My ears picked up a really lovely song “You’re Still You” and I just had to find out who the singer was. Joshua Winslow Groban is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. The first four solo albums he released all have been certified multi-platinum.
Groban was born in Los Angeles, California on February 27, 1981. He came out with his first solo album in 2001 and it sold four million copies. His talent came from his musical family. He began training his voice in the 7th grade. He made his debut on the soundtrack album for the 2001 movie “A.I.: Artificial Intelligence” by Steven Spielberg and the song was “For Always” performed with Lara Fabian. Groban signed on for his own PBS special and performed at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway. He made another stunning performance with Charlotte Church at the closing ceremonies for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.
Two years after he released his debut album came Closer which shot up to the top of the Billboard album charts. The album included songs like “She’s Out of My Life.” Suddenly he was world-famous performing at sold-out concerts. In 2006 he released another album which sold with lightning speed Awake. Other albums followed and in 2015 Groban came out with the album Stages, featuring cover songs from Broadway musicals.
In 2016 he made his Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, based on the novel “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy. Groban portrayed Pierre and earned a Tony Award nomination. He has appeared in movies like “Crazy, Stupid Love”. When he is not performing or acting he does charity work.