If you love Michael Bublé, there is one person you can thank -- his grandfather! He was instrumental in helping Michael find his talents as a young child, and getting his career started. After being inspired by his grandfather's music collection, Michael decided at an early age that he wanted to sing. His grandfather encouraged him to pursue his passion, and even traded his plumbing services so Michael could get time to perform on stage and pay for singing lessons. It paid off, and a young Michael began winning talent shows and soon found a manager.
Michael originally found work in every possible place. He performed in malls, on cruise ships, hotel lounges, conventions, and more -- but didn't get his big break. At 25 years old, he was about to give up and pursue a different career when he met a music producer named David Foster. It took some convincing, but eventually David decided to produce Michael's debut album.
When the self-titled album "Michael Bublé" was released, it went to the Top 50 of the Billboard 200, and made it to the Top 10 in several countries. After a major publicity campaign and tour, Michael released his second album, "It's Time." in 2005 -- to much greater success. It went to the Top 10 of the Billboard 200, and spent 104 weeks on the Billboard Top Jazz Charts, with a record-breaking 78 weeks in the #1 spot.
His third album garnered even more success, and even won him a Grammy Award. Now he's going to try to top that with his latest album, "Crazy Love." It debuted at #1 and has already been certified platinum.