Bridges (Josh Groban album)

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Bridges
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Studio album by Josh Groban
Released September 21, 2018 (2018-09-21)
Length 49:37
Language
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Label Reprise
Producer
Josh Groban chronology
Stages live
(2016)
Bridges
(2018)

Bridges is the eighth studio album by Josh Groban, released by Reprise on September 21, 2018.[1] It is Groban's first album since 2013's All That Echoes to include original music,[2] and he co-wrote nine of the album's 12 tracks.[3] The deluxe edition includes two bonus tracks.[2]

Background[edit]

Speaking to Newsweek, Groban said that after performing on Broadway in The Great Comet from 2016 to 2017, "I didn't even want a break. I just dove into writing. There are some albums, like the last one, where I don't want to write at all, I just want to be a vocalist. Then there are some where you're pouring out idea after idea. I've had sad albums in the past and I wanted an album that had an uplifting spirit, for my psyche and also for the psyche of listeners. I think we all need that."[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

Bridges debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 with 96,000 album-equivalent units, of which 94,000 were pure album sales.[5] It is Groban's ninth US top 10 album.[5] It debuted at number one on the US Top Album Sales chart dated October 6, 2018.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Granted"4:39
2."Symphony"
  • Herms
  • Groban
  • Gad
3:32
3."River"
  • Herms
  • Groban
  • Gad
4:13
4."Musica del Corazon" (featuring Vicente Amigo)4:14
5."Bridge over Troubled Water"Paul Simon4:52
6."Run" (duet with Sarah McLachlan)4:47
7."S'il suffisait d'aimer"Jean-Jacques Goldman4:23
8."Won't Look Back"3:41
9."We Will Meet Once Again" (duet with Andrea Bocelli)
3:55
10."More of You"4:15
11."99 Years" (duet with Jennifer Nettles)
  • Herms
  • Groban
  • Gad
4:02
12."Bigger than Us"
  • Herms
  • Groban
  • Gad
3:04
Total length:49:37

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 14
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 32
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 68
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[11] 46
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[12] 18
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[13] 29
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 14
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[15] 18
Irish Albums (IRMA)[16] 14
Scottish Albums (OCC)[17] 4
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[18] 85
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 17
UK Albums (OCC)[20] 6
US Billboard 200[5] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pop and Jazz Fall Preview: 70 Albums, Shows and Festivals". The New York Times. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Josh Groban Announces 8th Studio Album, BRIDGES, Out September 21". Broadway World. June 29, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "Josh Groban reveals track listing for new album, "Bridges" | Bob at the Beach 105.1". WASJ. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  4. ^ Menta, Anna (September 19, 2018). "Josh Groban on His New Netflix Show, His New Album and His Canine Collaborator". Newsweek. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Caulfield, Keith (September 30, 2018). "Brockhampton's 'Iridescence' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  6. ^ "Top Album Sales: October 6, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  7. ^ "Bridges (Deluxe) by Josh Groban". Apple Music. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Josh Groban – Bridges". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Josh Groban – Bridges" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Josh Groban – Bridges" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Josh Groban – Bridges" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  12. ^ "Josh Groban Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Josh Groban – Bridges" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Josh Groban – Bridges" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  15. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2018. 39. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  16. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Josh Groban". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  18. ^ "Top 100 Albumes – Semana 39: del 21.9.2018 al 27.9.2018" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Josh Groban – Bridges". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  20. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 29, 2018.