Say what you will about Josh Groban's classical crossover pop sound, the kid's career has got legs.
The unusually youthful looking singer - now 32 years old with that baby face! - with the big, booming voice scored his first No. 1 debut with his sixth studio album, All That Echoes, last month.
"I think when you have a No.1 six albums out, you can kind of sit back and say to yourself, 'Well, the hard work's paying off,'" says Groban.
The disc sees him covering the likes of Glen Hansard (Falling Slowly), Stevie Wonder (I Believe When You Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) and Jimmy Webb (The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress), with help from rock producer Rob Cavello (Green Day, Dave Matthews Band).
Groban also pens seven of the 12 tracks including the first single, Brave, co-written with two Canadians - singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, and producer-songwriter Thomas "Tawgs" Salter.
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