Bolton mightily belted songs about love and heartbreak that topped the charts in that era, and found longevity in Muzak systems that will pipe his signature voice into retail experiences for eternity. Bolton became a major celebrity, not just for his music , but because of his vibe — being handsome and sporting long hair while singing love songs certainly didn't hurt a guy's chances of becoming a romantic idol in the '90s. The "Said I Loved You But I Lied" crooner has been around for years, and his life is as interesting but probably not as gut-wrenching as the emotional content of his songs. Here's a look into the life, loves, and works of the king of soft rock, Michael Bolton. While Michael Bolton is certainly one of the most successful acts in the long, smooth history of soft rock, and one of the names most closely associated with the genre, he's kind of an odd fit. That immensely strong voice, and all that long hair in the '80s and early '90s at least suggested that Michael Bolton would've been more at home in a hard rock band. Well, he might have been — but that career path didn't work out all that well. In the late s, young Michael Bolotin that's his real name fronted a Foreigner-like or Bad Company-esque band called Blackjack. However, neither album sold particularly well or topped the charts , and a modest national concert tour didn't help matters, nor did a pre-MTV promotional video.
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Michael Bolotin  born February 26, , known professionally as Michael Bolton , is an American singer and songwriter. Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the mids to the mids, both on his early solo albums and those he recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack. He became better known for his series of pop rock ballads , recorded after a stylistic change in the late s. 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.
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Photo: Handout. Singer-songwriter Michael Bolton has been picking up new skills amid lockdowns and stay-home orders in America's battle with the Covid pandemic. In a telephone interview from Connecticut in the United States, the year-old says: "I've learnt how to use a dishwasher, cook pasta and how to put a pillow into a pillow case. Bolton, who will be a resident judge on Asian Dream , a new reality singing competition, was briefly in Singapore last year to film the show. It's one of those places that when promoters offers me a show there, I always try to fit it in," says the co-creator of Asian Dream. Bolton previously fronted another reality singing competition, Bolt Of Talent , in , but his new series has more personal mentorship time with the six contestants from around Asia. They will compete for a spot on his Asian Dream tour next year and the winner will also be an ambassador for carmaker Subaru, which is presenting the show. He says: "It's very satisfying for me because when I started out all I had was a dream, I didn't have a mentor or anyone teaching me. I started listening to singers and singing with American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder and so on. I only realised the technical parts of singing later and I highly recommend voice lessons for some of these new singers.