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"My band has started calling me Jazz Pop Superstar," Michael Bublé says with a chuckle. His standards-influenced style has earned him a blockbuster following and four platinum albums, including last year's Crazy Love (Reprise). Phoning in from his eighth country in as many days—on a tour stop in Paris, to be exact, within sight of the Eiffel Tower—the jet-setter told O about the music that keeps him grounded.
Sinatra at the Sands (Reprise) "This album completely captures the essence of his musical style. He plays with the Count Basie Orchestra, who are swinging like crazy; he's aloof, he's charming, his voice is just spectacular. This is one of my all-time favorites."
Greatest Hurts: The Best of Jann Arden (Universal) "She's a Canadian folk-pop artist, and one of the greatest singers I've ever had the chance to perform with. If you see her in concert, she'll kill you—she's hilarious, and she'll make you cry, too."
Jason Mraz, We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things (Atlantic) "I love the sweet tone of his voice, and the simplicity of that hit single 'I'm Yours,' based on just four chords. He's one of those few stars you get to meet who don't disappoint—he's just as humble and nice as you'd think."
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights (Daptone) Sharon Jones is a force of nature: an amazing voice, an amazing life. She can sing the whole soul songbook, and her band is incredible."
Norah Jones's favorite music
From the April 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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