Josh Groban

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Josh Groban
Josh Groban (Cropped).jpg
Groban, February 2009
Background information
Birth nameJoshua Winslow Groban
Born (1981-02-27) February 27, 1981 (age 40)[1]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresEasy listening, vocal, operatic pop, pop rock
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, musician, actor, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, piano, drums, percussion
Years active1997–present
Labels143, Reprise

Joshua Winslow "Josh" Groban (born February 27, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and record producer. He has won awards.

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.[2][3] He has a younger brother, Chris, who shares the same birthday, but four years younger.[4] Groban's father was born Jewish, and is a descendant of Russian and Polish immigrants;[5] he converted from Judaism to Christianity when marrying Groban's mother.[4] Groban's mother's ancestry includes Norwegian (from Toten), German, and English; one of her own grandfathers had been Jewish.[6][7][8] Groban's parents are Episcopalians.[9]

Groban debuted as a singer in the seventh grade.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1248). Mar 1, 2013. p. 25.
  2. "That Josh Groban Guy". That Josh Groban Guy. Retrieved 2014-01-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Thrills, Adrian (January 5, 2007). "The popera boy struts his stuff". Daily Mail. London.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Dave 'Til Dawn". Groban Archives. 2002-12-13. Retrieved 2014-01-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Josh Groban – Biography". Archived from the original on 2008-12-24. Retrieved 2014-01-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. Cidoni, Michael (January 21, 2008). "Josh Groban to sing at Sundance festival". USA Today. Retrieved January 7, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "Josh Groban article". 2006-11-07. Retrieved 2014-01-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. "Megan Smolenyak: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Josh Groban's Family Tree". Retrieved 2014-01-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. "Bio". AJT Enterprises. April 12, 2008.