According to manager Avnet, Groban was very nervous about standing in for Bocelli and had to be talked into it, but his performance prompted the show hostess, Rosie O'Donnell, to ask him to appear on her show the following week, which then led to an appearance on Ally Mc Beal.Groban was offered a recording contract at Warner Bros. Avnet told Hit Quarters that Warner initially proved resistant to the deal because "They were afraid they wouldn't be able to get a voice like that on radio." Explaining his reasons for signing the artist, Foster said: "I love his natural ability in the pop and rock arena, but I love his sense of classics even more.

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Fox and others; "The Family Celebration" (2001), which was co-hosted by President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and David E.

Kelley and his wife, Michelle Pfeiffer; and Michael Milken's Cap Cure event, which raises funds for cancer research.

The singer's self-titled debut album Josh Groban was released on November 20, 2001.

is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer.

His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and he was charted in 2007 as the number-one best selling artist in the United States, with over 22.3 million records in the nation.

Groban originally studied acting, but moved to singing as his voice developed.

Groban attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, a free public school on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles, where students receive a conservatory-style education.

Groban first sang in public when he was in the seventh grade.

His music teacher chose him to sing a solo of "S'wonderful" at the school's cabaret night, where he sang alone on stage for the first time.