Josh Groban

Born Joshua Winslow Groban on February 27, 1981, in Los Angeles, "Josh" Groban is a versatile singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and record producer. He has an earned an exceptional success, with his first four solo albums been certified as multi-platinum.  In 2007, Josh was  not only charted as the number-one best selling artist in with over 21 million records the United States, but also attracted a global  audience as he has sold over 25 million records worldwide.

 

Groban originally attended the Interlochen Arts Camp, majoring in musical theatre. This was when he started taking voice lessons outside the school. Later he went to Los Angeles High School for the Arts, a free public school where students received a conservatory-style education.  While acting and singing in school productions, Josh realized he has a classic baritone voice so he started taking singing more seriously.

 

It was a turning point in his life when his vocal coach, Seth Riggs introduced him to Grammy-winning producer/arranger David Fosters. Josh’s singing "All I Ask of You" from The Phantom of the Opera, impressed Foster, who called him a rehearsal singer. At the rehearsal for the Grammy Awards in 1998 Josh in stood in for an ailing Andrea Bocelli and rehearsed a duet, "The Prayer," with Celine Dion.  His talent got immediate recognition and he was invited by Rosie O'Donnell immediately to appear on her talk show.  

 

In 1999 Groban grabbed another chance to work with Foster, as he sang at the high profile inauguration of California Governor’s Gray Davis.  He was cast as Ally McBeal by the show's creator, David E. Kelley, performing "You're Still You" for the 2001 season finale.