Canadian singer Michael Bublé may not be Justin Bieber, but he could be considered his equivalent for the previous generation. Michael Bublé is one of Canada’s most successful singers of all time – he has sold a grand total of 55 million records worldwide. Bublé is not only an extravagantly talented singer-songwriter/producer, he is also a successful actor. The Canadian talent has 4 Grammy awards and 12 Juno awards. Bublé remains a legend amongst millions, and his career shows no signs of fizzling out anytime soon.
Michael Bublé Net Worth – $150 Million
Mainstream singers like Michael Bublé are known to pull insane in amounts of money every year. Touring, album/single sales, merchandise, and sponsorships net the Canadian singer an average 45.5 million dollars per year. Since his rise to fame in 2003 after the release of his first album, Bublé has been raking in millions each year. In order to a secure a spot with the world’s musical elite, he has been giving it 100% since his teenage years. Such dedication was undoubtedly the reason he blew up so suddenly.
How Did Michael Bublé earn his Money and Wealth?
Michael Bublé was born on the 9th of September in 1975 to parents Lewis and Amber Bublé. Lewis was a salmon fisherman who was often hard at work out at sea, while Amber took care of Michael and his younger sisters Crystal and Brandee. Bublé’s grandfather, Demetrio Santaga also took care of him for much of his young life – he would eventually play a big role in his grandson’s singing career.
After first hearing him sing, Michael Bublé’s family began to encourage his musical pursuits. When Bublé turned 16, his grandfather offered his plumbing services to venues for free in exchange for letting his grandson perform. Bublé scored many gigs with his grandfather’s assistance, and it wasn’t long before he was landing gigs by virtue of his own talent. He also began recording his first independent album around this time.
Bublé made his television debut in 1997 in the Bravo documentary Bid Band Boom. He also became a regular guest on famed Canadian TV/radio Vicki Gabereau’s talk show that same year. One fateful day in 1997 when the program ran live, Bublé was asked to fill in the musical guest position after the scheduled act failed to show. Michael McSweeney first noticed Micahel Bublé in 2000. The singer was then introduced to Grammy award-winning producer David Foster, who quickly began to work out a record deal with Bublé.
On February 11th, 2003, Michael Bublé released his self-titled first album under 143 and Reprise Records. The album quickly reached the Top 10 in multiple countries. It peaked at number one in Australia. It also peaked at number 50 on the Billboard 200 in the United States. The singles “Kissing a Fool”, “Sway”, and “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” received the most acclaim.
Michael Bublé kicked off 2004 with the release of the album It’s Time. The album was even more successful than his debut. It’s Time sold 5 million copies worldwide and remained on the Billboard Jazz Charts for 2 years. The single “Home” peaked at #1 in 10 countries, including Bublé’s home country of Canada.
After spending several years enjoying the success of It’s Time, Michael Bublé released his third album Call Me Irresponsible in 2007. The album debuted at number 3 on Canadian charts. The song “Lost”, which Bublé wrote with his then-girlfriend Emily Blunt was a fan favorite. By the end 2008, Bublé had sold a career total of 18 million albums.
Following brief hiatus to focus on minor acting roles and the purchase of a hockey team, Bublé released the album, Crazy Love. The singer then released the album Special Delivery in 2010, followed by a Christmas album. In 2013, Bublé released To Be Loved. Although To Be Loved was less successful compared to Bublé’s other releases, it has sold 4.5 million copies to date.
In 2016, Michael Bublé released the album Nobody But Me. It features 3 original songs, the others covers. That same year, Bublé also released his own fragrance line.
Michael Bublé Personal Life and FAQ
- How Old is Michael Bublé?
Bublé was born on September 9th, 1975, making him 42.
- Is Michael Bublé married? Does Michael Bublé have children?
Bublé married Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato in 2011. They have two sons: Noah (born 2013) and Elia (born 2016). Noah was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, but so far it is under control.
- Where does Michael Bublé live?
Bublé currently lives in Vancouver. He owns several mansions throughout Canada, including a recently completed project in Burnaby.