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Josh Groban

Background information
Birth name Joshua Winslow Groban
Born February 27, 1981 (1981-02-27) (age 27)
Los Angeles, California,
United States
Genre(s) Classical, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instrument(s) Singing, piano, drums
Voice type(s) unclear*see below
Years active 1997-present
Label(s) 143/Reprise
Website http://www.joshgroban.com

Joshua Winslow Groban (born February 27, 1981) is a Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter. He has concentrated his career so far mostly in concert singing and recordings, although he has stated that he wishes to pursue musical theater in the future.[citation needed] is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up Classical in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... Pianoforte redirects here. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set - the latter an old-fashioned term) is a collection of drums, cymbals and other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a sole percussionist (drummer), usually for jazz, rock, or other types of contemporary music. ... Voice type, often called Fach (pl. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ...

Contents

Early life

Josh Groban was born in Los Angeles, California, to a Jewish-American father (a descendant of Polish and Russian immigrants) and a Norwegian-American mother. His father converted to Christianity upon marriage, and Groban was raised an Anglican-Episcopalian. His younger brother Christopher shares a birthday with him four years later.[1] The vast territories of the Russian Empire at one time hosted the largest Jewish population in the world. ...


Groban debuted as a singer in seventh grade, but soon put it 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 theater classes.[2] In 1997 and 1998, Groban attended the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, 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".[3] Bridges Academy Logo 2003-Present Bridges Academy is a grades 6-12 middle and college preparatory school dedicated to educating “twice-exceptional” students (gifted and highly-gifted with learning differences) currently located in Studio City, Los Angeles, California. ... // Ottawa Indians once lived in the pine forest between lakes Wahbekaness and Wahbekanetta. ...


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. A vocal coach is a person, who works with singers on their singing technique, care and development of the voice, performance and preparation of a work. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other persons named David Foster, see David Foster (disambiguation). ... Andrea Bocelli (born 22 September 1958) is an Italian operatic pop[1] tenor and a classical crossover singer who has also performed in operas. ... The Prayer is a duet between Céline Dion and Andrea Bocelli. ... This article is about the musician. ... Joseph Graham Davis Jr. ... This article is about the U.S state. ...


Groban attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a theater major and graduated in 1999 and then attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, studying drama. Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) is a public high school that operates on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles. ... Carnegie Mellon University (also known as CMU) is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


Career

Early career

Groban left Carnegie Mellon after only one year when he was offered a recording contract at Warner Bros. Records through Foster's 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."[4] Therefore, under Foster's influence, Groban's first album focused more on the classics with songs such as "Gira Con Me" and "Alla Luce Del Sole," the first ones decided on by Foster and Groban. “WB” redirects here. ... 143 Records is the record label of producer David Foster. ...


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. He made his recording debut by singing "For Always" with Lara Fabian on the movie soundtrack to A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001). Groban 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 Bill 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. There For Me was originally intended to be nore more than a filler track, a b-side added to the Never Too Far/Hero single as a gift to Mariahs fans and a ploy to encourage sales of the single. ... Sarah Brightman (born August 14, 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano, actress and dancer. ... Lara Fabian (born Lara Crokaert January 9, 1970 in Etterbeek, Belgium) is an international Belgian-Canadian francophone singer, known for her vocal prowess and skilled technique. ... Artificial Intelligence: A.I. is a science fiction film co-produced, written, and directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 2001. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Donald Hugh Don Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band Eagles. ... This article is about the American actor and comedian; for other people named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Michael Fox, see Michael Fox (disambiguation). ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is the junior United States Senator from New York, and is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. ... David Edward Kelley (born April 4, 1956) is a prolific multi-Emmy award winning American writer, executive producer, and creator of the well-known television series Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, and Boston Legal. ... -1...


Groban played the role of Malcolm Wyatt in the May 2001 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 Groban in this finale. The character of Malcolm Wyatt was so popular, with 8,000 emails from fans,[4] that Groban was asked to return the next season to reprise his role and perform "To Where You Are." For the character, see Ally McBeal (character). ... David Edward Kelley (born April 4, 1956) is a prolific multi-Emmy award winning American writer, executive producer, and creator of the well-known television series Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, and Boston Legal. ...


The singer's eponymous debut album Josh Groban was released on November 20, 2001. Over the next year, it went from gold to double-platinum.[5] An eponym is a person (real or fictitious) whose name has become identified with a particular object or activity. ... Josh Groban is the eponymous first album of singer Josh Groban. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Golden record” redirects here. ... “Golden record” redirects here. ...


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). In December he performed "To Where You Are" and then sang "The Prayer" in a duet with Sissel Kyrkjebø at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway. He then joined The Corrs, Ronan Keating, Sting, Lionel Richie and others for a Christmas performance at the Vatican in Rome, Italy. In 2003, Groban performed at the David Foster created concert for World Children's Day. He performed "The Prayer" with Celine Dion and the finale song, "Aren't They All Our Children" with artists like Yolanda Adams, Nick Carter, Enrique Iglesias and Celine Dion. is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Charlotte Church (born Charlotte Maria Reed on February 21, 1986) is a Welsh singer and television presenter who rose to international fame in childhood as a popular classical singer with a precociously mature dramatic operatic voice, in particular in its tonal qualities. ... PBS redirects here. ... The Prayer is a duet between Céline Dion and Andrea Bocelli. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Each year in December, the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony takes place in Oslo, Norway. ... The Corrs are a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Celtic folk-rock and pop rock group from Dundalk, Republic of Ireland. ... Ronan Keating (born March 3, 1977 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish pop singer who has had hits with boyband Boyzone and as a solo artist. ... Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), universally known by his stage name Sting, is an Academy Award-nominated sixteen time Grammy-winning English musician from Wallsend in North Tyneside. ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... This article is about the musician. ... Yolanda Yvette Adams (born August 27, 1961 in Houston, Texas) is a Grammy Award-winnning American singer. ... Nickolas Gene Carter (born January 28, 1980) is an American actor, musician, and pop singer. ... This article is about the singer/songwriter. ... This article is about the musician. ...


Recent years

Groban's second album Closer, also produced by Foster, was released on November 11, 2003. Groban 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."[4] Closer is the second studio album and third overall album by vocalist Josh Groban. ... is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Two months after Closer was released, it rose on the Billboard charts from number 11 to number one.[6] His cover of Brian Kennedy's "You Raise Me Up" became very popular on the adult contemporary charts,even featuring as the debut song for the always-popular Lakehouse 2008. Groban also performed the song "Remember" (with Tanja Tzarovska) on the Troy soundtrack, "Believe" on the soundtrack to the 2004 animated film The Polar Express, and a cover of Linkin Park's "My December". Brian Edward Patrick Kennedy (born 12 October 1966) is an Irish singer-songwriter and author. ... You Raise Me Up is a popular song in the inspirational mold. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream contemporary popular music, excluding hip hop, hard rock, some teen pop music and rhythmic dance tracks (though during the 2000s, these have been included), which is intended for a mature adult audience. ... Tanja Tzarovska, also known as Tanya Carovska, is a Macedonian singer. ... Troy is a movie released on May 14, 2004 concerning the Trojan War. ... Believe is a song from the 2004 live action/animated film The Polar Express. ... The Polar Express is the soundtrack to the animated film The Polar Express, released in 2004. ... The Polar Express is a 2004 feature film based on the childrens book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. ... Linkin Park is a rock band from Agoura Hills, California. ...


During the summer of 2004, Groban returned to Interlochen, where he gave a performance to local residents and campers, also speaking 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 , Groban performed "Remember When It Rained," backed by a full orchestra, at the American Music Awards where he was nominated for Favorite Male Artist in the pop category. Groban 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. is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Great Performances was a television series devoted to the performing arts which ran on the US television station PBS from 1972. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The World Music Awards (founded in 1989) is an international awards show that annually honors recording artists based on their popularity, and worldwide sales figures, which are provided by the various organisations including record companies and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Other appearances have included The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Jay Leno, Larry King Live, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, 20/20, The Today Show, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Super Bowl XXXVIII, the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade, and the Rockefeller Tree Lighting.[7] The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah) is a United States syndicated talk show, hosted and produced by its namesake Oprah Winfrey, and is the highest-rated talk show in American television history. ... For the television sitcom, see Ellen (TV series) and The Ellen Show. ... James Douglas Muir Jay Leno (April 28, 1950) is an Emmy Award-winning American stand-up comedian and television host, who succeeded Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show in 1992. ... Larry King Live is an American talk show hosted by Larry King on CNN. The show debuted in 1985, and is CNNs most watched program, with over one million viewers nightly. ... The Rosie ODonnell Show was a popular American daytime television talk show hosted and produced by actress and comedian Rosie ODonnell. ... This article is about the television show. ... The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. ... Macys Day Parade redirects here. ... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Beyoncé Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock...


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. Josh Groban performed "You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)" as well as two other tracks from "Awake" at his recording session for Live from Abbey Road at Abbey Road Studios on 26 October, 2006. On this album Groban also collaborated with British musician and songwriter Imogen Heap, on the single "Now or Never". Two tracks were performed with the South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, namely "Lullaby" and "Weeping", both songs having strong African influences. Groban toured with Angelique Kidjo around the U.S. for his Awake tour. The latter also featured a performance by another famous South African artist, Vusi Mahlasela. Groban's "Awake" world tour visited 71 cities between February and August 2007, and travelled further to Australia in September and the Philippines with Lani Misalucha as his special guest in October of 2007. He did a duet with Barbra Streisand ("All I Know of Love") and also in 2007 a duet with Mireille Mathieu ("Over the Rainbow"). Groban has expressed an interest in performing on Broadway one day. You Are Loved (Dont Give Up) is the second song, and the first single, from Josh Grobans third album, Awake, released on November 7, 2006. ... For other uses, see AOL (disambiguation). ... Awake is an album by Josh Groban. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Live from Abbey Road is a 12 part one hour performance series/documentary filmed during 2006 at Abbey Road Studios in London. ... The recording studio Abbey Road Studios, established in November of 1931 by EMI in London, England, is an iconic recording studio located at Abbey Road, in St Johns Wood in the City of Westminster. ... Imogen Heap (IPA: )[1] (born December 9, 1977) is an English singer-songwriter from Romford, London, most famous for her work as part of Frou Frou and for her 2005 solo record Speak for Yourself. ... Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a Grammy Award-winning male group from South Africa that sings in the vocal style of isicathamiya and mbube. ... Vusi Mahlasela is a South African singer/songwriter whose music is generally described as African folk. ... // Lani Bayot Misalucha is among the most acclaimed singers from the Republic of the Philippines who have made a name for themselves in the United States. ... Barbra Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand; born April 24, 1942) is an American two time Academy Award-winning singer, film and theatre actress. ... Mireille Mathieu (album) Mireille Mathieu (born July 22, 1946) is a French singer, who besides being very successful in her own country, became a star of international stature, recording in several languages. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ...


In June 2007, Josh spent some weeks in London recording a Christmas album with the London Philharmonic and the African Children's Choir, which he discussed on the DVD from "The Making of Noël". It was released on October 9, 2007 and is titled Noël.[8] The album has been highly successful in the U.S. breaking numerous records for a Christmas album, as well as becoming the best selling album of 2007 in only its tenth week of release, at sales of 3.6 million. [9] On 10 February, he performed at the 2008 Grammy Awards with Andrea Bocelli in a tribute to Luciano Pavarotti. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The London Philharmonic Orchestra (frequently abbreviated to LPO), based in London, is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Andrea Bocelli (born 22 September 1958) is an Italian operatic pop[1] tenor and a classical crossover singer who has also performed in operas. ...


According to an advertisement that came with the CD/DVD version of Noël, "Awake Live (CD + DVD)" will be available in early 2008. According to the fan club "Friends of Josh Groban," there will be a special fan club only edition. The concert was filmed on August 28, 2007, in Salt Lake City, Utah, in honor of his first arena concert, which was given at the same city."


Also in early 2008 he took part in the Jimmy Kimmel video, "I'm Fucking Ben Affleck.[10] James Christian Jimmy Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American comedian, writer, talk show host, game show host, and producer. ... For the American cement businessman, see B. F. Affleck. ...


Groban joined Idina Menzel on April 14th for a PBS Soundstage Taping. The day following he held his own small concert to be taped for PBS at the Rose Hall in NYC. Idina Menzel (born Idina Kim Mentzel on May 30, 1971 in New York City) is a Tony Award-winning American actress, singer and songwriter who is best known for her performances in Wicked and Rent. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Rose Hall is a community in the East Berbice-Corentyne Region of Guyana, located at . Rose Hall is 14 miles east of New Amsterdam, and is the smallest town in Guyana. ...


Josh was nominated for the 2008 Juno Award for International Album of the Year for "Noel". In collaboration with French chanson legend Charles Aznavour, the two of them recorded Aznavour's signature song La Bohème as a duet in English and French. It is due to be released on Aznavour's next album, titled Duets. The Juno Awards are awards of achievement presented to Canadian musical artists and bands. ... Charles Aznavour (Armenian: Õ‡Õ¡Õ¼Õ¬ Ô±Õ¦Õ¶Õ¡Õ¾Õ¸Ö‚Ö€; born May 22, 1924) is an Armenian-French singer, songwriter, actor and public activist. ... A signature song is the one song (or, in some cases, one of a few songs) that a popular and well-established singer, or band, is most closely identified with, even if they have had success with a variety of songs. ... La Bohème is a song written by Jacques Plante and Armenian-French artist Charles Aznavour. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Classifying Groban's voice

Various music critics have described Groban's voice in different ways, with some referring to him as a tenor[11][12] and others as a baritone.[13][14] In performance, Groban's music goes as low as G2 (as in the song "To Where You Are") and extends up to at least B5 flat[15] or the B flat above middle C (As heard in "You Raise Me Up").[16] This places his voice lower than the tenor range on the low end, and just short of Tenor C, and therefore solidly above the baritone range, on the high end.[17] [18] In a 2002 New York Times article, Groban described himself as a "tenor in training".[19] This article is about Tenor vocalists in music. ... For other uses, see Baritone (disambiguation). ... In Western music, the expression middle C refers to the note C or Do located exactly between the two staves of the grand staff, quoted as C4 in note-octave notation (also known as scientific pitch notation). ... You Raise Me Up is a popular song in the inspirational mold. ... This article is about Tenor vocalists in music. ... Tenor C is the C one octave above Middle C. It is also known as C5. ... For other uses, see Baritone (disambiguation). ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


Charity

Josh Groban in a concert at Atlantic City's boardwalk hall
Josh Groban in a concert at Atlantic City's boardwalk hall

Under the guidance of his mentor David Foster, Groban performed for many charity events that included VH1 Save the Music (2005), Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope (2005), Fifth Adopt-A-Annual Minefield concert (2005), 2nd Annual Grammy Jam (2005), Live 8 (2005), The Heart Foundation Gala (2005), and David Foster and Friends Charity Gala (2006). Inspired by a visit with Nelson Mandela during a 2004 trip to South Africa, he established the Josh Groban Foundation to help children in need through education, healthcare and the arts. Mandela appointed Groban as an Official Ambassador for Mandela's Project 46664, a campaign to help raise Global awareness of HIV/AIDS in Africa. On April 25th, 2007, Josh Groban performed with the African Children's Choir on American Idol's "Idol Gives Back" episode. Also on September 2, 2007 Josh Groban donated $150,000 to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to fund music education. [20] On February 28, 2008 he appeared in One Night Live at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada with Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, Jann Arden and RyanDan in aid of the Sunnybrook Hospital Women and Babies Program. In honor of his 27th birthday, his fans set out to raise $27,000 in a project called "Raise 27". They ended up raising a total of $44,227 for the Josh Groban Foundation, to benefit the Noah's Ark children's orphanage called Siyawela in South Africa. Josh has since referred to this donation as "the best birthday present ever". [21] For other persons named David Foster, see David Foster (disambiguation). ... Official Live8 DVD, released in November 2005 Live 8 was a series of concurrent benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. ... For other people named Mandela, or other uses, see Mandela. ... 46664 is a series of AIDS charity concerts played in honour of Nelson Mandela by South African musicians in the 2000s. ... The African Childrens Choir is a large choir made up of children ages 7 to 11, from the nKomazi region in South Africa. ... American Idol is an American reality-competition show airing on Fox. ... Location Charlotte, North Carolina Superintendent Dr. Peter C. Gorman Total Enrollment 129,011 (2006-07) Budget $1. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... North Entrance Atrium. ... For other persons of the same name, see Brian Adams. ... Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC,[2] OBC[2] (born January 28, 1968) is a Grammy-winning Canadian musician, singer and songwriter. ... Jann Arden (born Jann Arden Richards March 27, 1962) is an award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter with a fan base primarily in Canada. ... RyanDan are a Canadian musical duo, comprising identical twins Ryan and Dan Kowarsky, whose music is a mix of pop and classical. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Influences and personal details

Some of Groban's musical influences have been Radiohead, Paul Simon, Sting, Peter Gabriel, and Björk.[7] 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, Klaus Nomi, George Hearn, and Luciano Pavarotti.[22] Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Oxfordshire. ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), universally known by his stage name Sting, is an Academy Award-nominated sixteen time Grammy-winning English musician from Wallsend in North Tyneside. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Cobham,[1] Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... This article is about the musician. ... Mandel Bruce Patinkin (born November 30, 1952) is a Tony Award winning and Emmy Award winning American actor of stage and screen, as well as a renowned tenor. ... Klaus Nomi (January 24, 1944 - August 6, 1983) was a German countertenor noted for remarkable vocal performances and an unusual, elfin stage persona. ... With Angela Lansbury in Sweeney Todd George Hearn (born June 18, 1934, in St. ... Luciano Pavarotti performing on June 15, 2002 at a concert in the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI[1] (October 12, 1935 – September 6, 2007) was a celebrated Italian tenor in operatic music, who successfully crossed into popular music becoming one of the most...


He currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


He is single, but dated January Jones from 2003-2006, breaking up in the summer of that year. They remain friends.[23] January Jones in a screenshot from film American Wedding January Jones (born January 5, 1978 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA) is an actress. ...


Discography

Albums

  • Josh Groban - 2001
  • Closer - 2003 5X Platinum
  • Awake - 2006 2X Platinum
  • With You (Hallmark Exclusive) - 2007
  • Noël - 2007 4X Platinum

Josh Groban is the eponymous first album of singer Josh Groban. ... Closer is the second studio album and third overall album by vocalist Josh Groban. ... Awake is an album by Josh Groban. ...

CD/DVDs

  • Josh Groban In Concert - 2002
  • Live at the Greek - 2004
  • Up Close With Josh Groban (Mother's Day Release) - 2008
  • Awake Live - 2008

DVD Releases with other artists

  • Sarah Brightman: La Luna: Live in Concert (DVD) - 2001 - Duet on "There for Me"
  • Enchantment (Charlotte Church) - 2001 - Duet on "The Prayer and “Somewhere"
  • Prelude: The Best of Charlotte Church - 2002 - Duet on "The Prayer"
  • 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.

Sarah Brightman (born August 14, 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano, actress and dancer. ... There For Me was originally intended to be nore more than a filler track, a b-side added to the Never Too Far/Hero single as a gift to Mariahs fans and a ploy to encourage sales of the single. ... Enchantment is the fourth music recording/album featuring the voice of 15-year-old soprano Charlotte Church, released in 2001. ... This article is about song by Céline Dion and Andrea Bocelli, for another song by the same name, see The Prayer (Bloc Party song) . The Prayer is a duet between Céline Dion and Andrea Bocelli. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC, OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy, Juno, and Oscar award-winning pop singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ...

Songs featured on CD releases by or with other artists

  • Charlotte Church - Enchantment - 2001 - "The Prayer"
  • Hurricane Relief - Come Together Now: "Alla Luce Del Sole" and "Tears in Heaven" - 2005 - Participated in the fund raising concert and CD for victims of the hurricanes of 2005, including Katrina Kraven and Rita Faltoyano.
  • Barbra Streisand - Duets - 2002 - "All I Know Of Love"
  • Angelique Kidjo - Djin Djin - 2007 - "Pearls" (also featuring Carlos Santana)

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Notable performances

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Soundtracks

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Acting

  • Ally McBeal Season 4 Box Set 2 (DVD) - 2002 - In episode "The Wedding" Josh plays Malcolm Wyatt and performs "You're Still You"
  • Ally McBeal Season 5 Box Set 1 (DVD) - 2003 - In episode "Nine One One" Josh plays Malcolm Wyatt and performs "To Where You Are"

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Love Life

  • He is currently dating a lovely lady from Long Island!

References

  1. ^ Groban Archives: Dave 'Til Dawn
  2. ^ Josh Groban in The Simpsons!
  3. ^ Evening at Pops 2004: Biographies: Josh Groban
  4. ^ a b c Official Josh Groban site
  5. ^ New Sets By Industry Vets Post Strong Sales RIAA newsletter December 4, 2002
  6. ^ VH1 Josh Groban biography
  7. ^ a b Josh Groban biography
  8. ^ Josh Groban- Noël
  9. ^ Geoff Mayfield, "Groban's 'Noel' Makes Chart History", Billboard.biz, December 18, 2007.
  10. ^ Groban a 'goofy and crazy' guy
  11. ^ Josh Groban Live accessed June 4, 2008
  12. ^ Groban leads U.S. pop charts in slow sales week, www.reuters.com, accessed June 9, 2008
  13. ^ Davis, Rene' That Josh Groban Guy accessed June 4, 2008
  14. ^ CBS Interactive Inc., Josh Groban's "Full-Circle Moment", CBS early show, accessed June 9, 2008
  15. ^ Josh Groban Live(FAQ's) accessed June 5, 2008
  16. ^ musicnotes.com sheet music, accessed June 5, 2008.
  17. ^ Suverkrop, Bard IPA Source, www.ipasource.com, accessed June 2, 2008.
  18. ^ McKinney, James (1994). The Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults. Genovex Music Group. ISBN 978-1565939400. 
  19. ^ Gurewitsch, Matthew "MUSIC; The New Boy Wonder of the Voice", New York Times, July 9, 2008.
  20. ^ Singer Josh Groban donates $150,000 to CMS
  21. ^ Josh Groban Says Thank You to Fans
  22. ^ On the Brink of Stardom: Josh Groban live Internet chat on ABCNEWS.com
  23. ^ "Josh Groban, January Jones Take a Breather". People (2006-06-26). Retrieved on 2008-01-29.

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External links

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Josh Groban may not be a household name yet, but his self-titled debut has already gone triple platinum in the U.S., and his fan base continues to grow at an amazing rate, month by month.
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Groban's first recorded release was the song "For Always," a duet with Lara Fabian that appeared on the soundtrack of the film AI (Artificial Intelligence) in the summer of 2001.
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