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John Mayer

Biography

Pop rock and roll singer whose albums Area for Squares and Heavier Things both achieved multi-Platinum position. His most widely known music consist of “No Such Thing,” “Waiting around on the Globe to improve,” and “Daughters,” He proved helpful at a gas place for over a calendar year to be able to purchase a Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster. When he was youthful, he had to become hospitalized for cardiac dysrhythmia. He gained a Grammy Prize for Best Man Pop Vocal Functionality for “YOUR SYSTEM Is normally a Wonderland” in 2002. He was created the next of three kids, and acquired a high-profile romantic relationships with Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston. In 2007, he collaborated with Kanye Western world on the melody “Bittersweet.”

Quick Facts


Full Name John Mayer
Date Of Birth October 16, 1977
Place Of Birth Bridgeport, CT
Height 1.91 m
Profession Rock Singer
Education Fairfield Warde High School, Berklee College of Music, Brien McMahon High School, Gravity, Your Body Is a Wonderland, Free Fallin', New York, NY, United States, Camden, NJ, United States, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, United States
Nationality American
Parents Margaret Mayer, Richard Mayer, Gravity, Your Body Is a Wonderland, Free Fallin'
Siblings Carl Mayer, Ben Mayer, Gravity, Your Body Is a Wonderland, Free Fallin'
Awards Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance, Gravity, Your Body Is a Wonderland, Free Fallin', New York, NY, United States, Camden, NJ, United States, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, United States
Music Groups Dead & Company, John Mayer Trio, Gravity, Your Body Is a Wonderland, Free Fallin', New York, NY, United States, Camden, NJ, United States, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, United States
Nominations Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, Grammy Award for Best Music Film, MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top Digital Media Artist, People's Choice Award for Favorite Star Under 35, World Music Award for World’s Best Pop/Rock Artist, Billboard Music Award for Digital Album of the Year, Danish Music Award for Foreign Newcomer of the Year, Gravity, Your Body Is a Wonderland, Free Fallin', New York, NY, United States, Camden, NJ, United States, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, United States
Movies Get Hard, Zombeavers, New York, NY, United States, Camden, NJ, United States, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, United States
TV Shows I Love the '90s
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#Fact
1Friends with Andy Cohn.
2Was mentioned in the song "We Made You" by Eminem.
3Was in an on-off relationship, with singer Katy Perry, from 2012-2014. The two released a duet, called "Who You Love", together in 2013.
4Frequents Los Angeles bar The Roger Room along with Jason Sarayba, Chris Pine, and Samantha Ronson.
5Good friends with singer Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West.
6Divides his time between New York City and Los Angeles.
7Grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut with James Blake.
8When he was seventeen, he was suddenly stricken with a cardiac arrhythmia that sent him to the hospital for a weekend. The trauma of the incident sparked his songwriting, and he penned his first lyrics the night he got home. Shortly thereafter, he began suffering from crippling panic attacks that only subsided when he was twenty-six, and even now, he keeps a Xanax (an anti-anxiety drug) with him, just in case.
9Is a big fan of Opie & Anthony and also Ron & Fez on XM Satellite Radio. He debuted the single "Waiting On the World to Change" when he dropped by unannounced at their New York studio on June 14, 2006. Since then, he has regularly checked in with both shows, either calling in to contribute to the topic or just stopping by to hang out.
10John's parents are Margaret (Hoffman) and Richard Mayer. John's father's family is Jewish (of half German Jewish and half Russian Jewish descent). John's maternal grandfather was of German, Luxembourgian, and Swedish descent, and John's maternal grandmother was English, born in Lancashire.
11Drives a silver Porsche Cayenne.
12The movie Back to the Future (1985) inspired him to play guitar.
13Wrote his Grammy award winning song "Daughters" in the shower
14Used to play violin
15Started playing guitar at 13
16Played flute in elementary school
17His parent's ages are 19 years apart
18His first job was in a supermarket in Fairfield, Connecticut. Later he worked in a gas station.
19Drives a steel-blue BMW
20His favorite movie is Good Will Hunting (1997).
21His favorite song of his own is "3x5", from the album, "Room for Squares".
22Used to play clarinet.
23Tried out for acting in 6th grade, but never got a manager.
24Has an older brother named Carl and a younger brother named Ben. Ben is 18 months younger than John.
25Was lead guitarist of a band called Villanova Junction when he was in high-school.
26He is the second of three children
27He decided to call the album, "Room for Squares", a characteristically wry take on jazz sax player Hank Mobley's 1963 LP, "No Room for Squares".
28Attended Berklee School of Music in Boston


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2015
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Get Hard2015performer: "Daughters", "Ballad Of James King" / writer: "Daughters", "Ballad Of James King"
Howard Stern Birthday Bash2014Video performer: "Like a Rolling Stone"
Danville 2nd Ward Young MenTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2012 - 2014 performer - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2014
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles2014TV Special performer: "Don't Let Me Down"
Vampire Academy2014writer: "Spiritual" - as John Clayton Mayer
Chelsea LatelyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Glee2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the StarsTV Series performer - 5 episodes, 2008 writer - 4 episodes, 2008 - 2013
Voice - Danmarks største stemme2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Girl Most Likely2012performer: "Slow Dancing In A Burning Room" / writer: "Slow Dancing In A Burning Room"
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series performer - 7 episodes, 2006 - 2012 writer - 5 episodes, 2007 - 2012
GirlsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Idool 20112011TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 1TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2011 writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2011
CMT Insider2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV Special performer: "Jolene"
The Karate Kid2010performer: "Say" / writer: "Say"
American Idol2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Date Night2010performer: "Heartbreak Warfare" / writer: "Heartbreak Warfare"
De wereld draait door2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Michael Jackson Memorial2009TV Movie documentary performer: "Human Nature" instrumental
Hawthorne2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Marie Brand und die Nacht der Vergeltung2009TV Movie performer: "Free Fallin'"
Ghost Town2008/Iperformer: "The Heart of Life" / writer: "The Heart of Life"
The Bucket List2007performer: "Say" / producer: "Say" / writer: "Say"
Idols2005-2007TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Shark2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2006-2007TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The GameTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Evan Almighty2007performer: "Waiting on the World to Change" / writer: "Waiting on the World to Change"
The Office2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
House M.D.TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Cars2006performer: "Route 66" / producer: "Route 66"
Shut Up and Sing2006writer: "No Such Thing"
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards2006TV Special performer: "Gravity" / writer: "Gravity"
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards2005TV Special performer: "Daughter" / writer: "Daughter"
7th HeavenTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Senhora do DestinoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Chappelle's Show2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!2004performer: "Back to You" / writer: "Back to You"
CelebridadeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
How to Deal2003performer: "Not Myself" / writer: "Not Myself"
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
SmallvilleTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Serendipity2001performer: "83" / writer: "83"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Get Hard2015John Mayer
Zombeavers2014Luke
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!2008TV SeriesTony's Buddy
Clarity2004Video shortLead

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room2015Short
American Heroes Saltwater Challenge2013TV Movie documentary
Clarity2004Video short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live, Laugh, LIVE!2016TV Series
The Paul Reddy Show2005Video short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live, Laugh, LIVE!2016TV Series producer
John Mayer Has a TV Show2004TV Movie executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live, Laugh, LIVE!2016TV Series

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shut Up & Sing2006Documentary musician: lead electric guitar

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze - An Appreciation of JJ Cale2014Documentary short special thanks
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at Montreux 1982 & 19852004Video documentary special thanks: documentary

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Austin City Limits2003TV Series documentaryHimself
2003 Radio Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Performer
John Mayer: Any Given Thursday2003Video documentaryHimself
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The Panel2002TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2002TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Live at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame2001TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar2017TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest
Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle2017TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Live, Laugh, LIVE!2016TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Musical Guest: Dead & Company
California Typewriter2016DocumentaryHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV SeriesHimself
American Express UNSTAGED: Dead & Company2015Himself - Dead & Company
The 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2015TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2002-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2015TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Guest Host
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Katy Perry: Getting Intimate2014TV MovieHimself
Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze - An Appreciation of JJ Cale2014Documentary shortHimself
Howard Stern Birthday Bash2014VideoHimself
John Mayer: Someday I'll Fly2014Documentary
The Best Hit USA2014TV SeriesHimself
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles2014TV SpecialHimself
Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 20132013VideoHimself
Skavlan2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest and Musical Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Global Citizen Festival2013TV MovieHimself
Rock in Rio2013TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter / Nominee
Saturday Night Live2003-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CollegeHumor Originals2012TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
B.B. King: The Life of Riley2012DocumentaryHimself
The Zen of Bennett2012DocumentaryHimself
Eye on Entertainment2012TV SeriesHimself
Tony Bennett: Duets II2012TV MovieHimself
The Secret Weapon2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Great Performances2007-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guitarist
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2011TV MovieHimself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Entertainment Tonight2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
CMT Crossroads2010TV SeriesHimself
2010 CMT Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
52 Annual TV Week Logie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
David Blaine: What Is Magic?2010TV SpecialHimself
Ny-Z2010TV ShortHimself
VH1 Storytellers2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
De wereld draait door2010TV SeriesHimself
The Road to MSG: Z100's Jingle Ball 20092009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The 7PM Project2009TV SeriesHimself
Rove Live2009TV SeriesHimself
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory2009TV SeriesHimself
Michael Jackson Memorial2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002-2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change2009TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Makin Music2009Video shortHimself
Chris Botti in Boston2009TV MovieHimself
Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Concert2008VideoHimself
Tim and Eric Nite Live2008TV SeriesHimself
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Bucket List: John Mayer Music Video Say2008Video shortHimself - Singer
The Making of 'Say'2008Video documentary shortHimself
John Mayer: Say2007Video shortHimself
2 Guys 1 Cup2007ShortHimself
Control Room Presents2007TV SeriesHimself
ABC News Nightline2007TV SeriesHimself
Live Earth2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate Crisis2007TV SpecialHimself
My Secret Record2007DocumentaryHimself
Live from Abbey Road2007TV SeriesPerformer
E! Live from the Red Carpet2007TV SeriesHimself
The 49th Annual Grammy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
B InTune TV2007TV SeriesGuest star
2006 American Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Oprah Winfrey Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Best of the Jammys, Volume One2006VideoHimself
The 20th Annual ARIA Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2006TV SeriesHimself
Walmart Soundcheck2006TV SeriesHimself
2005 Jammys Live: From the Theater at Madison Square Garden2006TV MovieHimself
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities2006DocumentaryHimself
React Now: Music & Relief2005TV MovieHimself
American Express Jam Sessions2005TV MovieHimself
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Paul Reddy Show2005Video shortHimself - Guest
I Love the '90s: Part Deux2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope2005TV SpecialHimself
John Mayer Has a TV Show2004TV MovieHimself - Host
The 32nd Annual American Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at Montreux 1982 & 19852004Video documentaryHimself (documentary)
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Pepsi Smash2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Chappelle's Show2004TV SeriesHimself
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself
VH1 Big in 032003TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2016TV SeriesHimself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007TV SeriesHimself
CMT Crossroads2006TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Male Pop Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Say."
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Male Pop Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Waiting On the World to Change."
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Vocal AlbumFor the album "Continuum."
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsSong of the YearFor the song "Daughters."
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Male Pop Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Daughters."

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the Year· Frank Ocean (Artist/Producer/Engineer/Mixer)
· André Benjamin (Featured Artist)
· Tyler the Creator (Featured Artist)
· Thebe Kgositsile (Featured Artist)
· Malay (Producer/Engineer/Mixer)
· Shea Taylor (Producer)
· Pharrell Williams (Producer)
· Calvin Bailif (Engineer/Mixer)
· Andrew Coleman (Engineer/Mixer)
· Doug Fenske (Engineer/Mixer)
· Ken Oriole (Engineer/Mixer)
· Philip Scott (Engineer/Mixer)
· Mark Stent (Engineer/Mixer)
· Pat Thrall (Engineer/Mixer)
· Marcos Tovar (Engineer/Mixer)
· Vic Wainstein (Engineer/Mixer)
· Vlado Meller (Mastering Engineer)
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Vocal AlbumFor the album "Battle Studies."
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Male Pop Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Half of My Heart."
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Solo Rock Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Crossroads."
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaThe Bucket List (2007)
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Long Form Music Video· Danny Clinch (video director)
· Lindha Narvaez (video producer)
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals· Alicia Keys
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Male Pop Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Belief."
2003GrammyGrammy AwardsBest New Artist


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#Quote
1[on recording the duet, "Who You Love", with Katy Perry] I had this little chorus for years. And it was 'You love who you love' and I thought that was always going to be a great thing someday to have a song that people could hear and feel that sort of permission. And then it came out again and sometimes you just have to play stuff for other people... And I played it for Don Was, the producer of the record, and he went, 'That's something' and I said, 'I don't know' and then he said, 'Why don't you get Katy to do it?' And my first thought was, 'You can't do that' and then the more I thought about just the music part of it, it made perfect sense. Even if I didn't know Katy, it would have made perfect sense... For me, it always had to be about the song. It's a pretty big moving target to be a couple and have a song but I think there's an authenticity to it when you hear it.
2[observation, 2013] I'd like to get to that point where people go, 'You've got a really good sound'. There are certain songs from the past that don't fit in that sound right now, and I'm working overtime to write more songs that do.
3I'm half Jewish. People say, 'Well, which side of your family is Jewish?' I say, 'My dad's.' And they always say it doesn't count. But I will say I keep my pool at 92 degrees, so you do the math. I find myself relating to Judaism. One of my best friends is Jewish beyond all Jews-I went to my first Passover seder at his house- and I train in Krav Maga with a lot of Israelis.
4If I look a little heavier these days it's because I'm bulking up for a role. I'm playing a musician on tour who eats everything in sight while hardly exercising.
5[As he ties his shoe onstage] "It's very difficult to tie one shoe with the same tension as the other one, because if one should be a little tighter than the other, the show's gonna suck. I'm a man of symmetry."
6I'm not really good at keeping my own secrets. I can keep other people's secrets pretty well. Unless they're really good and people deserve to hear them. And I'll disseminate the information accordingly.
7I don't mind making sissy rock... I'll rock your ass sensitive-style
8I love you all so much. We really need to come up with a new name for 'fans'. How about really good friends who can't come over my house.
9I get recognized somewhere in between like local meteorologist and national meteorologist
10Love is a hot shower where your skin never prunes.
11High school is like a spork: its a crappy spoon AND a crappy fork, so in the end, its just plain useless.
12About the xBox game 'Halo': "I'm good. I'm fierce. And I'm not some gaming overachiever. I just have a skill. I was born to kill bionically augmented men."
13Ladies, if you want to know the way to my heart...good spelling and good grammar, good punctuation, capitalize only where you are supposed to capitalize, it's done.
14I've realized you can use a fork as a spoon if you use it rapidly enough.
15I've always said I've got the coolest fans, and I brag about you like grandchildren when I talk to other artists
16So we've got one more song to play for you tonight...[crowd grumbles]...what, you know there's an encore too. The encore is sort of like the condom in the pocket: everybody knows it's there but nobody talks about it.
17[crowd cheers] "That was a good response and I'm not going to ask you to do it again. There's nothing I hate more than going to a concert and the guy says 'You having a good time?' and you scream your head off and then the guy says 'I can't hear you!' and I'm like 'The fuck you can't!' I absolutely hate it when guys do that. So I promise you I'll never make you do that. If you scream respectably the first time anyway."
18I am beginning to know what it feels like to be a woman. To have people looking at you all the time. And I'm sorry ladies, I had no idea! But people are looking at me all the time. It's like I have musical boobies!
19I love coconut, because when you think you're done eating coconut, 25 minutes later, a little piece of coconut comes out of the back of your mouth, and then you say, "Hey! It's more coconut!" I think any food with that kind of determination needs a little respect.
20Connecticut's where I built the parts, Boston's where I assembled them, and Atlanta is where I sold them to people.
21It's almost charity work, what people have done, turning other people on to my music.

#Trademark
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