is a multi- Grammy Award winning, internationally renowned Singer and Songwriter who has sold over 60 million records worldwide, won 2 Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), 6 American Music Awards, and holds 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. To date, Michael has seen 8 studio albums rank in the Top Ten, with 9 #1 singles. He has penned hits for artists as diverse as Cher, Barbara Streisand, KISS, Jay Z & Kanye West. He has recorded and performed with legends like Ray Charles, BB King & Luciano Pavarotti. He has written with icons ranging from Bob Dylan to Lady Gaga. He is also the recipient of the Martin Luther King, Lewis Hine, and Muhammed Ali Humanitarian Awards, and founded the Michael Bolton Charities for women & children at risk, now in its 24th year.