John Mayer | Biography
Born with birth name John Clayton Mayer, this American singer and song-writer has kissed the elevated fame in the musical industry of the America with the name John Mayer. Born on 16 October 1977 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA to school Principal Richard and English teacher Margaret, as a middle child of the family and was raised in Fairfield, Connecticut along with his elder brother Carl and younger brother Ben.
He was admitted to Center For Global Studies at Brien McMahon High School for his junior year. He got fascinated towards the instruments after watching Michael J. Fox’s guitar performance in Back to the Future and pulled out guitar at the age of thirteen. Adolescent John began taking guitar classes through a local guitar-shop proprietor and eventually got addicted to music and soon started playing local blue clubs with band Villanova Junction and solo. His mania towards the music landed him to the psychiatrist as his parents were too worried about his obsession. His longing of music drove him to Berkelee College of Music, Boston. However, he withdrew after 2 semesters and moved to Atlanta before forming a band called LoFi Masters.
John Mayer has been the topic of tabloid fodder over the years, having been romantically linked with several high profile celebs. He is currently single and has been focusing in his music career. The heartthrob of American musical industry dated Vanessa Carlton in 2002, breaking millions of his fans heart. The relation ended after a year. He then dated Taylor Awift, Jessica Simpson, Jenifer Love Hewitt, Jenifer Aniston, and Minka Kelly. In 2012 the news of him dating Katy Perry hit the tabloids. After some silence, the couple confirmed the news. Though initially it seems that the singer has found his soul mate but later in 2012 things went wrong and the couple separated their ways. Though he dated numerous celebs, no relationship could reach to marriage. The singer had undergone throat surgery in May 2012. The definition of true human, John has participated in numerous environmental causes and performed at charity foundations.
He grew up with the desire of being singer, not knowing that the stardom would come to his doorstep in the form of his first full-length album, “Room For Square”. He penned his 1st song at the age of 17. His biggest break came after he was seen in 2000’s South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, whilst he signed with a Columbia subsidiary, Aware Records. His 1st full-length album, “Room for Square” was chosen by Columbia for extensive release. The album included hit singles like “Your Body is Wonderland” and “No Such Thing”. After presenting himself as an acoustic styled, sensitive songwriter, he gradually amplified his approach over the succeeding years, encompassing every genre. His success was followed by his second album “Heavier Things” which hit the market in 2003 and received flattering reviews. After working along with several artists, he decided to retool his sounds with every album. He launched his third album “Continuum in 2006. The album helped him to grab 5 nominations for Grammy Awards in 2007, winning Best Pop Album for “Continuum” and Best Pop Song with Vocal for “Waiting on the World to Change”. His fourth album, “Battle Studies” hit the market in November 2009 and in no time it topped the Hot 200 chart. He dropped his fifth album “Born and Raised” in 2012. After a year his sixth album “Paradise Valley” was launched. Apart from singing, he was seen in television in 2004, hosting a one-shot, 30 minutes comedy special on VH1 named “John Mayer Has a TV Show”. He has made numerous appearances on other television programs and talk shows, most remarkably, on a Chappelle’s Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and the Late Show with David Letterman. John Mayer has presented himself as a versatile musician with a ravenous fan base. Reportedly the musician, guitarist, singer and songwriter has a net worth of forty million dollars.
As of his childhood passion and present profession, music has always been his first love. He is very active in social network sites, with more than 3 million fan followers on twitter. His biography and wiki can be found in different internet sites. With his distinctive style and eloquent writing, he has been able to lure the heart of his fans of every genre.