Michael Bolton

ISPS HANDA Ambassador
Multi Grammy Award-winning artist and songwriter & philanthropist

Sport has an incredible power to inspire people, very similar to the healing power of music that I have long believed in. I am very excited to be an ambassador to this important initiative of ISPS Handa, to unite and inspire through the power of sport, and to bring communities together


Michael Bolton is a multi–Grammy Award-winning artist and songwriter, with over 50 years in the entertainment industry, and a philanthropist involved in charitable efforts for more than 30 years.

He has sold more than 65 million records globally and maintains an impressive presence on the global stage. With nine studio albums ranking in the Top Ten and nine No. 1 singles, Michael’s recent album ‘Spark of Light” and the chart-topping “A Symphony of Hits” showcase his timeless relevance and artistic brilliance.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Michael has clinched two Grammys, six American Music Awards, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Beyond his solo success, he has collaborated with musical icons such as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, BB King, and Ray Charles. Michael’s songwriting impact extends to hit singles for artists like Barbra Streisand and Cher, earning him numerous BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year.

In addition to his musical achievements, his influence spans philanthropy and television. As the executive producer of Netflix’s “Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Special” and ABC’s “The Celebrity Dating Game,” he brings his creativity to diverse platforms.

Michael shares ISPS Handa’s belief in the power of sport to inspire, transform and unite people and communities across the world, and break down educational, social and cultural barriers.

While recognised globally for his illustrious musical achievements, Michael has spent 30 years helping women and children at risk, people battling homelessness, and delivering healthcare to vulnerable people though Michael Bolton Charities (MBC).