Monday, September 9, 2013

September 9: Canadian vocalist, songwriter and actor Michael Bublé is 38-years-old today.

Michael Steven Bublé was born September 9, 1975 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. He is the son of a salmon fisherman.

From age 14, Bublé spent six years working during the summer as a commercial fisherman with his father and crewmates. Bublé described his work experience as "The most deadly physical work I’ll ever know in my lifetime. We’d be gone for two, sometimes three months at a time.

According to an Oprah Winfrey interview in October 2009, Bublé dreamed of becoming a famous singer since age two. Bublé's interest in jazz music began around age five when his family played Bing Crosby's White Christmas album.

Bublé also was passionate for ice hockey and wanted to become a professional ice hockey player for the Vancouver Canucks growing up, but believed he was not good enough. Instead, he focused on music.

At the age of 18, Bublé entered a local talent contest and won. But after winning, he was disqualified by organizer Bev Delich because he was underage. After that, Delich entered Bublé in the Canadian Youth Talent Search, which he won. Following that win, Bublé asked Delich to be his manager.

Delich signed on and represented Bublé for the next seven not-so-fruitful years. Bublé would do every gig imaginable, including talent shows, conventions, cruise ships, malls, hotel lounges, bars, clubs, corporate gigs, musical revues, singing telegrams, and even the occasional singing Santa Claus gig.

Bublé went on to win several major awards, including three Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards. His first album reached the top ten in Canada and the UK. He found a worldwide audience with his 2005 album It's Time, and his 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible which reached number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, the UK Albums Chart, the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart, the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and several European charts.

Bublé's 2009 album Crazy Love debuted at number one on the U.S. 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, titled Christmas, was in first place on the Billboard 200 for the final four weeks of 2011 and the first week of 2012, totaling five weeks atop the chart, it also made the Top 5 in the United Kingdom. Christmas became his third-consecutive number-one album on the chart.

His latest album, To Be Loved, was a big success, released in April 2013 it was preceded by the release of the lead single and original composition "It's a Beautiful Day.” "Close Your Eyes" followed and "After You" featuring Bryan Adams came out in late-September 2013.
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