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Michael Bublé is a Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter originally from Burnaby in Canada who has sold over thirty million records worldwide.
Bublé’s talents for jazz were first recognised at Christmas time when he was aged just thirteen yet managed to powerfully sing out a line from the popular ‘White Christmas’ on a family car ride. Bublé was encouraged to pursue singing by his Italian grandfather who booked him his first gig playing a club at the age of sixteen and then continued to pay for the singer’s vocal lessons where he was coached by opera baritone Joseph Shore. His grandfather passionately supported his career, believing Michael was destined to be “an opening act for somebody in Las Vegas”, he was inspired by his grandfather’s jazz collection and continued to developed his classic Sinattra style.
Bublé’s rise to fame was not considered easy, after winning a Canada Youth Talent Search competition, he asked Bev Delich to become his manager who then continued to book him every available gig including talent shows, conventions and cruise ships. His break came through the release of his self titled debut album in 2003 which debuted in the top ten of the Canadian charts, and topped the Australian top 40. His second album ‘It’s Time’ faired better, topping charts in Canada, hitting top five in the UK and denting the top ten in the US where the album has gone on to sell nearly four millions.
His following two releases topped the charts in the UK, US, Canada and Australia and turned Bublé into a household name. His big band stylings and classic performance style won him a huge following who craved for the big brass of the 60’s and 70’s, his tours are known for his energetic stage personas and impressive vocal performance. He became an even more consistent household addition with the release of his 2011 album ‘Christmas’ which featured his distinct jazz vocal covering some holiday classics, it was another huge commercial success and was one of the year’s biggest selling albums in the UK and Australia.