Bolton signed his first record deal at the age of 15. He says he grew up idolizing R&B pioneers like Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding.
He's enjoyed many hit singles like "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You," "How Can We Be Lovers," "Said I Loved You But I Lied," and has written many hit songs for superstar singers like Barbra Streisand ("We're Not Making Love Anymore"), Kiss ("Forever"), Joe Cocker ("Living Without Your Love"), Kenny Rogers ("Just The Thought Of Losing You"), Cher ("I Found Someone"), and Kenny G and Peabo Bryson ("By The Time This Night Is Over").
Bolton is currently signed to Jive Records, the company that has Britney Spears, *NSYNC and The Backstreet Boys on their roster. He says he switched to Jive because they were open to a more hip feel. He hopes to now reach younger audiences with his music.
In 1999, Michael Bolton started his own production company, Passion Films, and he has both film and television projects in development.
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