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Mayer: Simpson was sexual napalm

Mayer: Simpson was sexual napalm

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- John Mayer says having sex with fellow U.S. singer Jessica Simpson was as addictive as crack cocaine.

Producer Willie Mitchell dead at 81

MEMPHIS, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Music producer, musician and songwriter Willie Mitchell has died in Tennessee's Methodist University Hospital, his family said. He was 81.
'Battle' is No. 1 on U.S. album chart

'Battle' is No. 1 on U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- John Mayer's "Battle Studies" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart this week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
John Mayer concert to air on Web

John Mayer concert to air on Web

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. recording artist John Mayer is to be featured in an installment of the "Live on Letterman" Web cast concert series, CBS Interactive Music Group said.
Simpson wants spiritual, artistic beau

Simpson wants spiritual, artistic beau

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. pop singer and actress Jessica Simpson says her ideal man is spiritual, artistic and intellectual.
Stars grieve for DJ AM via Twitter

Stars grieve for DJ AM via Twitter

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Lindsay Lohan, John Mayer and Ryan Seacrest were among the celebrities to Tweet their condolences after hearing DJ AM was found dead in New York Friday.
Jackson family attends private wake

Jackson family attends private wake

LOS ANGELES, July 7 (UPI) -- Randy and La Toya Jackson were among those who attended a private wake for their late pop icon brother, Michael, in Los Angeles Monday night.

Waitress says she's not dating Mayer

LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- Waitress Sheana Marie says any claims she is dating John Mayer are not true, adding she is simply "hanging out" with the U.S. singer.

Post-Aniston Mayer deems Twitter 'silly'

LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) -- Singer John Mayer, who recently split from U.S. actress Jennifer Aniston, says the social networking service Twitter is "inherently silly."
Mayer to escort Aniston to the Oscars

Mayer to escort Aniston to the Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Singer John Mayer says he is planning to escort his girlfriend, actress Jennifer Aniston, to the upcoming Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.
M.I.A., Smokey, Diamond join Grammys

M.I.A., Smokey, Diamond join Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- M.I.A., Neil Diamond and Smokey Robinson have agreed to perform at the upcoming 51st annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles.
Queen Latifah set for 'Sesame' special

Queen Latifah set for 'Sesame' special

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Queen Latifah, John Mayer and Elmo are set to star in the new PBS prime-time special, "Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change."
Mayer in talks for CBS variety show

Mayer in talks for CBS variety show

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. singer John Mayer is in negotiations to star in a network television variety show, CBS announced.
Carey to sing at Grammy nominee special

Carey to sing at Grammy nominee special

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey has agreed to perform at the upcoming "Grammy Nominations Concert Live -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" in Los Angeles, CBS said Monday.

Personality influences party affiliation

DURHAM, N.H., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Personality influences whether voters craves social stability or social change, affecting the way people vote, a U.S. researcher suggests.
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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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