Photo Flash: First Look - Mariah Carey & More on MICHAEL BUBLE'S 3rd ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL on NBC
Michael Bublé returns to NBC with another star-studded holiday Christmas special on Wednesday, December 18 on NBC (10-11 p.m. ET). The multi-Grammy Award winning singer is joined by guest stars Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige, as well as Cookie Monster on songs including "The Christmas Song," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Let It Snow." Get a first look below!
The special comes from Chanci Ventures Inc; Bruce Allen is executive producer and John Pantages is producer, with Brad Lachman directing.
Buble is the recipient of three Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards. His first album reached the top ten in Canada and the UK. He found a worldwide audience with his 2005 album It's Time, and his 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible which reached number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, the UK Albums Chart, the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart, the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and several European charts.
Bublé's 2009 album Crazy Love debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 after three days of sales, and remained there for two weeks. It was also his fourth number one album on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart. His 2011 holiday album, titled Christmas, was in first place on the Billboard200 for the final four weeks of 2011 and the first week of 2012, totaling five weeks atop the chart, it also made the Top 5 in the United Kingdom. With this, Christmas became his third-consecutive number-one album on the chart.
His latest album, To Be Loved, was a big success, released in April 2013 it was preceded by the release of the lead single and original composition "It's a Beautiful Day", "Close Your Eyes" followed and "After All" featuring Bryan Adams performed by him as a UK exclusive and posted on YouTube, the single was released in late-September 2013.
Photo by: Katie Yu/Chris Large/NBC
Cookie Monster, Michael Buble