Joshua Winslow Groban is a singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and record producer from the United States. His first four solo albums were certified multi-platinum, and he was named the top-selling artist in the United States in 2007, with over 22.3 million albums sold. He had sold over 25 million records globally as of 2012.
Groban began his career as an actor, but when his voice improved, he switched to singing. He went to the Los Angeles County High Institution for the Arts, a free public school on California State University, Los Angeles, that offers a conservatory-style education.At the 1998 Grammy Awards rehearsal, David Foster asked Josh to stand in for an injured Andrea Bocelli and perform a duet with Celine Dion called “The Prayer.”
Rosie O’Donnell invited him to appear on her talk show right away and persuaded him to sing during the inauguration of California Governor Gray Davis in 1999. He was cast on Ally McBeal by the show’s creator, David E. Kelley, in the season four finale of 2001, playing “You’re Still You.”
Josh Groban’s Net Worth and Salary:
Josh Groban is a 35 million dollar American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and record producer. Several Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and Tony Awards have been bestowed upon him. Groban has sold over 25 million albums worldwide, and many of his songs have charted at number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts.
Josh was born in Los Angeles, California, on February 27, 1981. Jack, a businessman, and Linda, a schoolteacher, were his parents. His parents are Episcopalians with roots in Poland, Ukraine, Germany, and Norway. Groban made his public debut in seventh grade, performing a solo in the song “S’wonderful” at his school’s cabaret night.
He majored in musical theatre and began taking vocal lessons at an arts camp in Michigan in 1997 and 1998. In 1999, he received his diploma from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Josh began working as a rehearsal vocalist for David Foster during that year, where he sang as a stand-in for Andrea Bocelli with Celine Dion. Groban went to Carnegie Mellon University to get a degree in musical theatre.
After four months, he was offered a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records and dropped out of college to pursue a singing career.
Josh spent 2000 and 2001 writing his first album and playing benefit events with Elton John, Stevie Wonder, and Don Henley, such as The Andre Agassi Grand Slam Event For Children. Groban released his self-titled debut album on November 20, 2001, and it went double platinum the following year after selling 2,000,000 copies.
Josh sang an uplifting duet with Charlotte Church at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics closing ceremony in 2002. Later that year, he began filming “Josh Groban In Concert,” a PBS special. Groban released his second album, “Closer,” in November of 2003, with the album’s title summarising the record.
The album reached number one on the Billboard charts within two months. His rendition of “You Raise Me Up” cemented his status as a performer and became one of his signature tunes.
Josh’s second live DVD, “Live At The Greek,” was published in early 2004 and shown on PBS as part of a “Great Performances” special. He also gave a memorable “Remember When It Rained” performance at the American Music Awards that year, where he was nominated for Favourite Male Artist in the Pop category. Groban’s rendition of “Believe” garnered the songwriter’s Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri an Academy Award nomination and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media in 2005.
His song “You Raise Me Up” was in nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the awards show.
Josh’s third studio album, “Awake,” was out in November 2006, next a 71-city world tour. Groban recorded a Christmas album with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Magdalen College Choir in October of 2007. The album “Nol” was a massive success in the United States, becoming the best-selling record of 2007 after only ten weeks and smashing many Christmas album sales records. Later, “Nol” received Juno and Grammy nominations.
Josh sang a duet with Heather Headley during Barack Obama’s Presidential Inauguration on January 18, 2009.
The following year, Groban released “Illuminations,” his fifth studio album, produced by Rick Rubin. Unlike his previous albums, Josh wrote or co-wrote 11 of the album’s 13 songs. To promote the new album, he embarked on an 83-city tour called the Straight to You Tour in 2011. The album “Stages,” which has all Broadway musical covers, was out in 2015.
Josh made his Broadway debut in 2016 as Pierre Bezukhov in “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” an electropop opera by Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.” Groban was in nomination for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance.
Josh’s eighth album, “Bridges,” was out in 2018. The album debuted at number two in the United States and number ten in the United Kingdom.
Groban has appeared in several films, and television shows, including “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Muppets Most Wanted,” “The Office,” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Josh has appeared on shows such as “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and others. He is still one of the most successful musicians of all time.
Josh Groban’s ninth studio album, “Harmony,” was out in 2020.
Josh was in a relationship with actress January Jones from 2003 to 2006.
He started dating actress Schuyler Helford in 2017 after a two-year relationship with Kat Dennings in 2014.
Groban bought a house in the Los Feliz hillside neighbourhood of Los Angeles for $2.255 million in January 2020. The property, designed by architect Tony Ngai in the 1970s, features breathtaking views of the Santa Monica Mountains below. The house has three bedrooms and four bathrooms and is 2,100 square feet.
He sold his home in Point Dume, Malibu, for $3.75 million in 2016. He owned a Beverly Hills condo and a $4.4 million early twentieth-century loft in New York City in 2011.
Does Josh Groban have a wife?
No, but he is in a romantic relationship with Schuyler Helford.
Is Josh Groban a father?
No, he has no children.
Did Josh Groban ever date Katy Perry?
Some sources claimed that they were dating back im 2009, but nothing was officially out.