Michael Bolton

American singer-songwriter

Michael Bolotin[1] (born February 26, 1953), better known as Michael Bolton, is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter. He has eight Top 10 records and received Grammy Awards as well as the American Music Awards. He began singing in hard rock, though he later went to the soft rock styles starting in the late 1980s and has stayed there since. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut[source?] with family from Ukraine.[2]

Michael Bolton
Bolton performing in Barcelona, January 14, 2010
Bolton performing in Barcelona, January 14, 2010
Background information
Birth nameMichael Bolotin
Born (1953-02-26) February 26, 1953 (age 70)
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
GenresSoft rock, pop rock, hard rock, blue-eyed soul
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1975 – present
LabelsRCA, Columbia, Jive, Concord, Universal Motown
WebsiteOfficial website


  1. Michael Bolton: Biography Archived 2010-10-18 at the Wayback Machine, The Jewish Historical Society of New Haven, 1998.
  2. "Grandfather was a plumber from Ukraine".