Josh Groban Tickets : Josh Was Charted As The Top Best Selling Artist With Over 21 Million Records

{flickr|100|campaign} Joshua Winslow “Josh” Groban is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and record producer. His four solo albums have been certified at least multi-platinum, and in 2007, he was charted as the number one best selling artist in the United States with over 21 million records in this country. To date, he has sold over 24 million albums worldwide.

Groban originally studied acting but as his voice changed, it developed into a “significant instrument”. The event that changed Groban’s life was when his vocal coach, Seth Riggs, submitted a tape of Josh singing, “All I Ask of You”, from The Phantom of the Opera, to Riggs’ friend, renowned producer, composer and arranger David Foster. Foster called him to stand in for an ailing Andrea Bocelli to rehearse a duet, “The Prayer,” with Celine Dion at the rehearsal for the Grammy Awards in 1998.

Groban, being shy, reluctantly agreed. Rosie O’Donnell was so impressed that she immediately invited him to appear on her daytime talk show.He got another big break when Foster asked him to sing at the California Governor’s Gray Davis’ 1999 inauguration.His name and career soared with the public recognition he received, after being cast on Ally McBeal by the show’s creator David E. Kelley, who asked him to perform “You’re Still You” for the show’s 2001 season finale.

During the first week of September 2006, Groban’s single entitled “You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up)” was released exclusively on AOL’s First Listen. His third studio album Awake was officially released on November 7, 2006. Groban performed “You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up)” as well as two other tracks from Awake at his recording session for Live from Abbey Road at Abbey Road Studios on 26 October 2006.

On that album, Groban also collaborated with British musician and songwriter Imogen Heap, on the single “Now or Never”. He performed two tracks with the South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, “Lullaby” and “Weeping.” Groban’s “Awake” world tour visited 71 cities between February and August 2007, and travelled further to Australia and the Philippines with Lani Misalucha as his special guest in October 2007. He performed a duet with Barbra Streisand (“All I Know of Love”) and with Mireille .

As to his future, Groban is open to a plethora of possibilities. He said, “I am fortunate enough to have had many really big moments in my career. I think the mistake a lot of people in my position make is to always search for the next big thing. I am looking forward to playing some small theaters. I’m looking forward to writing more. I want to delve further into my acting career and explore some of the film and TV opportunities that I haven’t had time for. My outlook is to expect the unexpected.
And when the next step comes, I’m prepared to take it.” Groban has also expressed an interest in performing on Broadway.

Groban has twice appeared on hit British TV Music Quiz show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks. His first appearance was as a guest on Noel Fielding’s team and the second appearance was as the host/quiz master of an episode.

Groban finished his fifth studio album, entitled Illuminations and the album was released on November 15, 2010.Most of the songs on the album are about “specific situations that I’ve had where love has existed and ultimately failed,” Groban told The New York Times, adding: “And other songs are about the quest, and it just not working out.” Groban wrote 11 of the 13 songs on the album.

The first single from the album, “Hidden Away,” was made available for free download via Facebook on September 8. For me to sit in a room with a piano in one take with some of Johnny Cash musicians that was totally new for me. Josh added. and I think that excitement is on the record.

On October 12, a second single from the upcoming album, “Voce Existe Em Mim”, was made available on iTunes.This song is sung in Brazilian Portuguese and was written by Brazilian artist Carlinhos Brown. The Washington Post said: “Illuminations” is not a revelation, but it offers a perfectly fine, and often quite lovely, glimpse at a pop-classical crossover artist in the middle of crossing over.”Josh plans on making one more record with Rubin.

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