Michael Buble Biography
Michael Steven Bublé is a jazz, soul and pop singer & songwriter. He is also an actor and record producer. Buble received four Grammy Awards and several Juno Awards. He sold 55 million albums so far. The artist gained international recognition and applause in 2005 due to his album It’s Time. Following up the massive success, his next album, Call Me Irresponsible, topped numerous charts, including Billboard 200. After that, both Crazy Love and Christmas received the first place on the Billboard albums chart. In 2016 Buble released his latest album, Nobody but Me – containing the international hit I Believe in You. He also created a woman’s fragrance. Buble is referred to as the “crooner” of the new generation.
Michael Buble admitted in an interview that he dreamt of being a famous singer since he was two. He used to sleep with a Bible and pray for that to happen. His interest in jazz began to develop around the age of five. He started singing when he was 16, mostly in nightclubs. He received the most support from his grandfather, also a jazz enthusiast, who paid for his grandson’s musical education. Buble was inspired by the music of the Mills Brothers, finding their lyrics “romantic” and “real”. Buble first appeared on national TV in 1997, in an award-winning documentary called Big Band Boom!. He then gained exposure by appearing on Vicki Gabereau‘s national talk show. He released 3 independent albums, between 1996 and 2002, before becoming a high-selling artist.
Buble’s his work caught the eye of important producers in the early 2000s. The infamous David Foster, (who worked with Madonna, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Jackson etc.) agreed to sign with the young jazz singer, even though his type music was hard to market. Eventually, Buble managed to release his first album and hired Bruce Allen as his manager. In 2001 he made an appearance in the movie Totally Blonde. Additionally, he wrote 2 successful songs for the film Here’s to Life!.
The self-titled album, released in 2003 featured a versatile collection of songs and also a collaboration with Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees. Furthermore, it reached a great number of European and American charts. Kissing a Fool, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? and Sway reached the top 30 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. In 2004, he released a live album, Come Fly with Me, which highlighted the success of his world tour.
Dominating the Jazz Charts
Michael Buble released his second album, It’s Time, in 2005. It features a duet with famous pop singer Nelly Furtado – Quando, Quando, Quando. The album topped the jazz charts and also reached number 7 on Billboard 200. It’s Time was Billboard‘s Top Jazz Album in both 2005 and 2006. The single Home reached the top of the Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and had a huge international impact. The last single, Save the Last Dance for Me, did not fall short and reached 5th place on the same chart. Furthermore, he appeared in a Starbucks commercial.
The jazz artist’s third album, Call Me Irresponsible, started at number 2 and reached the top of the Billboard 200 in two weeks. It sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The album introduced a more modern sound with the single Everything. The song became one of Michael Buble’s most iconic songs ever. It also reached the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts. In 2009, Buble released Crazy Love, which became his fastest-selling album. It also reached first place on the Billboard‘s Top Jazz Albums. 4 years later, To Be Loved, another album signed by the jazz artist made it to the top of the Billboard 200.
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