Josh Groban

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January 29th, 2008 at 10:53pm
Okay, not many of you may know who Josh Groban is, so it's my job to inform you of his well being. OMGyes

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It All Begins...
Joshua Winslow Groban was born February 27, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. His father, Jack, and mother, Lindy, provided Josh and his younger brother Chris with a home environment that was loving and supportive and full of music. As a child, Josh was exposed to many kinds of music, from rock to musical theater. His parents were not musicians (although his dad did play trumpet in college) but did have an appreciation for music, art, and theater that they passed on to their children. A natural-born musician, Josh banged on pots and pans, learned to play piano by ear, and sang typical children's songs around the house. He grew up loving and respecting music, and grew to respect the intimate connection between a performer and an audience.

Josh apparently had a happy but typical childhood up until the seventh grade, when he made his singing debut. His music teacher tapped Josh to perform a solo of "S'wonderful" at the school's Cabaret Night, and Josh sang solo on stage for the first time. When mom Lindy heard his voice from outside the auditorium, she didn't even know it was him. . . and when she realized it was Josh singing, it made her cry. When his voice changed from the high, "jazzy" voice of a young boy to a rich baritone, people took notice. He attended the Interlochen Arts Camp in 1997 and 1998 to continue his training. He learned to play the drums and began honing his singing talent through voice lessons. When Josh entered the LA County High School for the Arts, he began to blossom into the performer he would become. Innately shy, Josh had not been the type of kid to draw attention through athletics or academics; in this new environment, he found a place where he could be the center of attention comfortably. . . on stage. He took classes for half of each day and studied theater for he other half, and soon was a "big man on campus" with lead roles in the school's productions, such as the role of Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof."

Finding His Voice

At the young age of seventeen, Josh's world changed drastically when his vocal coach, Seth Riggs, submitted a tape of Josh singing "All I Ask of You" (from "Phantom of the Opera" ) to producer David Foster. Foster heard the tape and recognized the enormous talent and potential that Josh possessed, and invited Josh to sing at the inauguration of California governor Gray Davis. A few weeks later, Foster found himself in a bind when Andrea Bocelli was unable to attend rehearsals for the 1999 Grammy Awards, and Celine Dion needed a partner for a duet of a song Foster had written, "The Prayer," He called upon Josh again to stand in for Bocelli. Josh, unsure of his readiness to perform at such a prestigious event, initially turned down the offer. However, Foster refused to take no for an answer, and eventually talked Josh into singing with Celine. It was a decision that changed his life. Many well-established artists and celebrities heard Josh sing at rehearsals and were awestruck by his talent. Rosie O'Donnell, who was the host of the awards that year, invited Josh (calling him "Opera Boy" ) to perform on her show, but insisted that the song choice be in Italian. (Incidentally, Josh was invited to attend the Grammy awards ceremony the next day, but had to turn it down. . . because he had to show up at his high school theater production to work the curtain or risk a failing grade!!) After graduation from high school, Josh enrolled in the prestigious musical theater department at Carnegie Mellon University, but his music career began to conflict with his studies. 143 Records ( a division of Warner Brothers) offered Josh a recording contract , and he made the decision to leave college to pursue his music career full-time.

The Buzz Begins

Josh, who up until this point had concentrated on musical theater, began to realize his potential as a solo vocalist. He sang "Mattinata" on Rosie's show and performed at several high-profile charity events, including A Family Celebration, which was attended by President Clinton, among many other dignitaries and celebrities. Josh sang "The Prayer" again, this time with friend (and fellow Foster protigee) Nita Whitaker. TV producer David E. Kelley was in the audience and was so impressed with Josh's performance that he created a role for him on the hit show, "Ally McBeal." Josh played Malcolm Wyatt, a shy high school student who is dumped by his girlfriend just days before the senior prom and hires Ally to sue his ex. Malcolm, who ends up taking Ally to the prom, performs a solo of "You're Still You" onstage during the show.

The day following Josh's appearance on Ally McBeal, thousands of people across the country began phoning radio stations and searching the internet looking for information about this unknown kid with the amazing voice. Many people believed that the song was dubbed, and that Josh himself wasn't really singing the song. Realizing that the buzz was growing, Josh's team put together a website where people could go to find more information about Josh and his music at www.joshgroban.com. Fans began to gather on the boards and began helping to promote Josh's career, and Grobania was born! Josh recorded his first song, a duet of "For Always" with Lara Fabian, for the soundtrack of the movie "AI: Artificial Intelligence." Word about Josh began to spread quickly, and he and David Foster worked with some of the best songwriters in the business to put together his debut CD, which was released in November of 2001. In December, Josh revisited his role of Malcolm Wyatt on a second episode of Ally Mcbeal, where he sang "To Where You Are."

It goes on from there. He's been successful in any possible way imaginable and he's just amazing.
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January 29th, 2008 at 11:02pm
He's got an amazing voice tbh
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February 1st, 2008 at 04:03pm
Molly Why did I even bother with this?
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February 1st, 2008 at 06:45pm
He sings very good OMGyes
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February 2nd, 2008 at 02:24pm
I do really like his voice Con
My favorite is his panda sex song tehe
lmfaolmfao


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February 2nd, 2008 at 04:59pm
Apperantly "Noel" sold more copies then HSM. Or so Rolling Stone mag says

Howcome when I make a thread on the musican i'm obbsesed with that most people on GSB have never heard of no one responds? omgno
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February 4th, 2008 at 02:48pm
His voice is omg melt Roxanne

I saw a guy who looked just like him the other day. Coolio
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February 4th, 2008 at 10:19pm
he's pretty awesome tehe
my cousin looooooooves him. (:
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February 6th, 2008 at 10:00am
I think I have heard him sing before.

Yep I have.
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February 6th, 2008 at 06:02pm
Jeff and Matt Hardy:
I think I have heard him sing before.

Yep I have.
lmfao Cool.
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July 25th, 2008 at 02:21pm
how amazing is he!?!
seriously his voice is fucking crazy good.
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July 26th, 2008 at 12:23am
ignorance is bliss.:
how amazing is he!?!
seriously his voice is fucking crazy good.
TYSM for activating this.
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Now HE has a flawless voice.
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July 26th, 2008 at 10:21am
thanks for making this thread, i wouldn't have known about him if you hadn't made it. I like 'you are loved' XD
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July 26th, 2008 at 10:26am
Fasterkillpussycat:
thanks for making this thread, i wouldn't have known about him if you hadn't made it. I like 'you are loved' XD
In that case, you're very welcome. OMGyes

I love all of his songs. That one is one of my favorites because it's wicked inspirational. I love the insight within the lyrics.
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