Michael Steven Bublé, born on September 9, 1975, is a Canadian pop singer who's career started in the late 1990s.
His first albums were mostly entirely based on the music that inspired him when he was young, music from the swing era of the mid-twentieth century. He was first exposed to this music by his grandfather, who listened to artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, the Mills Brothers, and several others.
Musical career Edit
Early career Edit
Bublé's early career began after singing with locals and friends, winning talent shows, and finally releasing several independent albums. After some minor success with his albums, First Dance, BaBalu, and Dream, Bublé was looking for work, working in whatever job he'd find from convenience stores to parties.
At the wedding of the former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's daughter, Bublé eventually met Grammy-winning producer, David Foster, and with Foster's help, Bublé found a job with 143 Records. Eventually, Foster and his associate Bruce Allen, with help from Paul Anka, got Bublé to sign on to Reprise Records, the label founded by one of Bublé's idol's Frank Sinatra.
It wasn't until 2003 that Bublé finally reached success. His self-titled album reached high on the charts, and with it, more deals came. Bublé appeared on a variety of talk shows to promote his new album as well as appeared in a few films afterward. Such films included The Snow Walker, Down with Love, and Duets. Bublé also released his first extended play featuring a variety of jazz standards. Another extended play — this time holiday-themed — was released. This second extended play was later re-released along with Michael Bublé in a holiday special edition.
In 2004, Bublé released his second live album, Come Fly With Me. This album focused on not just his early hits from his his independent albums and Michael Bublé, but also introduced some new covers of songs popularized by Frank Sinatra, "Nice 'n' Easy" and "My Funny Valentine."
In the years after, Bublé found himself several other collaborations with various pop artists. On February 15, 2005, Bublé released his second studio album, It's Time, which peaked the charts for a short time. It's Time was Bublé's first taste of a real international audience, and with it, came not only several awards, but several new opportunities for Bublé.
While "Save the Last Dance For Me" and "Feeling Good" met little commercial success, the album's only original song, "Home," brought Bublé to the top of the singles charts and became somewhat a signature song for Bublé in his mid-career.
A live album, Caught in the Act, was released in 2006. This album featured songs Bublé popularized with It's Time and Michael Bublé.
In 2007, Bublé made an even greater success than It's Time with his new album, Call Me Irresponsible. Call Me Irresponsible brought Bublé more original hits as well such as "Lost" and the award-winning "Everything."
Call Me Irresponsible was nominated for more awards than any of Bublé's other albums to date, and also brought five songs onto the singles chart, more than any of his other albums have been able to manage. The album peaked at #1 on several boards across the world, being one of Bublé's most successful albums, surpassed by his two following albums.
Like Caught in the Act, Bublé released a live album featuring songs from the new album Call Me Irresponsible. This new album, dubbed Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden, was released in 2009 and received a Grammy.
After performing several concerts and releasing live albums, Bublé turned back to a studio album, and in 2009, Crazy Love was released. This album released a variety of singles for Bublé as well. Two of the singles from the album "Hold On" and "Haven't Met You Yet," were original songs written by Bublé and his his associates. The last single from the album, released on an extended play of the same name, was released in 2010. The "Hollywood" extended play was released along with Crazy Love in a special edition.
Bublé, after the release and following success of Crazy Love, has appeared in several concerts and tours, and like the first two, a live album is expected to be released.
Bublé's latest studio album, the holiday-themed Christmas, was released in the October of 2011. This latest album has done well in it's late release during the holiday season of 2011. The album was even promoted with multiple televised Christmas specials.
Awards and nominations Edit
|2001||Genie||Best Achievement in Music - Original Song||"I've Never Been in Love Before"||Lose|
|2001||Genie||Best Achievement in Music - Original Song||"Dumb ol' Heart"||Lose|
|2004||Juno||New Artist of the Year||Michael Bublé||Win|
|2004||Juno||Album of the Year||Michael Bublé||Lose|
|2005||World Music Award||World's Best Selling Artist/Canada||Michael Bublé||Win|
|2005||World Music Award||World's Best Selling Male Pop Artist||Michael Bublé||Lose|
|2006||Juno||Pop Album of the Year||It's Time||Win|
|2006||Juno||Single of the Year||"Home"||Win|
|2006||Juno||Album of the Year||It's Time||Win|
|2006||Juno||Artist of the Year||It's Time||Win|
|2006||Juno||Juno Fan Choice Award||It's Time||Lose|
|2006||ECHO||Jazz Production of the Year||It's Time||Win|
|2006||ECHO||International Newcomer of the Year||It's Time||Lose|
|2006||ECHO||Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album||It's Time||Lose|
|2006||MuchMusic Video Awards||MuchMusic Video Award||"Save the Last Dance for Me"||Win|
|2006||MuchMusic Video Awards||MuchMusic Video Award||"Home"||Lose|
|2006||American Music Awards||Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist||It's Time||Lose|
|2007||National Jazz Awards||Male Vocalist of the Year||Call Me Irresponsible||Win|
|2007||MuchMusic Video Awards||MuchMusic Video Award||"Everything"||Win|
|2007||Gemini||Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series||"How About You?"||Lose|
|2007||Grammy||Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album||Caught in the Act||Lose|
|2007||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Remake||"Save the Last Dance for Me"||Lose|
|2007||Juno||Juno Fan Choice Award||Call Me Irresponsible||Lose|
|2008||ECHO||International Pop/Rock Male Artist of the Year||Call Me Irresponsible||Lose|
|2008||Brit Awards||International Male Solo Artist||Call Me Irresponsible||Lose|
|2008||Grammy||Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album||Call Me Irresponsible||Win|
|2008||Grammy||Best Male Pop Vocal Performance||"Everything"||Lose|
|2008||Juno||Artist of the Year||Call Me Irresponsible||Lose|
|2008||Juno||Album of the Year||Call Me Irresponsible||Lose|
|2008||Juno||Pop Album of the Year||Call Me Irresponsible||Lose|
|2008||Juno||Single of the Year||Call Me Irresponsible||Lose|
|2008||Juno||Juno Fan Choice Award||Call Me Irresponsible||Win|
|2008||Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards||Best Male Vocalist||Call Me Irresponsible||Win|
|2008||Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards||Best Original Composition||"Everything"||Win|
|2009||Juno||Single of the Year||"Lost"||Lose|
|2010||Grammy||Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album||Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden||Win|
|2010||Brit Awards||International Male Solo Artist||Call Me Irresponsible||Lose|
|2010||Meteor Awards||International Male Solo Artist||Call Me Irresponsible||Win|
|2010||Juno||Pop Album of the Year||Crazy Love||Win|
|2010||Juno||Single of the Year||"Haven't Met You Yet"||Win|
|2010||Juno||Album of the Year||Crazy Love||Win|
|2010||Juno||Juno Fan Choice Award||Crazy Love||Win|
|2010||Juno||Artist of the Year||Crazy Love||Lose|
|2010||Juno||Songwriter of the Year||"Haven't Met You Yet"||Lose|
|2010||American Music Awards||Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist||Crazy Love||Win|
|2011||Grammy||Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album||Crazy Love||Win|
|2011||Grammy||Best Male Pop Vocal Performance||"Haven't Met You Yet"||Lose|
|2011||Juno||Juno Fan Choice Award||Crazy Love||Lose|