Michael Buble was born September 9, 1975 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. He was raised in nearby Vancouver, British Columbia by his mother Amber. His father, Lewis, was a salmon fisher. He has two sisters, including younger sister Crystal Buble. The Italian-Canadian knew he wanted to be a singer from an early age. When he was 18 he entered a talent contest at a local bar and won. Unfortunately he was disqualified because he was under 19, however, a local publicist by the name of Beverly Delich was so impressed by Michael that she called him at home and told him to enter the British Columbia Youth Talent Search. He entered, and he won. Delich helped him record an independent CD.
In 1996 Michael scored the role of Elvis in a musical production called Red Rock Diner. He quickly made friends with a stage actress named Debbie Timuss. It wasn’t long before they fell in love and moved to Toronto. Buble’s album It’s Time is known to Buble as “Debbie’s album” as most of the songs on the album were written for her. The single “Home” was penned when Michael and Debbie had been apart for a long time to signify how he felt being with her again. The couple were engaged in December 2004, but called off the engagement a year later in November 2005. After the break-up, Buble wrote the sequel to “Home” which he effectively called “Lost”, which was about the end of his and Timuss’ relationship.
In 2000, Buble had not yet hit it big and was considering pursuing a career in television instead, but fate had other plans for him and he soon found himself singing at a Corporate gig, where he was discovered by Michael McSweeney, speech writer/ assistant, to former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Impressed by Michael, he gave Mulroney a copy of the CD. The next thing he knew it, Buble was scheduled to sing at Mulroney’s daughter’s wedding. It was at the wedding that he was introduced to music producer David Foster, and the rest is history.
By December of 2004, Buble’s self titled debut album had sold over three million records worldwide, going seven times platinum in Australia, three times platinum in Canada.
Buble currently holds a record at The Sydney Opera House for having the most tickets sell in one day. He sold out 11 shows that day alone.
On March 19, 2007 Buble’s self penned single “Everything” made the history of the Adult Contemporary Charts. It debuted at #3 and it is estimated it was played 300 times the first week, reaching nearly 5.2 million listeners. This song was written about Emily Blunt, Michael’s new love interest. They met in 2005 backstage at one of his concerts and hit it off. The couple were together 3 years, before ending their relationship in 2008
Buble has continued to wow audiences everywhere with his jazzy voice. He has won numerous awards over the years in many countries and will surely continue to achieve greater success in the years to come.