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Michael Buble - Jesus Christ, what a dork! He manages to sell albums?

I'm home sick today watching a L&O SVU marathon. On comes a commercial with a chunky, awkward- looking guy trying to look cool dressed retro, singing an awful song, and worse, attempting to dance. I thought it was a joke commercial of some kind, but no, it's a Target commercial for Michael Buble's latest album. I only know of him through DL. I'm shocked that he's some kind of a major recording artist. How?

by Anonymousreply 10012/17/2013

He has his fans! Like Mary Hamer, for instance.

by Anonymousreply 104/23/2013

I don't get how these guys make whole careers out of singing songs made famous by other people.

by Anonymousreply 204/23/2013

[quote]I'm shocked that he's some kind of a major recording artist. How?

Um, maybe because he can sing?

by Anonymousreply 304/23/2013

He's cute in the Russian Unicorn video:

by Anonymousreply 404/23/2013

He's a nice guy for keeping the FrankSinatra-Tony Bennett thing alive and he has more personality than Michael Feinstein but he's less of a stud than Harry Connick JR.

by Anonymousreply 504/23/2013

I watched some of a concert of his on tv once and it seemed like he was always on the verge of cracking up. So corny and odd.

by Anonymousreply 604/23/2013

He has a quick Wit and a surprisingly interesting personality as I Have seen on display after several appearances on The Graham Norton show over a window of a few years . . .

by Anonymousreply 704/23/2013

He sings on pitch and doesn't need Autotune. He'll never sing a duet with Taylor Swift.

by Anonymousreply 804/23/2013

He's the ultimate wet dream for fraus everywhere. Basically, a Canadian casino act who middle aged women find inexplicably attractive.

by Anonymousreply 904/23/2013

There's a nude pic of him floating around the internet. Apparently he's a big stoner and junk food junkie, the photo shows him crashed on his bed with a bloated belly and an ass that managed to be both sunken and fat at the same time. He sounds better recorded than live.

by Anonymousreply 1004/23/2013

I'm going looking.

by Anonymousreply 1104/23/2013

You're not gonna like it.

by Anonymousreply 1204/23/2013

He's got a really nice voice and arranger

by Anonymousreply 1304/23/2013

His video response to "Russian Unicorn" made me like him, though I'd never buy his music.

by Anonymousreply 1404/23/2013

Feeling Good.

by Anonymousreply 1504/23/2013

I'm a middle aged straight woman and I can't stand this guy. He has a shitty voice and is a Sinatra wannabe and yet he sells out concerts, sells tons of CDs and gets Grammy nominations.

And he's fugly!

I don't fucking get it at all!

by Anonymousreply 1604/23/2013

OP, you judged the singer by one single commercial. Well-respected and well-known people in the music industry has high praises for Buble, David Foster for instance. Do a little research and you will find out what little you know. Just the same, you will not like it when people judge you by one single post.

by Anonymousreply 1704/23/2013

Thanks R12. See what I mean, it's both fat and sunken with weird feminine hips. That's the longest ass crack I've ever seen. I see him now and all I can think of this picture.

by Anonymousreply 1804/23/2013

Who the fuck cares what he LOOKS like? He's a SINGER.

Oh, yah, I forgot.

In America we think Beyonce is the new Maria Callas, BECUZZA DAT ASS!

by Anonymousreply 1904/23/2013

Amen to not caring what he looks like, really, but he doesn't do much with what he has, meaning he doesn't project a stage presence I like much. Bland.

In singing he's slick and precise, but rather derivative. I can listen to him but he's not someone I can "hear." It's like he's imitating best practices of other people. Not that that's all bad - he's more like an old-fashioned band singer than a stand-alone talent. Like a PBS-fundraiser talent.

BUT it's his "sleeping" body and ass that got out, so if people comment on what his chubby round globules look like, it's his responsibility. Frank would have put a hit on the person leaking the pics.

by Anonymousreply 2004/23/2013

I was dragged to one of his concerts a few years ago - reluctantly, I might add. I knew his some of his music, but only his standards. Let me tell you, he was fantastic. Not just his singing, but the way he interacted with the crowd was unlike any concert I've been to before. At the conclusion of the concert he sang a final song sans microphone and projected to the back of the arena. Whoever posted that he'll never do a duet with Taylor Swift is right. He doesn't need autotune to sound good.

by Anonymousreply 2104/23/2013

He does know how to sing. But he's fat and has carb face.

by Anonymousreply 2204/23/2013

[quote]David Foster for instance.

Please. He's the biggest hack of them all.

by Anonymousreply 2304/23/2013

He's scary huge in the UK, I also don't get it. His new single is a note for note copy of one of his recent last hits Just Haven't Met You Yet, I was wondering why this old song was back on the radio.

He is pretty mediocre for one of those big band singers, I mean Connick Jr was never considered cool or successful. His love life is more interesting and I liked his SNL skit with Jon Hamm which felt like a rat pack revival.

by Anonymousreply 2404/23/2013

Rod Stewart croaks the same type of songs as Michael Buble, but Rod Stewart sounds like he's been taking voice lessons from Elaine Stritch. Buble has a smooth voice.

by Anonymousreply 2504/23/2013

I agree. Rod Stewart has a godawful voice and with that rasp was the worst possible choice to do the American songbook. Have no idea why it was so successful.

by Anonymousreply 2604/23/2013

I have 3 of Buble's c.d.'s. He has a great voice. He co-wrote this song, it's one of my favorites. Live from Abbey Road Studios in London:

by Anonymousreply 2704/23/2013

He's a cutie

by Anonymousreply 2804/23/2013

Another favorite original song:

by Anonymousreply 2904/23/2013

Not a fan, but I did feel bad for him when Emily Blunt got engaged to John Krasinski so soon after her break up with Buble. I heard he was really in love with her and she totally broke his heart.

by Anonymousreply 3005/06/2013

Those naked pictures don't look like him. The first is some blurry picture that could be anyone.

He can sing without autotune. He's a step up from most singers.

by Anonymousreply 3105/09/2013

Phenomenal talent. Love him and his music.

by Anonymousreply 3205/09/2013

I like his music, but yeah, he's a dork.

Did anyone see him on Chelsea Lately the other night? He came out doing this silly, nerdy walk (in an effort to be funny, I guess) and the interview was equally cringe-inducing. He has an alcohol problem and he's not nearly as funny as he thinks he is.

by Anonymousreply 3305/09/2013

[quote] I heard he was really in love with her and she totally broke his heart.

Did she break his heart before or after he cheated on her with numerous other women?

by Anonymousreply 3405/09/2013

There will always be a market for schmaltz. Some people just dont want to be challenged.

by Anonymousreply 3505/09/2013

He is the printed circuit version of Frank Sinatra. Perfect for our vapid, shallow, multi tasking times.

by Anonymousreply 3605/09/2013

Call me flyover, but he's just too edgy for me.

I don't get this album cover:

by Anonymousreply 3705/09/2013

Sexy hunk

by Anonymousreply 3805/09/2013

(R37) Lovely, darling. My breakfast is ruined.

by Anonymousreply 3905/09/2013

I agree with Steve (R7).

He's a blast on Graham Norton. Very clever and quick, and that is what makes him sexy.

I wish he's do an album of all original stuff and less covers.

by Anonymousreply 4005/09/2013

[quote] He has a quick Wit and a surprisingly interesting personality as I Have seen on display after several appearances on The Graham Norton show over a window of a few years . . .

Agree with R7. I wouldn't walk into the next room to hear him sing, but in interviews he can be surprisingly funny and quick and self-effacing.

by Anonymousreply 4105/09/2013

His phrasing gets on my nerves.

by Anonymousreply 4205/09/2013

Michael Buble was a guest on the Glenn Beck Show. That's all I need to know.

by Anonymousreply 4305/17/2013

So what? He's always been a huge supporter of gay rights and marriage equality. I am sure his PR firm signed him to appear, he's everywhere promoting his album on Fox on the BBC, NBC....

by Anonymousreply 4405/17/2013

I really liked him until I spent $15 on his shitty Christmas CD. What a disappointment.

by Anonymousreply 4505/17/2013

Buble's fans are 49% straight women, 50% gay guys and 1% straight men and he and his marketing people know it. We are his gravy train...

BTW loved that Christmas album and I could care less what you think of it...

by Anonymousreply 4605/17/2013

He's a Harry Connick Jr wanna be. And HCJr is a Frank Sinatra wanna be.

by Anonymousreply 4705/17/2013

I'm a lez who likes a lot of his songs. He's cute, too. Although his personality is grating to me, seems like he has a huge ego and can't ever contain it.

by Anonymousreply 4805/17/2013

R9 nailed it.

by Anonymousreply 4905/17/2013

Buble is a funny, self-deprecating person but a dreadful performer. The recording companies also tried to mold Connick in the Sinatra mode but the force of his N'awlins persona and terrific talent blew that apart. Buble's gifts, on the other hand, are mild, to say the least.

by Anonymousreply 5005/17/2013

His style may not be startlingly original but there is a huge untapped market out there of people crying out for songs with actual melodies and harmonies. He is also extremely charismatic and effective in concert. But dorky, yes.

by Anonymousreply 5105/17/2013

Michael Buble, Josh Groban and Russell Watson appeal to the over fifty, PBS pledge drive set.

by Anonymousreply 5205/30/2013

I love love love love his Christmas album.

I also adore this version he did of Ave Maria. It's so full of restrained emotion and warmth.

by Anonymousreply 5305/30/2013

I bought his Christmas album and another one, he is fine singer and you must obviously be an asshole, OP.

by Anonymousreply 5405/30/2013

He sells his music because he is an great singer in command of his gift. Better than Frank !!

by Anonymousreply 5505/30/2013

Anybody who thinks Buble is better than Sinatra is just, well, dumb. It's fine if you like him, but don't say that a mediocre artist is better than a great one. It makes you sound stupid.

by Anonymousreply 5605/30/2013

[quote] He sells his music because he is an great singer in command of his gift. Better than Frank !!

Shouldn't you be on iVillage trading potato salad recipes instead?

by Anonymousreply 5705/30/2013

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by Anonymousreply 5805/30/2013

Those nude pics (assuming they're even of him) were obviously taken by an ex or someone with the sole intention of selling them. That's a pretty dick move.

by Anonymousreply 5905/30/2013

Michael Buble is as straight as an arrow.

by Anonymousreply 6005/31/2013

Much better voice than Harry Connick Jr.

He is a crooner, a throwback to those singers, and he is good. He does not need autotune. I find it offensive to even talk about singers needing autotune, but I guess that is how bad things have gottne in popular music.

by Anonymousreply 6105/31/2013

She’s Got Him By The Bubles… Crooner Michael Buble Caught In X-Rated Sex Snaps Shock

Clean-cut Canadian crooner Michael Buble grins broadly as a woman slips her hand inside his trousers during a wild night out… before he became a global superstar.

The raunchy photos – taken in 2000 and obtained exclusively by — were snapped during a raucous evening of partying and are a far cry from Buble’s current status as a happily married new father.

Holding a cigarette in one hand, 38-year-old Buble chuckles cheekily as the woman slides her fingers through his zipper.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: She’s Got Him By The Bubles… Michael Buble Caught In X-Rated Sex Snaps Shock

In another X-rated shot, the three-time Grammy Award-winner is posing provocatively between the woman’s legs as two of his friends focus their attention on the her exposed breasts.

Another image shows the “Come Fly With Me” performer with his face buried in her cleavage.

A friend told how cheering pals encouraged the singer to get his hands on the shapely beauty after a booze cruise in the Canadian city of Vancouver.

PHOTOS: 10 Stars Involved In Nude Photo Scandals

The source recalled the orgiastic sex party, telling Radar: “Michael had split with a girlfriend a few months earlier and he went on a bit of a tear-up. He was nursing a broken heart.

“When we returned to this apartment things got out of hand. It stunned all of us at the time but then we started laughing. There was a lot of whistling and hooting.”

Said the witness: “There was no shame about it. Everyone even allowed photos to be taken!”

Buble — now married — has since become one of the world’s best-selling artists thanks to his brand of big band music.

He became a proud dad last month when his Argentinian model wife Luisana Lopilato, 26, gave birth to their son Noah.

PHOTOS: Betrayal! Nude Photos! Arrests & More: Teen Mom’s 20 Most Shocking Scandals

Bizarrely, Buble was snapped with a mini padlock on his fly as he stepped out in New York earlier this month — and later joked he was keeping his family jewels under lock and key because of his wife.

Joking about that stunt — it led to veteran television icon Barbara Walters, 83, declaring she wanted the key to Buble’s pants — the pal said: “Clearly his genitals have not always been under lock and key!”

“These photos are the exact opposite of the image that he has portrayed publicly for years,” the pal added.

“Michael has always been a ladies’ man. Prior to getting married to Luisana, he even dated a couple of strippers!”

PHOTOS: Stars’ Most Embarassing Moments

The star has previously admitted that he hated the image forced upon him by record bosses — and that he likes to party and smoke marijuana.

Buble once confessed: “I grew up in Vancouver, which has the best weed in the world. I don’t see anything wrong with relaxing with a joint.”

Soon after the racy photos were snapped, he managed to get his love life back on track, moving on to have relationships with singer and actress Debbie Timuss, Emily Blunt and Heather Fogarty, before marrying wife Luisana in 2011.

The friend told Radar: “I bet Michael has parked this memory in the back of his mind and hoped for years that [the photos] never emerged publicly.”

by Anonymousreply 6209/22/2013

I used to like him, but I think Harry Connick, Jr. does this type of music better. Plus, Buble comes across as a douchebag in his interviews.

by Anonymousreply 6309/22/2013

So, where are the uncensored pics?

by Anonymousreply 6409/22/2013

He's totally pro-gay so I'll give him a pass on any douchebagginess.

by Anonymousreply 6509/22/2013

He's a nice drunk guy. Who cares what he does in his free time

by Anonymousreply 6609/22/2013

Most housewives look at him and think, "He's rich and he's ugly, I might have a chance with him"

by Anonymousreply 6709/22/2013

Many years ago he did a free benefit for a gay center in Vancouver BC, thanks Michael.

by Anonymousreply 6809/22/2013

Mug hugger music.

by Anonymousreply 6909/22/2013

My friend was a frequent visitor to his fan message board and use to converse regularly with his girlfriend Emily who was a big presence on his board. Everyone on the board loved Emily. Then Emily Blunt hit really big in the states and still continued on the board. Then Michael got caught cheating on Emily and she dumped him. So many of the fans on that board got pissed off at him cause Emily left that they dumped him too, including my friend!

by Anonymousreply 7009/22/2013

Clay Aiken is much better. This is bootleg cellphone video. Listen through to the end.

by Anonymousreply 7109/22/2013

Kind of trashy for someone to release that to Radar. Those pics were 13-14 yrs back. Kind of hot though to see the his friends triple-team the ho in the pic.

by Anonymousreply 7209/22/2013

[quote]a Sinatra wannabe and yet he sells out concerts, sells tons of CDs and gets Grammy nominations. And he's fugly!

And we all know how Frank Sinatra was drop-dead gorgeous. That's so important when under consideration for a Grammy.

by Anonymousreply 7309/22/2013

I'm a big fan of the old-school crooners, but Buble is lacking something...he's the cubic zirconia version of Sinatra. I don't like him.

by Anonymousreply 7409/22/2013

I like his Christmas specials.

He harkens back to an earlier time.

I like him.

by Anonymousreply 7509/22/2013

Why do people nowadays make such a big deal about pop singers being able to sing in tune?

I think the standards have really fallen over the years. Conservatories churn out legions of classically trained singers every year who can not only sing in tune, but also without the aid of a microphone for several hours and no one thinks that's anything extraordinary.

A real talent in the field of pop music is someone who has a great voice, who writes great music and lyrics and can play an instrument. Those people ARE rare.

by Anonymousreply 7609/22/2013

[quote]I like his Christmas specials

Don't forget, the Kardashians are having a Christmas special this year. I can hardly wait to hear them sing like the King Sisters on their annual Christmas show.

by Anonymousreply 7709/22/2013

r16 said it best. Isn't he also very right-wing? Anyone know?

by Anonymousreply 7809/22/2013

Wow. I started this thread in the spring. Didn't realize it had grown past the first week.

by Anonymousreply 7909/22/2013

He's no Christopher Cross

by Anonymousreply 8009/22/2013

He's no P Diddy, that's for sure!

by Anonymousreply 8109/22/2013

He is basically the personification of muzak. Zero musicianship at all, pleasant background noise at best.

by Anonymousreply 8209/22/2013

There's always major talent like Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, and Taylor Swift to fill the void left by Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, and Patsy Cline.

by Anonymousreply 8309/22/2013

Christopher Cross. Really timely references you people have here.

by Anonymousreply 8409/22/2013


by Anonymousreply 8509/22/2013

It won't be long before he appears on PBS during pledge drive.

by Anonymousreply 8609/23/2013


by Anonymousreply 8709/23/2013

Sinatra couldn't sing for years - he should have given up performing but I guess he needed the money. Buble has done better than Sinatra, better than Crosby, his voice is better and he shows more respect to his fans. Maybe he isn't as original as you'd like, but neither Sinatra or Crosby had anything original to present in the last 40 years of either man's career.

by Anonymousreply 8809/23/2013

R86, all the great singers are on PBS including Buble and Clay Aiken.

by Anonymousreply 8909/23/2013

I think he's cute.

by Anonymousreply 9009/23/2013

That's the point r84. To bring out someone totally forgotten.

by Anonymousreply 9109/23/2013

It has to suck knowing that no matter what he does, Harry Connick will always do it a thousand times better.

by Anonymousreply 9211/01/2013

He's got a great voice for that "crooner" genre. Last year he came out with a really terrific Christmas CD.

When you get to know him, you will find that he has a great deal of talent.

by Anonymousreply 9311/01/2013

After seeing those photos of Buble with the groupie and his entourage, Led Zeppelin should thank their lucky stars there were no cell phone cameras back in the day.

Many years ago, an female acquaintance dated one of Zep's publicists, she was told to never ever bring a camera to any private Zeppelin event she attended with the boyfriend.

One time she actually went away on vacation with her boyfriend to a resort where they joined Bad Company and Zeppelin.

There weren't any groupies around, especially as the bands were with their wives and longtime live-in girlfriends, but the bands did not want photos of their family vacations to be be sold to music publications.

It was a different world back then, today, celebs can't even scratch their asses in public!

by Anonymousreply 9411/01/2013

How old are you, R94?

by Anonymousreply 9511/02/2013

I don't know if he's a freeper, but he appeared on Glenn Beck's show multiple times. Lending far-right Beck credibility like that is enough for me to hate him.

by Anonymousreply 9611/02/2013

Michael Buble landed a very beautiful wife.

star in show business equals being able to land a gorgeous wife.

by Anonymousreply 9711/02/2013

Michael Buble is now a dad, a fact that he is using to win sympathy from the Today Show's haustrau audience. He also has another Christmas special this week, on NBC (of course).

by Anonymousreply 9812/17/2013

[bold][italic]I'm not surprised.

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by Anonymousreply 9912/17/2013
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