ and ‘If I Had Your Love’.
  • In 1983, he came out with his third studio album, ‘Michael Bolton’, which was recorded under the Columbia Records label. The album received negative reviews.
  • Released in the year 1985, by the Columbia Records label, his fourth album ‘Everybody's Crazy’, received criticism for muting his vocals. The title track of the album was a hit.
  • In 1987, he released his fifth studio album, ‘The Hunger’, which was one of his breakthrough albums. The album featured the hit songs, ‘That's What Love Is All About’ and ‘The Dock of the Bay’.
  • In 1989, he came out with his sixth studio album titled, ‘Soul Provider’, which was one of his bestselling albums. The single ‘How Am I Supposed to Live Without You’ peaked at the No. 1 position on the music charts.
  • In 1991, he released his seventh studio album, ‘Time, Love & Tenderness’, which was one of his bestselling and hit albums. The album featured the hit track, ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’.
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  • In 1992, he released his immensely successful album, ‘Timeless: The Classics’, which peaked at the No. 1 position on the music charts. The album sold nine million copies across the globe.
  • In 1993, he released the album, ‘The One Thing’, which is one of his bestselling albums. The album featured his hit song, ‘Said I Loved You...But I Lied’, which peaked at the charts.
  • Released in the year 1996, his album, ‘This Is The Time’, was a hit across the globe. The album was released under the Columbia label and sold many copies.
  • In 1997, he came out with the studio album, ‘All That Matters’, one of his albums that did not receive much success. The album failed to make an impact at the music charts.
  • In 2002, he released the album, ‘Only a Woman Like You’, which was widely considered his comeback album. The album did not do well and it failed to earn a good position on the music charts.
  • In 2005, he came out with the album, ‘Til the End of Forever’, which contained many of his live performances that were delivered during concerts.
  • In 2009, his album, ‘One World One Love’ was released. The album was in collaboration with other music artists, Tami Chynn, Ne-Yo and Lady Gaga. Some featured tracks include, ‘Ready For You’ and ‘Just One Love’.
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  • In 2011, he came out with his 21st studio album, ‘Gems-The Duets Collection’, which also featured the works of musicians like A.R. Rahman. The featured tracks include, ‘Love Is Everything’ and ‘Fields of Gold’.
  • In 2013, he came out with the album 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough – A Tribute to Hitsville USA'. The album featured duets with Kelly Rowland, Melanie Fiona and Orianthi.
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Major Works
  • His single ‘How Am I Supposed to Live Without You’ was one of his biggest hit songs that peaked at the No.1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts.
  • His album ‘Time, Love & Tenderness’ sold eight million copies in the United States alone and a total of 16 million copies across the world, thus making it one of his bestselling albums till date.
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Awards & Achievements
  • In 1990, he was the recipient of the Grammy Award in the category, Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male for ‘How Am I Supposed To Live Without You’.
  • He received the Grammy Award in the category, Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male for ‘Georgia On My Mind’ in 1991.
  • In 1992, he was the recipient of the Grammy Award in the category, Best Pop Vocal Performance – Male for ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • In 1975, he married Maureen McGuire with whom he has three daughters. The couple later got divorced in 1990.
  • In 1992, he began dating Nicollette Sheridan and the couple got engaged in the year 2006. They broke their engagement in 2008.
  • He was also in a relationship with actress Teri Hatcher.
  • In 1993, he established the ‘Michael Bolton Charities, Inc.’, which aimed at providing aid to victims of poverty and abuse, be it physical, sexual or emotional.
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Trivia
  • This Grammy Award winning singer admitted that he cannot whistle and hence it was required to dub for one of his whistling solos.
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- October 10, 2017

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