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BIRTHDAY: February 27, 1981
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BIGGEST LP: Closer (2003)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0

 
TIMELINE

Josh Grobanbutton.gif (123 bytes) Josh Groban was born in California on February 27, 1981. With a deep baritone voice, Josh filled a void in the world of music that had been saturated by boy bands and pop starlets.

1999...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) By his late teens, Josh had been studying with David Foster which led to an invitation to perform at the inauguration for California Governor Gray Davis.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Groban filled in for Andrea Bocelli at the rehearsals for the Grammy Awards dueting with Celine Dion on "The Prayer."

button.gif (123 bytes) A record deal with Warner Music soon followed and Josh began working on his debut LP with David Foster.

2001...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh made his acting debut on Ally McBeal.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh appeared on the soundtrack for A.I. - Artificial Intelligence with a duet with Lara Fabian - "For Always."

November
Josh Groban LPbutton.gif (123 bytes) Josh released his debut LP, Josh Groban.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh reprised his role of Malcom Wyatt on Ally McBeal.

2002...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh performed with Charlotte Church at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh Groban was certified gold.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh Groban was certified platinum.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh Groban was certified 2x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh could be heard dueting with
Barbra Streisand on her LP Duets with the track "All I Know Of Love."

December
Josh Groban - Josh Groban In Concert button.gif (123 bytes) Josh released Josh Groban In Concert.
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for 2 weeks with "O Holy Night."

2003...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh Groban was certified 3x platinum.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh Groban In Concert was certified gold.

November
Josh Groban - Closerbutton.gif (123 bytes) Josh released Closer.
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh topped the Billboard Top Internet Albums chart for 2 weeks and Classical Crossover Album chart with
Closer.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Closer was certified 2x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Classical Crossover Artist and with the Top Classical Crossover Album (Josh Groban).

2004...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh topped the Billboard 200 Albums chart with Closer.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh performed at the Pre-Game Show for Super Bowl XXXVIII.
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Josh Groban was certified 4x platinum and Closer was certified 3x platinum.

March
Josh Groban - Live At The Greekbutton.gif (123 bytes) Josh topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for 6 weeks with "You Raised Me Up."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh was nominated for an
American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist. Josh also performed at the ceremony.
button.gif (123 bytes) The CD/DVD
Live At The Greek was released.
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Closer was certified 4x platinum.

December
The Polar Express soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Josh topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart with "Believe" from The Polar Express soundtrack.
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh topped the
Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Classical Crossover Artist and with the Top Classical Crossover Album (Closer).

2005...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh performed as part of the benefit show Tsunami Aid: A Concert Of Hope on NBC.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance ("You Raise Me Up").

March
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "You Raise Me Up" was certified gold.

June
Live 8 DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) On July 2nd, Josh performed in Philadelphia as part of the worldwide Live 8 concerts. The mission of the concerts was to raise awareness of the on-going poverty in Africa and to pressure the G8 leaders to take action by doubling aid, canceling debt, and delivering trade justice for Africa.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh could be heard on the Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now compilation with a live version of "Alla Luce Del Sole."

2006..

September
Josh Groban - Awakebutton.gif (123 bytes) Live At The Greek was certified gold.

November
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Awake.
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh topped the Billboard Top Internet Albums chart and Top Classical Crossover Albums chart with
Awake.
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh topped the UK LP chart with
Awake.
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh performed at the
American Music Awards.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Closer was certified 5x platinum and Awake was certified platinum.

2007..

October
Josh Groban - Noelbutton.gif (123 bytes) Josh released the holiday LP Noel.
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh topped the Canada LP charts with Noel.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh topped the Billboard 200 LP chart, Top Internet Albums chart, and Top Classical Crossover chart with
Noel.
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Noel was certified 2x platinum.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh topped the Billboard Top Digital Albums chart with
Noel.
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh topped the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart with "I'll Be Home For Christmas."
button.gif (123 bytes) As Josh topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for a 4th week, the LP became the best-selling LP of 2007 and set a record for the most weeks at #1 for a Christmas LP. The LP ended up with 5 weeks at #1.
button.gif (123 bytes) Groban topped the
Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Internet Album Artist and Top Classical Crossover Artist, and with the Top Classical Crossover Album (Awake).
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Noel was certified 4x platinum.
Celine Dion & Josh Groban - "The Prayer" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Josh had the #1 selling LP of 2007 with Noel selling over 3.6 million copies in the US.

2008..

January
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Awake was certified 2x platinum.

May
Josh Groban - Awake Live (CD/DVD)button.gif (123 bytes) Josh released the CD/DVD set Awake Live.
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh topped the Billboard Top Classical Crossover LP chart with
Awake Live.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh topped the
Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Billboard 200 Album Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album Artist - Male, Top Internet Album Artist, Top Classical Crossover Artist, and with the Top Internet Album and Top Classical Crossover Album (Noel).
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Noel was certified 5x platinum.

2009...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (Noel).

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh could be heard on the
Chess In Concert compilation.

2010...

November
Josh Groban - 'Illuminations'button.gif (123 bytes) Josh released Illuminations.

2011...

January
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Illuminations was certified platinum.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh could be heard on the
Tony Bennett LP Duets II on the track "This Is All I Ask."

2013...

February
Josh Groban - 'All That Echoes'button.gif (123 bytes) Josh released All That Echoes.
button.gif (123 bytes) Josh topped the Billboard 200 LP chart with
All That Echoes. The LP sold over 145,000 copies its first week of release in the US.

2014...

2015...

2016...

2017...

  • December 24: Josh topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart with "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas."



LPs
Josh Groban - 'Josh Groban'
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Josh Groban
Released: November, 2001
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 8
Rolling Stone review: 2 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Alla Luce Dal Sole" - "Gira Con Me" - "You're Still You" - "Cinema Paradiso (Se)" - "To Where You Are" - "Alejate" - "Canto Alla Vita" (with The Corrs) - "Let Me Fall" - "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)" - "Un Amore Per Sempre" - "Home To Stay" - "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring" (with Lili Haydn) - "The Prayer" (with Charlotte Church)
Josh Groban - 'Josh Groban In Concert' Josh Groban In Concert
Released: December, 2002
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 34
CD Live Tracks: "Un Amore Per Sempre" - "Alejate" - "The Prayer" (with Angie Stone) - "For Always" - "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)" - "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring" (with Lili Haydn) - "Broken Vow" - "O Holy Night" - DVD Live Tracks: "Alla Luce Del Sole" - "You're Still You" - "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)" - "Gira Con Me Questa Notte" - "Un Amore Per Sempre" - "Alejate" - "Broken Vow" - "To Where You Are" - "Cinema Paradiso" - "For Always" - "Home To Stay" - "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring" - "Canto Alla Vita" - "The Prayer" (with Angie Stone) - "Let Me Fall"
Josh Groban - 'Closer'
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Closer
Released: November, 2003
US: 5x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 1 week)
Tracks: "Oceano" - "My Confession" - "Mi Mancherai" - "Si Volvieras A Mi" - "When You Say You Love Me" - "Per Te" - "All'Improvviso Amore" - "Broken Vow" - "Caruso" - "Remember When It Rained" - "Hymne A L'Amour" - "You Raise Me Up" - "Never Let Go"
Josh Groban - 'Live At The Greek'
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Live At The Greek CD/DVD
Released: November, 2004
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 24
Live Tracks: "Oceano" - "Mi Mancherai (il postino)" - "Mi Morena" - "Canto Alla Vita" - "Remember When It Rained" - "Remember" - "America" - "Never Let Go"
Josh Groban - 'Awake'
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Awake
Released: November, 2006
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Entertainment Weekly: C-
Tracks: "Mai" - "You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)" - "Un Dia Llegara" - "February Song" - "L'Ultima Notte" - "So She Dances" - "In Her Eyes" - "Solo Por Ti" - "Now Or Never" - "Un Giorno Per Noi " - "Lullaby" - "Weeping" - "Machine"
Josh Groban - 'Noel'
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Noel
Released: October, 2007
US: 5x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (5 weeks)
Tracks: "Silent Night" - "Little Drummer Boy" - "I'll Be Home For Christmas" - "Ava Maria" - "Angels We Have Heard On High" - "Thankful" - "The Christmas Song" - "What Child Is This" - "First Noel" - "Petit Papa Noel" - "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" - "Panis Angelicus" - "O Come All Ye Faithful"
Josh Groban - 'Awake Live' (CD/DVD)
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Awake Live (CD/DVD)
Released: May, 2008
Billboard peak: # 8
Live Tracks: "Mai" - "February Song" - "In Her Eyes" - "So She Dances" - "Un Dia Llegara" - "Pearls" (with Angelique Kidjo) - "Weeping" - "Machine" - "Awake"
Josh Groban - 'Illuminations'
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Illuminations
Released: November, 2010
US: Platinum
Tracks: "The Wandering Kind" (Prelude) - "Bells Of New York City" - "Galileo (Someone Like You)" - "L'Ora Dell'Addio" - "Hidden Away" - "Au Jardin Des Sans-Pourquoi" - "Higher Window" - "If I Walk Away" - "Love Only Knows" - "Voce Existe Em Mim" - "War At Home" - "London Hymn" - "Straight To You"
Josh Groban - 'All That Echoes'
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All That Echoes
Released: February 5, 2013
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 1
Tracks: "Brave" - "False Alarms" - "Falling Slowly" - "She Moved Through The Fair" - "Below The Line" - "E Ti Promettero" (featuring Laura Pausini) - "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" - "Un Alma Mas" (featuring Arturo Sandoval) - "Happy In My Heartache" - "Hollow Talk" - "Sincera" - "I Believe (When I Fall IN Love It Will Be Forever)"
Josh Groban - 'Stages'
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Stages
Released: April 28, 2015
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 2
Grammy Nominee: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tracks: "Pure Imagination" - "What I Did For Love" - "Bring Him Home" - "Le Temps Des Cathedrales" - "All I Ask Of You" (with Kelly Clarkson) - "Try To Remember" - "Over The Rainbow" - "Children Will Listen / Not While I'm Around" - "You'll Never Walk Alone" - "Old Devil Moon" (with Chris Botti) - "Finishing The Hat" - "If I Love You" (with Audra McDonald) - "Anthem"
Josh Groban - 'Stages Live' (CD/DVD) Stages Live (CD/DVD)
Released: February 5, 2016
Grammy Nominee: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Live Tracks: "Pure Imagination" - "What I Did For Love" - "Bring Him Home" - "Le Temps Des Cathedrales" - "All I Ask Of You" - "Try To Remember" - "Over The Rainbow" - "Children Will Listen / Not While I'm Around" - "You'll Never Walk Alone" - "If I Loved You" - "Anthem" - "Unusual Way"
 
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