Josh Groban life and biography

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Josh Groban biography

Date of birth : 1981-02-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-07
Credited as : pop vocalist, songwriter, record producer

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Josh Groban is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and record producer. His four solo albums have been certified at least multi-platinum, and in 2007, he was charted as the number-one best selling artist in the United States with over 21 million records in that country. To date, he has sold over 24 million albums worldwide.

Groban originally studied acting, but as his voice changed, it developed into a "significant instrument". His life changed when his vocal coach, Seth Riggs, submitted a tape of Josh singing "All I Ask of You", from The Phantom of the Opera, to Riggs' friend, producer, composer and arranger David Foster. Foster called him to stand in for an ailing Andrea Bocelli to rehearse a duet, "The Prayer," with Celine Dion at the rehearsal for the Grammy Awards in 1998. Groban reluctantly agreed. Rosie O'Donnell immediately invited him to appear on her talk show. Foster asked him to sing at the California Governor's Gray Davis' 1999 inauguration. Further success evolved after being cast on Ally McBeal by the show's creator, David E. Kelley, performing "You're Still You" for the 2001 season finale.

After being signed, but before releasing his first album, Josh was featured in several performances, including a performance of "There For Me" on Sarah Brightman's La Luna Tour and DVD. Josh also recorded "For Always" with Lara Fabian, as well as performing at many events and charities.

On November 20, 2001, Josh Groban's first album (self-titled) was released over the next year, it would reach double platinum in sales. On November 11, 2002, Josh released his second major album, Closer, which would become a four time platinum album in the USA.

Over the next several years, Josh released a live album, a DVD, and performed on several soundtracks, but did not make a major album release. But then on November 7th, 2006, Josh Groban released his long awaited next album - Awake.


2001: Josh Groban
2003: Closer
2006: Awake
2007: Noël
2010: Illuminations

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