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Mayer and Paisley to sing together at ACM Awards

Mayer and Paisley to sing together at ACM Awards

LAS VEGAS, April 5 (UPI) -- John Mayer is to perform with Brad Paisley at the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas, organizers said Friday.
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Singer John Mayer talks ex Katy Perry: 'Coupling is a tricky thing'

Singer John Mayer talks ex Katy Perry: 'Coupling is a tricky thing'

LOS ANGELES, April 2 (UPI) -- John Mayer confirmed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" his breakup with fellow U.S. recording star Katy Perry but he declined to offer details about the split.
John Mayer announces North American concert tour

John Mayer announces North American concert tour

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Mayer announced plans Friday for his first North American concert tour in three years.
Report: Katy Perry and John Mayer split up again

Report: Katy Perry and John Mayer split up again

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- American pop music stars Katy Perry and John Mayer have broken up after dating for seven months, People.com reported.

Perry, Mayer engaged?

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Katy Perry was spotted wearing a ruby ring on her wedding finger, sparking rumors she's engaged to musician John Mayer, E! News reported.
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Singer John Mayer admits, 'I was a jerk'

Singer John Mayer admits, 'I was a jerk'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. singer John Mayer, who dated Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson and Taylor Swift, admits his reputation as a bad boyfriend was well earned.
President Obama leads conga line at inaugural-ball after-party

President Obama leads conga line at inaugural-ball after-party

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama led a conga line and did the electric slide at an inaugural-ball after-party at the White House, the New York Post said.
Katy Perry, John Mayer ready for kids?

Katy Perry, John Mayer ready for kids?

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Katy Perry and singer-songwriter John Mayer could be looking to settle down and have children, a source told More magazine.

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Katy Perry brings new beau John Mayer home for holiday

Katy Perry brings new beau John Mayer home for holiday

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Katy Perry brought her new beau John Mayer to her parents' house for Christmas, People.com reported.
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Popular sideman Bob Birch dead at 56

Popular sideman Bob Birch dead at 56

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. bass guitarist Robert Wayne Birch has died in Los Angeles of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, law enforcement sources told TMZ.
Report: Swift dating RFK's grandson

Report: Swift dating RFK's grandson

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) -- Country music star Taylor Swift has been seen enjoying dates with Robert F. Kennedy's grandson, Conor, in Hyannis Port, Mass., witnesses told the New York Post.
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John Mayer performs during a memorial service for music legend Michael Jackson, at Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 7, 2009. The "King of Pop" died in Los Angeles on June 25 at age 50. (UPI Photo Photo/Gabriel Bouys/Pool)
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John Clayton Mayer ( /ˈmeɪ.ər/ may-ər; born October 16, 1977) is an American blues musician singer-songwriter, recording artist, and music producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut, 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 New York City. His first two studio albums, Room for Squares and Heavier Things, 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."

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. The blues influence can be heard on his album Continuum, released in September 2006. At the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007 Mayer won Best Pop Vocal Album for Continuum and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Waiting on the World to Change". He released his fourth studio album, Battle Studies, in November 2009. He has sold over 10 million albums in the U.S. and 20 million albums worldwide.

John Clayton Mayer was born on October 16, 1977 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Margaret, an English teacher, and Richard, a high school principal. He grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut, the second of three children. His father is Jewish, and Mayer has said that he "relat to Judaism". He attended Andrew Warde High School in Fairfield although he was enrolled in the Center for Global Studies at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk for his junior year. (Then known as the Center for Japanese Studies Abroad, it is a magnet program for students wanting to learn Japanese.) During an appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Mayer said that he had played the clarinet for a while in middle school, with minor success.

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