Josh Groban is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and record producer.
Joshua Winslow Groban
February 27, 1981 (age
Los Angeles, California
Bridges Academy, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University
5' 11" (1.80 m)
Jack Groban, Lindy Groban
Easy listening, vocal, operatic pop, pop rock
Singer, songwriter, musician, actor, record producer
Vocals, piano, drums, percussion
Movies and TV shows
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Coffee Town, Live! with Kelly and Michael
That's Just the Woman in Me
Chess: In Concert
Got his start:
at 17 when Groban was introduced by his vocal coach to Grammy-winning producer/arranger David Foster
"You Raise Me Up"
Some of Groban's musical influences have been Radiohead, Steve Perry, Paul Simon, Sting, Peter Gabriel,
Freddie Mercury and Björk.
He cites as vocal influences "anyone who told a story with their songs," including Mandy Patinkin, Klaus Nomi,
George Hearn, and Luciano Pavarotti.
Did You Know:
• Josh & his younger brother Chris were born on the exact same day 4 years apart
• Grandmother is from Toten, Norway
Josh Groban Quotes
After using four different languages on an album, it's tough to decide which one I'm gonna actually learn to speak. I always study the lyric, make sure I know what I'm singing, and try to get the pronunciation as perfect as possible.
I get terrible butterflies. Before I go onstage, I'll have to freak out for five minutes. I scream. It seems to help!
"Singing brings out in me what I can't normally bring out in everyday life. It's an incredible feeling to be able to bare your soul to people you've never met in a way that can make them understand so clearly what you mean. That's what I love most about singing ... it becomes my truest form of communication.â€?
"I still like to keep all the love songs for the Grobanites, I like to make sure that they know those are just for them.â€?
"After using four different languages on an album, it's tough to decide which one I'm gonna actually learn to speak. I always study the lyric, make sure I know what I'm singing, and try to get the pronunciation as perfect as possible.â€?