Michael Buble (born 9.9.1975) Michael Buble is a Grammy award-winning Canadian singer and actor.
Childhood: Michael Buble was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, to Lewis and Amber Buble. His father was a salmon fisherman. Michael is the eldest of three children; he has two younger sisters. Buble attended Seaforth Elementary School and Cariboo Hill Secondary School. The first time that Michael Buble's family paid attention to his singing talent was when he sang 'White Christmas' at the age of 13.
At the age of around 16, Michael Buble began singing in nightclubs, encouraged by his Italian grandfather. His grandfather was a plumber and offered his plumbing services in return for his grandson's stage time.
When he was 18, Michael Buble entered a local talent contest. He won, but was subsequently disqualified for being underage. He was, however, entered into the Canadian Youth Talent Search by Bev Delich. Buble won the competition and Delich became his manager.
Music Career: Under Delich's management, Michael Buble took on almost every gig that he was offered, including cruise ships, shopping malls, corporate events and the occasional singing Santa Claus gig.
He also took on a number of small acting roles, including playing a Drome Groupie in the TV series 'Death Game' and two un-credited appearances in The X-Files.
His debut TV appearance as a singer was on the Bravo! channel's documentary Big Band Boom! He was then nominated for two Genie awards for 'I've Never Been In Love Before' and 'Dumb Ol' Heart', which he wrote for the film Here's To Life.
Michael Buble recorded three independent albums between 1996 and 2002: First Dance, Babalu, and Dream. By the age of 15, Michael Buble had moved to Toronto and was on the brink of giving up his dreams of becoming a musician. He had planned to move back to Vancouver ad start a career in journalism.
Buble's big break came when an aide to the Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney, saw Buble perform at a business event. The aide, Michael McSweeney, then asked Buble to perform at his daughter's wedding, where he sang songs by Bobby Darin, among others. Whilst at the wedding, he was introduced to David Foster, a record producer who had previously worked with Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Barbra Streisand.
When David Foster agreed to produce Buble's debut official album release, Bruce Allen also agreed to manage him (Allen had previously managed Bryan Adams and Martina McBride). Buble also received the seal of approval from Foster's long-time friend, Paul Anka.
Michael Buble also continued with small acting roles, including his performance as a karaoke singer opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis in Duets and a club owner in Totally Blonde with Krista Allen.
The debut album from Michael Buble was self-titled and was released in February 2003, on 143 Records / Reprise Records. Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees sang backing vocals on 'How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?'
November 2003 saw Buble release a Christmas EP entitled Let It Snow, followed by a live DVD called Come Fly With Me. That same year, he appeared in The Snow Walker and Days of Our Lives. The Following year, he appeared as himself in Las Vegas.
It's Time was Michael Buble's second album, released in February 2005. It featured a duet with Nelly Furtado - 'Quando, Quando, Quando'. Buble was nominated for a Juno Fan Choice Award but lost out to Simple Plan. In 2007, he was nominated for the same award, but lost out to Nelly Furtado.
The third album from Michael Buble was Call Me Irresponsible, released in May 2007, It included songs from different eras an 'Comin' Home Baby' was a duet from Boyz II Men'.
Another DVD from Michael Buble was released in June 2009, entitled Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden. Later that year, he released Crazy Love, with the lead single being 'Haven't Met You Yet'.
Personal Life: Until November 2005, Michael Buble was engaged to the actress Debbie Timuss. He was then dating the English actress Emily Blunt, but their relationship ended in July 2008.
The singer's one year old son Noah was taken to hospital on Thursday, but is believed to back home recovering.
Michael Bublé’s son was rushed to hospital earlier this week after suffering “serious” burns after a domestic accident – however, he has now been discharged and is recovering at home.
According to the initial report by Us Weekly, 22 month old Noah was burnt by scalding water while at home in Argentina. Bublé’s wife, model Luisana Lopilato, took him to the German hospital in Buenos Aires on Thursday (June 25th).
A representative for Bublé told People magazine the following day: “Noah is fine. This was nothing major at all, thank goodness.”
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Michael Buble - Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015 46th Annual Induction and Awards Gala at The New York Marriott Marquis Hotel at Marriot Marquis Hotel - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 18th June 2015
Michael Bublé has apologised for posting a photograph on Instagram which has been criticised by social media users for seemingly body shaming.
Michael Bublé has apologised to fans after he posted a picture on Instagram which a number of social media users considered akin to body shaming. Bublé posted the photograph, taken by his wife Luisana Lopilato, of a woman wearing very short shorts in Miami. The photograph, seemingly taken without the woman's knowledge, shows a coy looking Bublé facing the camera whilst the woman is in the background.
Michael Buble apologised for his "sexist" Instagram post.
Michael Bublé, Jennifer Hudson and Ryan Kavanaugh - The Beverly Hilton Hotel was the location for the 20th Annual Fulfillment Fund Stars Benefit Gala in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 14th October 2014
Barbra Streisand has set a new world record with the release of her latest album.
It's not easy to be a pioneer in music nowadays, but Barbra Streisand seems to have managed it with the release of her thirty-sixth album 'Partners'. The record has debuted at the top spot on the US Billboard Chart, making Streisand the first singer to have a number one album in six consecutive decades.
Streisand (72) is continuing to break records in the music world
Her first album to reach the top spot was 'People' back in 1964, and she has gone on to have a further nine reach number one in the US, including her latest one. With her ten number one albums, she is now tied for fourth place with the most number one albums alongside Elvis Presley. Ahead of her are The Beatles (19), Michael Jackson (13) and Bruce Springsteen (11), but Streisand is still the most successful female artist. She has also scored six number ones in the UK album chart and thirteen in other countries. She has also achieved five number one singles, her last being 'Woman in Love' which was released in 1980.
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The Lion King cast surprised passengers with their impromptu song on the subway, we look at other musicians who have given subterranean busking a pop.
Anyone who has ever travelled on the London Underground or the New York subway system knows that the experience is usually a dull and laborious affair. The carriages are sweltering and filled with people trudging to and from work, trying to avoid eye contact with everyone else despite the intense proximity of fellow passengers. All of these facets render the latest internet viral sensation as a harm-warming act to enliven the dreary public transport experience.
Musicians like to show off their talents on the subway, apparently [Getty/Spencer Platt]
Earlier this summer, members of the cast from the Broadway hit Lion King broke into spontaneous song on the New York A-train. The resulting video is currently doing the rounds on social media. The A Cappella version of ‘The Circle Of Life’ leaves many passengers enthralled, clearly delighted to have their journey brightened by the performers impressive talents sing and clap along to the spectacle. Others, however, react with a passive indifference with a few even keeping their headphones in through the song’s entirety. But the Lion King cast’s impromptu performance is far from the first to take place on a subway system. We take a look at some other examples.
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Michael Buble goes backstage during the 'Rocky' Broadway run.
Michael Buble joined the cast of Broadway boxing musical 'Rocky' backstage at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York on Sunday (July 6th 2014).
Posing with some of the cast members in their costumes, Buble made sure he got photos with actors Andy Karl ('Legally Blonde', '9 to 5', 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'), Terence Archie ('The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity') and Margo Seibert ('Tamar of the River'), who play the roles of Rocky Balboa, Apollo Creed and Adrian respectively.
The stage rendition of the classic movie series has been produced by Sylvester Stallone, who starred as the original Rocky in the movies telling the tale of a loan shark collector who rises to fame as a world champion heavyweight fighter.
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The two Take That bandmates went head-to-head in the charts this weekend, with Robbie holding out for the No. 1 spot
It was like 1997 all over again this weekend, as Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow battled it out for the Number One spot on the UK Album Chart. Much like the battles of the mid-to-late nineties, it was Robbie who came out on top again, making him the last artist to top the album chart in 2013.
The Take That guys were fighting for the top spot yet again
Robbie's new big band album, Swing Both Ways, held on to the No. 1 spot for a second week, having emerged victorious from another closely fought contest from last week. It was One Direction who Robbie managed to beat to the No. 1 spot last week, with his latest album beating Midnight Memories to the top spot by just 200 copies. This time around it was a relatively more clear contest, with Swing Both Ways outselling Gary Barlow’s latest solo effort, Since I Saw You Last, by approximately 12,000 copies.
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After 20 years, Mariah Carey is still the Queen of Christmas.
A testament to a good single is its longevity in the charts and it looks like Mariah Carey's Christmas classic, 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' could be well-placed for the best Christmas song of all time as sales of the 1994 track quickly approach one million copies in the United Kingdom.
The song is Mariah's biggest single to date, with an estimated 12 million copies sold worldwide, also making it one of the highest-selling songs of all time. However, upon its release in 1994, Mariah was pipped to the post in the charts by London boyband East 17 and their 'Stay Another Day.'
After selling a respectable 306,000 copies in six weeks, 'All I Want For Christmas.' dropped out of the top 40. Thanks to digital downloads and the song's firm reputation as a Christmas karaoke must-have, the heart-warming track returned to the Official Singles Chart some 13 years after its original release to peak at Number 4 and has similarly re-emerged every December since 2007, according to the Official Charts Company.
'Britney Jean' debuted at No. 4 in the chart, while Brooks scored his ninth No. 1
Garth Brooks released his new box set, Blame It All on My Roots, to an eager fan-base last week, who have managed to see it rise from No. 3 in the Billboard 200 to the No. 1 spot this week. Britney Spears saw her new album debut to a rather lacklustre start on the other hand, as it only just managed to crack the top five, debuting at No. 4.
Brooks is back on top with his latest compilation
Brooks' second box set to reach the top of the charts - his first being 1998's The Limited Series - will have undoubtedly been helped by value Walmart were offering the six disc collection for. Initially being sold for $29.98 before a sale price of $24.96 was introduced this week, Blame It All on My Roots will likely be lining plenty of country fan's stockings come Christmas. The box set sold an additional 146,000 copies this week, enough to see it move two places to the top.
Date of birth
9th September, 1975