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Michael Bublé Biography

Birth Name:
Michael Steven Bublé
Birth Place:
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Profession
Singer, actor, songwriter

Fast Facts

  • Holds dual Canadian-Italian citizenship
  • Won first prize in the Canadian Youth Talent Search at age 17
  • Early in his career, his grandfather, who was a plumber, bartered his plumbing work to Vancouver musicians if they'd let Bublé get up on stage and sing a few songs with them
  • Appeared in the 2000 film Duets as a karaoke singer
  • Big break occurred singing at the wedding of Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's daughter
  • At the reception Mulroney introduced Bublé to producer and Warner Brothers executive David Foster, who gave him his start in the business
  • His 2003 debut album Michael Bublé achieved double platinum sales and was #1 in Canada
  • Sang a duet with host Katie Couric on NBC's Today Show on Valentine's Day in 2003
  • Won the 2004 Juno Award for New Artist of the Year
  • While touring Italy, he brought his Italian-born grandfather with him, bringing him up on stage every night
  • Participated in the torch relay leading up to the Olympic games in Vancouver in 2010

Awards

  • 2000Genie Awards-Best Achievement in Music/Original Song: nominated

Relationships