Joshua Winslow “Josh” Groban was born on February 27, 1981 in Los Angeles (CA). In November 2001, the debut album of the singer “Josh Groban” went out. In addition to “To where you're” and “You’re still you” tracks, it includes the works by Ennio Morricone (“Cinema Paradiso”), Bach (“Jesu”, “Joy of Man's Desiring”), as well as “Let me fall” from the ‘Cirque de Soleil’ . The album also comprised the composition “The prayer”, recorded with Charlotte Church, which they sang at the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games of 2002.
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“The prayer” is not the only song, “borrowed” from Celine Dion. The album also included “Aléjate”, which is a cover version of “Just Walk Away”.
In 2002, the disc was certified gold and double platinum. A DVD live version was released under the title “Josh Groban in Concert”.
In the same year, Groban plays Anatolia in the musical “Chess” at a charity concert in support of the Foundation of actors.
In 2004, more soundtracks appeared: ”Remember” for the movie “Troy”, recorded together with Macedonian singer Tanya Tzarovska and “Believe” for the Christmas cartoon “The Polar Express.” “Believe” composition was nominated for Oscar, but did not receive it.
Groban’s Christmas album “Noёl” includes songs from around the world – England (“What Child is this”), France (“Angels We Have Heard on High”), Germany (“Silent Night”), Italy (“Panis Angelicus”), and the US (“Little Drummer Boy”). The album reached No.1 at Billboard 200, becoming thus the first Christmas album, which spent four weeks on the 1st place in the chart for the last 50 years. As a result of sales, the album was ranked the 2nd in the United States.
Groban released his first greatest hits album – a two-disk edition “A Collection” (the first disk contains compilations, and the second has six Christmas songs).
At the same time the album of Placido Domingo “Amore Infninto”, which includes a duet of Domingo and Groban “La tua semplicita”, was let out. A little later, there is an album of Charles Aznavour “Duos”, where Josh along with Charles perform “La boheme”.