Josh Groban

Submitted by on Sep 26, 2015

Josh Groban

It refers to such genres as pop, classical crossover, vosal. He himself describes himself as a pop singer with the influence of the classics. Groban also performs works of musicals at various events such as “Chess: Charity concert in support of the Foundation of actors”, a concert in honor of Diana. He is known and movie soundtracks “Artificial Intelligence” (a duet with Lara Fabian «For always»), «The Polar Express» (Believe), «Troy» (Remember).

Author: Alexander Kim

Josh born on February 27, 1981 in Los Angeles (CA). His father, originally Russian-Polish Jew, and his mother Norwegian roots. Exactly four years after the birth of Josh February 27, 1985 in the family was born brother Josh – Christopher.

In 1997 and 1998, Groban attended arts Interlohena Camp (Interlochen Arts Camp) in Michigan with a degree in “music theater”, and took lessons from a private vocal coach. In 1998, his vocal coach Seth Riggs producer David Foster gave a tape of Josh, where he performed an aria from Phantom of the Opera «All I ask of you». Record liked Foster, and in January 1999, Josh performed the aria at a concert in honor of the inauguration of California Governor Gray Davis, who arranged for Foster. In February Josh replaced Andrea Bocelli at rehearsals Grammy Awards, where he sang «The prayer» with Celine Dion.

In 1999, Groban graduated from the County High School of the Arts in Los Angeles (Los Angeles County High School Arts) in “theater”, and then began to attend Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he studied drama.

Groban left Carnegie Mellon University, having studied there for only a year when he was offered a contract with Warner Bros. Records through Foster’s record label 143 Records. Influenced by Foster Groban’s first album became a classic. The first album was recorded «Alla Luce Del Sole» and «Gira Con Me». It also included the song «To Where you are», the music for which was written by Richard Marx. and the words of Linda Thompson. The album was not yet finished when Groban received a proposal from the singer Sarah Brightman, working with combined genres of classical and modern music, to participate in its tour of «La Luna», which lasted from September 2000 to May 2001. During the show, he sang with Sarah song «There for me».

In 2001 comes the movie “Artificial Intelligence”, which became the soundtrack to the duo Josh and Lara Fabian «For Always». Josh participates in charity events, one of which becomes «The Family Celebration». The event was carried out with Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Rodin and David E. Kelley Michelle Pfeiffer. David was so impressed with the performance Groban at this event that has created for the singer Malcolm Uayetta role in the TV series “Ally McBeal,” which Josh also sang «You’re still you». How Groban sang songs, so different from his character that the audience thought that Groban was just an actor, but the song was written by someone else. Malcolm Uayett character was so popular that Groban was asked to come back next season and to perform the song «To where you are».

November 20, 2001 the debut album of the singer «Josh Groban». In addition to the «To where you’re» and «You’are still you» it includes the works of Ennio Morricone (Cinema Paradiso), Bach (Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring), as well as «Let me fall» of the «Cirque de soleil» . The album came in and the composition «The prayer», recorded with Charlotte Church, which the Church and Groban sang at the closing ceremony of the Winter Games Olipmpiyskih February 24, 2002. «The prayer» – not only song, “borrowed” from Celine Dion Grobanom. The album included «Al & # 233; jate», which is a cover version of «Just Walk Away».

In 2002, the disc went gold and double platinum. In November came the concert version of the disc and the DVD «Josh Groban In Concert».

In December Groban performs at the Nobel Prize in Oslo, which takes the «To where you are», «The Prayer» with Sissel and «Imagine», together with all the participants of the concert. Josh takes part in the Christmas concert at the Vatican, and in a concert dedicated to the «World Children’s Day» (2003), which is organized by David Foster. It Groban with Celine Dion performs «The Prayer».

In the same year, Groban performs the role of Anatoly in the musical “Chess” at a charity concert in support of the Foundation of actors.

The second album “Sloser”, which according to Groban, it was the best reflection compared to the first album comes out Nov. 11, 2003. On “Sloser» more compositions written specifically for the singer. For example, it contains two songs recorded with Eric Torment of the French duo «Deep Forest». Groban continues to perform well-known works – «Caruso» and «Hymne l’amour». The special edition also includes a cover version of «My December» band Linkin Park, and a cover version of the song «You’re raise me up» Norwegian-Irish duo «Secret Garden» became very popular among Adult contemporary charts and was nominated for a Grammy in 2005 («Best Male Pop Vocal Performance»). The album two months after the release reached number one on the charts Billboard 200. Tour «Closer» was held in the Americas, Europe and South Africa.

In 2004 came two more of the soundtrack, performed Grobanom: «Remember» for the film “Troy”, recorded together with Macedonian singer Tanya Tsarovskoy and «Believe» Christmas cartoon for “The Polar Express.” Composition «Believe» was nominated for an Oscar, but received no awards.

In summer 2004, Josh returns to Interlohen, which gives an idea of ​​the local people and to live in camps, and shares the experience of a young artist.

November 30 released his second live DVD «Live At The Greek». In addition to the concert of their works Josh also performed the song “America” ​​Paul Simon, whose big fan of Josh is.

In 2005, Groban with Andrea Bocelli and other famous singers participated in the recording of «Tears in Heaven» to raise funds to support the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami in South Asia.

The third album will be released November 7, 2006. It Groban continues to work with Eric Torment («Machine», «Awake»), and invites many other artists: with the South African group «Ladysmith Black Mambazo» writes «Lullaby» and «Weeping», an American jazz pianist Herbie Henhokom «Machine» and British singer Imogen Hip “Now or never”. Almost all the songs this time written for Josh, exceptions are «Un gorno per noi» («A time for us» from the movie Romeo and Juliet) and «The smile» (music by Charlie Chaplin), which became only in the online edition of the album. «Un gorno per noi» later was used by the Swiss figure skater Stephane Lambelem on demonstrations.

In December Groban performs at a concert of the annual ceremony, Kennedy Center Honors, dedicated to Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. It takes the singer «The Music of the Night» from the musical “Phantom of the Opera.”In February 2007, the singer goes on tour. With «Awake» he visits America, Europe, Australia and Africa. At the same time Groban takes part in the recording of the African singer Angelique Kidjo «Djin Djin»: together they perform the song «Pearls», in which the guitar part played by Santana. A July 1 concert in honor of Diana in a duet with Sarah Brightman Groban performs «All I ask of you» from the”Phantom of the Opera».

October 9 out Christmas album Groban – “Noёl”, which collected songs from around the world – from England («What Child is this»), France («Angels We Have Heard on High»), Germany («Silent Night “), Italy (« Panis Angelicus ») and the US (« Little Drummer Boy »). The album reached number one on the Billboard 200, becoming thus the first Christmas album, which spent four weeks in a row in first place in the chart for the last 50 years. According to the results of sales in 2008, the album was ranked second in the United States.

In early 2008, Groban again performed a duet with Celine Dion «The Prayer» for a special issue on the American channel CBS, and Canada’s CTV, and later Josh performs the same song as a duet with Andrea Bocelli on the Grammy Awards.

In March, continuing the tour «Awake»: Josh goes to South Africa.

Once the tour ended Groban performs at various events: April 23-27 Josh participates in the program of his idol Paul Simon «American Tunes», 12 and 13 May Josh again plays the role of Anatoly in the musical “Chess” at the Royal Albert Hall in London, July 27 Groban sings at a concert in honor of the birthday of Nelson Mandela. Along the way, the singer released a live CD-DVD «Awake Live!», Which comes out on May 6 and records his new album, produced by Rick Rubin becomes.

September 21 Groban performs at Emmy ceremony, which takes excerpts from the soundtracks of television series and shows.

In November, Groban released his first greatest hits album – released two-disc

s «A Sollection” (on the first disk collection itself, and the second of six Christmas songs), in the same month released the album Placido Domingo «Amore Infninto», which includes a duet with Domingo Grobanom «La tua semplicita». A little later (December 9) released the album Charles Aznavour «Duos», where Josh Charles performed with «La boheme».

18 January Josh at a concert in honor of the inauguration of Barack Obama, along with Heather Headley «My Country This of Thee», on 31 March participated in the Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, whose purpose – to stress the importance of developing public policies and funding for the arts and humanities Science and education in this area. At this event, Josh appeared before a committee of the Lower House of Congress.

June 2 out concert DVD «An evening in New York City», its output virtually coincides with the release of the DVD «Chess in concert» (June 17).

The new album is scheduled for September 2009.

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