Michael Bolton, whose real name is Mikhail Bolotin, is an American singer who can boast of having sold no less than 75 million records to date around the world, of having placed 8 albums in the Top 10 American albums, as well as 2 No.1 in the Billboard Charts.
His first major artistic experience was under the name of Bolotin with the release of a first album in 1975. Album which will go completely unnoticed.
Then we find him at the end of the 1970s in the hard rock sphere with a group called “Blackjack”, a group with which he will produce two albums which, for their part, will be a significant success.
The solo career began in the early 80s and everything suddenly accelerated in 1983 when he composed what would become a huge hit namely "How am I supposed to live without you", version first intended for Laura Branigan. For which he will write a little later “I found someone”.
As a singer, he had his first notorious hit in 1987 with his cover of "(Sittin 'on) the dock of the bay" by Otis Redding. Single from the album "The hunger".
The major hits came in 1989 with her own version of "How am I supposed to live without you", which performed even better than the primary version performed by Laura Branigan. As well as "How can we be lovers", 2 flagship singles present on the album "Soul provider".
As for the supreme consecration, it arrives in 1991 with the album “Time, love and tenderness” which remains to this day its biggest commercial success and which contains in particular the hits “Love is a wonderful thing” and its cover of “When a man loves a woman ”.
He will have two last major hits with "To love somebody", taken from the album "Timeless : the classics" and written by the Gibbs brothers. As well as "Said I loved you ... but I lied" from the album "The one thing".
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Discography (among others ...) :
If I had your love 1976
Love me tonight (Blackjack) 1979
Without your love (Blackjack) 1979
Fools game 1983
That’s what love is all about 1987
(Sittin' on) The dock of the bay 1987
Wait on love 1988
Walk away 1988
Soul provider 1989
How am I supposed to live without you 1989
How can we be lovers 1990
When I’m back on my feet again 1990
Love is a wonderful thing 1991
Time, love and tenderness 1991
When a man loves a woman 1991
Missing you now 1992
Steel bars 1992
To love somebody 1992
Said I loved you…but I lied 1993
Lean on me 1994
Can I touch you…there ? 1995
A love so beautiful 1996
This river 1996
Go the distance 1997
Safe place from the storm 1998
Dance with me 2002
Jack Sparrow 2011
1976 ... the first steps. Who would imagine at this stage the incredible career that awaits this young singer in the years to come ...
1979 ... we find him at the end of the 1970s in the Blackjack group. Ephemeral group which will produce two albums and which will experience a semblance of glory with this title
1979 ... this other title will also know a nice success of esteem. Even if the Blackjack adventure will no longer produce anything interesting, the young Mikhail is now ready for a sequel that promises to be super ...
1983 ... these are not the singer's first steps, far from it, but this title marks the official start of a sumptuous solo career that will remain as one of the most prolific of the decade
1987 ... he will have to wait 4 years to experience his 1st global hit. On a big caliber Ultimate Slow. And who will surely not be the last ...
1987 ... he goes straight to this luxury cover of the flagship title of Otis Redding. A title so promising that it offers it its biggest hit to date
1988 ... after a year 1987 which propelled him to the top of the Charts, the year 1988 will prove to be somewhat disappointing. Hit, certainly, but small ...
1988 ... we find him once again in the Intimist register, an area that suits him perfectly. The proof with this title of very high class. MA-GIC !
1989 ... from this track, it's more than 15 sumptuous hits that will follow one another in an incredible way. Yes Yes, it's possible !
1989 ... his 'Mona Lisa'. A monument of emotions and finesse which will remain as the biggest success of his career. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1990 ... the 80s ended in apotheosis with one of the most beautiful Ultimate Slows of all time. The following decade started again on the hats of wheel with a very clear acceleration of the tempo ...
1990 ... the year 1990 will see him produce no less than 3 mega hits. This one will be the least prestigious. It is to say ...
1991 ... after a beautiful end of the year 1990 thanks to a new luxury cover this time of the cult title of Ray Charles "Georgia on my mind", we find him in great shape at the beginning of 91. He decidedly excels in all areas, both slow and fast !
1991 ... on average, it's 1 Intimist track for 1 rock track. The previous one was spinning at the speed of light, so this one will be much more restrained. What a year again !
1991 ... he loves to end the years with sumptuous covers of which he has the secret. He delivers here his most famous with this huge cover of the equally huge title of Percy Sledge released in 1966. MAG-NI-FI-CENT !
1992 ... the year with 5 hits ! Incredible but true ! Admittedly, he will not deliver 5 titles more hallucinating than the others but all will know their hour of glory. Who says better ?
1992 ... the singer is on a truly incredible dynamic of success which sees him outclass all his competitors with disconcerting ease ...
1992 ... every time he gives in the register 'With emotions', it is a guaranteed mega hit. This one will be no exception in the matter !
1993 ... each year its Ultimate Slow of phew. For the year 1993, it will be that one. And guess what ...? This title will become, as if by chance, one of his biggest hits ...
1994 ... difficult to stay on top all the time. After 5 exceptional years which saw him enter definitively and indisputably into the musical legend of the 80s, he begins here the beginning of a slow deceleration. Despite a new Ultimate Slow of very high class ... once again !
1994 ... when I told you he loved covers. This time, he pays homage to Bill Withers through his flagship title released in 1972. And of course, the copy is of very high quality
1995 ... only one title for the year 1995. Indeed, that decelerates more and more strongly. This does not prevent him from signing his last global mega hit here
1996 ... he comes back in force in 1996 with the release of several titles. Only this one will succeed. And what a title ! MA-GIC !
1996 ... as incredible as it may seem, this title will go under the radar. And yet, it is far from demerit, it is clear ...
1997 ... his last notorious hit. Specially made for the soundtrack of the Disney movie Hercules. The artist will have also accomplished incredible work and will leave in history absolutely amazing titles of which he can be proud !
1998 ... anyway, the adventure is not quite over. Of course, it will never regain its incredible level of success from the beginning of the decade, but what it continues to offer largely holds up !
2002 ... he will even attempt the transition to the 2000s. Unfortunately the competition is already light years ahead and he will never get back to the leading pack ...
2011 ... after a very disappointing 2000 decade concerning him, here he is back in the company of the young generation. A winning return given the level of success achieved by this title. Not sure that he will be able to repeat the feat in future years ...
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