Michael Bublé

Active - 2000 - 2012  |   Born - Sep 9, 1975 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada  |   Genres - Music [nf]

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  • 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.