Michael Bolotin (born February 26, 1953), known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer-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 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 voice and “strained” vocal style.
VIDEO: Michael Bolton goes to Motown
BBC Entertainment, 2013-10-17 10:27:17
Eighties crooner Michael Bolton talks to BBC Breakfast about Motown Records' influence on his 40 year old musical career
Carter among Ali Humanitarian Award winners
Yahoo Entertainment, 2013-09-19 19:28:24
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter will receive a lifetime humanitarian achievement award bearing Muhammad Ali's name next month, headlining a list of winners that includes singers Christina Aguilera and Michael Bolton for the first-ever awards that promote achievements in the fight for social justice.
Survey: Christina Aguilera's 'Star-Spangled Banner' ranks worst
USA Today Music, 2013-07-18 04:56:41
Versions by Steven Tyler, Michael Bolton and Luke Bryan are also 'cringe-worthy'