Josh Groban is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, and actor whose baritone voice is instantly recognizable and unparalleled among his peers. He has entertained fans across the globe with his multiplatinum albums and DVDs, electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. Josh is the only artist who has had two albums in the 20 best sellers over the last 10 years. The 31-year-old Los Angeles native first broke through in 2001 with his self-titled double-platinum debut album, followed by 2003’s multi-platinum “Closer,” and 2006’s double-platinum “Awake.” In 2007, he became the best-selling recording artist of the year. His most recent album Illuminations was also certified platinum.
Mr. Groban has appeared in various late-night comedic television sketches, as well as singing a comic medley of well-known TV theme songs at the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. He has been featured on The Simpsons, made two guest-starring appearances on Fox’s hit show Glee, co-hosted Live With Regis and Kelly with Kelly Ripa, and paid tribute to Oprah Winfrey during the Finale Week of her long-running television show. He has appeared in the feature film Crazy, Stupid, Love and recently completed shooting the feature film Coffeetown. As a member of the Americans for the Arts Artists Committee, Mr. Groban testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior on the value of the arts during Arts Advocacy Day in 2009.
Most recently, he completed a 81-date world tour Straight To You” World Tour, which visited the U.S., Europe, and South Africa. During the tour, he partnered with Americans for the Arts to launch a joint text-to-give campaign and raise money to support his Find Your Light Foundation, which was established in July 2011 and is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through quality arts education.
An active arts education philanthropist and advocate, Groban, a member of Americans for the Arts Artists Committee. Groban’s Find Your Light Foundation helps enrich the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness. It covers a wide array of possibilities, from providing instruments and funding for arts programs in schools to introducing people to the arts and culture around them —and even the world — through the use of technology. Josh explains, “The combination of my personal experience and a belief that the arts help shape and change the lives of children and young adults for the better, and the sobering reality that these are the exact programs that are being cut from our schools and society at a drastic rate, make me more attuned than ever to the need for this focus. I have seen these opportunities change lives.”
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