Who is Josh Groban? New album, songs, girlfriend and everything you need to know

5 October 2018, 17:00 | Updated: 5 October 2018, 17:24

Josh Groban is an acclaimed American singer and actor, known for his easy listening and classical crossover songs. But how much do you know about him?

From his new album to his impressive vocal range, here’s everything you need to know about Josh Groban.

  1. How old is Josh Groban?

    This year, Joshua Winslow Groban celebrated his 37th birthday. He was born on 27 February, 1981 in Los Angeles, California to Lindy, a school teacher, and Jack Groban, a businessman.

    Josh Groban's birthday
    Josh Groban's birthday. Picture: Getty
  2. Josh Groban’s new album ‘Bridges’

    ‘Bridges’ is the eighth studio album by Josh Groban, released on 21 September 2018.

    It includes the original songs ‘River’ and ‘Granted’, as well as covers including ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’. It also features ‘We Will Meet Once Again’, a duet with Andrea Bocelli.

    Josh Groban 'Bridges'
    Josh Groban 'Bridges'. Picture: Amazon
  3. What are Josh Groban’s songs?

    Josh Groban is famous for his cover versions of ‘You Raise Me Up’ (2003), ‘Bring Him Home’ (2015) from Les Misérables and ‘The Prayer’ (2001), a duet with Céline Dion.

    He is also known for singing ‘To Where You Are’, an original song which featured on his 2001 debut album, ‘You Are Loved’, the first single from his third album, Awake (2006) and ‘When You Say You Love Me’ from his second studio album, Closer.

    Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up (Official Music Video)

  4. Josh Groban is classically trained

    He found success in easy listening and adult contemporary, but Groban has also had some classical training. He was accepted to and briefly attended Carnegie Mellon University to study musical theatre, but left after four months when he was offered a record contract.

    In the magazine Interview, Groban explained to Renée Fleming that he was especially interested in artists “who decided not to settle into one particular musical style—people like Paul Simon, who took folk music and put African music on top of it.”

    Josh Groban and Renée Fleming
    Josh Groban and Renée Fleming. Picture: Getty
  5. Josh Groban’s voice

    Josh Groban has described himself as a ‘tenor in training’. He has been referred to as both a tenor and a baritone, with his range reaching from G2 (two Gs below middle C) to B4, just short of a tenor C in live performances.

    Although his voice has a lot of musical theatre influences, Groban also performs some opera. He has cited Pavarotti as one of his musical influences, and he regularly sings in Italian, Spanish and French.

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - Season 5
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - Season 5. Picture: Getty
  6. Who is Josh Groban’s girlfriend?

    Josh Groban is currently dating actress Schuyler Helford. The couple have been seen together at various events in recent months.

    Josh Groban and Schuyler Helford
    Josh Groban and Schuyler Helford. Picture: Getty
  7. Josh Groban’s film and TV appearances

    Josh Groban has made a number of screen appearances, often playing a fictionalised version of himself. His most famous credits include Glee, Parks and Recreation and Crazy Stupid Love, in which he played Emma Stone’s boyfriend.

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