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Josh Groban

Josh Groban

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Famous as :

Classical & pop singer, songwriter

Birth Name :

Joshua Winslow Groban

Birth Date :

February 27, 1981

Birth Place :

Los Angeles, California, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "You Raise Me Up" (2003)

Biography


Numerous musicians may have covered 'Silent Night', 'O Come All Ye Faithful' or 'I'll be Home for Christmas' but count on Josh Groban to compile a beautifully-arranged Christmas album. Could be the classic genre that he was hopped in or simply the attraction of his angel-like voice that made the album 'Noel' flying off the shelves at high rate. Despite being released near Halloween celebration, the seasonal album performed way better than expected. Upon its release on October 9, the compilation of Christmas classics went straight to no. 10 on Billboard Hot 200 before eventually moving up six places to no. 4. The following week, 'Noel' held strong to its Top 5 position by slipping only one place down despite a 2 per cent increase in sale. Nielsen SoundScan even reported that it was the number 1 selling album in Canada for the week ending October 14, 2007. As Christmas day drew nearer, 'Noel' sale went stronger that it sat at #1 for several consecutive weeks and wen on four times platinum in 11 weeks after its release.

Josh Groban may make it looks easy to be a young singer in the music industry but by 2007 it had been 10 years since he first climbed the ladder of fame. Joshua Winslow Groban was born in Los Angeles, California on February 27, 1981 to a Jewish dad and Norwegian mother. He has a younger brother named Christopher who is four years his junior. Both he and Christopher were raised in a Christian-Anglican believe, which may prompted the selection of his classic genre. "I sang all my life," Groban recalled. "My parents had me singing around the house when I was younger. I'm not from a showbiz family or anything. It's just something I enjoyed doing." While a seventh grade student at Bridges Academy, he took theater classes that lead him to musical productions. This has marked the beginning of his love towards music as well as performing. In 1997, at the age of 16 he chose to enroll in Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan where he finished the course on music theater a year later.

Latest News


Kat Dennings and Josh Groban Step Out as Couple

October 13, 2014 23:12:23 GMT

New couple alert! , 28, and , 33, are officially dating. The "" actress and the Grammy-nominated singer went public with their romance at a charity event over the weekend and then confirmed it on the social media.
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Kesha, Brad Paisley, Ludacris and Josh Groban Join ABC's 'Rising Star'

May 17, 2014 04:37:42 GMT

ABC's "" team has been formed. The show enlists pop singer Kesha (formerly stylized as ), country crooner and hip-hop artist as judges for its inaugurual edition, with singer-songwriter as the host.
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Video: Josh Groban Sings 'Special Song' to Salute Jimmy Kimmel on 2000th Episode

February 25, 2014 09:18:07 GMT

On the night made his debut as "Late Night" host, celebrated a milestone as his own talk show hit 2000 episodes on Monday, February 24. In his opening monologue, Kimmel made it clear that he didn't have any surprises for his audience, saying, "You know, if this was Oprah's 2,000th show, you guys here in the studio audience would probably walk away with some cool stuff. But it's not Oprah [Winfrey], it's me, so you won't."
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Josh Groban Scores Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

February 14, 2013 03:44:39 GMT

scores his third No. 1 album on Billboard 200 this week with "", following his 2003 studio set "" and his 2007 top-seller "". It debuts at the top of the chart with 145,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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Josh Groban to Channel Led Zeppelin in New Album 'All That Echoes'

January 14, 2013 09:19:26 GMT

Last month, unveiled his new single "Brave", the first track off his upcoming album. It follows the release of his fifth studio album entitled "Illuminations" in 2010 and his 81-city "Straight To You" concert tour in 2011 to promote the said album. The pop-rock track, courtesy of super producer Rob Cavallo, headlines Groban's sixth studio set "".
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Josh Groban Releases New Single 'Brave'

December 19, 2012 07:36:30 GMT

After the release of his fifth studio album entitled "Illuminations" in 2010 and his 81-city "Straight to You" concert tour in 2011 to promote the said album, crooner returns with his unique vocals as he drops "Brave", the first single off his upcoming album. The pop-rock track, courtesy of super producer Rob Cavallo, headlines Groban's sixth studio set "".
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Video: Josh Groban Covers One Direction at 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards

September 24, 2012 06:22:13 GMT

made a surprise performance at 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards for an unconventional tribute segment. The operatic pop singer played a piano while delivering a rendition of 's bubble hit single "What Makes You Beautiful" to help pay homage to himself.
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Video Premiere: Josh Groban's 'If I Walk Away'

January 13, 2012 07:49:00 GMT

has debuted a music video which was filmed to support his latest single called "If I Walk Away". The Grammy-nominated singer takes his devotees behind the scenes of his recent tour as he traveled from one city to another.
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Video: Nickelback Win the Crowd at NFL Thanksgiving Game Despite Protests

November 25, 2011 01:37:53 GMT

were unfazed by Detroit 55,000-signed online petition which opposed their scheduled performance at the NFL's Thanksgiving Day game. At the Thursday night, November 24 championship, the Chad Kroeger-fronted band performed in good spirits battling any possible protests that might arise with a song about unity, "When We Stand Together".
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Bane Wouldn't Hesitate to Kill Pregnant Woman in 'Dark Knight Rises'

November 25, 2011 01:36:44 GMT

has revealed about how brutal Bane in "" is. To Empire magazine, the British actor explained that the villainous character is a "horrible piece of work" and that in the upcoming movie he wouldn't hesitate to kill a pregnant woman or an old lady.
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Robin Gibb Undergoes Emergency Surgery After Being Told He Has an Hour to Live

November 25, 2011 01:21:12 GMT

Robin Gibb is opening up about the emergency surgery he said he had months before he was diagnosed with liver cancer. In an interview with Daily Mail, the one-third of the revealed that when meeting a specialist about recurring stomach cramps, he was told he'd got one hour if he didn't undergo immediate surgery.
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Lauren Alaina Forgot Lyrics to National Anthem at Thanksgiving Football

November 24, 2011 18:59:44 GMT

joins the club of artists who forget the lyrics to national anthem. The "" runner-up was giving "The Star-Spangled Banner" a try at Green Bay vs. Detroit game on Thanksgiving and she almost failed in the middle of the song.
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Fan Proposed to Nicole Scherzinger on 'X Factor' Set

November 24, 2011 18:35:43 GMT

received a surprise while taping the new episode of "". A fan rushed to the judges' table and went down on one knee to propose to singer.
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Video: Scotty McCreery Missed Cue at Macy's Thanksgiving Performance

November 24, 2011 18:03:49 GMT

became a laughing object after he missed his cue on Thanksgiving performance. The latest "" winner was caught in the worst lip-syncing while performing his hit "The Trouble With Girls" on top of a float at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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Derek Hough, Josh Groban and More to Co-Host 'Live! With Kelly'

November 24, 2011 09:11:35 GMT

More guys have been tapped to join on "Live! with Kelly" as ABC has not chosen a replacement for Regis Philbin. , , and are all set to co-host the morning talk show.
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Kate Walsh Snapped Stepping Out With New Man

August 19, 2011 07:50:48 GMT

has found herself a new man. The actress playing Dr. Addison Montgomery on "" was caught on camera all smiles in the company of writer Chris Case as they came to watch 's concert at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles last Monday night, August 15.
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Josh Groban Added to Andy's Family on 'The Office'

August 19, 2011 07:18:00 GMT

Another celebrity has been brought in to make up Andy Bernard's family. Multi-platinum singer has been tapped to guest star as the brother of ' character on the upcoming season of "".
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Recap: Top 12 Men of 'American Idol' Perform

March 02, 2011 05:00:46 GMT

"" Top 12 men round was kicked off with the performance of Clint Jun Gamboa on 's "Superstition". praised him of not letting the jitters affect his performance while said, "You just proved to me everything I've seen in the past couple months."
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Sara Bareilles' 'Uncharted' Video Ft. Josh Groban, Pharrell Williams & More

March 02, 2011 04:49:26 GMT

debuts a star-studded music video for her latest single "Uncharted". She gets help from some A-list artists like 's , 's , 's Ryan Tedder, , and . YouTube lip-sync sensation Keenan Cahill also appears in this clip.
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Stars Including Justin Bieber Reached Out to Christchurch Earthquake Victims

February 23, 2011 05:02:45 GMT

Stars including , and have reached out to the residents of Christchurch, New Zealand after a devastating earthquake struck on Tuesday, February 22. At least 65 lives were claimed in the powerful tremor, which wrecked several buildings in the city and prompted officials to declare a state of emergency in the area.
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Video: Josh Groban Sings His 'Best Tweets of Kanye West' Compilation

January 05, 2011 04:53:32 GMT

brought laughters to "" when he appeared on the January 3 episode of the talk show to promote his "most anticipated album yet." He said, "Hello there, I'm Oscar and Grammy-nominated singer Josh Groban. [If] you love 's tweets as much as I do, you are going to love my new album."
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Josh Groban Flooded With Fan Mail From Mums

December 03, 2010 06:29:44 GMT

Singer is constantly inundated with fan mail from mothers who are desperate for the star to marry their daughters. The "You Raise Me Up" hitmaker admits he is desperate to fall in love - and mums have taken note and written in to the single star to convince him to meet their girls.
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2010 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

December 01, 2010 09:27:03 GMT

New York celebrated one of its cherished holiday rituals on November 30 when a 12-ton, 74-foot Norway Spruce is illuminated by 30,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights. In its 78th year, Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting saw around 50,000 people coming to the city's heart to witness the event including a number of celebrities.
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Video Premiere: Josh Groban's 'Hidden Away'

November 04, 2010 09:32:54 GMT

's "Hidden Away" music video has been debuted. It follows the Grammy-nominated singer as he leaves a message for his girlfriend during his way to a club where he is scheduled to perform. While he is sitting behind the piano, serenading people at the venue and waiting for her to come, some footage of random people waiting for their loved ones is flashed.
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Josh Groban's New Album to Feature Foreign Track

September 30, 2010 08:01:03 GMT

's new album features the singer's first foray into Portuguese. The singer has teamed up with Def Jam Records co-founder Rick Rubin for his fifth album "Illuminations" and it features a foreign track.
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Josh Groban and Selma Blair Spotted Enjoying Date at The Grove

July 31, 2010 03:57:05 GMT

Singer has been linked to actress after the pair was spotted enjoying a romantic date in Hollywood. The "You Raise Me Up" hitmaker was photographed taking the "" star to a movie at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles, showing his chivalrous side by paying for her ticket.
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Exclusive Interview: Charice on 'Charice', Justin Bieber Duet and Celebrity Crush

May 20, 2010 10:01:26 GMT

Gifted with profound, rich and soaring 10 decibel voice, has made many music fans watching her performances in awe, be it on YouTube during her start of career or on live shows. Starting her career from one singing competition to another, she is now an international singer with an album climbing to No. 8 on Billboard Hot 200.
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A Day in Alec Baldwin's Life: ER, Assault and Argument With Daughter

February 12, 2010 02:56:58 GMT

had one rough day on Thursday, February 11. First the "" actor was rushed to the ER and upon his exit, he was hounded by paparazzi who triggered his boiling point. The latest incident got him restrained by police officers and almost cost him an assault charge.
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New Full Trailer for 'Toy Story 3' Comes Out

February 12, 2010 02:29:21 GMT

A day after releasing a new teaser trailer for "", Walt Disney Pictures has debuted the third full trailer for the movie. Making its way out via Yahoo! Movies, the snippet contains the scenes shared in the previously released teaser as well as a lot of fresh footage.
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Video: 'We Are the World' Solo Recording Sessions by Justin Bieber, Pink and More

February 12, 2010 02:09:03 GMT

Listen to part of "We Are the World" studio version through footage of its recording session. Obtained via MTV, this clip features , , , , and recording their solo parts.
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