John Mayer

A soulful singer to the core, John Mayer had a gift of writing sharp lyrics and a deft command of the guitar that was reminiscent of renowned blues guitarists like Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy. The Grammy Award-winning ... Read more »
Born: 10/16/1977 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (36)

50 YEARS: THE BEATLES 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

Philly 4th of July Jam 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Zen of Bennett 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Tony Bennett: Duets II 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Eric Clapton's 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

VH1 Storytellers: John Mayer 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 American Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Grammy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Herbie Hancock: Possibilities 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

ReAct Now: Music & Relief 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 American Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

John Mayer Has A TV Show 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Pepsi Smash 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Soundstage 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual American Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Baileys In Tune 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Profile 1997 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Adventures of the American Rabbit 1986 (Movie)

of Too Loose (Voice)

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Show)

Performer
Music (23)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009, 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

Date Night 2010 (Movie)

("Heartbreak Warfare") (Song Performer)

Date Night 2010 (Movie)

("Heartbreak Warfare") (Song)

The Karate Kid 2010 (Movie)

("Say") (Song Performer)

The Karate Kid 2010 (Movie)

("Say") (Song)

Ghost Town 2008 (Movie)

("The Heart Of Life") (Song Performer)

Ghost Town 2008 (Movie)

("The Heart Of Life") (Song)

Blind Dating 2007 (Movie)

("From Rusholme With Love") (Song)

Evan Almighty 2007 (Movie)

("Waiting On The World To Change") (Song Performer)

Evan Almighty 2007 (Movie)

("Waiting On The World To Change") (Song)

The Bucket List 2007 (Movie)

("Say") (Song Performer)

The Bucket List 2007 (Movie)

("Say") (Music Producer)

The Bucket List 2007 (Movie)

("Say") (Song)

The Wedding Weekend 2007 (Movie)

("No Such Thing") (Song)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 (Tv Show)

Performer

Cars 2006 (Movie)

("Route 66") (Song Performer)

New York Minute 2004 (Movie)

("From Rusholme With Love") (Song)

Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! 2004 (Movie)

("Back To You") (Song)

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Performer

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist 2002 (Movie)

("From Rusholme with Love (contains 'Acka Raga' from 'Indo-Jazz Fussions')") (Song)

Serendipity 2001 (Movie)

song/song performer("Love Song for No One") (Song)

Vanilla Sky 2001 (Movie)

("From Rusholme with Love") (Song)

X Y & Zee 1971 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Biography

A soulful singer to the core, John Mayer had a gift of writing sharp lyrics and a deft command of the guitar that was reminiscent of renowned blues guitarists like Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy. The Grammy Award-winning singer burst onto the pop scene with the album Room for Squares (2001), and easily made his mark as a sensitive crooner having a "quarter-life crisis" with songs such as "No Such Thing" and "Your Body Is a Wonderland." Mayer's follow-up albums, Heavier Things (2003) and Continuum (2006), featured ballads like "Daughters" that displayed the acoustic rocker's vulnerabilities, as well as his reflections on bigger political and social issues like "Waiting on the World to Change." Yet, just a few years after scoring his first hit, Mayer quickly became a tabloid fixture for his serial dating habits. His conquests reportedly included some of Hollywood's most coveted beauties, but none were more salacious than his on-again-off-again trysts with singer Jessica Simpson and actress Jennifer Aniston. Mayer landed in hot water after his shocking kiss-and-tell-all in a Playboy magazine interview, where he compared having sex with Simpson to craving crack cocaine and detailed the reason behind his split with Aniston. After a public flap over his controversial interview, Mayer tried to redeem himself by bringing the focus back to music. In 2009, he released the commercially successful album pop-rock Battle Studies, featuring openhearted lyrics and brilliant guitar-shredding skills that reminded everyone that Mayer was still one of the most dynamic and exciting musicians of all time.

Relationships

Jennifer Aniston Actor

Companion
Began dating in February 2008 Briefly split in August 2008 Resumed relationship in October 2008 Accompanied Aniston to the Oscar ceremony in February 2009 Ended relationship in March 2009

Jennifer Love Hewitt Actor

Companion
Rumored to have dated in 2002

Minka Kelly Actor

Companion
Dated for several months in the fall of 2007 No longer together

Katy Perry Actor

Companion
Began dating on-and-off August 2012 Reportedly split March 2013

Jessica Simpson Actor

Companion
First spotted together in August 2006, but things cooled off when the public coupling sparked press attention Seen together in November 2006, once again sparking rumors that they were dating Split in May 2007

EDUCATION

Berklee College of Music

Boston , Massachusetts

Milestones

2012

Topped the Billboard albums chart with Born and Raised; throat problems prevented him from touring for LP

2009

Released the commercially successful pop-rock album Battle Studies

2006

Took on political and social issues with singles such as "Waiting on the World to Change" off the album Continuum

2005

Formed guitar-driven jam band The John Mayer Trio

2004

Attempted a stand-up comedy career, highlighted in the VH1 special "John Mayer Has a TV Show"

2003

Sophomore album Heavier Things debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart

2001

Breakthrough album, his major label debut Room for Squares; included the hits "Your Body is a Wonderland" and "No Such Thing"

2000

Signed with Aware Records, a subsidiary of Columbia Records, after a well-received performance at South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX

1999

Released debut album Inside Wants Out, which he distributed himself while playing gigs

Bonus Trivia

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During a controversial 2010 interview with Playboy, Mayer compared his ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson to "sexual napalm" and joked about having a "white supremacist d*ck." The singer retreated from the spotlight due to the backlash.

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Mayer on Taylor Swift's 2010 song "Dear John," reportedly written about their relationship: "It made me feel terrible. Because I didn't deserve it. I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do...I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I'd already been dressed down." – Mayer quoted in Rolling Stone, June 21, 2012

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