JOHN MAYER FACTS:
Genre: Blues Rock Music / Pop Rock Music
Hometown: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Awards: 7 Grammys
Albums: Inside Wants Out, Room for Squares, Any Given Thursday, Heavier Things, As/Is, Continuum, Where the Light Is: Live in L.A, Try!: John Mayer Trio, Battle Studies, Born and Raised
Hits: "No Such Thing", "Your Body Is A Wonderland", "Daughters", "Gravity", "Belief", "Who Says", "Half of My Heart" ft. Taylor Swift., "Try!", "Waiting On the World to Change", "Say".
John Mayer has been one of the most successful artists of the last decade as he garnered a loyal following of fans throughout the country.
Mayer got his start as a 19-year-old student at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, but after only two semesters he travelled to Atlanta, Georgia, to begin work on a professional music career. After a short-lived collaboration with friend Clay Cook, he began to look for solo success and it did not take long for him to find it as Mayer burst on the music scene as a soft-voiced crooner in 2001 with his debut album Room For Squares.
The Fairfield, Connecticut native was a hit with younger female audiences, as his romantic lyrics and acoustic guitar made songs like "No Such Thing" and "Your Body is a Wonderland" instant classics. While he gained a reputation for light, radio-friendly tracks, when he released his follow up album Heavier Things in 2003, he demonstrated his musical acumen as he graduated into a more mature sound. His sophomore album featured tracks with more substantial themes. In songs such as "Clarity" and "Split Screen Sadness," he explored a more melancholy tone that would present itself later on in his career.
Along with a solo career, Mayer formed the blues-rock group John Mayer Trio in 2005, which tours occasionally and relased a full length album, Try, that same year.
While Room for Squares and Heavier Things both were successful, his third album, 2006's Continuum, brought him to a new level of success. Mayer debuted a new blusey sound in songs like "Vultures" and "Gravity" that earned him immense critical praise. His songwriting made a distinct shift as well, as songs like "Belief" and "Waiting on the World to Change" demonstrated his movement toward more meaningful lyrics. He also earned praise for his spot-on cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Bold As Love."
Mayer released Battle Studies in late 2009. While the album was not met with as much critical acclaim as his previous releases, it was full of radio ready hits, including "Heartbreak Warfare" and the Taylor Swift-infused "Half of My Heart." JM's most recent production, Born and Raised, was released in May of 2012. A much more mellow and acoustically driven John Mayer was unleashed in this album, with songs like "Shadow Days" and "Queen of California".