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And, five minutes down Cross Creek Road you find millionaire record-producer David Foster’s 23-acre, -million estate with its lush grounds, tennis courts, and monorail to ferry guests from the swimming pool up to the Xanadu-like mansion perched on a hillside.
Here, at Villa Casablanca, with its state-of-the-art recording studios, Foster has played host to the likes of Céline Dion, Whitney Houston, Cher, Barbra Streisand, Lionel Richie, Natalie Cole or Madonna. Today, though, on a sunny December morning, he’s hosting Michael Bublé, the new prince of smooth jazz, the next Harry Connick Jr., the man the British press call “Sinatra in sneakers,” a 29-year-old crooner from Canada who has sold nearly three million copies of his debut album and will get a king’s ransom worth of marketing and promotion from Warner Bros.
“He’s huge around the world, and his next record will cement his career in the States.Right now, and for the foreseeable future, he owns the franchise.” Bublé has already appeared on the soundtracks of two romantic comedies — Renée Zelwegger and Ewan Mc Gregor’s Down With Love and Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock’s Two Weeks Notice — and played the part of a karaoke singer in Gwyneth Paltrow’s Duet.Last fall he appeared on the NBC comedy-drama Las Vegas as himself — a singer hired for the main dinner theatre. He was natural and funny, showing enough talent to suggest the potential for an alternative career in a Friends-like sitcom.) He’s done Leno, the Super Bowl pre-game show, a Madonna party and he swept host Katie Couric off her feet on NBC’s Today Show.Timuss, smiling, shakes her head and says to me: “Only Michael can get away with saying stuff like that.” —- For Once In My Life () Over the past year, Bublé (pronounced Boob-lay; it’s Italian, not French) has become an international phenomenon. executives released his first CD, Michael Bublé, in February 2003, they figured he’d need to establish himself over two or three albums, if it caught on at all.
For the first CD, they expected numbers in the 50,000 to 100,000 range, and that would have been considered a success for a debut by a male pop-jazz singer working a genre similar to Diana Krall’s, but one that’s notoriously friendlier to female artists than males.
Sitting at the mixing board in the control room, Bublé turns to his mentor, Foster, and Foster’s long-time collaborator and co-producer, Humberto Gatica.