On this date, September 9, 1975, Michael Bublé was born. Michael has become one of the biggest entertainers of our time by crooning jazz and pop hits. He’s gone multi-platinum all over the world, and his success continues. Do you have a favorite Michael Bublé song?
Michael grew up near Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada. His grandfather was influential in getting young Michael hooked on swing music by playing him old jazz standards regularly.
Michael’s grandfather would offer free plumbing services to any musicians willing to let Michael sing on stage for a few songs! Once the Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney, discovered Michael’s music, he received his big break.
His self-titled debut came out on February 12, 2003, and since then, he’s never looked back. After the album was certified multi-platinum, he was a sensation who surprised everyone with his throwback vocal style.
Michael has traveled the world more than a dozen times on tour. His album ‘It’s Time’ contained the number 1 hit ‘Home,’ which was written by Michael. The album remained on the Billboard Traditional Jazz Albums chart for two years and held the number 1 spot for 80 weeks!
Michael has countless awards to go along with his sell-out tours. His vocal ability has been compared to the greats like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. He is often accompanied by a big band in the style of 40s and 50s singers.
While Michael notably sold over 75 million records worldwide, he can also be celebrated for keeping Big Band music in the spotlight during the 2000s. His appeal as an artist has made songs from the 30s, 40s, and 50s relevant for the next generation.