Canadian singer Michael Bublé, who has just released a special edition of his Christmas album ChristmasIn an interview, he confessed his passion for mate, Christmas parties and his Argentine family to the point of proclaiming his “change” of nationality: “Now I am Argentine!”, he assures.
The artist, winner of four Grammys and who is married to actress Luisana Lopilato, with whom he has three children, recognizes that Christmas is a very sentimental and emotional time for him.
His album Christmas It is celebrating its 10th anniversary and has already sold millions of copies, making it a classic of the Christmas parties that sounds all over the world at this time. To commemorate the anniversary, he has just presented a special edition of the album with seven new recordings, including a version of Let it snow and the new song The Christmas Sweater.
Michael Bublé adopted mate thanks to his wife, Luisana Lopilato. Photo Clarín Archive
The 46-year-old artist explains that he carefully chose the songs on the new album from among all his favorites from past recordings for this reissue.
“I really wanted things that had moved me, but that had not been heard. Because it is a very special year, being the tenth anniversary of that Christmas album,” he says in an interview with EFE.
Over time, Christmas, in which other artists such as Shania Twain, Mariah Carey or Thalía collaborated, has become Bublé’s most successful album and one of the best-selling in the world in the 21st century.
Michael Bublé, and Luisana Lopilato with their three children. Photo Clarín Archive
“Over the years, it has remained part of the culture. Including the memes!”, Says Bublé, for whom it is also an honor that his name is identified with this time of year when “the people it is kinder and life is seen through the eyes of children. “
Throughout the interview, Bublé exhibits the devotion he feels for his family and his growing acceptance of Argentine culture, to the point of declaring that, among other things, mate is already part of his daily life.
Mate in round
In a mixture of English and Spanish with an Argentine accent, Bublé says: “I love mate. When you have an Argentine wife, mate is life“Although it does not finish incorporating the custom, prior to the Covid, that mate is taken in a round between several people.
Michael Bublé, and Luisana Lopilato. The singer learned to speak Spanish with an Argentine accent. Photo Clarín Archive
“I see that mate is passing from one person to another and finally it reaches me and I think: ‘With the Covid, this is not very good’. But I love it. I like the taste as well as its social aspect,” he explains.
He also confesses how much he likes to speak Spanish, and how proud he is despite sounding “like a caveman” and not conjugating verbs well in his wife’s native language.
“I love my wife so much and it was so important for me to assimilate her culture and live in Argentina that now I can understand Spanish and speak it a little,” acknowledges the singer, who also jokes when recalling how now, when his in-laws interferes with he can understand everything.
Luisana Lopilato, Michael Bublé and their children when they arrived in Argentina. Photo: Instagram
Bublé does not resist and jokes about the cultural differences between Argentina and Canada. “I usually tell my wife that Argentina is more dangerous than Canada. And she answers that yes, that Argentina is more dangerous, people kill each other, but that Canada is so boring that people kill each other. herself, “she says.
He also points out that the big discussion with his wife is about eating and going out times. “When I go out with my friends, I finish at midnight,” he says. “She doesn’t go to dinner until 11 or 12 at night. And then she’s around until 5 or 6 in the morning. It’s crazy.”
But despite the differences, the Bublé-Lopilato family has reached their particular agreements, also to celebrate Christmas, and they do it in the Canadian way, on December 25 in the morning, but also in Argentina, celebrating Christmas Eve. .
And he adds: “So at night we open some gifts and in the morning Santa Claus comes. And of course, instead of coffee we drink mate.”
Reference from clarin