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Christmas is the Most Grobanful Time of the Year

Josh Groban

Biographic Notes

In 1997 and 1998 , Josh Groban attended the summer Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, majoring in musical theater, while also taking voice lessons outside of school. “I started taking music lessons on the side. I was very much into musical theater. I had a pretty good baritone voice, so I began acting and singing in school productions.”

Groban graduated in 1999 from The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a theater major and then attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (PA), studying drama. Groban left Carnegie Mellon after only one year when he was offered a recording contract at Warner Brothers Records. The singer’s debut album, Josh Groban, was released on November 20, 2001. Over the next year, it went from gold to double-platinum.

Groban’s second album Closer was released on November 11, 2003. Groban said that he believed that this second album was a better reflection of him and that his audience would be able to get a better idea of him personally from listening to it. “What most people know about me, they know through my music. This time, I’ve tried to open that door as wide as possible. These songs are a giant step closer to who I really am and what my music is all about. Hence the title.” Two months after Closer was released, it rose on the Billboard charts from Number 11 to Number one.

During the first week of September 2006, Groban’s latest single entitled You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up) was released. It was taken from his third studio album, Awake, which was officially released on November 7, 2006. In June 2007, Josh spent some weeks in London recording a Christmas album with the London Philharmonic and the African Children’s Choir. It was released on October 9, 2007 and is titled Noël. On Noël, Groban adds his own spin to holiday classics without sacrificing an ounce of the sentimentality and charm that have made them so beloved. Moreover, he adds a new holiday favorite of his own to the season’s offerings. The album debuted at Number One on the Billboard charts, a position that it continues to maintain.

Josh Groban Videos

Josh Groban: I’ll Be Home for Christmas

Josh Groban: You Are Loved

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