February 26, 1953 in New Haven
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Michael Bolton (birth name: Michael Bolotin) is a singer and songwriter born on February 23, 1953 in New Haven, Connecticut. From the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, Bolton was known as a hard rock and heavy metal performer, including through his work with the group Blackjack. Bolton gained greater recognition after switching to hard rock ballads in the 1980s. He has sold more than 75 million records and released eight albums to reach the top 10. Two of his singles have reached the top spot on the Billboard charts. In 2011, Bolton released the album Gems: The Duets Collection/Duette.