Michael Buble releases a new Christmas album, wife becomes the face of a lingerie line - See photo
Michael Buble is a busy man. The 36-year-old jazz singer is releasing a new Christmas album and a memoir within the next two months.
Buble's new Christmas album, simply titled "Christmas," is a follow up to a shorter Christmas themed album called "Let It Snow" that only had five tracks. "Christmas" is Buble's fifth studio album and contains fifteen tracks including covers of "Jingle Bells," "All I Want For Christmas Is You," "Santa Baby" and "Silent Night." Buble also does a duet with Shania Twain for a version of "White Christmas."
"It was a happy day; I love recording with her," Buble told the Toronto Sun about recording with Twain. "This entire record was the most important of probably of my life. Because I was hugely affected by Bing Crosby's White Christmas record. It introduced me to jazz music."
The album will be released on October 25. Meanwhile, Buble's memoir "Onstage Offstage" is due to hit stores and the Web on November 29. The book is heavy on photography and features Buble's writing mixed in.
"The way (my manager Bruce Allen) talked me into it was he said, 'Listen, kid, you always complain that people don't who you really are ... Why don't you go do this thing, do the photos, and you can tell you fans a little bit about what you're thinking. Who Michael Buble is. The good, the bad,'" Buble explained to the newspaper about doing the book.
He also talked briefly to the newspaper about his break up with actress Emily Blunt. Blunt and Buble dated for three years until they split in 2008. Buble then married Luisana Lopilato, and Argentine TV actress, in March. Blunt married "The Office" actor John Krasinski in 2010.
While he does not talk about his relationship in the memoir, Buble told the Toronto Sun, "One of the worst things that ever happened to me was our breakup and one of the best things that happened to me. Because I wouldn't have changed a thing if I hadn't had my heart broken."
As for Buble's wife, the Argentinian-born Lopilato was named the new face of the lingerie brand Ultimo.
"Luisana is one of our most exciting international signings yet and I'm confident she'll bring a new sense of fun and glamour to the brand as our incredible face and body," the company's CEO Michelle Mone said about the 24-year-old beauty in a statement, according to the UK's Daily Mail. "It took me a long time to get her but I refused to give up until I got her. Luisana's jaw-dropping beauty and charisma are a perfect fit for Ultimo and we can't wait to unveil our new designs."
Check out the trailer for Buble's "Christmas" album, which includes a preview of his duet with Shania Twain, below.