After Anglicizing his family name to Bolton, he gained his first major hit as a songwriter, co-writing "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" for Laura Branigan, previously best known for singing the pop hit "Gloria".

Narrowly missing the Top 10 on the US pop chart, Branigan took the song to number one on the Adult Contemporary chart for three weeks in 1983.

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Bolton co-wrote several other songs for both singers.

Bolton would achieve his greatest success in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a singer on the adult contemporary/easy listening charts.

After last break up he takes his personal life away from the public, so who is his new girlfriend is really difficult to find without any authentic source.

On Thursday morning (March 1, 2018) the American Sun-Times reported Michael Bolton and girlfriend, to be shopping for engagement rings.

The two sought to work with each other again, and their next collaboration was when Bolton co-wrote "I Found Someone" for Branigan in 1985.

Her version was only a minor hit, but two years later, Cher resurrected the song, and with it her own singing career.

One of his first major hits was his 1987 interpretation of the Otis Redding classic "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay".

Redding's widow, Zelma Redding, said she was so moved by Bolton's performance "that it brought tears to my eyes.

As a singer, he has performed with other artists such as: Lucia Aliberti, Patti La Belle, José Carreras, Tony Cetinski, Ray Charles, Celine Dion, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Wynonna Judd, BB King, The Lonely Island, Luciano Pavarotti, Percy Sledge, and Zucchero.