22 December, 2008

All I Want For Christmas...

Seasons greetings and all the best for a happy and safe holiday season. Of course, I'm hoping for a josh-filled year in 2009...



Thanks for visiting and I'll be back in the new year...
~

18 December, 2008

Billboard End of Year Charts - 2008...

What a year!!! The full results for Billboard 2008 End of Year Charts can be found here.

TOP BILLBOARD 200
Artist
#01 - Josh Groban

Album
#02 - NOEL/Josh Groban

Artist (Male)
#01 - Josh Groban

BILLBOARD TOP COMPREHENSIVE

Artist
#01 - Josh Groban

Album
#02 - NOEL/Josh Groban

BILLBOARD TOP INTERNET SALES

Artist
#01 - Josh Groban

Album
#01 - NOEL/Josh Groban

BILLBOARD TOP CLASSICAL CROSSOVER

Artist
#01 - Josh Groban

Album
#01 - NOEL/Josh Groban
#04 - AWAKE/Josh Groban
#07 - AWAKE LIVE!/Josh Groban

BILLBOARD TOP POP

Artist
#15 - Josh Groban

Artist (Male)
#06 - Josh Groban

BILLBOARD TOP CLASSICAL CATALOG
Album
#01 - CLOSER/Josh Groban
#03 - JOSH GROBAN/Josh Groban
#04 - NOEL/Josh Groban

BILLBOARD TOP POP CATALOG

Artist
#10 - Josh Groban

Album
#28 - CLOSER/Josh Groban
#47 - NOEL/Josh Groban

BILLBOARD TOP HOT ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Songs
#30 - AWAKE/Josh Groban

BILLBOARD TOP CANADIAN

Album
#2 ............... NOEL/Josh Groban

In summary:
8 x #01 - - - 3 x #02 - - - 1 x #03
2 x #04 - - - 1 x #06 - - - 1 x #07
1 x #10 - - - 1 x #15 - - - 1 x #28
1 x #30 - - - 1 x #47

Congratulations Josh!!! Bring on 2009 and the new album...


17 December, 2008

Christmas has come early!!!



Congratulations Josh... Noel has been certified as 5X PLANTINUM by the RIAA!!!

(Which is a pretty good effort for an album you put together in a couple of weeks as a thank-you to the fans.)

04 December, 2008

Congratulations Josh...

A Grammy nomination...

Field 3 - Traditional Pop
Category 14
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

* Still Unforgettable - Natalie Cole [DMI Records]
* The Sinatra Project - Michael Feinstein [Concord Music Group]
* Noël - Josh Groban [143/Reprise]
* In The Swing Of Christmas - Barry Manilow [Hallmark/Arista]
* Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall - Rufus Wainwright [Geffen]

For an album that was recorded in a couple of weeks as a thank-you gift for the fans, this is wonderful news.

Now we just have to wait until Feb 2009 to hear the words "And the Grammy goes to...."

01 December, 2008

Don't you love December...

We certainly have so much to be thankful for...

The promo tour for the release of "A Collection" in Europe is certainly ramping up. Here's what's on the cards for the next few weeks. Dates and times aren't guaranteed, but I'll update the schedule as more information comes to hand.

01 Dec- GMTV - London
Watch the interview here.
Watch Josh sing "To Where You Are" here.

02 Dec- Loose Women, ITV - London
Interview


To Where You Are

05 Dec-Star Academy, TF1 - France
Hymne A L'Amour with Joanna

Don't Give Up with Mickels

05 Dec - NRJ - Paris
Live on air interview

07 Dec- Vivement Dimanche Show (with Charles Aznavour) - France **
La Boheme (in French) + Interview

07 Dec- Jon Christos Radio Show BBC Radio Lancashire - Lancashire **

08 Dec- Radio 2 Celebrates The Music Of Disney - London

11 Dec- Prince's Royal Variety Performance - London

11 Dec- Never Mind The Buzzcocks - London **
Part One


Part Two


Part Three

12 Dec- Late Late Show, RTE1 - Dublin
Little Drummer Boy + Interview

13 Dec- Children In Need, TV4 - Stockholm
Anthem



14 Dec- TV4 Stockholm
Watch the interview here.

15 Dec- Sunrise - Australia **
Watch the interview here.

Best line of the entire interview is when Nuala describes Josh's voice as being a "WEAPON OF MASS-SEDUCTION"....

17 Dec- Telecast: Prince's Royal Variety Performance, BBC One - London **
Anthem

18 Dec- Jose Carreras Gala - Leipzig
You Raise Me Up

19 Dec- Star Academy (Final) - France
Silent Night

20 Dec- National Lottery Show, BBC One - London
Little Drummer Boy

Interview

26 Dec- Smooth Radio(In conversation with Andrew Lloyd Webber) - UK **

26 Dec- Telecast: Radio 2 Celebrates The Music Of Disney - UK **

** pre-recorded