23 July, 2009

New manager...

Billboard is reporting that Josh has signed a new management deal with Front Line Management.

The article states -

Irving Azoff, CEO of Front Line Management, has signed Josh Groban for worldwide career management. Azoff will personally represent Groban, who had previously been managed by Brian Avnet Management. Groban will be guided under the Azoffmusic Management division and is booked by Gayle Holcomb at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.


Here's a pic of Josh & Irving (Source)


22 July, 2009

Josh Groban Goes Bad on Glee...

From www.Broadway.com

Grammy award nominee and chart-topping vocalist Josh Groban will appear alongside Broadway alums Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele on the new primetime series Glee this fall. The singer will play himself "with a twist" on an upcoming episode of the show, which will begin airing on FOX on September 16, 2009.

"I play myself but I'm definitely acting," Groban told the New York Daily News. "I had to play a real jerk version of myself, so it was a lot of fun. I had to serve one of the teachers a restraining order."

Glee centers on a Spanish teacher (Morrison) who's tapped to coach his high school's lackluster glee club, with Michele as the group's star singer. Glee will include popular chart-toppers and musical theater tunes performed onstage by the school choir. The pilot episode, which aired as a sneak peek on FOX on May 19, 2009, featured music including "Mister Cellophane" from Chicago, "Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat" from Guys and Dolls and "On My Own" from Les Miserables, as well as songs by Journey, Amy Winehouse and Katy Perry.

Other stars confirmed for guest appearances on the new series include longtime Broadway alums Kristin Chenoweth and Victor Garber.

I've watched the pilot episode of Glee and loved it, so I can't wait to see Josh's episode...

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21 July, 2009

Mandela Day Concert - audience recordings...

Changing Colors

Weeping with Visu Mahlasela and the Soweto Gospel Choir

You Raise Me Up (Duet with Aretha Franklin)- If you dare.. LOL

Thanks to krinklesfairy for uploading.

20 July, 2009

Mandela Day Rehersal Video...

A clip from the rehearsal where Josh talks about the songs he'll be performing at the concert as well as his thoughts on South African music.


**EDIT - I've just found this video from the red carpet - along with the other stars of the event, Josh gives his thoughts on Michael Jackson (@ 2:11) & Mandela (@5:38)

And yet another clip from the red carpet-

Mandela Day...

What a great concert to honor Mr Mandela on his 91st birthday. Josh performed two songs - "Changing Colors" which he had previously sung at the Bridge School Benefit (I previously posted a clip of this song here) and "Weeping", before taking the stage with Aretha Franklin to do an interesting version of "You Raise Me Up".

Newsday.com described the pairing of Aretha and Josh singing "You Raise Me Up" as a stirring duet, while the Associated Press reported - Among the eclectic collaborators were the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who joined Josh Groban for his "You Raise Me Up." After the song, Groban told the crowd that performing with Franklin was "the thrill of a lifetime."

Also check out this great article from www.examiner.com with the title "GROBAN SHINES IN MANDELA DAY CONCERT"

You can watch the show again at the Mandela Day site.

When the player starts, just click on the "On Demand" button which is next to the "On Air" Button (below the player) and select the "Live Radio City Music Hall Concert Show". Billie Jean King introduces Josh around 1:49:00 and the "duet" starts at around 2:36:24.

16 July, 2009

Spotted in NYC - Mandela Day Gala Dinner...

Josh was spotted at the Mandela Day Gala Dinner hosted by 46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation at Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

Josh with Alicia Keys

Here's a clip from the red carpet where ETOnline is getting the reaction to the release of video of the Michael Jackson hair burning incident. Josh is first up and is seen again towards the end of the video (4:23 - 4:49) when he discusses the importance of being a part of the Mandela Day celebrations...

And from the New York Post (Josh is on at around the 0:49 mark)

13 July, 2009

Mandela Day Concert 2009...

Where: Radio City Music Hall

When: Saturday 18th July

Josh will be performing at this event to celebrate Nelson Mandela's birthday and to also support the creation of an official Mandela Day to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life and a global call to action for people to recognize their individual power to make an imprint and change the world around them.

The show to be hosted by Whoopi Goldberg will feature feature performances from:

Stevie Wonder; Alicia Keys; Will.i.am; Jesse Clegg; Gloria Gaynor; Dave Stewart; Aretha Franklin; Wyclef Jean; Cyndi Lauper; Queen Latifah; Carla Bruni-Sarkozy; Angelique Kidjo; Baaba Maal; Jesse McCartney; The Soweto Gospel Choir; and celebrated African Artists including Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Chris Chameleon, Freshlyground, Emmanuel Jal, Loyiso, Sipho Mabuse, Vusi Mahlasela, Thandiswa Mazwai; and Suzanna Owiyo

Embedded below is the Mandela Day TV player which will provide a live stream the Mandela Day Concert on July 18. The Mandela Day website is also offering an option to watch a premium quality broadcast of the event.

04 July, 2009

Happy 4th of July...

A small selection of patriotic songs as performed by Josh over his career. Enjoy!

Star Spangled Banner-

God Bless America-

Star Spangled Banner-

My Country Tis of Thee

Star Spangled Banner-


02 July, 2009

What is on Josh's iPOD?

What is on Josh's iPOD?

When asked what is on his iPOD, Josh's response is often, “My IPOD is a mess!”

Despite his classical training, Josh is known to have eclectic taste in music. Here is a sampling of artists that Josh could be caught listening to:
  • Ben Folds, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Eddie Vedder, D'Angelo...

Follow the link for a more detailed explanation.

Happy Birthday Sweeney...

Josh's tweet - Its my dog's 4'th birthday! He's been hinting all year that what he really wants is chicken, but I'm convinced he'll grow into the waterskis.