John Mayer also known as John CLayton Mayer is a American musician was born on October 16, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.. John a Berklee College of Music in Boston before moving to Atlanta, Georgia in 1997, where he refined his skills. He played for a year in local clubs and in 1999 he released the independent EP “Inside Wants Out” which gained Mayer attention from record label Aware Records.
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Mayer began his career performing mainly acoustic rock, but gradually began a transition towards the blues genre in 2005 by collaborating with renowned blues artists such as B. B. King, Buddy Guy, and Eric Clapton, and by forming the John Mayer Trio. Mayer released a live album, “Any Given Thursday,” in both audio and DVD format, which featured many songs from “Room for Squares,” as well as covers and previously unreleased originals. The artist's second labum entitled “Heavier Things” was released in 2003 and managed to reach number 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. Mayer earned his first #1 single with the song "Daughters" as well as a 2005 Grammy for Song of the Year. He also won the award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. In 2006 Mayer released the solo album ''Continuum” which debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album’s single, "Waiting on the World to Change" peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, where it stayed for forty-one weeks. In 2007 at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, Jon Mayer won Best Pop Vocal Album for ''Continuum'' and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for, "Waiting on the World to Change."