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John Clayton Mayer (born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in Fairfield. Mayer attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and moved to Atlanta in 1997, where he refined his skills and gained a following. He now lives in Montana. His first two studio albums, Room for Squares (2001) and Heavier Things (2003), did well commercially, achieving multi-platinum status. In 2003 he won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Your Body Is a Wonderland."

Mayer began his career performing mainly acoustic rock, but gradually moved towards the blues genre in 2005 by collaborating with blues artists such as B. B. King, Buddy Guy, and Eric Clapton and by forming the John Mayer Trio. Blues influences can be heard throughout his 2005 live album Try! and his third studio album Continuum.

At the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007, Mayer won Best Pop Vocal Album for Continuum and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Waiting on the World to Change". As of 2014 he had sold over 20 million albums worldwide.

Mayer's career pursuits extended to comedy, graphic design, television hosting and writing; he has written pieces for magazines, most notably for Esquire. He has performed at charity benefits and participates in various environmental causes.

 

Top Rated Albums

Room for Squares
Studio Album - 2001

 

The Village Sessions
Extended Play (EP) - 2006

 

Continuum
Studio Album - 2006

 

Any Given Thursday
Live Album - 2003

 

Inside Wants Out
Extended Play (EP) - 1999

 

The Complete 2012 Performances Collection
Extended Play (EP) - 2012

 

Heavier Things
Studio Album - 2003

 

Paradise Valley
Studio Album - 2013

 

Born and Raised
Studio Album - 2012

 

Battle Studies
Studio Album - 2009

 

As/Is
Live Album - 2004

 

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Birth Name

John Clayton Mayer

Instruments

Guitar, vocals, omnichord, piano, harmonica, percussion

Origin

United States

Years active

1998—present

Date Born

Sunday, October 16, 1977

City Born

Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.

Age

41

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