SOURCE: Reprise

December 22, 2007 17:13 ET

Josh Groban Returns the Love Gift of Free Song Download for Fans

Artist Gives Thanks on Holiday Season as Historic Album Sales for "Noel" Close Out Year

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 22, 2007) - While Josh Groban's "Noel" album goes down in the history books as the biggest selling album of 2007 with sales likely to surpass the four million mark, the artist has given his fans one more very special Christmas present. Beginning Christmas Eve on Groban's official web site, www.joshgroban.com, the artist is offering a free download of the his stunning live version of the Paul Simon classic "America" recorded earlier this month in New York City. Upon completing a few fields of information, Groban's "America" can be immediately downloaded. The track is available from December 24 through the end of the year.

"As 2007 closes out and I look back, I have so much to be grateful for including getting the chance to perform for my fans on the 'Awake Tour' all over the world as well as the huge success of my Christmas album. I wanted to give a special gift to all the people who have been there for me," stated Groban. "Paul Simon is one of my favorite artists and 'America' has always been a song I've loved. It's my way of saying thank you as the year comes to a close," concluded Groban.

The 26-year old Groban's current CD, "Noel," has been certified four times platinum and has remained on the Billboard Charts in the No. 1 slot for four consecutive weeks beating Elvis Presley's Christmas Record of 1957. No other Christmas album has ever been on the Billboard Pop Charts for four consecutive weeks in the 51 year history of the Billboard Charts.

The JoshGroban.com web site was visited by over a half a million people this past week and received 65,000 unique visitors. The site is well known for offering exclusive video footage, audio play, merchandise and a renowned message board amongst the Groban followers. In addition, the fan based web site www.friendsofjoshgroban.com is an active on line community of devoted Groban fans that offers exclusive rare content, exclusive tickets and merchandise.

Groban has had a meteoric rise since the debut of his self-titled album seven years ago. That album and the three that have followed, "Closer," "Awake" and "Noel" have all been certified multi-platinum. He has sold well over l7 million albums and has made scores of TV appearances including several visits to the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and closed the Salt Lake City Olympics which were seen by over one billion people. A live DVD of his "Awake Tour" is scheduled to be released in April 2008.

Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATIONON JOSH GROBAN PLEASE CONTACT:
    Liz Rosenberg
    Warner Bros./Reprise Records Publicity:
    liz.rosenberg@wbr.com
    212-707-3256