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[on working with producer Rick Rubin
on "Illuminations"] The co-writing was a bit of a surprise for me. I trust Rick's ear tremendously and I trust his ability to take any style of music - and my style was completely new to him - and put it through his filter. I think his motto for me was "I know you can sing your ass off. I want these songs to be coming from you rather than just being presented ...
He was first "seen" when he stood in for Andrea Bocelli
to sing "The Prayer" with Céline Dion
at the 1998 Grammy rehearsals. This led to the MC for the Grammys that year, Rosie O'Donnell
, to invite Josh to appear on her show.