About Josh Groban
Joshua Winslow Groban, better known as Josh Groban, is a musician, singer, songwriter, music producer and actor from the United States, currently based in New York. He started his professional career in the late 1990s and since then has released six studio albums: Josh Groban, Closer, Awake, Noel, Illuminations and All The Echoes. The first four of them has garnered Groban multi-Platinum certificates from the Recording Industries Association of America. In 2007 this singer was named the best selling recording artist in the countrly. To date, Groban’s albums have distributed over 25 million units worldwide. In addition to singing, this musician plays piano, persecution and drums. As for 2013, Josh Groban net worth is estimated at $30 million.
Josh was born in Los Angeles, in a family of Jack and Lindy Groban. His mother was a school teacher, while his father ran a private business. Joshua has a younger brother, named Chris, who was born exactly the same day (on February 27), just four years apart. Groban’s paternal ancestors came from Poland and Russia, while his mother’s family originated from Germany, England and Norway.
His musical talent, the source of the current Josh Groban net worth, unfolded at an early age. As a fifth grader he performed a first solo concert at school’s event, Cabaret Night. As a sixteen-year-old the future millionaire enrolled at Interlochen Center for the Arts, where he majored in music theatre and started taking vocal classes. After graduating from Los Angeles Country High School for the Arts, Josh entered Carnegie Mellon University, but left it before the end of semester, as he was offered to sign a recording contract. Judging from the current Josh Groban net worth, he did not make a mistake.
In 2001 Groban released an eponymous debut album, which featured two tracks that charted within Top 10 on Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks: “You’re Still You” and “To Where You Are”. His second album, entitled Closer, reached the stores two years later. Mostly due to success of such tracks as “Si Volvieras a Mi”, “Broken Vow”, “Caruso” and “You Rise Me Up”, it hit Billboard 200 at No. 4, distributing well over 350 thousand copies in weak after release, and eventually climbed to the top of the chart. Six years after release, Closer was certified 5xPlatinum by RIAA. Josh Groban net worth continued to grow as the artist released his third multi-platinum album, which featured such hits as “You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up)”, “Weeping” and “Smile”. The album sold 2 million copies in the United States and distributed another 200 unites in Canada. His fifth studio album Noel broke the limit of 5 million sales once again and garnered Josh a Dove Award as Christmas Album of the Year.