|Source of Wealth:
|American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer
|February 27, 1981
|Joshua Winslow Groban
|5ft. 10in. (1.87m)
Josh Groban is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Groban is known for his unusual dusky tenor voice and for being a multi-platinum artist. He became the best-selling artist in the country in 2007, selling over 22.3 million copies.
Josh Groban Early Life
Joshua Winslow Groban was born on February 27, 1981 in Los Angeles, California. In 1999, he finished high school at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, majoring in theater. He then attended Carnegie Mellon University. He dropped out during his freshman year after receiving a recording contract.
Josh Groban Songs
In 1998, Groban was introduced to renowned producer David Foster by his vocal coach. He then appeared at various rehearsals of Foster including the 1999 inauguration of Governor Gray Davis. It was then followed by a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records.
On November 20, 2001, Groban released his self-titled debut album. It became a certified double-platinum in 2002. It was followed by his second album Closer, which was written and produced by Foster, on November 11, 2003. The album managed to rank number 1 on the Billboard Chart after two months of being in number 11.
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Had a real good time on the Jonathan Ross show tonight. He was kind enough to slip me some pretty tepid Trip Advisor reviews of the UK. Here’s me belting one out. Or I’m singing my new single and he’s laughing in my face the whole time in which case....rude! #wossy #UK #bennevis
Groban released his single You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up) in September 2006 and was followed by his third album Awake. The album included the songs Lullaby, Now or Never, and Weeping. He also had a duet with Barbra Streisand for All I Know of Love and Mireille Mathieu for Over the Rainbow.
On November 15, 2010, Groban released his fifth album Illuminations. It was then followed by All that Echoes on February 5, 2013.
Aside from singing, Groban also appeared in different movies. He starred in Crazy Stupid Love (2011) as Richard, boyfriend of Hannah (Emma Stone). The movie focuses on Cal Weaver (Steve Carrell), a middle-aged man whose life had changed after his wife asked for a divorce. He also appeared in Coffee Town (2013) and The Hollars (2016).
Josh Groban To Where You Are
To Where You Are is part of Groban’s debut album that was written by Richard Marx and Linda Thompson. The song peaked at #116 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. But it topped the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart in August 2002. It stayed at #94 on the UK Singles Chart for a week in November 2008.
Josh Groban You Raise Me Up
You Raise Me Up was originally written and sung by Secret Garden in 2002. The song was then recorded by various artists including Groban in 2003. As of March 2004, the song became his third most popular on the adult contemporary charts. His version of the song earned him his first Grammy nomination in 2005 for the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
Josh Groban Tour
In 2007, he toured 71 cities to promote his Awake album. Groban had his Straight to You Tour, an 81-city tour across North America, Europe, and South Africa from May 12 to December 2011. It was to promote his album Illuminations. He again embarked on another tour in 2013, the All That Echoes World Tour to promote his All That Echoes album. It was followed by his Summer Symphony Tour in 2014.
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Oh brother. @wolf_trap clocked almost 90 degrees on stage last night. It’s always a sign when you feel a bead of sweat going down your face after song 2 that it’s gonna be a long one. But we went to sweaty music church last night. I love @wolf_trap as a venue but I especially love all they do for arts ed. Overall, I needed to lay down and drink Gatorade after but it was worth it. And hey it could have stormed. See you again soon, Virginia. 😅
On October 18, 2018, he started his month-long Bridges Tour in Duluth, Georgia and ended on November 18 in New York City. He also had the European leg of the tour from December 12 to 18. The tour was to promote his album Bridges, which debuted #2 in the US.
Josh Groban Net Worth
As of February 2020, Groban’s estimated net worth is $32.2 million. He gained his wealth from his singing career and album sales. He also gained from ticket sales from his tours as well as movie appearances.
Josh Groban is known for his dusky tenor voice. One of his most popular songs is You Raise Me Up, which gave him his first Grammy nomination in 2005.