Michael Bolton (born Michael Bolotin, February 26, 1953) is an American singer-songwriter. A former hard rock singer, Bolton is best known for his soft rock ballads and tenor vocals.
His achievements include selling eight top ten albums, achieving two number one singles on the Billboard charts, and receiving awards from both the American Music Awards and Grammy Awards.
He was born to Russian Jewish parents George and Helen Bolotin in New Haven, Connecticut. The couple had three children: two sons and a daughter.