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Michael Bolton, born Michael Bolotin on February 26, 1953, is an American singer and songwriter known for his powerful voice and emotive ballads.

Early Life and Musical Beginnings (1953-1982): Michael Bolton was born in New Haven, Connecticut.

He began his musical career in the late 1960s as a hard rock and heavy metal singer, initially with the band Blackjack. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he collaborated with various artists and also released two solo albums, but success eluded him at this stage.

Transition to Adult Contemporary and Breakthrough (1983-1989): In the mid-1980s, Bolton shifted his musical style towards adult contemporary and started gaining recognition as a songwriter.

His breakthrough came with the album "The Hunger" in 1987, featuring the hit single "That's What Love Is All About."

Commercial Success and Chart-Topping Hits (1990s): The early 1990s marked a peak in Michael Bolton's career.

His album "Soul Provider" (1989) and subsequent releases like "Time, Love and Tenderness" (1991) and "Said I Loved You... But I Lied" (1993) brought him immense commercial success. Bolton became known for his soulful ballads and distinctive voice, earning him multiple Grammy Awards.

Songwriting and Collaborations (1990s-2000s): Apart from his solo career, Michael Bolton collaborated with various artists and wrote songs for other performers. His songs, such as "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" (also recorded by Laura Branigan) and "I Found Someone" (performed by Cher), became hits for other artists.

Later Career (2000s-Present): While the intensity of his commercial success waned in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Michael Bolton continued to release albums, experiment with different genres, and maintain a dedicated fan base. His discography includes a mix of pop, rock, classical, and holiday music.

Other Ventures: In addition to his music career, Bolton has ventured into acting, appearing in films and television shows. He is also involved in philanthropy, including supporting various charitable causes.

Throughout his career, Michael Bolton has been known for his distinctive voice, emotional performances, and contributions to the adult contemporary music genre. While opinions on his style may vary, there is no denying the impact he has had on the music industry.

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