Groban, February 2009
|Birth name||Joshua Winslow Groban|
|Born||February 27, 1981 
Los Angeles, California
|Genres||Easy listening, vocal, operatic pop, pop rock|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, musician, actor, record producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, drums, percussion|
Early life[change | change source]
Groban was born in Los Angeles, California. His parents are Lindy (nee Johnston), a school teacher, and Jack Groban, a businessman. He has a younger brother, Chris, who shares the same birthday, but four years younger. Groban's father was born Jewish, and is a descendant of Russian and Polish immigrants; he converted from Judaism to Christianity when marrying Groban's mother. Groban's mother's ancestry includes Norwegian (from Toten), German, and English; one of her own grandfathers had been Jewish. Groban's parents are Episcopalians.
Groban debuted as a singer in the seventh grade.
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