Michael Bolton facts for kids
Bolton performing in Barcelona, January 14, 2010
|Birth name||Michael Bolotin|
|Born||February 26, 1953
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
|Genres||Soft rock, pop rock, hard rock, blue-eyed soul|
|Years active||1975 – present|
|Labels||RCA, Columbia, Jive, Concord, Universal Motown|
|Associated acts||Blackjack, The Lonely Island|
He began singing in hard rock, though he later went to the soft rock styles starting in the late 1980s.
Bolton's achievements include selling more than 75 million records, recording eight top 10 albums and two number-one singles on the Billboard charts, as well as winning six American Music Awards and two Grammy Awards.
Bolton has made a number of cameo appearances in feature films and television, usually appearing as himself, such as in Meet Wally Sparks and The Nanny. Although he has been rumored to have appeared as an extra in Dune as a "spice-eyed" drummer, Bolton has stated in interviews that it is not him.
Bolton was a contestant on the eleventh season of Dancing with the Stars. He and his dance partner Chelsie Hightower were the second couple to be eliminated, on September 28, 2010.
Bolton was married to Maureen McGuire, but they divorced. They are the parents of three adult daughters: Isa, Holly, and Taryn. Taryn gave birth to a daughter in October 2010.
Bolton was introduced to actress Nicollette Sheridan in 1992 by adult contemporary/jazz saxophonist Kenny G. Bolton and Sheridan dated until 1995, stopped dating, then reunited in 2005 and became engaged in March 2006; however, it was confirmed in August 2008 that they had broken off their engagement.
In January 2013, Bolton published an autobiography, The Soul of It All: My Music, My Life.
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