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Given Name

Date of Birth

Birth Place

Joshua Winslow Groban

February 27, 1981

Los Angeles, California

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Joshua Winslow Groban (born February 27, 1981) is an American singer, known for his mature and versatile lyrical baritone voice. His musical style ranges from classical to pop.




Country Los Angeles, California

Years active 1997 - Present

Genres Pop, Classical

Labels 143/Reprise




Early life

Josh Groban was born in Los Angeles, California, to a Jewish American father (a descendant of immigrants from Poland and Russia) and a Norwegian American mother. His father converted to Christianity upon marriage, and Groban was raised an Episcopalian. He has a younger brother, Christopher, who shares a birthday with him only four years later.[1].


Groban debuted as a singer in seventh grade but soon after put singing on hold for a few years. "I enjoyed the arts aspects, but my grades were slipping. I didn't feel that I was getting enough creative input. So I went to Bridges Academy to get my grades up to straight A's." While at Bridges Academy, Groban took normal classes from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM, and then afterwards attended theatre classes [2].


In 1997 and 1998, Groban attended the Interlochen Arts Camp, majoring in musical theater, which is also when he began taking voice lessons outside of school. "I started taking music lessons on the side. I was very much into musical theater. I had a pretty good baritone voice, so I began acting and singing in school productions".


In late 1998, the 17-year-old Groban was introduced by his vocal coach to Grammy-winning producer/arranger David Foster. Groban worked for Foster as a rehearsal singer on a series of high-profile events, including the 1999 Grammy Awards -- where, as a stand-in for Andrea Bocelli, he rehearsed Foster's "The Prayer" with Céline Dion -- and the January 1999 inauguration of Gray Davis as governor of California. Josh auditioned with "All I Ask Of You" from Phantom of the Opera for the latter, which occurred only one month previous to the Grammy Awards.


Josh attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a theater major and graduated in 1999. After graduation, he expected to attend Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.




After only one year in the music department at Carnegie Mellon University, his choice school, Groban left when he was offered a recording contract at Warner Bros. Records through Foster's own 143 Records imprint. With regard to signing Groban, Foster said: "I love his natural ability in the pop and rock arena, but I love his sense of classics even more. He's a true musical force to be reckoned with" [3]. Therefore, under Foster's influence, Groban's first album focused more on the classics with songs such as "Gira Con Me" and "Alle Luce Del Sole," the first ones decided on by Foster and Groban.


Soon after being picked up by Foster, Groban went on to perform "There For Me" with Sarah Brightman on her 2000-2001 La Luna Tour, featured on her "La Luna" Concert DVD, and made his recording debut by singing "For Always" with Lara Fabian on the movie soundtrack to A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001). He also became involved in many benefit shows, including the following: "The Andre Agassi Grand Slam Event For Children", singing alongside Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Don Henley and Robin Williams; "Muhammad Ali's Fight Night Foundation" which honored Michael J. Fox and others; "The Family Celebration" (2001) which was co-hosted by President Clinton and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and David E. Kelley and his wife, Michelle Pfeiffer; and Michael Milken's CapCure event, which raises funds for cancer research.


In May 2001, Groban played the role of Malcolm Wyatt in the season finale of the television series Ally McBeal, performing "You're Still You." The series creator, David E. Kelley, was impressed at Groban's performance at The Family Celebration event, and, based on the audience reaction to Groban's singing, Kelley created a character for Josh in this finale. The character of Malcolm Wyatt was so popular, with 8,000 emails from fans [4], that Groban was asked to come back the next season to reprise his role and perform "To Where You Are."


On November 20, 2001, Groban's self-titled debut album Josh Groban was released and, over the next year, it went from gold to double-platinum.


On February 24, 2002, Groban performed "The Prayer" with Charlotte Church at the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, and by November, he had his own PBS special, Josh Groban In Concert (2002). The following month, he performed "To Where You Are" and "The Prayer" at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, and joined The Corrs, Ronan Keating, Sting, Lionel Richie and others for a holiday performance at the Vatican in Rome, Italy.


On November 11, 2003, his second album Closer was released. Josh himself said that he believed that this second album was a better reflection of him and that his audience would be able to get a better idea of him personally from listening to it. "What most people know about me, they know through my music. This time, I've tried to open that door as wide as possible. These songs are a giant step closer to who I really am and what my music is all about. Hence the title" [5].


Two months after Closer was released, it rose on the Billboard charts from number 11 to number one [6]. Both of Groban's albums were produced by David Foster, released under Foster's 143 Records and distributed by Warner Music. His cover of Brian Kennedy's "You Raise Me Up" became very popular on the adult contemporary charts.


Josh also performed in the soundtrack to Troy, composed by James Horner, featured in the song "Remember Me" with Tanja Tzarovska. He also performed in the soundtrack to Robert Zemeckis's 2004 animated film The Polar Express, featured in the song "Believe." The song is composed by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard.


During the summer of 2004, Josh once again returned to the birthplace of his artistic growth, Interlochen, where he gave a legendary performance to local residents of Michigan and the many, many campers, ranging from elementary school to high school age. He additionally signed many autographs, and spoke about his experiences as a young performer.


On November 30, 2004, his second live DVD, Live At The Greek, was released. It also ran as a Great Performances special on PBS. Also in 2004, Josh performed "Remember When It Rained," backed by a full orchestra, at the American Music Awards where he was up for Favorite Male Artist in the pop category. Josh and his recordings were nominated for more than a dozen awards in 2004, including the American Music Award, World Music Award, Academy Award, and a Grammy.


Other appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, Jay Leno, Larry King Live, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, 20/20, The Today Show, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Super Bowl XXXVIII, and the Rockefeller Tree Lighting [7].


During the first week of September 2006, Groban's latest single entitled "You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)", was exclusively released to AOL's First Listen. It was taken from his third studio album Awake, which was officially released on November 7, 2006. [8]




Some of Groban's musical influences have been Radiohead, Paul Simon, Sting, Peter Gabriel, and Björk [9]. He says he is able to look up to anyone, musically, who has pushed the boundaries and stepped outside of the box. As for vocal influences, "anyone who told a story with their songs," including: Mandy Patinkin, George Hearn, and Luciano Pavarotti [10].




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Groban plays piano, drums, has expressed an interest in learning to play uilleann pipes (similar to bagpipes but Irish), and penny whistle in grade school.

He has also been featured as an animated guest character on the hit show American Dad!.

Someday, he really wants to be on the show The Simpsons [11].

Groban has no children and currently resides in Beverly Hills.

Groban has repeatedly stated his love of both Unicorns [12] and Fresca.

He recently had a public break-up with his former girlfriend, January Jones, who can be seen in 'American Wedding' and 'Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights'.

His fans often affectionately refer to themselves as "Grobanites".





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Closer - 2003

Awake - 11/7/2006

Awake Internet Edition - additonal tracks - 11/7/2006[13]



Josh Groban In Concert - 2002

CHESS: Actors' Benefit Fund Concert - 2003

Live At The Greek - 2004

Come Together Now - Hurricane Relief Concert - 2005



Ally McBeal Season 4 Box Set 2 (DVD) - 2002 - In episode "The Wedding" Josh plays Malcom Wyatt and performs "You're Still You"

Ally McBeal Season 5 Box Set 1 (DVD) - 2003 - In episode "Nine One One" Josh plays Malcom Wyatt and performs "To Where You Are"

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Hurricane Relief - Come Together Now: "Alla Luce Del Sole" & "Tears in Heaven" - 2005 - Participated in the fund raising concert and CD for victims of the terrible hurricanes of 2005 including Katrina and Rita.

Sarah Brightman: La Luna: Live in Concert (DVD) - 2001 - Duet on "There for Me"

A.I. - Artificial Intelligence Original Motion Picture Score - 2001 - Duet on "For Always" (with Lara Fabian)

Enchantment - 2001 - Duet on "The Prayer"

Prelude: The Best Of Charlotte Church - 2002 - Duet on "The Prayer"

Enchantment: Charlotte Church (DVD) - 2002 - Duet on "Somewhere" and "The Prayer"

Duets: Barbara Streisand - 2002 - Duet on "All I Know Of Love"

Concert for World Children's Day (DVD) - 2003 - Performed "Gira Con Me," "To Where You Are," "The Prayer" (duet with Céline Dion), and "Aren't They All Our Children Anthem" as a cast.

Troy Soundtrack - 2004 - "Remember" with Tanja Tzarovska

Polar Express Soundtrack - 2004 - "Believe"

Lady in the Water (teaser trailer) - 2006 - "Mi Mancherai (Il Postino)"

Barbara Cook at the Met (CD) - 2006 - Duet on "Move on" and "Not While I'm Around"

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Alla Luce del Sole

Gira con Me

You're Still You

Cinema Paradiso

To Where You Are


Canto Alla Vita

Let Me Fall (from Cirque du Soleil)

Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)

Un Amore per Sempre

Home to Stay

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

The Prayer


My Confession

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Si Volvieras a Mi

When You Say You Love Me

Per Te

All'improvviso Amore

Broken Vow


Remember When it Rained

Hymne a L'amour

You Raise Me Up

Never Let Go



You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)

Un Dia Llegara

February Song

L'Ultima Notte

So She Dances

In Her Eyes

Solo Por Ti

Now Or Never

Un Giorno Per Noi




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