John Mayer

John Mayer

John Mayer
Quick Facts About John Mayer
Celebrated Name John Mayer
Age 46 years old
Nick Name John Mayer
Birth Name John Clayton Mayer
Birth Date 1977-10-16
Gender Male
Profession Singer
Birth Nation USA
Nationality American
Place of Birth Bridgeport, Connecticut
Ethnicity American-White
Horoscope Libra
Father Richard Mayer
Mother Margaret Mayer
Siblings Rachel, Carl, Ben
Religion Judaism
High School Brien McMahon High School
Net Worth $75 Million
Salary $6 Million +
Sources of Wealth Music Career
Marital Status Unmarried
Sexual Orientation Straight
Height 6 feet 3 inches
Weight 82 KG
Body Measurement 40-14.5-33 in
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Dark Brown

John Mayer is a versatile American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He initially attended Berklee College of Music in Boston but later moved to Atlanta with Clay Cook in 1997, forming the duo Lo-Fi Masters. After their separation, he continued honing his skills by performing at local clubs and gaining a dedicated following. Following his breakthrough appearance at the 2001 South by Southwest festival, he signed with Aware Records and subsequently Columbia Records, which released his first EP, "Inside Wants Out." His next two studio albums, "Room for Squares" (2001) and "Heavier Things" (2003), achieved considerable commercial success, attaining multi-platinum status. In 2003, he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for his hit single "Your Body Is a Wonderland." As his career progressed, he transitioned from his acoustic roots and delved into blues and rock music, collaborating with esteemed artists like B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Eric Clapton. The formation of the John Mayer Trio led to the release of the live album "Try!" in 2005, followed by his critically acclaimed third studio album, "Continuum," in 2006. The latter garnered Mayer a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2007, as well as Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the chart-topping track "Waiting on the World to Change." He further explored pop influences with his album "Battle Studies" in 2009, accompanied by a world tour. However, Mayer faced controversies in the media, prompting him to retreat from the public eye in 2010. During this period, he worked on his fifth studio album, "Born and Raised," drawing inspiration from 1970s pop music. The release of the album was delayed until May 2012 due to a vocal cord granuloma, which also led to the cancellation of his planned tour. Despite receiving favorable reviews, "Born and Raised" didn't match the commercial success of his previous works. Mayer made a comeback as a singer in 2013 and released his sixth studio album, "Paradise Valley," incorporating country music elements. By 2014, he had sold over 20 million albums worldwide. His seventh album, "The Search for Everything" (2017), centered around the theme of a romantic break-up and was well-received by fans. Most recently, Mayer released his eighth album, "Sob Rock," in July 2021, which drew inspiration from the soft rock sound of the 1980s. In addition to his musical pursuits, Mayer has engaged in television hosting, comedy, and writing. He has contributed columns to magazines like Esquire and has a passion for watches, being a valued contributor to the watch site Hodinkee. Mayer has been involved in various charitable causes and has performed at numerous benefit events. Notably, he is part of the band Dead & Company, formed in 2015, featuring three former members of the Grateful Dead alongside Mayer and two other musicians. The band has enjoyed success with their tours and performances.

Who is John Mayer?

John Mayer is a singer-songwriter, as well as a guitarist who is known for his acoustic roots and exploration of blues and rock music. He gained fame with hits like "Your Body Is a Wonderland" and received Grammy Awards for his performances. Mayer has released successful albums such as "Room for Squares" and "Continuum," collaborated with renowned artists, and formed the John Mayer Trio. He faced controversies but made a comeback with albums like "Born and Raised," "Paradise Valley," and "Sob Rock." Mayer is also involved in television hosting, writing, and charity work. He is a member of the band Dead & Company, comprising former Grateful Dead members and other musicians.

John Mayer, an American singer-songwriter, was born on October 16, 1977, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. John Clayton Mayer is his full name. He holds American nationality and identifies as American-White in terms of ethnicity. Born under the zodiac sign of Libra, he is the son of Richard Mayer, who worked as a high school principal, and Margaret Mayer, a middle-school English teacher. Raised in Fairfield, John grew up as the middle child, with an older half-sister named Rachel, an older brother named Carl, and a younger brother named Ben. It is worth noting that his father follows Judaism, and Mayer has expressed a connection to the Jewish faith. As a result, John Mayer practices the Judaism religion. During his time as an elementary school student, Mayer developed a close friendship with James Blake, who would later become a prominent tennis star. They would spend their weekday afternoons playing Nintendo together for a period of three years. When Mayer reached his junior year, he attended the Center for Global Studies at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, Connecticut. 

American Singer-Songwriter, John Mayer

John Mayer initially considered forgoing college to pursue music but was discouraged by his parents. However, he eventually enrolled at Berklee College of Music at the age of 19. After two semesters, he left with his college friend Clay Cook and formed the duo LoFi Masters in Atlanta, performing in local venues. Musical differences arose, leading to their separation, and Mayer embarked on a solo career. With the assistance of producer Glenn Matullo, Mayer recorded the independent EP "Inside Wants Out," featuring eight tracks showcasing his vocals and guitar skills. Cook co-wrote several songs, including the commercial single "No Such Thing," but only contributed backing vocals on "Comfortable."

Mayer and LaBruyere embarked on performances across Georgia and neighboring states, benefitting from their growing online following as the internet music market was emerging. Through an acquaintance who sent his EP, Mayer caught the attention of Gregg Latterman at Aware Records. This led to his inclusion in Aware Festival concerts and the release of his internet-only album, "Room for Squares," after Aware signed a deal with Columbia Records. The re-released album featured updated artwork, the addition of the track "3x5," and reworked studio versions of songs from his previous EP. By the end of 2002, "Room for Squares" had produced radio hits like "No Such Thing," "Your Body Is a Wonderland," and "Why Georgia," earning Mayer critical praise and comparisons to Dave Matthews. In 2003, Mayer won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and released a live CD and DVD titled "Any Given Thursday." The album reached number 17 on the Billboard 200 chart, and the accompanying DVD garnered mixed reactions, highlighting the contrasting perceptions of Mayer as a guitar virtuoso and pop idol. He later embarked on a tour with Counting Crows during the summer of that year.

Mayer's second album, "Heavier Things," was well-received upon its release in 2003, earning positive reviews from Rolling Stone, Allmusic, and Blender. Although it didn't match the sales of his debut album, "Room for Squares," it reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and achieved commercial success. The song "Daughters" won the Grammy for Song of the Year in 2005 and topped the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart. Mayer dedicated the award to his late grandmother. He also won Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. In 2004, live recordings from his tour were released on iTunes under the title "As/Is," capturing both the flaws and highlights of the performances. A compilation CD, featuring a previously unreleased cover of Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)," was later released. The album covers for the "As/Is" releases showcased whimsical drawings of anthropomorphic bunnies.

Since his early days, Mayer's musical prowess exceeded expectations, with critics like Chris Willman recognizing his historical knowledge and ambition. Although initially associated with the Adult Contemporary and singer-songwriter genres, Mayer expanded his collaborations to include blues and jazz artists, performing with legends like Buddy Guy and Herbie Hancock. He also contributed to commercial releases with Eric Clapton, John Scofield, and B.B. King, earning distinction as both a singer-songwriter and guitarist. Mayer's involvement in hip hop, through collaborations with Common and Kanye West, garnered praise from Jay-Z and Nelly. In 2005, he formed the John Mayer Trio, blending blues and rock, and released the live album "Try!" after opening for the Rolling Stones. Mayer's third studio album, "Continuum," released in 2006, showcased his fusion of blues and pop, featuring tracks from his Trio release. Despite initial doubts from Columbia Records, the album was a success. Additionally, Mayer contributed a cover of "Route 66" for the film "Cars," earning a Grammy nomination.

His album "Continuum" garnered significant attention with the release of the single "Waiting on the World to Change." The album received critical acclaim and earned Mayer multiple Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year. He won two Grammy Awards for Best Pop Song with Vocal and Best Pop Album. Mayer also released The Village Sessions EP, featuring acoustic versions of his songs. His career-defining Madison Square Garden show marked the end of the North American Continuum tour. A re-issue of Continuum was released in 2007, including a bonus disc of live performances. Mayer's influence was recognized by Time magazine, and he hosted the Mayercraft Carrier cruise event. In 2008, he released the live concert film "Where the Light Is," capturing his performance at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

Mayer collaborated with Guy Sebastian and Crosby Loggins on their respective albums. He performed at Michael Jackson's memorial service and co-wrote a song for Demi Lovato. Mayer released his fourth studio album, Battle Studies, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The album received mixed reviews, with some praising its adventurous nature and others finding it safe. Mayer admitted that he didn't consider it his best work. Following controversial interviews in 2010, Mayer withdrew from the public eye and halted interviews. He faced vocal problems and underwent surgeries for a granuloma on his vocal cords. Despite the setbacks, Mayer completed his fifth studio album, Born and Raised, which was released in 2012. The album received positive reviews and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Mayer gradually recovered and returned to performing in 2013, marking his first full-length concerts after his health issues.

In 2013, Mayer released his sixth album, "Paradise Valley," featuring folk-rock tunes and collaborations with Frank Ocean and Katy Perry. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and received positive reviews. He embarked on a tour in support of his albums "Born and Raised" and "Paradise Valley." Mayer also covered Beyoncé's "XO" and recorded a duet with Barbra Streisand. In 2015, he formed the band Dead & Company with members of the Grateful Dead and continued touring. Mayer released the EPs "The Search for Everything: Wave One" and "The Search for Everything: Wave Two" before releasing the full album "The Search for Everything" in 2017. He toured extensively with Dead & Company and underwent an emergency appendectomy in 2017.

In 2018, Mayer released the single "New Light" and announced more new music for the year. He premiered the song "I Guess I Just Feel Like" in 2018 and announced a world tour for 2019. In 2019, he released two singles, "I Guess I Just Feel Like" and "Carry Me Away." In 2020, he revealed he was working on a new album, which was released as "Sob Rock" in July 2021, featuring previously released singles and a reworked version of "Carry Me Away."

In addition to his music career, Mayer ventured into the realm of television and film. In 2004, he hosted a comedy special on VH1 titled "John Mayer Has a TV Show," where he engaged in humorous antics like wearing a bear suit to tease concertgoers. He became a regular presence at Apple's annual keynote address, performing during the introduction of GarageBand software in 2004 and making subsequent appearances at events like the iPhone announcement. Mayer also made guest appearances on various talk shows, including Chappelle's Show, Late Show with David Letterman, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He had roles in films such as "Zombeavers" (2014) and "Get Hard" (2015), playing a fictionalized version of himself. Mayer continued his on-screen appearances with a cameo in the 2022 film "Vengeance."

What Awards and Achievements have John Mayer won?

  • 2003 Grammy Awards: "Your Body Is a Wonderland" - Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Won
  • 2005 Grammy Awards: "Daughters" - Song of the Year - Won
  • Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Won
  • 2007 Grammy Awards: Best Pop Vocal Album - Won
  • "Waiting on the World to Change" - Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Won
  • 2008 Grammy Awards: "Belief" - Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Won
  • 2009 Grammy Awards: "Gravity" - Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance - Won
  • 2002 MTV Video Music Awards: Best New Artist in a Video for "No Such Thing" - nominated
  • Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards: Les Paul Horizon Award (Most Promising Up and Coming Guitarist)
  • VH1 Big in 2002 Awards: Can't Get You Out of My Head Award for "No Such Thing"
  • Pollstar Concert Industry Awards: Best New Artist Tour
  • 2003 20th Annual ASCAP Awards: Most Performed Songs - "No Such Thing" (shared with Clay Cook)
  • 31st Annual American Music Awards: Favorite Male Artist - Pop or Rock 'n Roll Music
  • 15th Annual Boston Music Awards: Act of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year for "Your Body Is a Wonderland"
  • MTV Video Music Awards: Best Male Video
  • Radio Music Awards: Modern Adult Contemporary Radio Artist of the Year, Best Hook-Up Song for "Your Body Is a Wonderland"
  • Teen People Awards: Choice Music - Male Artist, Choice Music - Album for Any Given Thursday
  • Danish Music Awards: Best New Artist
  • 2004 BDS Certified Spin Awards: Reached 100,000 spins for "Why Georgia"
  • 2005 33rd Annual American Music Awards: Adult Contemporary - Favorite Artist
  • World Music Awards: World's Best Selling Rock Act
  • People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Artist
  • 2006 ASCAP Awards: Most Performed Songs - "Daughters"
  • 2007 35th Annual American Music Awards: Adult Contemporary Music - nominated
  • 23rd Annual TEC Awards: Tour Sound Production (for the Continuum Tour), Record Production/Single or Track (for production on "Waiting on the World to Change"), Record Production/Album (from production on Continuum)
  • 2009 ASCAP Awards: Most Performed Songs - "Say"

What is John Mayer Net Worth?

John Mayer is a highly successful singer with an estimated net worth of $75 million as of 2023. He currently earns an annual salary of over $6 million. Known for his exceptional performances, Mayer has made a name for himself in the music industry. He began his career by forming the group Lo-Fi Masters with Clay Cook. Mayer has released numerous commercially successful albums throughout his career, gaining popularity and securing more opportunities in the industry. His primary source of wealth is the music industry, earning income from record label contracts for album releases. With his substantial wealth, Mayer enjoys a lavish lifestyle.

Who is John Mayer Girlfriend?

While not much information is available regarding John Mayer's current dating life, there was a notable report in November 2022 suggesting that he was spotted on a date with actress Kiernan Shipka, widely recognized for her role as Sabrina Spellman in the Netflix series "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina." The sighting took place at a restaurant in Santa Monica. However, the status of their relationship remains unknown as there have been no subsequent sightings of them together. Despite this particular date, numerous reports indicate that Mayer is currently single. Given the absence of any publicized dates since November 2022, it can be speculated that he is either unattached or has managed to keep his recent dating activities under the radar. He is straight when it comes to his sexuality. 

John Mayer and his ex-girlfriend, Katy Perry

John Mayer has been romantically linked with numerous A-list singers and actresses throughout his career. Some notable relationships include Vanessa Carlton from 2002 to 2003, Jennifer Love Hewitt in 2002, Rhona Mitra in 2005, Jessica Simpson from 2006 to 2007, Milana Vayntrub in 2007, Minka Kelly from 2007 to 2008, Jennifer Aniston from 2008 to 2009, Scheana Shay and Scheana Marie in 2009, Reena Hammer in 2010, Taylor Swift in 2010, Kim Kardashian in 2010, Katy Perry from 2012 to 2015, Halsey in 2018, and Cazzie David in 2021.

How tall is John Mayer?

John Mayer is a talented and charismatic singer-songwriter known for his attractive hazel eyes, dark brown hair, and distinctive features such as his lips and eyebrows. Standing at an impressive height of 6 feet 3 inches and weighing approximately 82 kg or 181 lbs, he possesses an average body type with a chest measuring 40 inches, arms of 14.5 inches, and a waist of 33 inches. Additionally, John is recognized for his exceptional guitar skills, often seen playing the iconic Fender Stratocaster. Unfortunately, in January 2022, he contracted COVID-19 but managed to recover. However, the following month, it was revealed that he had tested positive for the virus once again. As of now, he has got a healthy body with an attractive personality. In 2008, he underwent a remarkable personal transformation, transitioning from a chubby boy to a fit and muscular individual. The musician dedicates himself to a rigorous fitness routine, engaging in various exercises to maintain his physique. He commits to working out five days a week, incorporating weight training, cardio workouts, and even practicing Krav Maga, an Israeli self-defense technique, into his exercise regimen.

5 Facts About John Mayer

1. John Mayer started playing guitar at age 13

John Mayer discovered his passion for playing the guitar at the young age of 13. This early introduction to the instrument marked the beginning of his musical journey, setting him on a path that would lead to his success as a renowned singer, songwriter, and guitarist. From those early days of strumming chords and practicing scales, Mayer's dedication and talent would propel him to become one of the most influential musicians of his generation, captivating audiences with his soulful melodies and masterful guitar skills.

2. When Mayer was seventeen, he was stricken with cardiac dysrhythmia

At the age of seventeen, John Mayer experienced a life-altering event when he was struck by cardiac dysrhythmia, a condition that affects the heart's rhythm. This health scare led to his hospitalization for a weekend, but it also served as a catalyst for his artistic journey. Mayer has described this moment as the birth of his songwriting prowess, as it inspired him to channel his emotions and thoughts into lyrics. Remarkably, the night he was discharged from the hospital, Mayer began writing his first set of meaningful lyrics, marking the start of his remarkable career as a singer-songwriter.

3. His musical inspiration came from Marty McFly

John Mayer found his musical inspiration in an unexpected source: Marty McFly, the character portrayed by Michael J. Fox in the popular film "Back to the Future." It was during a pivotal scene in the movie when McFly captivated the audience with a remarkable guitar solo during a high school dance. This moment had a profound impact on Mayer, igniting a deep desire within him to replicate that same level of musical prowess and stage presence. Inspired by McFly's performance, Mayer embarked on his own journey to become a skilled guitarist and performer, driven by the passion and energy he witnessed on screen.

4. In 2002, Mayer created the "Back to You" Fund

In 2002, John Mayer established the "Back to You" Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for various causes including healthcare, education, the arts, and talent development. The foundation has been actively involved in organizing auctions where exclusive John Mayer items like guitar picks, T-shirts, and signed CDs are sold. These auctions have been highly successful, with some tickets fetching prices that are more than 17 times their original face value. The "Back to You" Fund has made significant contributions to charitable endeavors and continues to make a positive impact through its fundraising efforts.

5. He has Jewish roots

John Mayer has Jewish roots as his father, Richard, is Jewish. Throughout his career, Mayer has expressed a strong connection to Judaism and has openly discussed his affinity for the religion. He has mentioned on multiple occasions that he identifies with and relates to the Jewish faith, highlighting the influence of his Jewish heritage on his personal identity.