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.
In recognition of his artistic achievements, Michael won 2 Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), 6 American Music Awards, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a songwriter, he has earned over 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, 9 Million-Air awards, and the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Internationally renowned, Michael has recorded and performed with musical icons that have inspired and influenced his own career. He joined Luciano Pavarotti on stage in a highly praised rendition of “Vesti La Giubba,” and pays homage to the Italian tenor when performing the aria “Nessun Dorma” at each of his concerts while on tour. He has sung with Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Renee Fleming and played guitar with BB King. Bolton earned a Grammy-nomination for “Georgia on my Mind,” and was invited to sing the classic song to Ray Charles when Ray was honored at the International Jazz Hall of Fame Awards in 1997. Michael performed duets with both Seal and Lara Fabian to standing ovations for a March 2011 David Foster and Friends PBS special.