Christmas Music Playlists with Josh Groban Songs
Don't Stop Believing With Josh Groban
Factfile - Josh Groban
- In 2001 he duetted with Charlotte Church on The Prayer for her album Enchantment.
- In 2004 Groban recorded Believe for the soundtrack to The Polar Express.
- Groban's Christmas album Noël was recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra in 2007. It is certified quintuple platinum in the US by the RIAA and is the 4th best-selling Christmas album of all time.
Josh Groban's career was kick-started thanks to Christmas! Not many artists can say that so you'll forgive us if the truth in that statement is a little tenuous. The year was 1999 and Groban was asked to stand-in for a sick Andrea Bocelli at rehearsals for the Grammy’s which involved a duet with Celine Dion on her big Christmas song 'The Prayer'. So impressed was the show's presenter Rosie O'Donnell with the young singer that she asked him to perform on her own TV show. An offer to appear on the hugely popular TV drama Ally McBeal soon followed; as did a lucrative recording contract with Warner Bros. Groban’s association with Christmas has been a running theme throughout his career, starting out in 2001 when he sang with Charlotte Church for her 'Enchantment' album on 'The Prayer'. A year later he was singing at the Christmas Concert in the Vatican when his 'O Holy Night' wowed the congregation.
Groban’s first solo dalliance with the season came on the soundtrack to Tom Hank's 2004 animated movie 'The Polar Express'. 'Believe' showcased the singer's operatic vocals and they were a perfect fit for the uplifting drama on the screen. In 2007 he went into Christmas overdrive with his first Christmas album 'Noël'. The album was recorded in England with the London Symphony Orchestra and came with a huge production to match Groban's classical voice. With big name producer David Foster on board 'Noël's appeal was immediately obvious as it became the biggest selling album of 2007 and has since become the 4th best-selling Christmas album of all time. The 13 songs are a mix of traditional and religious with a near total absence of contemporary favourites. 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' did make it however and sounded all the more heart-breaking thanks to the inclusion of Christmas messages from soldiers away on duty from their families. There are 2 duets featured with Faith Hill joining Groban on his cover of 'The First Noël' and R&B artist Brian McKnight adding his vocals to 'Angels We Have Heard on High'.
There's no time to waste
Josh Groban, Believe
There's so much to celebrate
Believe in what you feel inside
And give your dreams the wings to fly. You have everything you need if you just believe
Josh Groban Christmas Album & Single Covers