BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2013) - Michael Bublé's highly anticipated new studio album "To Be Loved" is scheduled to be released on April 23rd in the US (April 15th internationally), it was announced today by Reprise Records. The first single, "It's A Beautiful Day," co-written by Bublé, is scheduled to be released February 25th. "To Be Loved," Bublé's sixth studio album, follows his "Christmas" CD which sold seven million copies internationally and was the number two biggest selling album of 2011 (after Adele).
"To Be Loved," produced by Bob Rock, was recorded in Vancouver and Los Angeles and includes a mix of standards as well as four original songs all co-written by Bublé. "After All," one of the four originals, was co-written and performed by fellow Canadian Bryan Adams. The new album also includes hits previously recorded by some of Bublé's musical heroes including the Bee Gees hit "To Love Somebody," Dean Martin's "Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)", the Jackson 5 early '70s smash "Who's Loving You," Jackie Wilson's "To Be Loved" and the Elvis Presley classic "Have I Told You Lately." Bublé is joined by actress Reese Witherspoon on the classic Frank and Nancy Sinatra duet "Something Stupid."
"My new record is about love, happiness, fun and yummy things. Getting to work with my friend and longtime collaborator Bob Rock ('Call Me Irresponsible,' 'Crazy Love' and 'Christmas') who produced the entire album was very exciting. We're a good team. I love the songs we selected this time out. It was also terrific working once again with my songwriting partners," commented Bublé.
Later this year, Bublé is scheduled to perform 10 sellout shows at London's O2 Arena beginning June 30th.