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What people are saying about Josh Groban..
Another Caruso? About once every fifty years nature produces a voice that is a miracle. This is it, for our generation. I can't wait to see what he does next.
Josh is fabulous! Only a few times in my life time.. have I heard a voice and stopped dead in my tracks to sit and listen to every word. His song 'To where you are' is just perfect... words, music... vocals. I was beginning to wonder if we would ever hear really beautiful voices on the radio.. rather than extremely well mixed vocals... What a gift!!!!!!!!!!
Josh Groban has a talent far beyond his 21 years. His voice IS music. I first heard him sing as part of his character on an episode of Ally McBeal. You would never expect such a rich, emotion-filled voice to come from a tall, moderately-built, somewhat shy teenager. But the moment he begins to sing, you will stop what you are doing and cling to every note he sings. He has a voice you will never tire of.
BREATHTAKING!!! The first time I ever heard Josh was when I was flipping channels one night and came across the Charlotte Church concert from Wales. She was starting ''The Prayer'' and this tall, thin young man walked on stage and started to sing. I think I stopped breathing! His voice is like liquid gold, utterly romantic and, I think, the best voice ever. I can't get enough of him! He is just magnificent!!
Once in a blue moon you will hear a voice that will haunt you and stay with you. This is Josh Groban. His maturity is beyond his age and as is his voice. As his voice seasons, so will his songs. The music world has waited so long to hear a true voice, and Josh is here to stay.
Josh Groban, the 21 year old singing sensation, has garnered a worldwide audience with a rare mix of talent and style that is equal parts star power and boy-next-door appeal. The gifted baritone's self- titled debut release on Warner Bros./143 Records has become a certified musical phenomenon.
Discovered by multi-Grammy-winning producer/writer/arranger David Foster, Josh's CD has become the breakaway hit of the year, deftly sidestepping the pop-classical divide with a sound that borrows from both to fashion something instantly accessible yet entirely original.
A skyrocketing career by any measure, his now break-out performances on Ally McBeal, a major profile on ABC's 20/20 and appearances on Oprah Winfrey, The Tonight Show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Larry King Live, NBC's September llth Concert For America, Boston Pops on PBS with John Williams Conducting and The Today Show amongst others, have all contributed to his growing legion of fans. His duet with Charlotte Church at the closing of the Winter Olympics Ceremony in Salt Lake City, which reached over one billion viewers worldwide, was an instant classic TV moment. Following each TV appearance, sales of Josh Groban soar, and his website is bombarded by fans in unprecedented numbers (with his most devout fans calling themselves "The Grobanites."
In the next few months, Josh will participate in his very own PBS Special as part of the Great Performance Series scheduled to air on November 23, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and NBC's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Rockefeller Plaza.
Josh's artistic odyssey is a saga of talent, determination and more than a little good luck. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he joined his school vocal group as a young teen because, "everyone else was doing it." But it was only when he began attending the prestigious Interlochen Arts Program that the fledgling vocalist began to take his talent seriously, subsequently appearing in several musical theatre productions.
It was in l998 that his vocal abilities began to attract professional attention. "I was studying with a vocal coach who knew David Foster," he recounts, "and David called and told me he needed a singer right away for an inaugural program for the Governor of California." What followed was a string of performing and recording opportunities presented by David Foster, whose unerring ear for talent had honed in on Josh's extraordinary facility with both pop and classical material.
A month later Foster called again and asked Josh to fill in for Andrea Bocelli to sing "The Prayer" at a Grammy rehearsal. "At first I said no. I was afraid the song was too high and I didn't want to embarrass myself." But a persistent Foster prevailed, and the then l7-year old Josh sped down to the auditorium, where he sang the Oscar nominated song. "The whole experience was unreal," remembers Josh. Shortly thereafter, the singer received news that he had been selected for Carnegie Mellon's prestigious musical theatre department. "I was thrilled to be singing for David," Josh reveals, "but also knew that Carnegie Mellon was a great opportunity." But at that moment, Warner Bros. Records offered the artist an exclusive recording contract. Work began immediately on a debut album, with Foster at the production helm.
"I love his natural ability in the pop and rock arena, but I love his sense of classics even more. He's a true musical force to be reckoned with," comments Foster. The two already had a selection of songs recorded for the debut album, including "Alla Luce Del Sole," and "Gira Con Me."
The final result Josh Groban has a roster of special guests including The Corrs, Charlotte Church, Rhys Fulber and Lili Haydn, with selections ranging from the above mentioned operatic perennials to a memorable reworking of Don McLean's "Vincent" and a Richard Marx original, his current single, "To Where You Are."
Dubbed by The New York Times as "The New Boy Wonder of Voice," Josh Groban has, by any measure, set a new standard for musical success with a style that transcends musical boundaries.
"It's been like a dream so far - all I can say is stay tuned," says Josh. Indeed we will - with pleasure.
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