AceShowbiz - Even though Michael Buble has been the talk of the town due to his personal life, there's no denying that he still consistently makes good music. Just like the title of his latest studio album "Love", the record is indeed receiving a lot of loves both from music critics and fans as he reminds his listeners that he's still a force to be reckoned with through the album.
Marina Pedrosa from Billboard is among those who get their hearts taken away by the album, writing in her review, " 'Love' shows a more vulnerable side of the singer while still keeping his signature charm and romantic approach to music." Pip Elwood-Hughes from Entertainment Focus also only has nothing but praises for Buble, calling the record "Buble's finest album since 'Crazy Love' and it's one you'll want to play over and over again."
"Love" debuted atop the U.K. Albums chart with 66,794 units, making it his fourth chart-topping record on the chart. The album has also been certified gold in the country. Meanwhile, it arrived at No. 2 on both Canadian Albums and Billboard 200 charts before spending a second week within the top three of the latter chart.
But Buble didn't only have one album charting on Billboard 200 that week, as his chart-topper holiday album "Christmas" re-entered the chart at No. 5. Released on October 24, 2011, the record won a June Award for Album of the Year, making it the first holiday to win the award. In addition to the achievement, it becomes the biggest selling Christmas album of the millennium. As of now, the set has sold over 12 million copies worldwide.
Buble is currently preparing to hit the road after shutting down rumors of his retirement. Called "Don't Believe the Rumors Tour", the trek is set to kick off in Tampa on February 13 and include stops in New York City, Los Angeles and Washington among others. The tour will wrap up on August 3 in Quebec, Canada.