Michael Buble’s bestselling voice could soon be silent.
The crooner revealed in a recent interview that he was quitting the music industry in the wake of his young son’s battle with cancer. However, a representative for Buble later contradicted this, reportedly saying he was ‘definitely not’ retiring from music.
Retiring or not, Buble has been one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed artists of recent years. Here’s a look at his net worth as well as information about his career and possible retirement from the music industry.
Buble put his singing career on hold after his young son, Noah, was diagnosed with cancer
Who is Michael Buble?
Michael Buble is a singer, songwriter and record producer who’s sold millions of albums worldwide.
He was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada on September 9, 1975.
Buble expressed much interest in music in his youth, singing at nightclubs starting at just 16 years old.
His big break came in a unique way 2000 after an aide to former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney named Michael McSweeney saw one of Buble’s performances at a business party and obtained a copy of one of his independent albums. McSweeney showed the album to Mulroney, who invited him to sing at his daughter’s wedding where he met record producer David Foster, who eventually agreed to produce an album for him.
His debut album was released in February 2003 to critical and commercial success around the world, leading him to follow up with additional studio albums in 2005 and 2007.
His fourth studio album, Crazy Love, was released in October 2009 and peaked at number one in the U.S., UK and Canada, ultimately selling more than six million copies worldwide.
Buble later released his fifth studio album, To Be Loved, in April 2013 to more commercial and critical success throughout the world.
The singer took a hiatus from music after his young son Noah’s diagnosis with cancer at just three years old, though later announced that his next album, Love, will be released in November 2018.
How old is Michael Buble?
Michael Buble is 43 years old.
He was born on September 9, 1975.
Michael Buble first started singing in nightclubs in Canada when he was just 16 years old
What is Michael Buble’s net worth?
Michael Buble’s net worth is approximately $60 million (£45.6m), according to Celebrity Net Worth.
How does Michael Buble make his money?
Buble draws his impressive wealth from his successful music career, selling more than 75 million albums worldwide and producing hit singles like Haven’t Met You Yet, Everything and It’s a Beautiful Day.
Who is Michael Buble’s wife?
Buble’s wife is Luisana Lopilato, a model and actress from Argentina.
The couple married in Buenos Aires in March 2011 and have three children together: Noah, born in August 2013, Elias, born in January 2016 and Vida, born in July 2018.
Michael Buble songs
Over the course of his career, Buble has produced a number of hit songs that have sold millions of copies worldwide.
His debut single, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, was released in 2003 and peaked at number 22 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary Chart while he later released the Spider-Man Theme in 2004 for the hit movie, also being featured on his debut album.
In 2009, he truly broke through with his worldwide hit single Haven’t Met You Yet, which peaked at number 24 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and at number five on the UK Singles Chart and the Canadian Hot 100 in his native Canada.
Afterwards, he followed up with singles like It’s a Beautiful Day in 2013 and with a rendition of Baby, It’s Cold Outside with actress and singer Idina Menzel in 2014.
Some of Buble’s best-known songs include hits like Haven’t Met You Yet and It’s a Beautiful Day
Michael Buble quits music
In an October 13, 2018 interview with the Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine, Buble revealed his decision to apparently officially retire from music following his son Noah’s battle with liver cancer.
Noah, five, was diagnosed with cancer at just three years old. Though now in remission, the diagnosis completely changed the popular singer’s ‘perception of life,’ reportedly leading him to ultimately decide to quit the music industry permanently.
‘This is my last interview. I’m retiring from the business. I’ve made the perfect record and now I can leave at the very top,’ he said speaking of his upcoming album, Love, which will reportedly be his last.
The cancer diagnosis caused Buble to question his career in entertainment while he and his wife put their careers on hold so that their son could receive treatment for hepatoblastoma, a rare form of cancer that usually affects children three and younger.
His son’s diagnosis prompted Buble to examine his own career, ultimately leading him to conclude that his celebrity status was something that he didn’t want anymore.
‘I don’t have the stomach for it any more.
‘The celebrity narcissism. I started to crumble. But then I started to wonder why I wanted to do this in the first place.
‘I’d forgotten that it’s about souls connecting because I’d become so anxious. There were people in my business life saying, “If you hadn’t done this or that, or you’d written a better song, tickets might be selling quicker.”
‘I started to take all that on board. No one wanted to take any responsibility.
‘It was much easier for people to pass the buck to me because I was insecure enough already. I would digest it and say, “It’s my fault. I’m absolutely rubbish.”
‘It affected me and I started to think, “It’s all going to go. I’m going to lose everything.”
‘I was insecure. I’d been learning from my heroes for so many years, but even though I was learning with passion I was afraid I’d become a mere poor-quality photocopy of my heroes.
‘But when I came back from this terrible time I realised I’m not a mere photocopy. I’ve learned everything I can from them, taken it and found it in my own soul, my own voice, my own style and now no critic can take that away.
‘It needed clarifying. Now I’m just singing the music I love. Maybe when you let go, maybe that’s when it comes back to you. Like love,’ he said.
The diagnosis also helped Buble realize how ‘stupid’ he was to be fixated on ‘unimportant things’ in his life.
‘I was embarrassed by my ego, that it had allowed this insecurity,’ he added.
Buble admitted to being ’embarrassed’ by his ego after years of fame and success in music
To help rectify the situation, the singer said he had to: ‘… never read my name again in print, never read a review and I never have. I decided I’d never use social media again and I never have’.
Speaking of his upcoming album, Love, Buble says: ‘There are three reasons I wanted to do this album,’ he says.
‘One, because I felt a debt of gratitude, deeper than I can explain, to the millions of people all over the world who prayed for us and showed us compassion. That gave me faith in humanity.
‘Two, because I love music and feel I can continue the legacy of my idols. And three, because if the world was ending – not just my own personal hell but watching the political turmoil in America and watching Europe break up – there’s never a better time for music.’
His upcoming album, Love, will be released on Friday, November 16.