Star Walk

Star Walk, Inducted 2009, Music
Biography
Michael Buble has certainly achieved worldwide success. The reception for his two 143/Reprise bestsellers, 2003's self-titled debut and 2005's multi-platinum follow-up It's Time, and Call Me Irresponsible all attest to the fan's love of Buble's interpretations of popular standards. Buble, whose spirit, humour and charisma once led the New York Times to call him "an entertainer who is completely at home on the stage" was first discovered by David Foster when he caught the aspiring star performing at the wedding of former Canadian Prime Minister's daughter. The son of a British Columbia-based salmon and herring fisherman, Buble spent the moths his parents were away with his music-loving Italian grandfather. Buble honed his skills as a showman through years of performing in hotel lounges and smoky bars - gigs his grandfather, a plumber, helped the underage singer secure by trading his plumbing services. By the time Foster met him in 2000, Buble was ready with a warm, engaging voice and unassailable taste in music. His debut album was an international smash, going Top Ten in the U.K. and Canada, and earning him his first Juno award for Best New Talent in 2004. The follow-up, It's Time, sold more than 5.5 million copies, and has remained on the Billboard Traditional Jazz charts for a staggering two years, and in the Number 1 slot for more than 80 weeks, an all-time record. Along with his passion for creating great music in the studio, performing on stage is pure paradise for Michael Buble....
Posted: Apr-9-2011