With his flawless lyrical baritone, Josh Groban is known around the world as a classically influenced pop singer. Over the past five years, the Los Angeles native has become an international superstar, selling more than 23 million albums and filling every arena on his 81-city Awake World Tour, which visited North America, Europe, Australia, and the Philippines between February and October in 2007. He was also the best-selling recording artist of 2007 thanks to sales of his double-platinum 2006 CD Awake and his blockbuster Christmas album Noel. Recorded in June 2007 with the London Philharmonic, the stunning collection of holiday classics sold 4 million copies in the U.S. alone — making it the best-selling album of 2007 — and spent five consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart, breaking a holiday album record previously held by Elvis Presley.