Michael Bolton has sold more than 53 million records, released 18 studio albums, won multiple Grammy awards for Best Male Vocalist and countless other honors, all while selling out arenas worldwide. In 2002, the singer-songwriter earned a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. He has sung with Luciano Pavarotti and Ray Charles, written songs with Bob Dylan, Ne-Yo and Lady Gaga, written hits for a diverse range of artists, including Barbra Streisand and KISS, played guitar with B.B. King and had his music recorded on a track by hip-hop superstar Kanye West (featuring megastar Jay-Z). Earlier this year, Bolton released his latest album, "One World One Love," featuring his current single, "Murder My Heart," which he co-wrote with Lady Gaga. He is currently on a worldwide concert tour. Of all that he has accomplished, perhaps nothing is more important to Bolton than the Michael Bolton Charities Inc., which he founded in 1993. Located in his home state of Connecticut, MBC's main focus is violence against women. Since its inception, MBC has dispersed more than $6 million in grants to various organizations that support children and women at risk for poverty, abuse, neglect, homelessness and domestic violence.
Brandy is a platinum-selling R&B and pop singer, actress, songwriter, and record/television producer. In 1994, at the age of 15, Brandy released her eponymous debut album, which sold more than 6 million copies. Following a major success with "The Boy Is Mine," a duet with singer Monica that spent 13 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, she won a Grammy Award for Best R&B performance by a duo or group. The accompanying album, "Never Say Never," in 1998 sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. A series of hit CDs followed, including "Full Moon," "Afrodisiac" and "Human," bringing the star's sales to more than 30 million records to date. While maintaining a recording career, Brandy also gained fame as an actress, starring in several film and TV projects, including the popular UPN sitcom "Moesha" (1996-2001), the 1997 version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," "Double Platinum," a miniseries co-starring Diana Ross, and the movie "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer." Brandy has also been spokesmodel for Cover Girl, Candies Shoes, DKNY, Sketchers Shoes and Ultima/Kaneka brand by Brandy. Her civic and charity interests include the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Norwood Kids Foundation, which supports music and the performing arts in public schools. She is currently filming season two of the hit VH1 reality show "Brandy and Ray J: a Family Business" in which she stars and is executive producer. She is also in the studio recording a new CD for release in 2011.