John Mayer

Guitarist and Singer/songwriter
Born Oct 16, 1977

John Clayton Mayer is an American pop and blues rock musician, singer-songwriter, recording artist, and music producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in Fairfield, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. He moved to Atlanta in 1997, where he refined his skills and gained a following, and he now lives in New York City. His first two studio albums, Room for Squares and Heavier Things, did well commercially, achieving multi-platinum status.… Read More

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1977 Birth John Clayton Mayer was born on October 16, 1977 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Richard (a high-school principal) and Margaret Mayer (a middle-school English teacher). … Read More


1997 - 2001 2 More Events
…  In 2003, he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the single "Your Body Is a Wonderland". … Read More
2004 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Mayer again recorded live concerts across seven nights of his U.S. tour in 2004. … Read More
2005 28 Years Old 1 More Event
The song "Daughters" won the 2005 Grammy for Song of the Year, and reached #1 on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart and #19 on the Billboard Hot 100. … Read More
…  At the 37th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2006, Mayer received the Hal David Starlight Award.


Both albums received wide critical acclaim, and Continuum earned Mayer a 2007 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. … Read More
2008 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2008, Mayer hosted a three-day Caribbean cruise event that included performances with various musicians including David Ryan Harris, Brett Dennen, Colbie Caillat, and Dave Barnes, among others. … Read More
On February 9, 2009, Mayer told Ellen DeGeneres that he thought he should not have won the Grammy for Song of the year because he thought that Alicia Keys' "If I Ain't Got You" was the better song.
After having several controversial incidents with the media, Mayer withdrew from public life in 2010 and began work on a follow-up album, called Born and Raised, that would draw inspiration from the 1970s pop music of Laurel Canyon. … Read More
2011 34 Years Old 1 More Event
On September 16, 2011, he posted on his blog that his next record, Born and Raised, would be delayed due to treatment he was receiving for a granuloma discovered on his vocal cords. … Read More
During his travels, he visited and fell in love with Bozeman, Montana, where he bought a house and re-settled in the spring of 2012.
By January 2013, Mayer had recovered sufficiently enough to perform at a benefit concert in Bozeman, after almost two years without singing publicly.
2014 37 Years Old 1 More Event
For the week ending June 1, 2014, Mayer's version debuted at number 90 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 13 on the US Hot Rock Songs chart. … Read More
…  In his column for January 16, 2015, he wrote an open letter to the watch brand IWC, encouraging it to "embrace its heritage, scale the product line down in terms of model variants, and simplify the design language". … Read More
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