A Father's Voice
Health Today Malaysia|June 2019

Michael Bublé is arguably one of the best performers of our time. Through his career, he has touched the hearts of millions by bringing old forgotten tunes back to life, and putting his own modern spin on them. This Father’s Day, we explore Bublé’s other voice, which is that of a father; and we get to know the heartwrenching journey he took supporting his young son through cancer.

Hannah May-lee Wong

Jazz swinger and old-tune singer, Michael Bublé is a Grammy Award-winning music artist with a career spanning more than 15 years. He possesses a timeless, buttery smooth voice that is so unique, it can only be regarded as a gift meant for stardom. It’s no surprise that Bublé took the express route and found major success since his debut album released in 2003. It was a feat which propelled him into international fame and earned him countless awards from then forward.

FROM THE SEA TO THE MICROPHONE

Perhaps partially due to his polished and refined vocal stylings, some may find it hard to believe that Michael was the son of a fisherman; he even worked as a commercial fisherman during summer breaks when he was a teenager. He was born in Canada in 1975 to mother, Amber, and father, Lewis Bublé (a salmon fisherman). He grew up with two younger sisters, Brandee and Crystal—both of whom he is very close to.

From a very young age, Michael aspired to be a recording artist. He knew his voice was something special and was determined to make it a career for himself. He joined and won various singing competitions in his home country Canada, and in the early 2000s, he got a deal to work with David Foster (one of the most well-known music producers in the world). Shortly after, his first album titled Michael Bublé was released—it was a phenomenal success, and the rest was history.

AND ALL THAT JAZZ

Michael grew up listening to jazz music, a genre which was introduced to him by his grandfather. The influence from the close relationship Michael had with his grandfather, translated into a marvelous career for Michael, covering old songs in a way that would appeal to the masses of all ages. He has covered some of the best-known tunes of the golden era of music, such as “The Way You Look Tonight”, “For Once in My Life” and “Save the Last Dance for Me”.

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