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John Mayer on vocal rest after surgery

John Mayer on vocal rest after surgery

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Grammy-winning vocalist John Mayer is on complete vocal rest as he recovers from surgery to remove a granuloma near his vocal cord.

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Throat issue sidelines John Mayer

Throat issue sidelines John Mayer

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Singer John Mayer says a throat problem has forced him to cancel some of his upcoming appearances and delay release of his new album.
Bennett to headline drive to end hunger

Bennett to headline drive to end hunger

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Carrie Underwood, Diana Krall, John Mayer and Stevie Wonder are to perform with Tony Bennett at AARP's Drive to End Hunger benefit concert in Los Angeles.
Report: Theroux moves into Aniston's home

Report: Theroux moves into Aniston's home

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston and actor-screenwriter Justin Theroux are living together after a brief courtship, sources told UsMagazine.com.
Save the Music to honor Julie Andrews

Save the Music to honor Julie Andrews

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The VH1 Save the Music Foundation says it plans to honor British actress Julie Andrews at its upcoming 2010 gala in New York.
John Mayer closes Twitter account

John Mayer closes Twitter account

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- John Mayer's publicist says the U.S. pop star has closed his Twitter online messaging account so he can concentrate on recording a new album.
Mayer: Recent statements not about Aniston

Mayer: Recent statements not about Aniston

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. recording artist John Mayer says comments he has made about his music shouldn't be mistaken for hints he has reunited with ex-girlfriend Jennifer Aniston.
Ailing John Mayer cancels concerts

Ailing John Mayer cancels concerts

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- John Mayer's Web site says the indie rocker will miss a string of performances in Europe because he is sick.

Casey James voted off of 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, May 19 (UPI) -- Aspiring music star Casey James was eliminated from the singing competition show "American Idol" in Los Angeles Wednesday night.
Bieber, Gaga set for 'Today' music series

Bieber, Gaga set for 'Today' music series

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera and Carrie Underwood are to perform at this year's Toyota Concert Series on "Today" in New York, NBC said.
Mayer announces summer concert dates

Mayer announces summer concert dates

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- U.S. singer John Mayer announced plans to continue his world concert tour with a string of summer dates.
Simpson still 'a little angry' at Mayer

Simpson still 'a little angry' at Mayer

CHICAGO, March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. singer and actress Jessica Simpson says she has not forgiven her ex-boyfriend John Mayer for saying she was addictive and likening her to sexual napalm.
Peete wants full apology from Mayer

Peete wants full apology from Mayer

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Holly Robinson Peete says she wants singer John Mayer to take responsibility for "racially denigrating comments" he made in an interview.
Mayer apologizes for crude remarks

Mayer apologizes for crude remarks

NASHVILLE, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. singer John Mayer tearfully apologized to his band and fans at a Nashville concert after drawing criticism for outrageous remarks he made to Playboy.
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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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