Michael Bublé (pronounced Boo-Blay) is a Canadian
Jazz/Big Band singer and occasional actor from Burnaby, B.C. Buble is known for his easy-listening covers of popular jazz standards from the Sinatra-era, which he gives a contemporary touch. He's won 7 Junos and 2 Grammys. He sang the Spider-Man
theme played during the end credits of Spider-Man 2
. You might recognize him for his Canada, Eh?
performance during the 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremonies. Jazz afficianodos are not often fans, as they feel Buble's takes on classic songs aren't purist enough, but he's won over large audiences as much with his boyish good looks, laidback charm and sense of humour as with his singing.
He is also the among the main reasons why many Canadians are willing to close an eye to the success and influence of Justin Bieber
(and maybe even Céline Dion
He also appears to have a great sense of humor. His song Haven't Met You Yet
was parodied by Bad Lip Reading
. He likes
it, calling BLR "evil geniuses" and saying it was his new favorite song. He also made a brief cameo on an episode of Corner Gas
for the purposes of one gag, and had an entire SNL skit about him working with other pop stars.
- First Dance - 1996
- Babalu - 2001
- Dream - 2002
- Totally Bublé - 2003
- Michael Bublé - 2003
- It's Time - 2005
- Call Me Irresponsible - 2007
- Crazy Love - 2009
- Christmas - 2011
- To Be Loved - 2013
- Come Fly with Me - 2004
- Caught in the Act - 2005
- Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden - 2009
- Totally Bublé - 2003
- Let It Snow - 2003
- With Love - 2006
- Michael Bublé: Live in Concert (2004)
- It's Time Tour (2005–06)
- Irresponsible Tour (2007–08)
- Crazy Love Tour (2010–12)
- Auto-Tune: In the more traditional sense, that is to correct one or two off-pitch notes on short notice. He's made it quite clear that he can sing without it.
- Breakup Song: "It's a Beautiful Day." Possibly one of the most upbeat breakup songs ever
- Cover Version: The Significant majority of his work, he does however write one or two songs on any album after "It's Time".
- Canada, Eh?: A wonderful bit of stereotyping made real: while on a tour of the UK, he played some ice hockey with some professional British ice hockey players, and turned out to be better than all of them at it.
- Christmas Songs: On his Christmas album and his Let It Snow EP.
- Dream Team: For Canadians and Justin Bieber fans his feature on his Christmas special was this.
- Keet: The vast majority of his songs are upbeat, cheerful, and energetic.
- Love Nostalgia Song: Many, many of his songs have this element like "Home".
- Lyrical Dissonance: "It's a Beautiful Day" is about how great life is now that the girl he's singing to is gone. Featuring such lovely lyrics as, "I'm so glad you were The One That Got Away!"
- Power Ballad: except change Guitars to Big Band elements. This is most of his songs, especialy his Christmas album.
- Rearrange the Song: In 2012, Blake Shelton (who covered Bublé's "Home" in 2008) asked Bublé if he would rewrite the song with more Christmas-themed lyrics. He agreed, and even cut it with Shelton on the latter's Christmas album Cheers, It's Christmas.
- Self-Deprecation: His cameo on Corner Gas.
- Self-Titled Album: Debut major release
- Shout-Out: Several to James Bond, such as "Feelin' Good," "Cry Me A River" and the intro to "Georgia On My Mind."
- Silly Love Songs: Many, many of his songs are romantic.
- The Band Minus the Face: His backing band performs as The Boathouse All-Stars.