EXCLUSIVE: Michael Buble Says Fatherhood ‘Makes Me Better at Everything,’ ‘Would Love’ to Have More Kids
Seems safe to say that Michael Buble is on top of the world.
The 41-year-old crooner releases his seventh studio album, Nobody But Me, on Friday, promising under no uncertain terms that it’s his best work yet. “I mean, every artist you ever talk to comes in and sits and talks to you about their record, and always tells you it is their best one,” he told ET’s Jennifer Peros during a sit-down interview in New York City. “But this is my best one.”
“Nobody But Me is my way of saying, ‘Nobody but me could make a record like for anybody but you,” he explained.
“I have been really lucky in my life and my career to be one of the few lucky enough to carry on the legacy of my idols like [Frank] Sinatra and [Tony] Bennett,” he continued, “and at the same time, I get to write pop songs and go and battle Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, [Justin] Timberlake and [Taylor] Swift on pop radio. When I say Nobody But Me, name another artist that has the opportunity to be able to do that.”
Of course, the ever-charming Buble had to end on a self-deprecating note.
“And Nobody But Me is this awesome, and humble,” he added with a laugh. “And intelligent, and good looking-er.”
There’s definitely something to be said for Buble’s international success in his 15-plus years in the music industry: He’s a multi-platinum artist who’s been on five world tours, starred in five TV holiday specials, won four GRAMMYs and 12 Juno Awards in his native Canada, among many other accolades. But the superstar — who wed Argentine stunner Luisana Lopilato in 2011 — insists that having kids has pushed him to a whole new level.
“The only regret I’ve ever had is that I didn’t do it earlier,” he said, deadpanning, “because I would have loved to be a dad at 14.”
Though Buble was clearly showing off his comedic timing with that quip, he couldn’t help but get serious when talking about his sons, Noah, 3, and Elias, 9 months.
“I love them more than I’ll ever love anything, or anyone in the whole universe. I think it gave me perspective on life that I think I very badly needed,” he gushed. “It’s hard to be able to quantify that level of love.”
“I didn’t even know that there was that color in the spectrum,” he added. “I didn’t know that level of love existed. But it makes me better at everything. It allows me to pull more emotion and be more honest and to be in the moment.”
But will the Buble family be expanding their brood anytime soon?
“I would love to,” he said. “Who knows what we have planned. Even asking me is like, no, because my wife is the boss. It’s her body and she’ll tell me when she’s ready. If she’s ready.”
For more on Buble’s new album, out today, watch the video below.