Buble almost quit the music
BANG Showbiz – December 19, 2021 / 4:37 PM | History: 355044
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Michael Buble almost walked away from music
Michael Bublé almost gave up his music career to become a journalist.
The 46-year-old singer nearly gave up on his music career in his mid-twenties because he wasn’t getting the success he dreamed of at the time.
The ‘I haven’t met you yet’ hitmaker said, “I did everything I could, hoping there would be that person or step.
“By the time I turned 25 or 26 it just wasn’t happening and I knew I was already past the age of maybe being signed because I wasn’t 21.
“I was in Toronto for work and I had no money to get home. I had this corporate gig and I was like, ‘OK, I’m going to do this gig.’
“It cost me about $4,000 which got me a flight home. I actually wanted to go back to Vancouver because I was going to school to do journalism.”
Michael thinks he would be suited to life as a music journalist.
The singer – who has sold over 75 million records worldwide – told the ‘And The Writer Is…’ podcast: “I had a lot of friends who were music journalists and I thought : ‘It could be good, I can be creative and talk to people about this job that I love’.”
Michael has previously explained that one of the major turning points in his career came when he was asked to appear on Michael Parkinson’s TV chat show.
However, he did not immediately understand the significance of the opportunity.
Asked about his defining moment, Michael explained: “I’m coming to London for my first showcase gig. One of the people from the record company came up to me with tears in his eyes and told me that I I had Parkinson’s disease. I thought that meant I was going to die – until she explained to me that I had been booked on the Michael Parkinson show.”