Michael McSweeney, an aide to former Prime MinisterBrian Mulroney, saw Bublé’s performance at a business party and received a copy of Bublé’s self-financed independent album. McSweeney showed the album to Mulroney and his wife. Bublé subsequently was invited to sing at the wedding of Mulroney’s daughter, Caroline, where he sang Kurt Weill‘s “Mack the Knife“. At the wedding Bublé was introduced to David Foster, a multi-Grammy-Award-winning producer and record executive who previously had worked with artists such as Madonna, Brandy Norwood, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Céline Dion, Barbra Streisand, Kenny G, Cher, Josh Groban, and Andrea Bocelli.
Bublé stated that his interest in singing jazz and swing standards stems from his listening to old Mills Brothers recordings, as is evident on albums such as BaBalu, where he actually re-records several Mills Brothers hits, such as “Lazy River.” Bublé says, “Although I like rock ‘n’ roll and modern music, the first time my granddad played me the Mills Brothers, something magical happened. The lyrics were so romantic, so real, the way a song should be for me.
is an American actress and singer. She is known for her powerful mezzo-soprano voice and signature belting technique. Menzel is one of the most successful Broadway performers of her generation. She is well known for her portrayals of strong, female characters who are often misunderstood. Menzel rose to prominence as a stage actress playing Maureen Johnson in the rock musical Rent, her Broadway debut. Her performance earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. After appearing in several smaller-scale stage and Off-Broadwayproductions, she originated the role of Elphabain the Broadway musical Wicked in 2003, a critically acclaimed performance for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. The popularity of Menzel’s character and song “Defying Gravity” earned her a devoted fanbase among theater enthusiasts.