Stages (Josh Groban album)

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Stages
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 28, 2015
RecordedNovember 2013–February 2015
GenreMusical theatre
Label143, Reprise
ProducerBernie Herms, Humberto Gatica, William Ross
Josh Groban chronology
All That Echoes
(2013)
Stages
(2015)
Stages Live
(2016)

Stages is the seventh studio album by American singer Josh Groban. Consisting of songs from Broadway musicals, it was released on April 28, 2015. The album has sold 502,000 copies in the US as of October 2015.[1] Stages received a nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Stages Live received a nomination in the same category a year later.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]
Broadway WorldPositive[4]
The Guardian3/5 stars[5]
NewsdayB+[6]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Pure Imagination" (from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)Humberto Gatica4:23
2."What I Did for Love" (from A Chorus Line)Bernie Herms4:49
3."Bring Him Home" (from Les Misérables)Herms3:24
4."Le temps des cathédrales" (from Notre-Dame de Paris)Gatica4:02
5."All I Ask of You" (from The Phantom of the Opera; with Kelly Clarkson)Herms3:59
6."Try to Remember" (from The Fantasticks)Herms4:40
7."Over the Rainbow" (from The Wizard of Oz)Herms4:27
8."Children Will Listen/Not While I'm Around" (from Into the Woods and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)Herms4:36
9."You'll Never Walk Alone" (from Carousel)Herms4:28
10."Old Devil Moon" (from Finian's Rainbow; featuring Chris Botti)Gatica4:21
11."Finishing the Hat" (from Sunday in the Park with George)Gatica3:08
12."If I Loved You" (from Carousel; with Audra McDonald)Gatica, William Ross4:16
13."Anthem" (from Chess)Herms3:28

Personnel[edit]

  • Josh Groban – vocals
  • Chuck Berghofer – bass guitar
  • Randy Waldman – piano
  • Andy Selby – programming
  • Tal Bergman – drums, additional percussion, drum programming
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Mary Webster – programming
  • Ruslan Sirota – piano
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Jerry McPherson – electric guitar
  • Craig Nelson – bass guitar
  • Bernie Herms – keyboards, piano
  • Dan Needham – drums
  • Alex Kovacs – programming
  • Bryan Sutton – acoustic guitar

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 2
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 48
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 52
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[11] 14
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[12] 2
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[13] 5
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[14] 21
French Albums (SNEP)[15] 13
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[16] 31
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[17] 1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[18] 22
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 13
UK Albums (OCC)[20] 1
US Billboard 200[21] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[22] 35
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[23] 21

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[24] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[25] Gold 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[26] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[27] Gold 500,000double-dagger
Worldwide (IFPI) N/A 1,000,000+[28]


*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caulfield, Keith (October 23, 2015). "Josh Groban's 'Stages' Hits Half-Million in U.S. Sales". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  2. ^ Unterberger, Andrew (6 December 2016). "Here Is the Complete List of Nominees for the 2017 Grammys". Billboard. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  3. ^ AStephen Thomas Erlewine. "Stages - Josh Groban | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  4. ^ David Clarke. "BWW CD Reviews: Josh Groban's STAGES is Lush and Fantastic". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  5. ^ Caroline Sullivan. "Josh Groban: Stages review – classical crossover star takes on theatre and film songs | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  6. ^ "'Stages' review: Josh Groban delivers theatrically". Newsday. 2015-04-23. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  7. ^ Spanos, Brittany (2015-04-28). "Josh Groban Stages Album Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  8. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Josh Groban – Stages". Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Josh Groban – Stages" (in German). Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Josh Groban – Stages" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Josh Groban – Stages" (in French). Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Josh Groban Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Josh Groban – Stages" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Josh Groban: Stages" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – Josh Groban – Stages". Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Josh Groban – Stages" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  17. ^ "Charts.nz – Josh Groban – Stages". Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Josh Groban – Stages". Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Josh Groban – Stages". Hung Medien.
  20. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  21. ^ "Josh Groban Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  22. ^ "ARIA Charts – End of Year Charts – Top 100 Albums 2015". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  23. ^ "The Official NZ Music Charts - End of Year Charts 2015".
  24. ^ Ryan, Gavin (August 15, 2015). "ARIA Albums: Dr Dre Compton Debuts At Number One in Australia". Noise11. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  25. ^ "Canadian album certifications". Music Canada.
  26. ^ "British album certifications". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. 
  27. ^ "American album certifications". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  28. ^ http://www.anuariossgae.com/anuario2016/frames.html