Josh Groban Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

27th January 2017

Tweet: "I am honored to sing this beautiful new song by two of my absolute favorites, Alan Menken and Tim Rice. Beauty and the Beast has been with me since my childhood and to have a musical connection to this new film makes me so happy,” Josh Groban tweeted the news he has recorded a new song titled Evermore for the soundtrack of Disney’s highly anticipated live action remake of animated classic Beauty and the Beast.

19th September 2016

Tweet: "Well, the good news about enduring a 100 degree red carpet is you own the clothes now! #Emmys". Singer Josh Groban sweated through his designer suit as he posed for photos at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday (18Sep16) in the sweltering Los Angeles heat.

1st April 2016

Tweet: "I don't like pranks and I don't wanna be fooled. Just leave me the HELL alone." Singer Josh Groban is not a fan of April Fools Day (01Apr16).

12th December 2015

Quote: "There was a lot of back and forth about it, y'know, when is the right time to kind of start approaching normalcy in that part of the world... and I got together with my band and with my crew... and I just said, 'How does everybody feel about this?' And from the top down everybody said... 'It's time to get over there'... Even if not everybody who bought a ticket wanted to go that night, that's OK. It was really just about everybody feeling like they accomplished something that felt in the norm again." Singer Josh Groban on becoming one of the first U.S. acts to perform in Paris, France following the terrorist attacks on the city last month (Nov15).

1st September 2015

Fact: Alec Baldwin, singer Josh Groban and actress Amanda Seyfried were among the stars sitting courtside at the USTA Opening Night Gala to kick off the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York City on Monday evening (31Aug15). The celebrity sports fans watched as reigning women's champ Serena Williams sailed through to the second round after her opponent, Vitalia Diatchenko, bowed out due to injury. Rafael Nadal also emerged victorious, beating 18-year-old Borna Coric in four sets.

18th August 2015

Quote: "I'm really enjoying not shaving and it keeps me warm, and I feel like that I'm finally starting to look like the voice that I have. I've been a baby face all my life." Singer Josh Groban likes his new beard.

7th August 2015

Quote: "I vaguely remember putting on, over my clothes, the cheerleading outfit of a stripper who'd been there the night before and then dancing on Kid Rock's pole. I was very drunk." Josh Groban vaguely recalls a wild night with his hellraising pal Kid Rock.

7th August 2015

Quote: "I'm probably indirectly to blame for Il Divo. It was a perfect storm: I had a huge record, boy bands were still a thing, and Simon Cowell just, I don't know, got drunk one night and decided to put Il Divo together." Josh Groban accepts he might have had something to do with the launch of Cowell's operatic supergroup.

7th August 2015

Quote: "She has a pet pig, her Instagram account is on point, and she gives no f**ks. I think she's happier than anybody in the business right now." Josh Groban admires Miley Cyrus.

4th June 2015

Fact: Former GLEE star Darren Criss had an impromptu duet with Josh Groban during the singer's Pandora Presents concert on Monday (01Jun15) in New York City. Groban invited Criss onstage to join him for an a cappella version of the song Anthem, from the musical Chess, which is also featured on Groban's new theatre-themed album.

20th May 2015

Quote: "My dog's name is Sweeney after (musical) Sweeney Todd. Of course he plays a murderous barber, just leaving trails of bodies behind him. I was originally going to get a gnarly bulldog, but I wound up getting this fluffball." Singer and musical theatre fan Josh Groban named his sweet, cuddly pooch after a killer character.

28th April 2015

Fact: Singer Josh Groban has been handed the honour of singing the U.S. National Anthem before the Kentucky Derby horse race gets underway on Saturday (02May15). The crooner says, "I usually just go and get drunk and lose a lot of money, but now I actually have some work to do!"

20th April 2015

Quote: "Kat Dennings and I have been together about seven months. We're having a wonderful time and enjoying every minute of it. We were introduced by Beth Behrs, Kat's 2 Broke Girls co-star. She played Cupid as we were two people she knows love to laugh a lot - and sure enough we got along great." Actor/singer Josh Groban opens up about his relationship with actress KAT DENNINGS.

27th March 2015

Quote: "When my voice changed around 13 or 14 and I realised that although I was going to Pearl Jam concerts... I can't do that music. That's why I played the drums. I played in a ton of rock bands 'cos that's how I got out that energy, because my voice was always more suited for more classical, traditional stuff." Singer Josh Groban once dreamed of having a rock star growl like Eddie Vedder.

26th March 2015

Quote: "I love it. It's a way to kind of leave the earth behind and clear my head, and because the creative side of the brain is kinda sometimes so scattered and disorganised, to have something that you can do that really switches over to the other side and is very task-oriented and discipline-oriented... is great for me. It's a good focus. I try not to make big decisions unless I've been up in the air." Josh Groban is learning to fly a plane.

26th March 2015

Quote: "If there's one thing that Rene loves just beneath the family, her, their personal life, it's her voice, her ability. It gives him life. For him to say to her, 'I want you to go out there and give that to the people,' that's typical them." Singer Josh Groban on his friend Celine Dion's decision to return to her Las Vegas residency after taking a leave of absence to care for her husband Rene Angelil as he battles cancer.

22nd October 2014

Quote: "He's a wonderful person... I hadn't met him before but he's very witty on the Twitter and I saw his little tweets sometimes and would respond... but she's (Beth Behrs) always talked about how great he is and they've been friends for years. She thought we were both nerds. And she was right." 2 Broke Girls star Kat Dennings was introduced to her new singer boyfriend Josh Groban by her co-star Beth Behrs.

25th September 2014

Tweet: "Just Raid Sprayed a wasps nest on my balcony. Missed. Gonna just wait out this Hell Storm I Created." Singer Josh Groban has a pest problem at home.

19th August 2014

Quote: "One couple came up to me and quite excitedly said that my voice... he compared my voice to his wife's vagina... The wife was like, 'It's true!' So she's in on it." Singer Josh Groban on his strangest fan encounter.

15th September 2013

Tweet: "Flying lesson today was just awesome. Aeronautic basics, taxiing, bank and roll manoeuvres, and basically just fun sunset cloud hopping." Singer Josh Groban took to the skies on Saturday (14Sep13).

6th August 2013

Tweet: "I was fortunate enough to sing 'They Won't Go When I Go' with George Duke. He was a master and a very kind guy. Rip". Singer Josh Groban pays tribute to his one-time jazz collaborator, who died on Monday (05Jul13).

14th June 2013

Fact: Singer Josh Groban is set to make a cameo appearance in the next season of Danny Devito's hit U.S. comedy It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. The musician will play himself in a season nine episode titled, The Gang Saves the Day, although further details about the plot have yet to be revealed.

28th February 2013

Tweet: "Not to steal any thunder from the Pope but I've started my slow van journey to go tape Star Academie in Paris. #alsowavingfromwindow". Singer Josh Groban jokes about the resignation of Pope Benedict Xvi as he heads to a Tv show taping in France. The religious leader officially stepped down as the head of the Roman Catholic Church on Thursday (28Feb13).

27th February 2013

Tweet: "So sad...he was very kind to me." Singer Josh Groban mourns the death of acclaimed classical pianist Van Cliburn, who lost his battle with bone cancer on Wednesday (27Feb13), aged 78.

18th February 2013

Quote: "On my fourth birthday I got a baby and I was expecting a cowboy clown party. That was not the best day... Now we're like best friends... but that's a heavy thing for a four year old to handle." Josh Groban on his relationship with his brother, who was born on the singer's fourth birthday

10th February 2013

Quote: "We were neighbours... when I used to live in Malibu and Kid Rock is a very cool guy. We obviously make very different kinds of music, but when he has a house party it's all types - there will be a Beastie Boy there and a high school English teacher... It's great... It winds up being this really long table of interesting, intellectual discussion, and then we all get hammered." Singer Josh Groban on his odd friendship with Kid Rock.

30th January 2013

Fact: Singer Josh Groban is building up his acting resume after landing a role on Tv crime drama Csi: Ny. The star will make a guest appearance in an episode that is set to air in the U.S. on 15 February (13).

3rd January 2013

Quote: "I was once asked to have my photo taken with two fans and I was really excited until I heard them as they walked away saying, 'That's James Blunt, man.'" Josh Groban recalls a case of mistaken identity during an encounter with two fans.

6th December 2012

Fact: Josh Groban has covered Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova's Oscar-winning Best Song Falling Slowly from the film Once on his new album All That Echoes, which features guest spots from Grammy-winning trumpet player Arturo Sandoval and Italian superstar Laura Pausini.

6th November 2012

Fact: Singer Josh Groban and Broadway stars Megan Hilty and Audra McDonald are among the celebrities lined up to honour late composer Marvin Hamlisch during a special New Year's Eve show, hosted by the New York Philharmonic on 31 December (12). The Big Apple event was originally due to be headlined by Hamlisch, who passed away in August (12), and now the party will serve as a celebration of his work.

11th September 2012

Tweet: "Congrats (sic) Andy Murray!!!! He dug deep and I'm so happy that his first grand slam was in Nyc!!!" Singer Josh Groban praises the Scottish tennis star, who won the U.S. Open Men's Final in New York on Monday (10Sep12). He beat defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 in a dramatic match which lasted almost five hours.

25th May 2012

Tweet: "Going to bed tonight with a sore throat. Burned the candle writing 3 more songs." Josh Groban is feeling unwell after a busy writing session.

5th October 2011

Tweet: "Channeled my inner Federer playing tennis for the first time in a while in Switzerland. 'Ouchy' said my legs. 'Shut it.' I told them back." Singer Josh Groban is suffering after an exercise session.

2nd September 2011

Quote: "Never done any drugs - I'm a control freak. For me I'm so scattered all the time without any drugs, my brain is always going different places, so I worry about where I'd find myself, which alleyway I'd wake up naked in." Singer Josh Groban steers clear of drugs.

2nd September 2011

Quote: "I wanted a motorcycle when I was younger. My mum has only cried about one thing that I've wanted in my life and that's a motorcycle, so that's one thing I was not able to get... at some point I'd like to get a tattoo or seven." Clean-cut singer Josh Groban wants to unleash his wild side with a tattoo - after his mother banned him from buying a motorcycle when he was younger.

4th August 2011

Tweet: "Happy Birthday to the legendary Tony Bennett. Been one of the great honors of my career to know him and duet with him." Josh Groban sends his best wishes to the veteran singer, who turned 85 on Wednesday (03Aug11).

29th July 2011

Tweet: "Found an injured bird near my hotel in the rain, couldn't walk so it's currently in a comfy shoebox in my hotel room. Not sure what to do." Singer Josh Groban shows his sensitive side by saving a bird from the dangerous streets of Washington, D.C.

28th July 2011

Quote: "I've never done it on a plane. That's always been a fascination... The logistics. The covert planning. The interesting use of blanket." Singer Josh Groban is curious about having sex on a plane.

28th July 2011

Quote: "If I'm in a relationship, I'll go to the ends of the earth. If I'm on the road and we have a conversation, and she says, 'God, I really wish I was there with you right now', I'll hang up the phone, send a car, and have the plane ready." Singer-turned-actor Josh Groban is a true romantic.

28th July 2011

Quote: "After one of our scenes, the directors said, 'This is feeling a little goofy. Let's try this with a kiss at the end.' And I thought, 'Holy s**t! I've never kissed on-camera before. What do I have to do? I didn't take that class in college.'" Singer/actor Josh Groban was wracked with nerves during a romantic scene with Emma Stone in new movie Crazy, Stupid, Love.

1st May 2011

Quote: "I met Price Charles at the Royal Variety Show. I sang this really kind of dramatic song in Italian and he comes backstage and he goes, 'Your Spanish was excellent...' I didn't correct him." Josh Groban on meeting British royalty.

18th April 2011

Quote: "In the first two or three years of my career, I couldn't go onstage unless I had some kind of patterned or coloured socks and underwear. If I go out onstage in white socks or underwear, I thought it's going to be the worst show I've ever had in my life. I would have to find polka-dot underwear to wear on stage." Singer Josh Groban on his pre-performance quirks.

18th February 2011

Quote: "If I’m not on Broadway and/or hosting Saturday Night Live by the time I’m 40, you’ll find me packing it in and playing shuffleboard." Josh Groban on his aspirations for the next decade. The singer turns 30 next week (27Feb11).

18th February 2011

Quote: "We ain’t listening to nothing romantic; I get enough of that during the day! And I’m super shy about playing my songs or singing for a girl I like." Singer Josh Groban refuses to play romantic songs when he's wooing a girl.

16th November 2010

Quote: "I ran into a cardiac anaesthesiologist... and she says that my music helps put her patients to sleep. I get that a lot." Josh Groban's music helps sooth the ill.

3rd February 2010

Quote: "There's a big voice in that big body, and I think it's really brave of him, as an actor, to be in a room with all singers and belt it out that way." Josh Groban was pleasantly surprised to hear Vince Vaughn's singing voice during the all-star WE ARE THE WORLD re-recording in Los Angeles on Monday night (01Feb10).

12th August 2009

Fact: The song UN DIA LLEGARA, which featured on Josh Groban's hit album AWAKE, was written by Mel Gibson's Russian girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA.

21st July 2009

Quote: “I definitely wasn’t the jerk. I was always way too nice.” American singer Josh Groban, 28, on his high school persona.

11th September 2008

Fact: Singer Josh Groban will perform a medley of 25 iconic TV theme songs during the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards on 21 September (08).

27th February 2008

Quote: "It was definitely funny to hear Josh Groban say f**k." Rocker Joan Jett on her favourite part of the now infamous all-star 'I'm F**king Ben Affleck' video, which debuted on comedian Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars U.S. TV show on Sunday night (24Feb08). Jett opened the We Are The World-type star-studded recording session in the hilarious video.

16th January 2007

Quote: "I was wrongly prescribed Ritalin when I was younger. I didn't need it, but I did have a bit of a focus problem, and it's just like speed. That was not a good day at school." Singer Josh Groban.

16th January 2007

Quote: "I was at a Dodgers (baseball) game and two girls were arguing over whether I was James Blunt or Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder)." Opera singer Josh Groban is often caught up in a case of mistaken identity.

28th February 2005

Quote: <p>"We may be doing a booty dance during BELIEVE." Josh Groban jokes about dancing with his duet partner Beyonce Knowles at The Oscars. </p> <b>28/02/2005 06:02</b>

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