by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations for his philanthropic work.The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce also recently recognized Bolton with a star on the legendary "Walk of Fame" for his musical and charitable contributions.
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Over the course of his extraordinary career, Michael Bolton-singer, songwriter, and social activist- has sold over 53 million albums and singles worldwide, and has won two Grammys for best male vocalist, and six American Music Awards among many other accolades.
Most recently, Bolton joined forces with Lifetime Television, Verizon Wireless and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), the national leading advocacy group dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children.
On behalf of NCADV, Bolton along with Lifetime, Verizon Wireless and many others participated in a weeklong lobbying effort in March 2003, urging legislation to provide more assistance-including affordable housing options-for victims of domestic violence.
He also won the Connecticut's Finest Award in 2.005.
Michael Bolton was born in the city of New Haven, in the state of Connecticut, North East of the United States of America, on February, 26th 1.953. The surname has a Russian origin and he changed it at the beginning of the eighties because people found very difficult to pronounce it well and, besides, ´Bolton´ sounded better. The fact that his parents were divorced when he was very young (13 years old) has marked Michael someway.
On this, he covers some of the classic movie songs...
which again raises the question, is this sincere, or part of an elaborate ruse?
His father, George, died when Michael was 28 years old, in 1981. He always shows his adoration for his father (to his memory he dedicated his first solo album with his new name: ´MICHAEL BOLTON´), because he was who made him feel interested in sports, while his mother showed him the beautiful path of music.
Helen Bolotin was born in the city of Leeds, in the United Kingdom.
His parents rented him a saxophone when he was 7 years old, but the fact was that he didn´t learn how to play it.