Michael Bolton, the multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, who has sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide, continues to tour the world every year, all while writing, recording and taping for a wide array of projects spanning music, film, television and theater. Bolton remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through the Michael Bolton Charities as well as other social and political organizations. Known for his soulful voice and poignant lyrics, his timeless style, charm and good looks have also earned him a spot in several “People Magazine’s Sexiest Man” issues, including 2012’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” He most recently became a viral sensation for featuring in The Lonely Island’s hugely popular, “Captain Jack Sparrow” video that launched on Saturday Night Live and was performed live on the Emmys. The Emmy-nominated video has racked up over 95 million views on YouTube, where it was the 3rd most viewed video of 2011. Bolton credits his fans with being “the best in the world” and loves nothing more than bringing his timeless hits to audiences globally.
Michael has always balanced a love for writing new songs with a passion for covering the classics. On his breakthrough album The Hunger, Bolton authored the #1 single “That’s What Love is All About” and sang his chart topping version of Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay,” which was a hit on 4 radio formats. That album was certified double Platinum and shipped 4 million copies worldwide.
To date, Michael has seen 8 studio albums rank in the Top Ten, with 9 #1 singles. Bolton’s true signature success was seized with the album Soul Provider, selling more than 12.5 million copies world-wide, and showcasing several chart-toppers including the #1 hit single “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You,” which earned Michael his first Grammy. This pivotal album also includes the hit singles “When I’m Back on My Feet” Again,” “How Can We Be Lovers,” “Soul Provider,” and of course the Grammy-nominated “Georgia on My Mind.”
Soon after, Bolton released the #1 album Time, Love & Tenderness, which has sold over 16 million copies world-wide, and features his Grammy Award-winning vocal performance of the #1 blockbuster hit “When A Man Loves a Woman.” This album also produced the hit singles: “Love Is a Wonderful Thing,” “Time, Love and Tenderness” and “Missing You Now,” as well as the Dylan co-write “Steel Bars.”
Bolton followed this up with a collection of soulful classics on Timeless, delivering the hit singles “To Love Some Somebody” and “Reach Out I’ll Be There.” Timeless sold over 7 million copies worldwide.
From his next album The One Thing came Michael’s massive single “Said I Loved You…But I Lied,” which spent 12 weeks at #1 on the AC charts and earned him another Grammy-nomination.
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