Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton
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Bolton in Barcelona, Spain, January 2010
Background information
Birth nameMichael Bolotin
Born (1953-02-26) February 26, 1953 (age 65)
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active1975 – present
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Associated acts

Michael Bolotin[4] (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.

Bolton's achievements include selling more than 75 million records, recording 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.[5][6]

Early life

Bolton was born Michael Bolotin in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Helen (née Gubin; 1919–2015) and George Bolotin (1912–1981).[7] He has a brother, Orrin, and a sister, Sandra, both older. His family was Jewish. His maternal grandmother was born in England to Russian Jewish parents, and his other three grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants.

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العربية: مايكل بولتون
azərbaycanca: Maykl Bolton
български: Майкъл Болтън
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español: Michael Bolton
Esperanto: Michael Bolton
français: Michael Bolton
한국어: 마이클 볼튼
Bahasa Indonesia: Michael Bolton
italiano: Michael Bolton
Nederlands: Michael Bolton
português: Michael Bolton
русский: Болтон, Майкл
Simple English: Michael Bolton
Türkçe: Michael Bolton
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