21 Facts About Michael Bolton


Michael Bolotin was born on February 26,1953, and known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer and songwriter.

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Michael 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.

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Michael Bolton began recording in 1975 at The Church Studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Michael Bolton'sversion was only a minor hit, but two years later, Cher resurrected the song, and with it her own singing career.

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Michael Bolton recorded his own rendition of "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" in 1988, which reached number one on the Hot 100.

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Michael Bolton performed a duet entitled "Il Mio Amico" with the Italian singer Anna Tatangelo at the Sanremo Music Festival 2008.

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Michael Bolton released his album One World One Love in the UK on September 21,2009.

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In 2013 Bolton released the album Ain't No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute to Hitsville U S A, which featured duets with Kelly Rowland, Melanie Fiona and Orianthi.

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In 2015 Michael Bolton sang on John Oliver's Last Week Tonight episode concerning the IRS.

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Michael Bolton has made a number of cameo appearances in feature films and television, usually appearing as himself, such as in Meet Wally Sparks, Two and a Half Men, and The Nanny.

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Michael Bolton was a contestant on the 11th season of Dancing with the Stars.

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In 2015, Michael Bolton starred in a Pizza Hut commercial as himself singing Jingle Bells while the family opens up their pizza order.

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Previous similar lawsuit, regarding his hit composition "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" was settled in Michael Bolton's favor, helped in part by testimony from the singer Laura Branigan.

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Michael Bolton'sgrandparents kept a kosher household, and originally the family name was Bolotin.

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Nevertheless, Michael Bolton became bar mitzvah at age 13 and maintains some Jewish beliefs.

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In January 2013, Michael Bolton published an autobiography, The Soul of It All: My Music, My Life.

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In 1995 Michael Bolton performed at a fundraiser for Rowland soon after the foundation received a grant of $300,000 from the state.

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Michael Bolton serves as the honorary chairman of Prevent Child Abuse America, the national chairman for This Close for Cancer Research, and a board member for the National Mentoring Partnership and the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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The Michael Bolton Bombers were composed of Michael Bolton and his band, while Jordan's Air Force was composed of celebrities including Magic Johnson, Chris Chelios, Ahmad Rashad, Mark Harmon, MC Hammer, Tom Selleck and Stacey King, with Bo Jackson as coach.

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In March 2003, Michael Bolton joined with Lifetime Television, Verizon Wireless, and many others to lobby on behalf of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, urging legislation to provide more assistance for victims of domestic violence, such as affordable housing options.

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Michael Bolton has received the Lewis Hine Award from the National Child Labor Committee, the Martin Luther King Award from the Congress of Racial Equality, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations.

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