Serenade your mother with these touching tunes.
Give your mother something else to think about during these troubling times with our heartfelt Mother's Day playlist. Get her flowers as well though - we imagine she's expecting more than a few nice songs. And offer to do her shopping. She deserves it!
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Mama - Spice Girls
Josh Groban stars in this Tony nominated 'War and Peace' musical.
The nominations are in for the forthcoming 71st Tony Awards and it seems 'War and Peace' musical 'Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812' is leading the ranks with a smart twelve nominations to its name. Plus, all the recipients of the special awards have been announced.
Tony nominated Josh Groban at 'Beauty and the Beast' screening
As well as being up for Best Musical, this adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 1869 novel written by Dave Malloy is looking at potential prizes for Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography, Best Lighting Design, Best Costume Design and Best Scenic Design. Meanwhile, stars Josh Groban, Denée Benton and Lucas Steele are named among Best Leading Actors, Best Leading Actresses and Best Featured Actors respectively. Plus, Rachel Chavkin has been nominated for Best Direction of a Musical.
A rising young Broadway star, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, has died after a fall from a fire escape. The 21-year-old was the youngest and only African-American actor to play Jean Valjean in 'Les Miserables' on Broadway.
Broadway star Kyle Jean-Baptiste has died at the age of 21. Baptiste made history in July of this year by becoming the first African-American to be cast as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. He was also the youngest actor to play the role on Broadway.
Will And Grace actor Debra Messing was amongst those to mourn Baptiste.
Continue reading: ‘Les Miserables’ Broadway Star, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, Dies Aged 21
Groban's hilarious 2011 video singing Kanye's tweets went viral - and he came back for round two this week!
The divisive front-runner in the Republican presidential nomination race has unleashed more than a few puzzling tweets into the public domain down the years, ranging from the self-promotional to the political to the just-plain-odd.
Josh Groban followed up his brilliant Kanye video by singing some of Donald Trump's best tweets
The singers teamed up on 'Phantom' classic 'All I Ask Of You'.
Josh Groban goes back to what he knows best on his latest album 'Stages'; a collection of re-hashed mesmerising showtunes from all the best musicals, and on which he also got the chance to team up with three-time Grammy award winner Kelly Clarkson.
Josh Groban teams up with Kelly Clarkson in 'Stages' album
Groban is joined by Clarkson on track five 'All I Ask Of You'; a song famously sung by the characters Christine, Raoul and the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom Of The Opera'. It has to be said, this new version is rather remarkable, with Clarkson's almost unrecognisable pipes rivalling those of even its most famous singer Sarah Brightman.
Their third album 'Wilder Mind' stormed to the top of the charts with nearly a quarter of a million sales in its first week.
As was widely expected, folk-turned-rock group Mumford & Sons have raced to the top of the American Billboard charts, selling nearly 150% more than its nearest rival in the process. Wilder Mind, their third album, sold 249,000 copies in its first week to claim the Number 1 spot, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The figure isn’t anywhere near as large as the first week sales for their last record Babel, which shifted a whopping 600,000 units back in 2012, and remains the biggest sales week for a guitar album this decade.
Mumford & Sons top the Billboard Albums chart once more
Continue reading: Mumford & Sons Score Second U.S. Chart Topping Album
The country ensemble sold over 200,000 copies of their fourth album 'Jekyll + Hyde' to ease to the top of the American charts.
There’s change at the top of the American albums chart this week as the Zac Brown Band enters at Number 1 with its fourth LP Jekyll + Hyde.
The eight piece ensemble notched up their third consecutive Billboard chart topper by selling 228,000 copies, including track equivalent and streaming equivalent sales, in the week ending May 3rd, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
These are impressive sales figures for the group, which previously had Number 1 albums in 2012 with Uncaged and 2010 with You Get What You Give. Jekyll + Hyde contains two popular singles already, one being the Chris Cornell collaboration ‘Heavy is the Head’ and the other the country-flavoured ‘Homegrown’.
Continue reading: Third Straight Number One Album For The Zac Brown Band
The song pays tribute to the late ‘Furious 7’ star Paul Walker.
Wiz Khalifa is on top of the UK chart for a second week with his Paul Walker tribute single ‘See You Again’ from the Furious 7 soundtrack. According to the Official Charts Company the single added another 142,000 combined chart sales to its total tally this week, after becoming the fastest selling single of the year so far.
Wiz Khalifa’s 'See You Again' is spending a second week at the number one spot.
‘See You Again’ has also broken its own record as the UK’s most streamed record ever, with 3.72 million listens in the last seven days, beating last week’s total of 3.68 million. “I was really honoured to be asked to be a part of this song in paying tribute to Paul Walker. I hope we did him proud,” the rapper told the Official Charts Company after retaining the number one spot.
Josh Groban - 2015 YoungArts Backyard Ball held at YoungArts Campus - Arrivals at YoungArts Campus - Miami, Florida, United States - Saturday 10th January 2015
'Frozen' star and Broadway sensation Idina Menzel was seen arriving at the Variety Power Of Women Luncheon in New York alongside singer-songwriter Josh Groban. The event took place to honour the efforts of women in the public eye who have some way contributed to the world be it as an artist, businesswoman or humanitarian.
Oscar winner signs up to poverty awareness campaign
For five days next week, the Oscar-winning actor and director Ben Affleck will be living on $1.50 per day, in a bid to help raise awareness over global poverty issues. The Good Will Hunting star has signed up to the Live Below The Line appeal, which describes itself as a “a campaign that’s challenging the way people in the U.S. think about poverty — and making a huge difference,” Time magazine reports.
Affleck isn’t the only big name celebrity to take part in the challenge though; singer Josh Groban is taking part, as is the actress Sophia Bush and the celebrity chefs Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos. The World Bank has estimated that 1.4 billion people on the planet live below the extreme poverty line, which is estimated to be the equivalent of around $1.50 per day in the United States.
Ben Affleck: about to take on the $1.50 per day poverty challenge
Josh Groban Saturday 27th October 2012 LACMA 2012 Art + Film Gala Honoring Ed Ruscha and Stanley Kubrick presented by Gucci at LACMA - Arrivals
Josh Groban Tuesday 21st February 2012 Josh Groban walks his dog in Hollywood
Date of birth
27th February, 1981