The Man, The Music MICHAEL BOLTON
With two Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, eight Top Ten albums, two No. 1 pop singles, and more than 53 million album sales to his credit, Michael Bolton ranks as one of the most successful recording artists of his generation. He has collaborated with everyone from Luciano Pavarotti to Lady Gaga and his 2011 music video “Jack Sparrow,” recorded with the comedic trio Lonely Island, has racked up over 135 million views on YouTube. But the road to mega-stardom started with struggle.
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In 1985, at the height of his fame and success, Billy Ocean appeared on American Bandstand where he was interviewed by “America’s Oldest Teenager,” the late great pop kingmaker Dick Clark. “You had an extraordinary year,” Clark enthused. “I mean it’s a BIG year. You could have a head this big and an ego to fill this room, but you don’t. How do you keep that under control?” Billy Ocean just smiled.