Doing a Jazz Week without including Michael Bublé would be like a strawberry cake without strawberrys. The Canadian singer born 9 September, 1975 in Burnaby has won several awards, including Grammys and multiple Juno Awards. 

One of the biggest sellers of all time with more than 20 million albums worldwide. Her latest record, Crazy Love, (released October 9, 2009) opened atop the Billboard 200 chart with 132,000 copies, giving the singer his second No. 1 album, it has sold 3,338,000 copies so far. It has since spent 12 weeks in the top 10 and is certified 3× platinum.

 The son of a salmon fisherman and the grandson of a plumber, it's not a surprise he has a good voice. You know, the good singers are always the one you less expect. His first singing engagements were in nightclubs at the age of 16 and by the age of 18 he was already a talent show master. He later acted in some movies no worth mentioning.

In 2000, Bublé's career breakthrough came from a surprising chain of events. Michael McSweeney saw Bublé's performance at a business party and received a copy of Bublé’s self-financed independent album . McSweeney, an aide to former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, showed the album to Mulroney and his wife. Subsequently, Bublé was invited to sing at the wedding of Mulroney's daughter Caroline, where he sang Bobby Darin's "Mack the Knife". At the wedding, Bublé was introduced to David Foster, a multi-Grammy Award winning producer and record executive. Initially, Foster was reluctant to sign Bublé to his 143 Records label because he “didn’t know how to market this kind of music.”  Bublé moved to Los Angeles for a brief period, with his agent, to convince Foster to sign him. Eventually, Foster agreed to produce an album for him if he raised $500,000 to cover the costs of the production, which Bublé did. Foster ended up covering the costs of production in the end under his label, with no assurances of support from Warner Brothers, and after Bublé received the personal stamp of approval and support of Foster's friend Paul Anka. After David Foster agreed to produce Bublé’s debut album, Bruce Allen, who Bublé had pursued for years to be his manager, also signed Bublé.

And Michael proved wrong Foster's initial thought. He is one of the most loved jazz singers and he continues to impress us with his amazing vocals.


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