Michael Bublé is a renowned Canadian singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. He was inspired by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney and followed their footsteps to establish himself as a successful soul and jazz music artist.
Bublé is the winner of four Grammys and multiple Juno Awards. He has also bagged three Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards in his career so far. His album Christmas became the first ever holiday record to win a Juno Award in the category of Album of the Year.
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Michael Steven Bublé was born in Burnaby, British Columbia on September 9, 1975. Since his father was mostly out for sea fishing, Bublé and his sisters were raised by his mother and Italian grandfather, Demetrio Santaga. In fact it was Santaga who introduced Bublé to the world of music. Santaga’s collection of records was the reason why Bublé grew so interested and passionate towards soul and jazz at such a young age. Inspired by famed artists such as Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, Bublé had a sense of direction and knew that music was his true calling. In an interview he stated “I wanted to be a singer and I knew that this was the music that I wanted to sing.”
His grandfather not just familiarized Bublé to jazz and soul music but also encouraged him to take part in talent competitions. He once entered into a local contest but on discovering he was underage for the contest, the organizer Bev Delich disqualified Bublé. However she was so impressed by his talent that she suggested Bublé to participate in the British Columbia Youth Talent Search. He subsequently entered the contest and won.
Bublé then asked Delich to be his manager and she happily accepted the offer and helped him record his first independent CD. Meanwhile Buble’s grandfather spread the word that he would offer free plumbing services at clubs that gave Bublé performing opportunities. Hence Bublé became a regular at several local music clubs.
Delich went on to represent Bublé for the next seven years. She worked hard at any opportunity that came along; be it conventions, talent shows, shopping malls, cruise ships or hotel lounges.
In the year 1996, Michael Bublé began his singing career by portraying the role of Elvis in the the musical Red Rock Diner. There he caught the attention of Debbie Timuss, a fellow singer and dancer in the production. Two years later, the two moved to Toronto to perform as part of the cast in another musical Forever Swing. Being a production of a big scale, the performance gained a lot of appreciation.
Bublé’s big break came when he had the chance to perform at a party for Michael McSweeney, former advisor to the Canadian prime minister. McSweeney was highly impressed by Buble’s performance and began circulating his independent record. It soon fell into the hands of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and his wife. The couple invited Bublé to perform at their daughter’s wedding where he wowed the guests with a rendition of Kurt Weill’s song Mack the Knife. At the ceremony, Bublé was also introduced to the Warner Bros music executive and Grammy winning producer, David Foster.
Although a little hesitant initially, Foster agreed to sign Bublé to his 143 Records label under which the young singer released his debut self-titled album in February, 2003. It spawned four singles including Kissing a Fool, Spider-Man Theme, Sway and How Can You Mend a Broken Heart. The record hit the 47th spot on the Billboard 200 and was a top hit in countries including Australia, Canada and the UK. The album also won Bublé a June Award for the Best New Talent.
Bublé’s second studio record titled It’s Time came out in 2005 and sold more than five million copies around the world. It occupied a spot on the Billboard Jazz chart for about two years. Its single Home, co-written by Bublé became a fan favorite. He wrote it for his love interest at the time. The song featured her in the video and she also contributed for its backing vocals. It shot to the top spot in over ten countries and became the year’s most played song on Canadian radio.
Bublé’s third studio effort Call Me Irresponsible hit the music stores in 2007. It hit the top spot on the US and Australian music charts and was also termed as the bestselling album of the year. The record brought Bublé his first Grammy win in the category of Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
In October of 2009, Bublé treated the fans with another album release. Titled Crazy Love, it featured duets with Ron Sexsmith and Sharon Jones. The record was a number one hit both in Australia as well as the US. It was followed by a holiday album titled Christmas in 2011. The album features collaborations with Mexican singer Thalia and Canadian singer Shania Twain.
The Canadian singer’s eighth studio album To Be Loved came out in 2013. Once again the record debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200 and sold over 190,000 copies in its first week of release in the US. It also features a duet with Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon.
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Bublé continued to charm his audience with his ninth studio album Nobody But Me. Released via Reprise Records in October, 2016, the record features a number of songs co-written by the singer himself. It also features a total of nine cover versions.
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