Josh Groban
American musician and actor
Josh Groban
Joshua Winslow "Josh" Groban is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and record producer. His first four solo albums have been certified 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 the nation. To date, he has sold over 25 million records worldwide and is the top selling classical artist of the 2000s in the US, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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'You Are Not Alone': Celebs Stand Up For Trans Kids After White House Drops Civil Rights Protections
Huffington Post - 5 days
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A ‘Hamilton’ Star Is to Replace Josh Groban in ‘Great Comet’
NYTimes - 13 days
Okieriete Onaodowan was Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in “Hamilton.” Next, he’ll play Pierre in “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.”
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Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812: The Musical/ The Book
Huffington Post - 14 days
The wild party at the Imperial Theater known as Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 is not your usual samovar affair. This entertainment, referencing 70 pages of Tolstoy's masterpiece War & Peace, has its own backstory: two downtown versions had the performers mingling among the guests, diners at a banquet. While that novelty is not repeated on Broadway, the audience is privy to the gesture. The Imperial Theater is converted to a kind of supper club, music at center, with tables all the way to the stage, although the staging is not distinctly separated from the theater's ample front area. Ramps just about everywhere allow the company to enter and exit, and dance, offering--throwing-- boxed knishes to those strategically seated. Small bars serve vodka at intermission. A coffee table sized book describes the journey of this new musical to Broadway. In Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812: The Journey of a New Musical to Broadway, compiled and edited by Steven Sus ...
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Video Premiere: With 'Halley's Comet,' Sarah Darling Gets Her Dream On
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Once upon a time, a little country girl with big eyes and bigger dreams wanted to reach for the stars in the clear Iowa skies and share those desires with the world through her songs and one beautiful voice. Some of those aspirations were realized after she decided to leave behind her teenage years -- and tiny hometown of Mitchellville, Iowa -- 14 years ago to pursue those dreams as a country music artist in Nashville. Now, just 15 days before the release of Dream Country, her third full-length album, Sarah Darling is ready for the big reveal. In the form of an animated video that premieres today (Jan. 26) exclusively at The Huffington Post, "Halley's Comet" arrives as another in a series of bright, shining moments for the humble but talented singer-songwriter. The song, one of seven she wrote or cowrote among the 10 tracks that appear on Dream Country (out Feb. 10), is "just a really personal story" about a dreamer and that key figure in one's life who "encourages you t ...
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Josh Groban Apologizes for Dissing Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve Performance - Us Weekly
Google News - about 2 months
Us Weekly Josh Groban Apologizes for Dissing Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve Performance Us Weekly Carey rang in 2017 with a medley of her hits "Emotions" and "We Belong Together" on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest, but the show didn't quite go as planned – watch what happened in the video above. The pop diva's in-ear ... Dick Clark Productions calls Mariah Carey's sabotage claims 'absurd'Fox News Mariah Carey walks off stage after technical snagCNN Mariah Carey's disastrous New Year's Eve performance is a fitting end to 2016Washington Post BBC News -New York Daily News -ABC News -Hollywood Reporter all 802 news articles »
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Mariah Carey Rings In 2017 With Painful Lip Sync Fail On Live TV
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Mariah Carey’s 2016 ended on a low note as the singer had to deal with a series of technical malfunctions during her performance on ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” Carey appears to have been prepared to lip sync, but many of her vocals didn’t play at all ― and when they did, she was often far out of sync with them: Mariah Carey's Times Square meltdown was an appropriate finale to 2016 — Deadspin (@Deadspin) January 1, 2017 ”We didn’t have a soundcheck but it’s New Year’s, baby,” she said as her music played without her vocals. “It’s OK, you guys.” Carey gamely strutted across the stage and encouraged fans to sing as her dancers did their routine around her. “I’m trying to be a good sport here,” she said. But viewers weren’t buying it. Here were some of the reactions from Twitter: Any time one of the greatest voices of my generation lip syncs an angel loses its win ...
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Celebrities Mourn George Michael After News Of His Death
Huffington Post - 2 months
Iconic pop singer George Michael died on Sunday at the age of 53.  “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period,” his publicist told the BBC in a statement. News of his death was met with an outpouring of emotion as celebrities and those who knew him took to Twitter to express their grief.  Paul on George Michael: — Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) December 26, 2016 I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend - the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. RIP @GeorgeMichael — Elton John (@eltonofficial) December 26, 2016 I just heard about my friend @GeorgeMichael's death. He was such a brilliant talent. I'm so sad. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 25, 2016 Heartbroken at the loss of my beloved friend Yog. Me, h ...
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Grammy Nominations 2017 Include Beyoncé And Adele
Huffington Post - 3 months
Awards season is about to begin and music’s biggest night will be here before you know it. On Tuesday morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards.  Last year’s Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, got things rolling by revealing the general field awards on “CBS This Morning,” and more nominations were announced throughout the day.  Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, while Drake and Rihanna follow close behind with eight each. Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper is nominated for seven awards and Adele earned herself five noms.  Head over to for a full list of all the nominations for 2017: Album Of The Year: 25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson   Song Of The Year: “Formation”— Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles, Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé) “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) “I Took A Pill In I ...
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'The Great Comet' swirls, swoops, and almost reaches perfection
Huffington Post - 3 months
By Jil Picariello, ZEALnyc Theater Editor, December 1, 2016 Something is going on at the Imperial Theatre that requires a whole new vocabulary to describe. Splendificent might do. Or maybe intoxichanting. The something marveful is the rebirth of creator Dave Malloy's Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Adapted from a slender (by Tolstoyan standards) slice of War and Peace, the show was born at the teensy Ars Nova in 2012, went through adolescence at a custom-built tent in 2013, and has reached the full flower of its maturity at the aptly-named Imperial Theatre on West 45 Street. Although the story seems complicated (and the opening number suggests you read the synopsis and family tree in your program), it really isn't. It's a tale as old as time: innocent young girl meets jaded cad, succumbs, ruins life. Natasha, played with shimmering charm by Denée Benton, is a sweet young noblewoman, recently engaged to Prince Andrey, who is now off fighting Napoleon. In his absen ...
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Josh Groban’s childhood dream comes true on Broadway
CBS News - 4 months
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The Remarkable Story of Microsoft's Chief Storyteller: "Frank, You Raise Me Up"
Huffington Post - 4 months
"Grounded" is the first word that comes to mind when I reflect back on my conversation with Microsoft's Chief Storyteller, Steve Clayton. Grounded not in the traditional sense of a child learning the boundaries under parental care, but grounded in the sense of "never forgetting his roots." His professional achievements are stellar - he may live in Redmond, Washington, today, traversing the power corridors of Microsoft. He may have won awards like Microsoft Circle of Excellence awards - three times. Yet, the first thing he shared with me was his story as a youngster growing up in Liverpool, England. He revisits whenever he can - to give back, mingle with people he grew up with and support Liverpool FC on the Kop. Today, he shares the dais with Satya Nadella - even hosting the first interview with Satya when he became CEO. Stage productions, as Steve calls them, for product launch demonstrations are among the many things he does/done at Microsoft. And his journey to his unique ...
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How to Keep the ‘Great Comet’ Party Going on Broadway: Dish Out the Pierogies (and Add Josh Groban)
New York Times - 6 months
This show, which has previously erased the lines between performers and audience in smaller venues, enters its biggest home.
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Celebrities Pay Tribute To Gene Wilder With Touching Notes On Social Media
Huffington Post - 6 months
Following the news of Gene Wilder’s death on Monday, celebrities came together online to remember the late star.  Harry Connick Jr., Mel Brooks and Tony Goldwyn, among many others, took to Twitter to share touching notes about the screen icon, best known for his role as Willy Wonka in 1971’s “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and his work in Mel Brooks comedies like “Blazing Saddles.”  Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship. — Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) August 29, 2016 so sad to learn of the passing of my good friend, gene wilder... such an incredible man... i'll miss you ❤️ — Harry Connick Jr (@HarryConnickJR) August 29, 2016 Young Frankenstein, Silver Streak, Willy Wonka, Blazing Saddles, Stir Crazy: Gene Wilder, you were my youth! RIP ❤️ — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 29, 2016 RIP # ...
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Josh Groban and Kat Dennings have split, report says
LATimes - 7 months
After almost two years of dating, Josh Groban and Kat Dennings have called it quits, according to E! News. The musician and actress began dating in October 2014.  “It was a mutual breakup,” an unnamed source told E! News. “They are still friends and care about each other, but it’s not the right...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Josh Groban
  • 2015
    Age 34
    In 2015, he appeared as a cameo in the seventh season of Parks and Recreation.
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    In December 2015, it was announced that he will star on Broadway as Pierre in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, an electropop opera by composer Dave Malloy based on War and Peace.
    More Details Hide Details The show is scheduled to open on October 18, 2016 in previews at the Imperial Theatre.
    In March 2015, Josh Groban's Facebook page announced the release of a new album called Stages, consisting of covers of songs from Broadway musicals.
    More Details Hide Details The album was released on April 28, 2015.
  • 2014
    Age 33
    Groban appeared in the 2014 film Muppets Most Wanted as an unnamed prisoner in a maximum security prison in Siberia.
    More Details Hide Details Groban's character is first only heard, as he is in a large metal box with a small slot at around eye level. The actor is revealed in the musical number "Together Again" later at the end of the film.
  • 2013
    Age 32
    He mentioned during his appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman in December 2013 that he is a high lyric baritone.
    More Details Hide Details On Twitter, in March 2012, he had also mentioned that he is a baritone "with some high notes up my sleeve."
    On November 7, 2013, he made the first of several appearances in the CBS comedy The Crazy Ones alongside Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
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    Also in 2013, he played one of the lead characters named Sam in the independent comedy film Coffee Town, produced by CollegeHumor and co-starring with longtime friend actor Glenn Howerton.
    More Details Hide Details Groban appeared on the cable television comedy show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode "The Gang Saves the Day", the 100th of the series, also co-starring Howerton. He shows up in the character Dee's fantasy sequence.
    On October 30, 2013, Groban met with Little Kids Rock students in Newark, NJ before his concert at the Prudential Center.
    More Details Hide Details His Find Your Light Foundation also made a donation to Little Kids Rock to support their mission of keeping music education in our public schools. An active arts education philanthropist and advocate, Groban is a member of Americans for the Arts Artists Committee. Some of Groban's musical influences have been Radiohead, Steve Perry, Paul Simon, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Freddie Mercury and Björk. He cites as vocal influences "anyone who told a story with their songs," including Mandy Patinkin, Klaus Nomi, George Hearn, and Luciano Pavarotti. He was named the Best Selling Artist of All Time on Barnes & Noble in 2007. Groban has sold more than 20 million albums in less than ten years. In 2002, Groban was listed as "100 Sexiest Newcomer" and in 2008, he became one of Peoples "100 Most Beautiful People".
    In April 2013 and the previous year, Groban took part in Global Poverty Project's "Live Below the Line" campaign, which consists in living on $1.50 a day to raise awareness of extreme poverty around the world.
    More Details Hide Details He also wrote a song inspired by the campaign.
    In February 2013, Groban appeared in CSI: NY's "Blood Actually" (episode 16 of season 9), performing his new song "Happy In My Heartache", and guest anchored on Canada AM.
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    Groban promoted the album with the All That Echoes World Tour in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details A year later, he embarked on his Summer Symphony Tour.
    Groban's sixth studio album, All That Echoes was released on February 5, 2013, debuting at number one by selling 141,000 copies.
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  • 2012
    Age 31
    In 2012, he appeared in episode 5 of series 12 of the revived British comedy panel show Room 101.
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  • 2011
    Age 30
    In the comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love., a film starring Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling, released on July 29, 2011, Groban played a character named Richard, a caddish and nerdy attorney.
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    On Tuesday, May 24, 2011, Groban appeared as a mystery guest star on the season 12 finale of Dancing with the Stars to surprise Petra Nemcova by singing "You Raise Me Up" to her dance.
    More Details Hide Details When she saw that it was he who was actually singing the song and not one of the usual performers, she momentarily was too stunned to continue dancing.
  • 2010
    Age 29
    Groban appeared on BBC Two's hit British music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and his first appearance was as a guest on Omid Djalili's team. On December 21, 2010, he returned to the show, this time as guest host/quiz master and ending the show duetting with Michael Ball in a version of "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables.
    More Details Hide Details Groban appears in two episodes of The Office as Andy Bernard's brother ("Garden Party" and "The Boat").
  • 2009
    Age 28
    On January, 19. 2009, Groban performed with Herbie Hancock as part of Feeding America's Rally Against Hunger in Washington DC.
    More Details Hide Details The event was also attended by Martin Luther King III and actor Ben Affleck. At the 2010 BCS National Championship Game, he performed the Star Spangled Banner on Jan. 7, 2010, with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, at the historic Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Groban has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show six times, as well as on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Larry King Live, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 20/20, Today, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Super Bowl XXXVIII, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He has also been a guest co-host on Live with Kelly many times from 2011 to 2014, and was a finalist to permanently replace Regis Philbin. In a 2012 interview, Groban said, "Music is so 100 percent for me that the idea of giving that up in any way, shape, or form would be terrifying to me. That said, I've had more fun doing it than many things I've done in the past—it was a great time. So yeah, maybe, you never know".
    On January 18, 2009, Groban performed as part of the Presidential Inauguration ceremonies, performing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" in duet with Heather Headley.
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  • 2008
    Age 27
    In December 2008, Groban appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
    More Details Hide Details He performed a duet with Only Men Aloud! at the Royal Variety Show at the London Palladium for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
    On September 21, 2008, Groban performed a comical medley of well-known TV theme songs at the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
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    On May 12 and 13, 2008 At Royal Albert Hall, London, Groban performed as "The Russian" Anatoly Sergievsky; joining with Broadway stars Idina Menzel and Adam Pascal in "Chess in Concert" a live concert version of the musical Chess composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA fame.
    More Details Hide Details This performance has since been made into a DVD and CD recording.
    On April 14, 2008, Groban joined Idina Menzel for a PBS Soundstage taping.
    More Details Hide Details The next day, he held his own taping for the same PBS TV series at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall at Jazz in Manhattan.
    On February 10, 2008, Groban performed at the 2008 Grammy Awards with Andrea Bocelli in a tribute to Luciano Pavarotti.
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  • 2007
    Age 26
    On July 1, 2007, Groban performed with Sarah Brightman at the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium; it was broadcast to over 500 million homes in 140 countries.
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    In June 2007, Groban recorded a Christmas album in London with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Magdalen College Choir, which he discussed on the DVD from "The Making of Noël".
    More Details Hide Details It was released on October 9, 2007, and is titled Noël. 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.
    Groban's "Awake" world tour visited 71 cities between February and August 2007, and toured Australia and the Philippines with Lani Misalucha as his special guest in October 2007.
    More Details Hide Details He performed a duet with Barbra Streisand ("All I Know of Love") and with Mireille Mathieu ("Over the Rainbow"). As to his future, Groban is open to a plethora of possibilities. He said, "I am fortunate enough to have had many really big moments in my career. I think the mistake a lot of people in my position make is to always search for the next big thing. I am looking forward to playing some small theaters. I'm looking forward to writing more. I want to delve further into my acting career and explore some of the film and TV opportunities that I haven't had time for. My outlook is to expect the unexpected. And when the next step comes, I'm prepared to take it." Groban has also expressed an interest in performing on Broadway. Groban finished his fifth studio album, entitled Illuminations, and the album was released on November 15, 2010. Most of the songs on the album are about "specific situations that I've had where love has existed and ultimately failed," Groban told The New York Times, adding: "And other songs are about the quest, and it just not working out." Groban wrote 11 of the 13 songs on the album. The first single from the album, "Hidden Away," was made available for free download via Facebook on September 8. "For me to sit in a room with a piano in one take with some of Johnny Cash's musicians—that was totally new for me."
  • 2006
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details On that album, Groban also collaborated on the single "Now or Never" with British musician and songwriter Imogen Heap. He performed two tracks with the South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, "Lullaby" and "Weeping."
    His third studio album Awake was officially released on November 7, 2006.
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    During the first week of September 2006, Groban's single entitled "You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)" was released exclusively on AOL's First Listen.
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  • 2005
    Age 24
    Groban earned his first Grammy nomination in 2005 for his single "You Raise Me Up" in the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance category.
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    His recording of "Believe" secured a 2005 Academy Award nomination for the song's two writers, Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, and earned them a Grammy in the category Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media at the ceremony held in February 2006.
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  • 2004
    Age 23
    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; he was also nominated for a People's Choice Award in that year.
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    On November 30, 2004, his second live DVD, Live At The Greek, was released; it was also shown as a Great Performances special on PBS.
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    In the summer of 2004, Groban returned to Interlochen, performing and discussing his earlier experiences with local residents and campers.
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    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".
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  • 2003
    Age 22
    Groban's second album Closer, produced and written by Foster, was released on November 11, 2003.
    More Details Hide Details 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 his personality 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." Two months after Closer was released, it rose on the Billboard charts from number 11 to number one. His cover of "You Raise Me Up" became very popular on the adult contemporary charts.
    In 2003, Groban performed at the David Foster concert for World Children's Day, singing "The Prayer" with Celine Dion and the finale song, "Aren't They All Our Children?" with artists including Yolanda Adams, Nick Carter, Enrique Iglesias, and Celine Dion.
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  • 2002
    Age 21
    In December 2002, he performed "To Where You Are" and sang "The Prayer" in a duet with Sissel Kyrkjebø at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway.
    More Details Hide Details He joined The Corrs, Ronan Keating, Sting, Lionel Richie, and others for a Christmas performance at the Vatican in Rome, Italy.
    On February 24, 2002, Groban performed "The Prayer" with Charlotte Church at the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and by November, he had his own PBS special, "Josh Groban In Concert" (2002).
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  • 2001
    Age 20
    The singer's self-titled debut album Josh Groban was released on November 20, 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Over the next year it went from gold to double-platinum.
  • 2000
    Age 19
    Groban performed "There For Me" with Sarah Brightman on her 2000–01 La Luna World Tour, and was featured on her "La Luna" concert DVD.
    More Details Hide Details He recorded "For Always" with Lara Fabian on the movie soundtrack to A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001). Groban performed in many benefit shows, including: "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 Clinton, and David E. Kelley and his wife, Michelle Pfeiffer; and Michael Milken's CapCure event, which raises funds for cancer research.
  • 1999
    Age 18
    Groban worked for David Foster as a rehearsal singer on a series of high-profile events, including the January 1999 inauguration of Gray Davis as Governor of California and the 1999 Grammy Awards where—as a stand-in for Andrea Bocelli—he rehearsed Foster's "The Prayer" with Céline Dion.
    More Details Hide Details According to manager Avnet, Groban was very nervous about standing in for Bocelli and had to be talked into it, but his performance prompted the show hostess, Rosie O'Donnell, to ask him to appear on her show the following week, which then led to an appearance on Ally McBeal. Creator David E. Kelley created character Malcolm Wyatt for Groban in the season finale aired in May 2001. The character of Malcolm Wyatt was so popular, prompting 8,000 emails from viewers, that Groban was asked to return the next season to reprise his role and perform "To Where You Are." Avnet claims this sequence of events effectively got Groban's career off the ground. Groban was offered a recording contract at Warner Bros. Records through Foster's 143 Records imprint. Avnet told HitQuarters that Warner initially proved resistant to the deal because "They were afraid they wouldn't be able to get a voice like that on radio." Explaining his reasons for signing the artist, 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." Under Foster's influence, Groban's first album focused more on classics such as "Gira Con Me Questa Notte" and "Alla Luce Del Sole."
  • 1998
    Age 17
    In late 1998, the 17-year-old Groban was introduced by his vocal coach, Seth Riggs, to Grammy-winning producer and arranger David Foster and future manager Brian Avnet.
    More Details Hide Details At the time, Groban had no recording experience and was preparing to begin studying at Carnegie Mellon University.
    David Foster called Groban to stand in for an ailing Andrea Bocelli to rehearse a duet, "The Prayer", with Celine Dion at the rehearsal for the 1998 Grammy Awards.
    More Details Hide Details 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. He was cast on Ally McBeal by the show's creator, David E. Kelley, performing "You're Still You" for the 2001 season 4 finale. Groban was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lindy (née Johnston), a school teacher, and Jack Groban, a businessman. Groban's younger brother, Chris, was born on Groban's fourth birthday. Groban's father is a descendant of immigrants from Poland and Russia and converted from Judaism to Christianity when he married Groban's mother. Groban's mother's ancestry includes English, German, and Norwegian; one of her own grandfathers was Jewish. His parents are Episcopalians. Groban first sang in public when he was in the seventh grade. His music teacher chose him to sing a solo of "S'wonderful" at the school's cabaret night, where he sang alone on stage for the first time. At this time, he was more focused on acting, playing Tevye in his high school's production of Fiddler on the Roof.
  • 1997
    Age 16
    In the summers of 1997 and 1998, he also attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts Camp in Michigan, majoring in music theater, and began taking vocal lessons.
    More Details Hide Details He went on to attend the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a theater major and graduated in 1999. He was admitted to Carnegie Mellon University, intending to study drama, but he left four months into his first semester after being offered a recording contract and deciding to pursue his singing career.
  • 1981
    Age 0
    Born on February 27, 1981.
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