A Matter Of Time
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Michael Bublé can boast having five Canadian #1 albums to his name (that's a very specific boast) and we're here to give the inaugural chart-topping effort a special bit of shine. The 2005 full-length It's Time hit #1 in Canada (as well as Italy and Spain) and has snapped up platinum plaques galore across the globe. You'd think the 6x platinum status would give the album the distinction of being the Bublé album with the best domestic sales, but that honour goes to the diamond-certified holiday release Christmas. Speaking of sales surprises, even with 3.7 million copies sold in America, it wouldn't be until the arrival of 2007's Crazy Love that Bublé would reach the top of the Billboard 200.
Juno What I Mean
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Michael Bublé has an excellent track record at the Juno Awards. It's not hard to imagine him just calling up the award show ahead of time and saying "I'll have a handful of your prizes, please." Bublé has scored trophies galore at the Junos (like Best New Artist and Fan Choice) and his most impressive Juno haul arguably came in 2006 when he nabbed four of the most prestigious trophies going: Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (for It's Time), Single of the Year (for "Home") and Pop Album of the Year. The Burnaby born performer would go on to win the latter three awards once again at future ceremonies.
A New Holiday Tradition
It's not an easy gig standing out in the super crowded world of holiday specials, but Michael Bublé hasn't just survived, he's thrived. He's hosted four of these bad boys with guest stars like Barbra Streisand, Blake Shelton and Mariah Carey stopping by to join the fun. Seeing as this is a "moments" gallery, we'd like to give a special nod to the singer's technologically assisted duet with Bing Crosby from his second Christmas special. The two singers shared "White Christmas" in a sweethearted combo performance.
Michael At MSG
Michael Bublé's spectacular show at Madison Square Garden ranks as one of the most praised performances of the Canadian talent's career and the evening was thankfully recorded for the world to hear. Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden currently ranks as the definitive live Bublé album of the moment and earned the singer his second of four Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Grammys.
Going For Gold
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Michael Bublé represented Canada proudly at the 2010 Winter Olympics. No, he wasn't there as an athlete (we'd recognize a dude curling in a tux) but he was part of Vancouver's Closing Ceremony and knocked out a fantastic rendition of "The Maple Leaf Forever" complete with all the winking Canadian cultural cliche visual trimmings.
Live From New York... It's Michael Bublé!
Ever the capable entertainer, Michael Bublé both blended in and stood out during his pair of appearances on Saturday Night Live. Both go-arounds featured Bublé showcasing his comedic chops in the occasional sketch. We'd like to place a big glowing spotlight on the marvellously ridiculous "Hamm & Bublé" commercial where he and host Jon Hamm co-own restaurant focused on pork and champagne delicacies. "Every night at Hamm & Bublé, Mr. Michael Bublé will perform two shows. In the 8 PM show Michael is a ventriloquist. At 11 PM he does a one man show about William Faulkner," notes deranged bistro owner Jon Hamm.
The Many Sides Of Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé has his fair share of quality offerings in his videography, but the promo for "Hollywood" ranks as his most versatile bit of video work. In the clip, Bublé tries several different personas on for size. The arena-packing performer dives into such roles as 70s TV detective, fearless intergalactic traveller and even pop sensation Justin Bieber. Bublé and The Biebs have always come across ultra chummy so that homage was clearly all in good fun.
The Host With The Most (Non-Holiday Edition)
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As we noted earlier, Michael Bublé is quite a noteworthy guy when it comes to the Juno Awards. We've touched on his award collecting ability, but in 2013 he graced the stage as the host of the big Canadian music shindig. Bublé navigated his hosting duties with skill, charm and some reliably dapper wardrobe decisions. Sadly for the singer, he was beat out by pop juggernaut Justin Bieber for that year's Fan Choice Award.
This Man Knows The Way To Sesame Street
They don't just let anybody onto Sesame Street, you know. Michael Bublé unlocked the impressive career achievement of cameoing on the iconic kids program in 2014 in an appearance we're certain he's proud to show this off to his son Noah. Bublé sang the Sesame Street standard "Believe In Yourself" alongside Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Murray Monster. Considering the number of Muppets that have appeared on Bublé's specials, it was only fair of him to to return the favour.
Michael Bublé's never shy about expressing how much he loves being a dad. The proud pops even brought his son Noah along to hang out during a handful of his signature backstage cover requests. Click here to check out Noah in attendance alongside his father (and his band) as songs like "Tearin' Up My Heart," "Somebody" and "Love Me Tender" get the Bublé backstage treatment.