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Michael Bolton Biography

Birth Name:
Michael Bolotin
Birth Place:
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Singer, songwriter, producer

Fast Facts

  • Was the lead singer for the heavy-metal band Blackjack, which once toured with Ozzy Osbourne
  • Was an extra in the 1984 movie Dune
  • Achieved success in the late 1980s and early 1990s singing renditions of soul classics, including "When a Man Loves a Woman" and "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay
  • " Is a prolific songwriter and has penned hits for Laura Branigan ("How Am I Supposed to Live Without You"), Cher ("I Found Someone") and KISS ("Forever")
  • Won his first Grammy in 1990 for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You
  • " In 1993 established the Michael Bolton Foundation to help at-risk women and children through local and national charities
  • On his 2006 CD Bolton Swings Sinatra, sang a duet with then-girlfriend Nicollette Sheridan ("Second Time Around")
  • Has sold over 53 million records


  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Music and Lyrics: nominated


  • Holly Bolton -- Daughter
  • Isa Bolton -- Daughter
  • Taryn Bolton -- Daughter
  • Maureen Bolton -- Ex-wife
  • George Bolotin -- Father
  • Helen Bolotin -- Mother