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Michael Bublé

Michael Steven Bublé is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actor. He has won several awards, including two Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards. His first album reached the top ten in Lebanon, the UK and Canada. He found worldwide commercial success with his 2005 album It’s Time, and his 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible was an even bigger success, reaching number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and the European charts. Bublé has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide.

In 2000, Bublé’s career breakthrough came from a surprising chain of events. Michael McSweeney saw Bublé’s performance at a business party and received a copy of Bublé’s self-financed independent album from Bublé. McSweeney, an aide to former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, showed the album to Mulroney and his wife. Subsequently, Bublé was invited to sing at the wedding of Mulroney’s daughter Caroline, where he sang Kurt Weill’s "Mack the Knife". At the wedding, Bublé was introduced to David Foster, a multi-Grammy Award winning producer and record executive who had worked previously with artists such as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Céline Dion, Barbra Streisand, Kenny G., Cher, Josh Groban, and Andrea Bocelli.

 

Michael Bublé, the singer’s debut album, was released 11 February 2003 by 143 Records/Reprise Records. The album features a range of standards from various eras including "Fever", "The Way You Look Tonight", "For Once in My Life", "Moondance" and "You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine". Also on the album is "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?", with Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees singing back up vocals. The album went to the top 10 in Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa and reached #1 in Australia. It was #33 on the ARIA Top 100 Albums of 2003. It achieved marginal success in the United States reaching the top 50 on the Billboard 200.

Michael Bublé’s third DVD titled Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden was released on June 16, 2009. An exclusive trailer premiered online at his website. The DVD is a recollection of events building up to Bublé’s most important live performance yet. The standard CD contains 10 live tracks and has an orange cover. The Online Edition contains two additional tracks and has a blue alternate cover. In America, the blue edition can only be purchased through his online store. However, everywhere else the special edition is available for purchase anywhere. On January 31, 2010, the CD took home the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

Bublé’s fourth studio album, Crazy Love, was due from 143/Reprise Records on 13 October 2009. However, an early release in the United States occurred on 9 October 2009. The album contains 12 tracks (and 1 bonus track), including two original songs. Its first single, "Haven’t Met You Yet" was released 31 August 2009. The album was promoted in an interview with George Stroumboulopoulos at The Hour on 17 October 2009, and on the December 22nd episode of The Glenn Beck Program. The album will be supported by the forthcoming Crazy Love Tour. Bublé was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on January 30th, 2010. He sang "Haven’t Met You Yet", "Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)" with Sharon Jones, and did a sketch with Jon Hamm for "Hamm & Bublé Restaurant".

Other Information

  • Birth name : Michael Steven Bublé
  • Born : September 9, 1975
  • Origin : Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Genres : Vocal, big band, jazz, easy listening, pop
  • Occupations : Singer-songwriter, actor
  • Instruments : Vocals, piano
  • Years active : 1996 – present
  • Labels : 143/Reprise
  • Associated acts : Naturally 7, Jann Arden, Laura Pausini, Boyz II Men
  • Website : www.michaelbuble.com

Discography

  • 2003: Michael Bublé
  • 2005: It’s Time
  • 2007: Call Me Irresponsible
  • 2009: Crazy Love

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