Billboard: Hot Product
December 2, 2002
Singer Josh Groban, who has won over fans with his blend of pop and classical music, this week releases the live CD/DVD package "Josh Groban in Concert" via 143 Records/Warner Bros. The discs are culled from an appearance on PBS' "Great Performances" and find Groban performing material from his self-titled debut album, as well as new songs with such guests as producer/writer/arranger David Foster on piano, conductor John Williams, Angie Stone, Lilli Hayden, and Andrea Corr.
Along with the concert, the DVD will boast a documentary on the making of the PBS special and backstage footage shot by Josh's brother Chris. The audio CD features seven songs from the concert and a version of "O Holy Night" produced and arranged by Foster.
Released in December 2001, "Josh Groban" spawned the single "To Where You Are," which topped Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. The album, which in May peaked at No. 8 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.7 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.