Giving Compass' Take:

• Award winning singer Josh Groban sits down to speak with Risa Sarachan at Forbes about the unifying power of music, social media, and his philanthropic foundation. 

• How do other singers use their platform to promote philanthropy and speak about important subject matters? 

Here's how this famous singer changed American society and shaped the music industry. 


One of the more endearing qualities of the already very charming Josh Groban is his relatability. Most musicians who are at the stage in their career where they are playing to world-wide sold-out audiences after conquering their Broadway debut with a Tony Nomination wouldn't admit to nervous jitters, but Groban readily does. He also openly admits to sometimes getting brought down by the dark hole that can at times be found in the Twittersphere.

It can be easy to forget that Groban, who is friendly and forthcoming, is a multi-platinum award-winning global superstar. His voice and face are easily recognizable, and he has sold over  30 million albums worldwide. Beyond that, the 37-year-old Los Angeles Native also has appeared as an actor in countless films and television shows. He starred in the critically acclaimed Broadway Production of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, replacing the show's creator Dave Malloy in the role of Pierre. The Broadway community not only embraced Groban, but asked him to co-host The Tony Awards the following year alongside Sarah Bareilles.  Another major passion in Groban's life is his active involvement in philanthropic organizations, most notably with his own charity, the Find Your Light Foundation, which focuses on support for arts education.

Read the full article about Josh Groban and music by Risa Sarachan at Forbes