Michael Buble. biography
Singer Michael Steven Bublé was born on September 9, 1975, in Burnaby, British Columbia, and first discovered his passion for soul and classic jazz music with the help of the records of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Stevie Wonder.
At the age of 17, Bublé entered into his first singing competition and won, but was later disqualified by the competition’s organizer Beverly Delich, in part of him being too young. Seeing that he was extremely talented, Delich became Bublé’s manager and helped him record his first independent album.
Bublé made his on-screen debut in the TV series Death Game (1996) followed by two unaccredited appearances on The X-Files (1996) and a national televised performance in the award-winning documentary Big Band Boom! (1997). Bublé then began honing his on-screen presence as a regular guest on the Canadian talk program Vicki Gabereau Show, which provided the singer with much needed exposure.
In 2000, Bublé received his big break when Michael McSweeney, the former aide to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, showed Bublé’s independent album to Mulroney and his wife who in turn asked Bublé to sing at their daughter’s wedding. Once there, the rising star met Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster and quickly formed a working relationship that later manifested into a record deal under 143 Records label.
Bublé eventually moved to Los Angeles to work on his debut album Michael Bublé, which featured his unique style of old classics infused with pop. The album was released in 2003, and reached the top of the charts worldwide. The following year, Bublé was named Best New Talent at the Juno Awards.
In 2005, Bublé found even more success after releasing his follow-up album It’s Time, which sold more than five million copies around the world and featured the No. 1 single “Home.”
Bublé’s third album Call Me Irresponsible (2007) debuted at No. 3 on the Canadian charts and sold over 18 million copies worldwide. The album’s success resulted in two Grammy nominations, his first Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album as well as five Juno nominations and a Juno award.
On October 9, 2009, Bublé dropped his fourth studio album Crazy Love, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It was then re-released in 2010, and resulted in a Grammy win for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards. Additionally, Bublé released his fifth album Christmas (2012) and received many awards, including a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
Bublé is currently planning on releasing his sixth studio album in 2013.
Michael Bublé Girlfriend & Dating History Timeline
1996 – November 2005
After co-starring together in the musical Red Rock Diner (1996), Bublé and Debbie Timuss began dating. They went on to co-star in Forever Swing (1998) and get engaged right before the time that Bublé’s career was gaining momentum. The singer used Debbie as inspiration in many of his songs, including his hit single “Home.” The engagement was later called off in November 2005, and was yet another inspiration for his hit song “Lost.”
2005 – July 2008
Bublé and actress Emily Blunt first met at Australia’s Logie Awards in 2005, and further explored their association at his Los Angeles concert before starting a true relationship. The two, however, broke up in part of Bublé regret for making their relationship so public.
February 2009 – Present
According to reports, Buble and Argentine actress, model Luisana Lopilato began dating in 2009, after meeting at his record label’s party in Buenos Aires. The two quickly fell in love and were engaged by November of that same year. On March 31, 2011, the couple tied the knot.