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Josh Groban Biography

Birth Name:
Joshua Winslow Groban
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Began seriously studying voice when he enrolled in the Interlochen (MI) Arts Program in the late 1990s
  • Got his big break singing at the 1999 inauguration for the governor of California at the request of renowned producer, composer and arranger David Foster
  • Filled in for Andrea Bocelli during rehearsals of the 1999 Grammys, singing a duet with Celine Dion and attracting the attention of Rosie O'Donnell, who hosted the event that year; she booked him on her talk show
  • Performed with Charlotte Church at the closing ceremonies of the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City
  • Collaborated with iconic producer Rick Rubin for his fifth album, Illuminations (2010)
  • In 2011, launched the nonprofit organization Find Your Light Foundation to "enrich the lives of young people through arts, education and cultural awareness
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  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: nominated