65 Facts About Josh Groban


Joshua Winslow Groban was born on February 27,1981 and is an American singer, songwriter, and actor.


Josh Groban attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, a free public school on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles, where students receive a conservatory-style education.


Josh Groban was cast on Ally McBeal by the show's creator, David E Kelley, performing "You're Still You", later released on his debut album, for the 2001 season four finale.


Josh Groban was the host of Rising Star, he appeared in the films, Coffee Town, Muppets Most Wanted, The Hollars and Crazy, Stupid, Love.


Josh Groban appeared on TV such as Danny Chase in The Crazy Ones, as well as Walter Bernard Jr.


Josh Groban's father is a descendant of Jewish immigrants from Poland and Ukraine, but converted from Judaism to Christianity upon marrying his mother.


Josh Groban first sang in public when he was in the seventh grade.


Josh Groban went on to attend the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a theater major and graduated in 1999.


Josh Groban was admitted to and briefly attended Carnegie Mellon University, intent on studying musical theater.


Four months into his first semester, Josh Groban was offered a recording contract and left college to pursue a singing career.


In late 1997, the 16-year-old Josh Groban was introduced by his vocal coach, Seth Riggs, to Grammy-winning producer and arranger David Foster and future manager Brian Avnet.


At the time, Josh Groban had no recording experience and was preparing for his studies at Carnegie Mellon.


Josh Groban's performance, including the song "You're Still You", was so popular that the show received upwards of 8,000 emails from viewers.


Josh Groban was asked to return the next season to reprise his role as Wyatt, performing "To Where You Are", airing just two weeks after his debut album was released.


Josh Groban's self-titled debut album Josh Groban was released on November 20,2001.


Josh Groban joined The Corrs, Ronan Keating, Sting, Lionel Richie, and others for a Christmas performance at the Vatican.


Josh Groban said he believed that this album was a better reflection of him, and his audience would be able to get a better idea of his personality from listening to it.


Josh Groban's cover of "You Raise Me Up" became his third most popular song on the adult contemporary charts as of March 2004.


That same year, Josh 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 nominated for a People's Choice Award.


Josh Groban's recording of "Believe" secured an Academy Award nomination in 2005 for the songwriters 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.


Josh Groban earned his first Grammy nomination in 2005 for his single "You Raise Me Up" in the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance category.


Josh Groban performed "You Are Loved " as well as two other tracks from Awake at his recording session for Live from Abbey Road at Abbey Road Studios on October 26,2006.


On that album, Josh Groban collaborated on the single "Now or Never" with British musician and songwriter Imogen Heap.


Josh Groban performed two tracks with the South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, "Lullaby" and "Weeping".


Josh Groban performed a duet with Barbra Streisand and with Mireille Mathieu.


Josh Groban finished his fifth studio album, entitled Illuminations, and the album was released on November 15,2010.


Josh Groban promoted the album with the All That Echoes World Tour in 2013.


Josh Groban performed the song "Evermore" during the end credits of the 2017 Disney film Beauty and the Beast.


On June 26,2018, Josh Groban announced via social media that his album Bridges would be released on September 21 and would contain a cover of Celine Dion's song "S'il suffisait d'aimer" along with new tracks.


In June 2007, Josh Groban recorded a Christmas album in London with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Magdalen College Choir.


Josh Groban discussed it on the DVD from "The Making of Noel".


On July 1,2007, Josh Groban performed with Sarah Brightman at the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium; it was broadcast to over 500 million homes in 140 countries.


On February 10,2008, Josh Groban performed at the 2008 Grammy Awards with Andrea Bocelli in a tribute to Luciano Pavarotti.


On May 12 and 13,2008, at Royal Albert Hall, London, Josh Groban performed as "The Russian" Anatoly Sergievsky 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 Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA fame.


On September 21,2008, Josh Groban performed a comical medley of well-known TV theme songs at the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.


In December 2008, Josh Groban appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks.


On January 18,2009, Josh Groban performed as part of the Presidential Inauguration ceremonies, performing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" in duet with Heather Headley.


On January 19,2009, Josh Groban performed with Herbie Hancock as part of Feeding America's Rally Against Hunger in Washington DC.


Josh Groban has been a guest co-host on Live with Kelly many times from 2011 to 2016, and was a finalist to permanently replace Regis Philbin.


Josh Groban plays Malcolm Wyatt, one of Reverend Harris' choirboys, on Ally McBeal, episodes "The Wedding" and "Nine One One".


Josh Groban has made two guest appearances on the series Glee as himself.


Josh 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.


Josh Groban appears in two episodes of The Office as Andy Bernard's brother.


On May 24,2011, Josh 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.


In February 2013, Josh Groban appeared in CSI: NYs "Blood Actually", performing his new song "Happy In My Heartache", and guest anchored on Canada AM.


Josh Groban appeared on the cable television comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia in episode "The Gang Saves the Day", the 100th of the series, co-starring Howerton.


Josh Groban appeared in the 2014 film Muppets Most Wanted as an unnamed prisoner in a maximum security prison in Siberia.


Josh Groban's character is first only heard, as he is in a large metal box with a small slot at around eye level.


Josh Groban appeared in cameo roles in the seventh season of Parks and Recreation and in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend ; in the latter, he sang the original song "The End of the Movie".


In early 2022, Josh Groban made a guest appearance on the Jimmy Fallon hosted NBC game-show, That's My Jam.


In performance, Josh Groban's music goes as low as G2 and extends up to at least B4.


Josh Groban mentioned during his appearance on Late Show with David Letterman in December 2013 that he is a high lyric baritone.


Under the guidance of his mentor David Foster, Josh Groban performed for many charity events that included VH1 Save the Music Foundation, Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope, Fifth Annual Adopt-A-Minefield concert, 2nd Annual Grammy Jam, Live 8, The Heart Foundation Gala, and David Foster and Friends Charity Gala.


Josh Groban sang a solo on the recording of We Are The World 25 for Haiti.


Also on September 2,2007, Josh Groban donated $150,000 to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to fund music education.


Josh Groban has since referred to this donation as "the best birthday present ever".


Josh Groban performed at The Angel Ball on October 21,2010, to benefit the Gabrielles Angel Foundation for cancer research.


On October 30,2013, Josh Groban met with Little Kids Rock students in Newark, New Jersey before his concert at the Prudential Center.


Josh Groban's Find Your Light Foundation 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, Josh Groban is a member of Americans for the Arts Artists Committee.


On January 17,2021, three days before the Inauguration of Joe Biden Josh Groban performed at an "indoguration" for Joe Biden's Major organized by the Delaware Humane Association more than 7,400 people attended via Zoom and the event raised $200,000 in donations for the association.


Josh Groban cites as vocal influences "anyone who told a story with their songs," including Mandy Patinkin, Klaus Nomi, George Hearn, and Luciano Pavarotti.


Josh Groban has sold more than 20 million albums in less than ten years.


Josh Groban dated actresses January Jones from 2003 to 2006 and Kat Dennings from 2014 to 2016.


Josh Groban was in a relationship with actress and writer Schuyler Helford between 2017 and 2021, before dating Natalie McQueen in 2022.