One Direction made a surprise appearance during Sunday night’s Juno Awards, a.k.a. the Canadian Grammys.
The adorable boy band helped host, crooner Michael Bublé, introduce the “Call Me Maybe” singer from Manchester via satellite. Bublé feigned some nerves as he bantered with Liam, Niall, Zayn, Harry and Louis, asking the boys if they liked stuff. If I were Bublé, I would’ve asked them if they like cheese.
After that adorable introduction, Jepsen went on to perform a medley of her songs. She went on to pick up three JUNO awards, including Single of the Year (for “Call Me Maybe,” naturally) and Album of the Year for her sophomore album Kiss. Kiss also landed Jepsen the Pop Album of the Year award during the pre-broadcast gala.
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Jimmy Fallon makes us laugh, Shia LaBeof shows us his abs, and Kris Jenner makes a sex tape.
HIT: Fallon, Timberlake and Carell make us laugh
When these three get together, it’s nothing but laughs. Carell and Timberlake pose as salesmen with fake arms and who’ve names their suits after former ‘N Syanc members Lance Bass and Joey Fatone. Justin also makes some refernces to his song Suit & Tie . Brilliant.
MISS: Kris Jenner Sex Tape
Okay ew, eww, ewww! Like mother, like daughter. Kim isn’t the only one who’s showing off her assets on-screen. According to Enquirer‘s source, ”Kris was talking about how liberating it was to be filmed having sex and how it was a turn-on to watch herself with her lover.” Kris you better go back and burn that tape. Ain’t nobody wanna see that!
HIT: Shia LaBeouf’s hot abs
You’ve heard him sing some of your favourite holiday classics on his album Christmas, but now you can hear Canadian crooner Michael Buble like you’ve never heard him before. His new album There’s No Place Like Hum For The Holidays features the singer HUMMING all the Christmas classics, including “Let It Snow,” “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells.”
The album also features Dave Matthews with Buble humming along to “The Little Drummer Boy.” If the album doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, the ad certainly will. Buble skis, walks through a winter wonderland and sips hot cocoa in front of a high tech green screen.
You can purchase the album for the low cost of $25, except not really because it was all a spoof for Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night talk show. One thing is for sure. Buble has a wicked sense of humour.
Watch it here
Tony Bennett’s comeback season has been luring for several years, it continues to reign with his John Mayer collaboration on “One For My Baby (And One More for the Road)”
It’s a tasteful cover of a classic, but what is most fascinating is their mutual love and respect for the music and eachother. The clip is a part of Bennett’s upcoming DVD special that also features his duets with Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson, Michael Buble and many others.
Bennett’s follow up to his triple-Grammy winning “Duets I” album is closer to his jazz and classic repertoire and also features one of the last recordings and music videos from Amy Winehouse, “Body and Soul,” before her death on July 23, 2011. It has plenty of surprises like Lady Gaga taking on “The Lady is a Tramp.”
“Duets II: The Great Performance” DVD is set for release on March 6.
Last night’s Saturday Night Live was brilliantly hosted by alumni Jimmy Fallon and the musical guest was Michael Buble. There was a handful of holiday skits, but one of the standouts was definitely a hit.
In this hilarious promotional skit for ‘Michael Buble’s Christmas Duets’, the Canadian boy festives up with a pop-locking Justin Bieber, an overly humbled Taylor Swift, an auto-tuned Kanye West. Other spoofs by Jimmy Fallon and the SNL cast included Sting, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Russell Brand, American Idol’s Scotty McCreery and a barely recognizable Lady GaGa.
Buble is currently sitting comfortably on top of the American and Canadian Billboard charts and is reportedly on its way to being the second-highest selling album of this year. With 1.52 million copies sold in the States (after seven weeks) it is already the fourth biggest selling album of the year, according to Nielson SoundScan. It is expected to face some competition when it nears Adele’s “21″ that hit 5 million copies.
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She’s been on a stampede of success over the past few weeks – named one of Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating People of the Year, shot down a few more divorce and pregnancy rumours, won a few American Music Awards,sported a new haircut and oh, nominated for a handful of Grammy awards. Then the singer-turned-host dawned the seemingly haunting deed of hosting Saturday Night Live. At first, she seemed insanely nervous during her opening monologue as she impersonated the Rockefeller Christmas tree, but her sexual tension with Kristen Wiig brought it back around.
Earlier this week, Perry took a break from rehearsals to talk about the experience. “It’s fun on the outside, and on the inside it’s a lot more hard work than I can ever imagine. So it’s nerve wracking but I always love a challenge and this is something new, so it’s challenging but I’m up for it. And if I completely embarrass myself, I’ll just stick to music. I’ll fall back on that.”
And that’s exactly what happened. Perry appeared through at least nine sketches where she parodied Christina Aguilera, recent musical guest Florence Welch, Pippa Middleton and herself on a Finnish talk show. Her renditions of the above-mentioned music stars were flawless. But, be sure to check out her digital short with Andy Samberg, Matt Damon and Val Kilmer.
SNL-alum and Late Night star Jimmy Fallon hosts next weekend with musical guest, Michael Buble.
Canada’s not only a leader in premium maple syrup and the most tender, crispiest back bacon, we’re masters of the Billboard music scene.
According to the Billboard Hot 200 Charts, four of the top five positions on the Billboard Chart are held by Canadians. Not too shabby for a country that repeatedly gets made fun of for “being too nice”. It’s a-boot time Americans paid more attention to our fine exports.
Michael Buble’s “Christmas” album reigns in the top spot. Justin Bieber’s “Under the Mistletoe” is in third place. Drake’s “Take Care” is holding steady at four while Nickelback rounds out the top 5 with “Here and Now”.
Ah, if it weren’t for Adele maybe we could have finally had all top 5 positions to a Canuck. She’s interrupting the Canadian flow by being in second place with “21″.
Such achievement has never been made by Canadians. Canadian broadcaster Alan Cross commented on this phenomenon, saying, “earlier this year I think there were three in the top ten, but never four in the top five. Canadians continue to punch above their weight.”
Let’s hope this Canadian momentum will last enough to take us in to the new year.
‘Tis the season to be jolly – especially for Michael Buble!
After four weeks on the charts, Michael Buble’s newly released holiday album, Christmas, has finally made it to No. 1 with a running total of just under 237,000 sales. His chart-topping Christmas album marks his second No. 1 album on the UK charts. Congrats, Michael!
Fans can catch Buble on NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller on December 6 with his Christmas special, ”A Michael Buble Christmas,” where he will be joined by Justin Bieber, Cee Lo Green, Kellie Pickler, and more, in what is his first Christmas show hosting gig.
And now, to get in the Christmas spirit, I leave you with both Michael and Justin’s renditions of the classic, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” Enjoy!
“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” – Michael Buble
“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” – Justin Bieber
TMZ reports that the burglars covered up security cameras and cut the lines to the alarm system.
After learning about the burglary, Luisana told local reporters, “I will not let this ruin the happiest day of my life.”
Sorry ladies – Michael Bublé is off the market. Star Magazine is reporting that the Canadian crooner proposed to his 22 year old Argentinian girlfriend over the holidays and she said yes. Luisana Lopilata is an actress who stars in a Argentine TV soap opera. The two met at a concert in Buenos Aries during November 2008.
“He proposed in Argentina, in front of Lu’s whole family,” a close pal tells Star. “They both cried — they’re ecstatic.”
Michael Buble’s home province of British Columbia is tipping its hat to the Canadian crooner.
The Burnaby native, who has won a Grammy and several Juno awards, was among 10 people named to the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
Other 2009 inductees include television and film veterans Nicholas Campbell (“Naked Lunch,” “Da Vinci’s Inquest”) and Gabrielle Rose (“The Sweet Hereafter”), as well as Terry McBride, founder and CEO of Nettwerk Music Group, the label that represents Sarah McLachlan and The Barenaked Ladies.
It seems that Michael Bublé and girlfriend Emily Blunt have gone their separate ways, reports E! News.
According to Bublé’s rep, the Canadian singer and the “Devil Wears Prada” actress have ended their three year relationship.
“Michael and Emily are no longer together as a couple, but they remain friends,” said Bublé publicist Liz Rosenberg.
Blunt met Bublé backstage after one of his concerts back in 2005 and the singer even penned the song “Everything” for Blunt. The pair also purchased a home in Vancouver.
“It was kind of love at first sight, but for a long time I thought it was infatuation,” he told Australia’s Sunday Mail in May. “But it wasn’t. It was love.”
Leslie Feist came, saw and conquered at this year’s Junos.
The Toronto-based, Calgary-born singing sensation known simply as Feist, walked away with awards in all five categories she was nominated- including the coveted album of the year.
“I am a soft and sucky person, and I would be soft if it wasn’t for my human shields,” the singer said just before thanking her label, her producers and her band.
Feist took home single of the year, the first award of the night, for 1 2 3 4, the ditty that took the world by storm. Feist would be back on stage to accept a few more honours proving that the night was most definitely hers.
Feist may have beat out the best in Canadian music in her categories but others were honoured during the ceremony at Calgary’s Saddledome on Sunday night.
Homegrown host and international funnyman Russell Peters kicked off the night with a low blow joke aimed at Nickelback lead singer, Chad Kroeger. Peters ran on stage quipped that Kroeger was his limo driver as fans roared with laughter knowing the singer was recently found guilty of drunk driving.
The night went on to include some spectacular performances. Finger Eleven graced the staged with a powerful rendition of their song Paralyzer, opera singer Measha Brueggergosman honoured the late Oscar Peterson with two songs, and Anne Murray did a memorable duet with Jann Arden. The show wrapped up with R&B/Soul recording of the year winner Jully Black, singing her hit Seven Day Fool.
Other winners included Halifax indie band Wintersleep getting the new group of the year trophy as Blue Rodeo was named group of the year. The Juno fan choice award went to Michael Buble, who beat out Canadian legend Celine Dion for the nod. Dion was left empty-handed in all four of her nominations.
Michael Bublé added some serious hardware to his ever-expanding trophy collection at the fourth annual Canadian Smooth Jazz awards.
The Canadian singer took home awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and Best Original Composition for Everything. Bublé would get five jazz awards in total on Friday night at the gala held at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ont.
Nominee Alfie Zappacosta performed at the event as well as Warren Hill performing Gimme Love. Montreal’s Les Sabler also sung his hit Food Chain.
Jazz legend Diana Krall was honoured with the female vocalist trophy while performer Carol Welsma won Album of the Year.
Other winners included Randy Crawford for International Vocalist and Toronto’s Jesse Cook for Guitarist of the Year.
Feist, Michael Bublé and Finger Eleven will be among the performers at this year’s Juno awards.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, who organizes the annual celebration of Canadian music, unveiled the first slate of performers on Tuesday. Additional acts are expected to be revealed next Monday, a day before the nominees for the 2008 awards are announced.
“Having artists such as Feist, Finger Eleven and Michael Bublé perform on the same night will be an incredible experience for the fans and audiences watching worldwide,” said CARAS president Melanie Berry.
“What a great way to show off our homegrown talent.”
Feist previously won new artist of the year and best alternative album, for “Let It Die,” at the 2005 gala.
This year’s ceremony will honour broadcasting mogul Moses Znaimer and country singer Paul Brandt with the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award and the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, respectively.
The Junos are set to take place April 6 at Calgary’s Saddledome. In celebration, the city will host three days of festivities beginning April 4 and set to a “Wild West” theme.
He may be a powerhouse on stage, but outside of the spotlight Michael Bublé is still the same bashful boy from Vancouver.
“I’m still shy and nervous and insecure,” the crooner, 32, told The Canadian Press last Thursday. “I keep wondering when it’ll happen, and I don’t mean on stage because on stage I’m great but in my life, I keep wondering when I’ll walk into a room and not hunch and for when I won’t be insecure and for when I won’t be too loud to overcompensate for my insecurities,” he said.
“God gave me a real gift and that was to turn off the self-conscious switch on stage and honestly, I could be naked up there.”
With any luck, his confidence behind the mic will help him in front of a camera, as Bublé also said he has acting aspirations. His younger sister, Crystal, is already making the family proud in that genre: she was part of the Best Ensemble at the 1999 Phoenix Film Festival for her film Rollercoaster.
Bublé also announced the dates for the Canadian leg of his tour on Thursday, which will begin on January 10, 2008 in B.C.