Joshua Winslow Groban better known as Josh Groban to his fans is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. A multi-faceted artist, Josh, is known for his lyrical baritone voice. Josh’s first four studio albums have been certified multi-platinum in the United States and, to date, his total record sales is more than 25 million worldwide.
He sings in English, Italian, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. In 2016 he made his debut as a theater artist on Broadway in the musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, based on some chapters of War and Peace. The show is received excellently by audiences and critics who define Groban as not only adequate but absolutely wonderful.
Josh Groban Bio: Family, Parents, Siblings
Groban was born in Los Angeles, California, on February 27, 1981, in a family with a musical background. One of his grandmothers could play the piano at the age of three and attended Juilliard. His mother Lindy Groban was a school teacher and of Norwegian descent.
His father Jack Groban was a Jewish businessman descended from immigrants from Poland and Russia. He was also an accomplished pianist. Growing up, Groban’s parents encouraged him to listen to a variety of musical styles and he took their advice seriously, absorbing everything from opera to pop.
A quality that is reflected in his own music years later, Groban has said he was drawn to musicians who chose not to settle for a particular musical style. Both parents are Episcopalians. The younger brother, Chris, was born on Josh’s fourth birthday.
Josh Groban Education
A student at Bridges Academy he studied theater after the normal period of classes. Between 1997 and 1998 he took singing lessons outside of school, in addition to attending the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, where he received his diploma in Musical Theater.
In 1998 Josh Groban was introduced to the arranger, producer, and Grammy winner David Foster with whom he worked as a rehearsal singer for various events. Such as the inauguration of Gray Davis as governor of California in January 1999 and, in the same year singing with Céline Dion the song The Prayer. It is worth mentioning that, at that time, he was only 17 years old. He even tried to study Drama at Carnegie Mellon University but dropped out of college after just 4 months of study.
Josh Groban Career & Songs
Foster helped Groban land a recording deal with Warner Bros. through his own 143 labels. Groban entered into the recording world with the soundtrack of the 2001 film Steven Spielberg Artificial Intelligence with the song For Always, which he performed with Lara Fabian.
In November 2001, his self-titled debut album was released, and Groban spent the following year on a wave of success. In quick succession, the album went double platinum, it eventually sold for four million copies.
Groban signed on to his own PBS special and performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway. His another notable and appreciated appearance was a duet Groban performed with Charlotte Church at the closing ceremonies of the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002.
Two years after the success of his debut album, Groban released Closer, which quickly rose to the top of the Billboard album charts. The release sparked Groban’s first world tour, tickets for which sold out immediately, and a subsequent live album.
It would be three years until Groban’s next studio album, 2006 Awake, was released, but fans didn’t have to wait long for more music to follow, including the Christmas project Christmas. Each album sold millions of copies worldwide and established Groban’s reputation as a vocal talent for the ages and as a best-selling artist.
In 2010, Groban brought legendary producer Rick Rubin into the studio for his fifth studio album, Luces, and in 2012, Groban released All That Echoes. A new album Stages, which featured songs from Broadway musical covers, was released in 2015.
Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
In October 2016, Groban made his Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, a musical created by Dave Malloy that is based on Leo Tolstoy War and Peace. Groban plays Pierre, a role that earned him a Tony nomination.
His other acting roles include appearing in movies like Crazy Stupid Love (2011), The Most Wanted Muppets (2015), and making cameos on TV shows including It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Office, The Crazy People, and Parks and Recreation.
On October 18, 2018, Groban with special guest Idina Menzel began the tour in Duluth, Georgia, and concluded at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 18.
Josh began his European tour on December 12 from London that concluded on December 18 in Poland. He also released his album Bridges that contained a cover of Céline Dion’s song S’il suffisait d’aimer along with new tracks.
Groban announced his next album named Harmony on August 17, 2020, to be released on November 2020. He also offered a virtual live-streamed concert series in the fall and winter of 2020.
When Groban is not on stage or in the studio, he keeps busy with charitable causes like his own Find Your Light Foundation, which supports children’s artistic, cultural, and educational aspirations, and the Global Poverty Project.
Josh was also named ambassador for Project 46664 by Nelson Mandela, a project created to fight AIDS in South Africa. The Josh Groban Foundation and Grobanites for Charity made donations to this project. On top of that, Josh also dedicates his time and talent to singing at numerous charity events.
Josh Groban- Married / Girlfriend / Children
Josh has always described himself as a romantic at heart person and that he seeks serious relationships in his life. Currently, Josh Groban is not married but he has a long history of dating.
January Jones has starred in Mad Men, she started dating Josh in 2003. but the relationship ended in 2006. josh has revealed that he was in a serious relationship with Jones. after three years of their split, it was rumored that Josh dated Katy Perry but it was not officially confirmed. However, Katy told James Corden that her hit song The One That Got Away was based on Josh Groban.
There was also a rumor of Josh dating April Bowlby in 2009 and Selma Blair in 2010 but the news is not confirmed by either of the party.
The two broke girls star Kat Dennings and Josh Groban were romantically involved for two years from 2016 to 2016. however, they broke up but on friendly terms and still care for each other.
Helford and Josh started dating in 2017 and still going strong probably because the duo likes to keep their relationship away from the limelight. Helford is a Bard college graduate and has starred in shows and movies like Anger Management, The Middle, and Haunt.
As of now, Josh has no children and probably won’t according to his tweet as he doesn’t like to have kids of his own.
Josh Groban- Net worth
Josh Groban is not only a well-known singer but he is one of the most famous singers, songwriter, musician, actor, and record producer. He owns various property in the United States and has various investments, which has boosted his earning even further
Gorban owns a House in Malibu, California, the United States that is worth 5 million dollars. Accumulating all his riches, Josh Groban’s net worth for early 2021 is estimated to be 32 million dollars.
Josh Groban Social Media
- As @joshgroban on his Twitter account, he has defined himself as a theater kid/terrier wrangler/iced coffee sommelier. He has joined Twitter in December 2008 and ha to date 878.9 k followers. His last tweet is on November 20, 2020, informing his fans about the release of his album Harmony.
- With joshgroban as his Instagram account, he has to date 1211 posts and 401k followers. He has again notified about the release of his album Harmony and urges his fan to donate his Find Your Light Foundation.
- As Josh Groban @JoshGroban on his Facebook account, he has been liked by 2,022,895 people and followed by 1,992,552 people to date. His last post is again on November 20, 2020, defining how he enjoyed singing his new songs for his album Harmony.
- On YouTube, he has his official channel as Josh Groban with 495K subscribers to date. On this channel, you can search, listen, and watch his old to latest songs, music, and concert.
Quick Facts and Information on Josh Groban
|Full Name/Real Name||Joshua Winslow Groban|
|Date of Birth/Birthday||February 27, 1981|
|Hometown||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Parents||Lindy Groban and Jack Groban|
|Siblings||1 brother Chris|
|Profession||Singer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Record producer, Musician, Artist, Music artist|
|Education(college/university)||Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan|
|Marital status||In a relationship|
|Social Media||Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube|
|Net Worth||32 million Dollars|
|Hair color||dark brown|
|Eye color||dark brown|