Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé Biography (BBC)

Michael Bublé is a Canadian singer with an appeal that spans generations. His voice may recall those of the great swing crooners, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, but he’s equally at home with contemporary pop songs.

Introduced to the era of swing by his grandfather, Michael served his time with local bands, refining his jazz chops and taking any opportunity to sing. Eventually his hard work got him a meeting with record producer David Foster. Foster spotted Michael’s dual appeal and had him belt out a selection of swing standards as well as a few relatively modern songs such as Van Morrison’s Moondance and How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by The Bee Gees (with Barry Gibb on backing vocals).

His self-titled debut album was released in 2003 and, after a few promotional TV appearances which made good use of Michael’s natural charm, it very quickly became a hit. His second album It’s Time repeated the old/new formula, pitting The Beatles’ Can’t Buy Me Love against Nina Simone’s Feeling Good and even adding a Bublé original, his international hit single Home.

After that came the No.1 albums (Call Me Irresponsible, Crazy Love and To Be Loved), a BBC Radio 2 In Concert performance and appearance on The Graham Norton Show and the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show. Michael also narrated an episode of BBC Radio 2 Song Stories devoted to the song My Way, and his version of Cry Me a River was used by the BBC as the theme music to their coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

He also has a well-deserved reputation as a singer of Christmas songs, with a festive EP (Let It Snow), a standalone single, 2015’s The More You Give (The More You'll Have) and, of course, his 2011 album Christmas.

Michael Bublé Biography (Wikipedia)

Michael Steven Bublé OC ( boo-BLAY; born September 9, 1975) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. His first album reached the top ten in Canada and the UK. He found a worldwide audience with his 2005 album It's Time as well as his 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible – which reached number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, the UK Albums Chart, the US Billboard 200, the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and several European charts. Bublé's 2009 album Crazy Love debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 after three days of sales, and remained there for two weeks. It was also his fourth number one album on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart. His 2011 holiday album, Christmas, was in first place on the Billboard 200 for the final four weeks of 2011 and the first week of 2012, totalling five weeks atop the chart, it also made the top 5 in the United Kingdom. With this, Christmas became his third-consecutive number-one album on the chart. To Be Loved was released in April 2013. Bublé has sold over 75 million records worldwide, and won numerous awards, including four Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards. Bublé is a dual citizen of both Canada and Italy.

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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Live Lounge: Michael Buble

Live Lounge: Michael Buble

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

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