Crazy Love (Michael Bublé album)

Crazy Love
Studio album by Michael Bublé
Released October 9, 2009
Genre Vocal jazz, adult contemporary, standard, traditional pop[1]
Length 47:34
Label 143 Records, Reprise
520733
Producer David Foster, Bob Rock and Humberto Gatica [2]
Michael Bublé chronology
Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden
(2009)
Crazy Love
(2009)
Christmas
(2011)
Singles from Crazy Love
  1. "Haven't Met You Yet"
    Released: August 31, 2009
  2. "Hold On"
    Released: January 4, 2010
  3. "Cry Me a River"
    Released: March 15, 2010[3]
  4. "Crazy Love"
    Released: May 1, 2010
  5. "Hollywood"
    Released: September 7, 2010

Crazy Love is the fourth studio album released by Canadian vocalist Michael Bublé. After only three days of sales, the album opened atop the Billboard 200 chart with 132,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, making the album Bublé's second number #1 album. Spending the first full week at the top, the album increased in sales to 203,000 copies, staying again at the number one spot on its second week. In Australia, the album debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart and spent six non-consecutive weeks number one. It has been certified 5× platinum.[4] In the United Kingdom, Crazy Love topped the album charts, and has currently sold over 2.4 million copies, with a 8× Platinum certification from BPI.[5] The album was released on October 19, 2009. At the 53rd Grammy Awards (2010), the album won the award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.[6]

Contents

Album information

The album was recorded over a period of six months in Los Angeles, New York, and Vancouver (his hometown). Produced by David Foster, Bob Rock and Humberto Gatica, Michael Bublé describes Crazy Love as the "ultimate record about the inevitable roller coaster ride of relationships." The album was named for Northern Irish musician Van Morrison's 1970 song, "Crazy Love", with a cover version included.[2] Bublé commented on the recording process for the album: "I started this record knowing I was going to record it differently than my previous ones. I dug way deeper and was more introspective on this one. Basically, I sang the truth - made each song autobiographical - and you can definitely hear the difference. I went back to the way my idols made their records. I wanted an organic feel - so people could feel like they were in the studio with me. The musicians and I all sat in the room, recorded it right from the floor and we let the sounds all come together and bleed into one another. It's not contrived. Not too perfect. It just feels really good."[7] Bublé co-wrote the album's two singles, "Haven't Met You Yet" and "Hold On" with former collaborators Alan Chang and Amy Foster. The first single, "Haven't Met You Yet," was released on August 31, 2009.[8] Weeks prior to this single, Bublé offered his audience an early glimpse at Crazy Love with a "playful" remix of "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)". The opening part for the single "Cry Me a River" was written by Bublé in Bond-like theme because he wanted the song to sound "really cinematic, really over the top and bombastic".[9] "Cry Me a River" was used in the BBC's advertising for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The track "Stardust" was recorded in one take.[10] On 18 April 2010, Bublé took home four Juno Awards for Juno Fan Choice Award, Single of the Year – "Haven't Met You Yet", Album of the Year – Crazy Love, and Pop Album of the Year – Crazy Love, and two Juno nominations for Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Crazy Love producers David Foster and Bob Rock both received two separate nominations of their own for the Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award, with Bob Rock winning the award.[11][12]

Release

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[13]
American Music Channel 4.5/5 stars[14]
BBC (favorable)[15]
Billboard (favorable)[16]
The Boston Globe (favorable)[17]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[18]

The album was initially planned for release on October 13, 2009, however, it was released four days early, in order to coincide with Bublé's appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show,[19] where Bublé performed the album's first single "Haven't Met You Yet".[20] On August 23, 2010, it was confirmed that a special edition of Crazy Love would be released in the fall.[21] On October 10, 2010, the re-release was confirmed to become available on October 18, 2010 in Europe, and on October 25, 2010 in the U.S.[22] The re-release contains three new tracks, including a further single, "Hollywood", which was co-written by Bublé and Canadian songwriter Robert G. Scott. The album also includes live versions of songs from the album's previous release.[21] In Europe, the re-release comes in the form of a bonus disc included with the original version of the album, whereas in America, the special edition was released in the form of an EP, entitled Hollywood: The Deluxe EP.[23] A special edition of the album, including a bonus remix CD, making-of DVD and 32 page photo album, was made available only through Bublé's official online store.

Track listing

Standard Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cry Me a River"   Arthur Hamilton 4:14
2. "All of Me"   Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons 3:07
3. "Georgia on My Mind"   Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell 3:08
4. "Crazy Love"   Van Morrison 3:31
5. "Haven't Met You Yet"   Michael Bublé, Alan Chang, Amy S. Foster 4:05
6. "All I Do Is Dream of You"   Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed 2:32
7. "Hold On"   Michael Bublé, Alan Chang, Amy S. Foster 4:05
8. "Heartache Tonight"   Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bob Seger, J. D. Souther 3:52
9. "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You"   Russ Morgan, Larry Stock, James Cavanaugh 3:07
10. "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" (Feat. Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings) Clyde Otis, Murray Stein 3:20
11. "At This Moment"   Billy Vera 4:35
12. "Stardust" (Feat. Naturally 7) Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish 3:13
13. "Whatever It Takes" (Feat. Ron Sexsmith, Bonus Track) Ron Sexsmith 4:35
  • Note: The UK version of the Hollywood Edition moves "Some Kind of Wonderful" onto the first disc, and adds "Twist & Shout (Live)" to the second disc.
  • Note: Starting in 2011, the Standard Edition of the album includes "Hollywood" inserted as track 11.[27]

Charts and certifications

Chart (2009/2011) Position
Portuguese Album Chart
4[28]
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[29]
1
Danish Album Chart
4[30]
UK Album Chart
1
Irish Albums Chart[31]
1
Italian Albums Chart[32]
1
U.S. Billboard 200[33] 1
Canadian Albums Chart[34]
1
Europe Album Charts[35]
1
French Albums Chart[36] 5
Dutch Album Chart[37] 2
Polish Albums Chart[38] 8
Finnish Albums Chart[39] 12
German Albums Chart[40] 5
Mexican Albums Chart[41] 10
South African Albums Chart[42] 2
Argentinian Albums Chart[43] 2

Hollywood: The Deluxe EP edition

Charts (2010) Peak position
US Billboard 200
10
UK Album Chart
2

Year-end charts

Year Chart Rank
2009 UK Albums Chart[44][44]
3
Australia ARIA Top 100 Albums 2009[45]
6
2010 European Top 100 Albums[46]
3
German Albums Chart[47] 83
UK Albums (The Official Charts Company)[48]
2

Certifications

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[49] Gold 20,000x
Australia (ARIA)[50] 5× Platinum 350,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[51] 4× Platinum 320,000^
Finland (IFPI Finland)[52] Gold 15,000*
France (SNEP)[53] 2× Platinum 200,000*
GCC (IFPI Middle East)[54] Platinum 6,000*
Germany (BVMI)[55] Platinum 200,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[56] 9× Platinum 135,000x
Italy (FIMI)[57] 2× Platinum 120,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[58] Platinum 50,000^
New Zealand (RIANZ)[59] 2× Platinum 30,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[60] Gold 10,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[61] 8× Platinum 2,400,000^
United States (RIAA)[62] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[63] 3× Platinum 3,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Preceded by
The E.N.D. by The Black Eyed Peas
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
October 19, 2009 – November 9, 2009
Succeeded by
Greatest Hits by Foo Fighters
Preceded by
She Wolf by Shakira
Irish Albums Chart number-one album
October 22, 2009 – November 12, 2009
Succeeded by
JLS by JLS
Preceded by
Love Is the Answer by Barbra Streisand
Billboard 200 number-one album
October 24, 2009 – November 7, 2009
Succeeded by
New Moon: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Preceded by
I Dreamed a Dream by Susan Boyle
Irish Albums Chart number-one album (second run)
December 17, 2009 – January 7, 2010
Succeeded by
Sunny Side Up by Paolo Nutini
Preceded by
I Dreamed a Dream by Susan Boyle
UK Albums Chart number-one album
December 27, 2009 – January 3, 2010
Succeeded by
Sunny Side Up by Paolo Nutini
Preceded by
The Fame/The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga
Irish Albums Chart number-one album (third run)
February 11, 2010 – February 18, 2010
Succeeded by
Glee: The Music, Volume 1 by Cast of Glee
Preceded by
Greatest Hits... So Far!!! by Pink
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album (second run)
February 21, 2011 –
Succeeded by
Goodbye Lullaby by Avril Lavigne
Preceded by
Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden by Michael Bublé
Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
2011
Succeeded by
incumbent

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