John Clayton Mayer ( MAY-ər; born October 16, 1977) is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter, and 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 Montana. His first two studio albums, Room for Squares (2001) and Heavier Things (2003), did well commercially, achieving multi-platinum status. In 2003, he won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Your Body Is a Wonderland."
(on Justin Timberlake): He’s bringing sexy back; I’m bringing sweaty back.
They say stay in the lines, but theres always something better on the other side.
The night I was recognized for 'Daughters' at the Grammys was the night this record started. I knew I had bought the time to learn everything I needed before I started this one. Continuum is not a shot in the dark, it's not a guesstimation. This is the first endeavor in my entire life, music or otherwise, that I did not cop out for a second on.
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|Waiting on The World to Change||2006||1,223|
|Your Body Is A Wonderland||2001||2,127|
|Slow Dancing in a Burning Room||2006||1,952|
|Half Of My Heart||2009||3,148|
|Full Name at Birth||John Clayton Mayer|
|Date of Birth||October 16, 1977|
|Height||6' 3" (190 cm)|
|High School||Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk, CTBerklee School of Music, Boston|
|Occupation||Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Producer|
|Claim to Fame||Your Body Is a Wonderland|
|Music Genre||Rock, Pop/Rock|
|Music Style||Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/ Rock, Alternative/ Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Pop/ Rock|
|Music Mood||Earnest, Intimate, Laid-Back/Mellow, Poignant, Searching, Soft, Soothing, Sensual, Bittersweet, Sentimental, Wistful, Reflective, Yearning, Warm, Wry, Stylish, Amiable/Good-Natured, Organic, Confident, Relaxed, Cathartic|
|Father||Richard Mayer (School Principal)|
|Mother||Margaret Hoffman (English Teacher)|
|Brother(s)||Ben MayerCarl Mayer|