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We Take a Look at the Top-Earning Music Stars and the Millions They Make

Josh Groban and Celine Dion

By LOUIS HAU
Forbes.com

Amid the gloom and doom that enveloped the music business in 2007, a select number of recording artists managed to find a way to generate mad money.
Forget the year’s hot new acts. Veterans like the Police and Celine Dion were among the biggest commercial forces of 2007. Others included younger established stars such as Josh Groban and the Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana.

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To compile our list of pop’s biggest cash machines, Forbes looked at how much leading recording artists generated in U.S. music sales and North American concert grosses in 2007...

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Singer who has the best-selling 2007 album ready for a new season

Josh Groban

By MICHAEL CIDONI
The Associated Press

U2, Patti Smith, 50 Cent, John Legend and Josh Groban contributed to the soundtrack of this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Yes, Josh Groban — he of fresh face, lyrical baritone and last year’s best-selling album, the holiday-themed “Noel.”

Sundance, the annual orgy of independent cinema that runs through today, usually attracts alt-rock and acoustic up-and-comers and edgier pop stars. You’d be hard-pressed to find a name familiar to Middle American moms.

But they sure know Groban, 26, the best-selling artist of 2007, who is set to perform both an intimate acoustic show and a big-ticket charity fundraiser in Park City, Utah.

Q. So, Sundance.

A. What am I doing there? People know that I do big...

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Josh Groban topping BillBoard Album Chart for five weeks

Josh Groban

Josh Groban’s “Noel”, produced by David Foster, this week becomes the first Christmas album to top The Billboard 200 for five straight weeks, after moving 757,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Groban’s total, which was up 13% from last week, helped hold off hefty competition from Mary J. Blige’s “Growing Pains” (Geffen), the only debut to crack the top 10 this week. The R&B star’s ninth album landed at No. 2 and shifted 629,000 copies.

Other Foster’s collaborations are “Vivere” by Andrea Bocelli at no.25 after 8 weeks on, Michael Bublè’s “Call Me Irresponsible” at no.38 after 34 weeks and Chris Botti’s “Italia” at no.58 jumping from 71. Also Josh Groban’s third studio album, “Awake” is still in the chart after 56 weekes, at no.95.

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Christmas Video/2 – Josh Groban on Larry King Live

 

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Josh Groban Live at Larry King (2007)
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Groban remains No. 1, becomes ’07’s Best-Seller

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Josh Groban’s “Noel” earns 4 PLATINUM !!Congratulations !

Josh Groban sets a new record on The Billboard 200 with “Noel,” becoming the first Christmas album to top the chart for four straight weeks. The 143/Reprise set, produced by David Foster, moved 669,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 15% increase from last week’s sum. Elvis Presley’s “Elvis’ Christmas Album” also sat on top for four weeks, but non-consecutively.

With total sales at 2.77 million, “Noel” has now surpassed the “High School Musical 2″ soundtrack as this year’s top selling album.

Other Foster’s collaborations are “Vivere” by Andrea Bocelli at no.19 jumping from 23, Michael Bublè’s “Call Me Irresponsible” at no.34 from 63 and Chris Botti’s “Italia” at no.71 from 94.

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Josh ties Elvis with third week at No. 1

 

Josh Groban

 

With the holiday season marching on, Josh Groban’s “Noel”, produced by David Foster, retains its lead on The Billboard 200 for a third week straight. With an 8% sales increase, the 143/Reprise set moved 581,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Groban thus ties Elvis Presley as the record-holder for the most consecutive weeks at No. 1 with a Christmas album.

Other Foster’s collaborations are “Vivere” by Andrea Bocelli at no.23 jumping from 30, Michael Bublè’s “Call Me Irresponsible” at no.63 from 65 and Chris Botti’s “Italia” at no.94 from 106.

 

 

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Josh remains No. 1 in slow release week

 

Josh Groban

 

From BillBoard.com:

Not a single new release arrives in the top tiers of The Billboard 200 this week, as Josh Groban’s “Noel”, produced by David Foster, retains its lead on the chart for a second week. The 143/Reprise effort moved 539,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 33% increase in sales.

Other Foster’s collaborations are Andrea Bocelli’s “Vivere” at no. 30 this week, rising 7 spots after 5 weeks on and Michael Buble’s “Call Me Irresponsible” at no. 65, jumping from 83 after 31 weeks.

 

 

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Josh Groban’s “Noel” hits number 1 !

Josh Groban

Josh Groban’s “Noel”, produced by David Foster, climbs to the no.1 spot and gains DOUBLE PLATINUM ! Congratulations !

From Billboard.com:

After seven weeks on the chart, Josh Groban’s holiday set “Noel” finally overtakes The Billboard 200 at No. 1.
The 143/Reprise album ascends 2-1, selling 405,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 81% increase was fuled in part by his surprise appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” last week.

“Noel” is the first Christmas-themed set to top the chart since Kenny G’s 1994 album “Miracles,” and the 405,000 units marks Groban’s best sales week ever.

Alicia Keys’ “As I Am” (J) flip-flops with “Noel,” slipping 1-2 with a 53% sales decrease to 349,000.

Source: BillBoard.com

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Video: David with Josh Groban at Oprah’s

 

David and Josh

 

Josh Groban performs “Silent Night” and “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” for Oprah with David Foster on piano. One of Oprah’s Favorite things was Josh’s new Christmas CD “Noel”, produced by David.

 

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Josh Groban and David Foster – Noel (live at Oprah – November 2007)
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