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Stars ask for more protection from photogs

Stars ask for more protection from photogs

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Celebrities John Mayer, Milo Ventimiglia and Eric Roberts reportedly appeared at Los Angeles City Hall to ask for more protection from aggressive photographers.
'Carter III' No. 1 on U.S. album chart

'Carter III' No. 1 on U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a third non-consecutive week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Tha Carter III' tops U.S. album chart

'Tha Carter III' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Mayer jokes at concert about rumors

Mayer jokes at concert about rumors

ST. LOUIS, July 5 (UPI) -- U.S. singer John Mayer took time during a concert in St. Louis to joke about Internet rumors about his personal life.
Aniston seen on tour with Mayer

Aniston seen on tour with Mayer

LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston was on hand for two London performances by her boyfriend, singer John Mayer, an onlooker says.
Diaz's ring sparks engagement talk

Diaz's ring sparks engagement talk

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- Hollywood film star Cameron Diaz set tongues wagging when she sported a dazzling bauble on her wedding finger during an outing to a California restaurant.
Source: Mayer using Aniston's cars

Source: Mayer using Aniston's cars

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (UPI) -- Singer John Mayer has begun traveling around Los Angeles in cars owned by his new girlfriend, actress Jennifer Aniston, a source says.
Simpson, Romo seem happy at wedding

Simpson, Romo seem happy at wedding

LOS ANGELES, May 19 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Jessica Simpson and NFL star Tony Romo were "very much the couple" at Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz's weekend wedding, a source told People.com.

Celebrities help open $700M casino

NORWICH, Conn., May 18 (UPI) -- Singer John Mayer says he felt comfortable returning to his home state of Connecticut to help christen the opening of the $700 million Foxwoods Casino.
Witness: Mayer, Aniston went on 'date'

Witness: Mayer, Aniston went on 'date'

MIAMI, April 26 (UPI) -- Actress Jennifer Aniston and singer John Mayer had a lunch "date" Friday at a Miami restaurant, a witness to the event says.
Winehouse has visa; won't attend Grammys

Winehouse has visa; won't attend Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- British singer Amy Winehouse has obtained a visa to travel to the United States, but still won't be attending Sunday's Grammy Awards gala, TMZ.com reported.

Carrie wins AMA for female country artist

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Carrie Underwood won the award for favorite female country artist at the 2007 American Music Awards show in Los Angeles Sunday.

Travels helped Keys finish new album

WASHINGTON , Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A trip to Egypt and Italy helped American R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys get on track for her latest album.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Prisoners put out fire, save prison ... Bride floods wedding suite ... University chalks one up for low-tech ... Soccer mom charged with chair attack ... The world as we know it from UPI.

Bride floods wedding suite

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- An inebriated bride flooded a suite of rooms in Illinois when she hung her wedding dress on a sprinkler head and activated the emergency fire system.
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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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