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Biography

John Mayer was one particular multiple-threat music skills that made almost every other players’ lives and profession paths seem basic. Blessed in India to Anglo-Indian parents, he examined traditional music and acquired a successful profession as an orchestral violinist, but provided it up to are a composer and, afterwards, in jazz fusion being a composer-violinist-band-leader. In the mid-’60s onward, he produced his mark within the areas of jazz, progressive rock and roll, and globe music. Alongside Dave Arbus of East of Eden, Mayer was essentially the most well-liked violinist among rock and roll music artists in London through the past due ’60s, although his profession is much even more rooted in traditional music. Blessed in 1930 in Calcuttato an Anglo-Indian dad and an Indian mom, Mayer was created in 1930, his musical passions manifesting themselves early, with seven he was learning violin with Phillipe Sandre on the Calcutta College of Music, who decided to show him in his leisure time, because Mayer’s parents lacked the assets to send out him there like a spending pupil. He later on researched with Melhi Metha, who urged him, during his past due teens, to contend for a scholarship or grant towards the Royal Academy of Music in London. At that time, Mayer was established to become composer who be taken significantly both in his very own country and overseas. He also wished to achieve this making use of both Western european and Indian methods, and toward this end he researched with Sanathan Mukherjee, who trained him the theoretical areas of Indian traditional music. At that time, he understood and heard small of jazz, although he do start sitting down in being a drummer with jazz rings. Mayer earned the scholarship or grant, and found its way to London in 1950 to review on the Royal Academy. He previously earned through his violin playing, but he began studying structure with Matyas Sether, who motivated him to utilize the methods of Indian and traditional western music in serial structure. His money went out after just annually, but he was luckily enough to generate a spot within the violin portion of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Therefore began a relatively uncomfortable eight-year period where he performed within the violin portion of the orchestra while carrying on to study structure — despite having a few of his functions performed from the orchestra, and carried out by Sir Adrian Boult, he didn’t commence to make headway like a composer until Sir Charles Groves commissioned him to create his Dance Collection for sitar, flute, tabla, tambura, and symphony orchestra, that was premiered from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in 1958. This early achievement, nevertheless, created issues with the administration from the London Philharmonic, nevertheless, that was a conventional firm and didn’t enjoy creating a composer inside the rates of its executing music artists. Mayer was compelled to keep his job on the LPO, but was employed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, beneath the path of Sir Thomas Beecham, who asked him to become listed on. Mayer started a content seven-year relationship using the RPO, along the way learning a large amount about orchestration (in addition to performing) from a number of the finest players in Britain. By 1965, when he remaining the RPO’s violin section, he could finally generate his living from his compositions also to stop full-time orchestral playing. Additionally, by that point, fate had used a submit his profession — Mayer was known in avant-garde London circles for his function mixing traditional western and Hindustani traditional music, and in 1964, EMI manufacturer Dennis Preston asked him if he previously available a brief jazz-based piece with which to finish an record Preston was focusing on. Mayer informed him he do, even though he previously nothing prepared — Preston stated he wished to record it the very next day, and Mayer remained up forever composing the piece. He went to the documenting the following day time, and thought forget about about any of it until half a year later on when Preston informed him that he’d performed the piece to Atlantic Information founder and chief executive Ahmet Ertegun in NY, who’d loved what he’d noticed and recommended that Mayer compose music for an record which would fuse Indian music and jazz. Ertegun’s idea was to mix the quintet of Indian music artists with whom Mayer proved helpful, having a sitar, tabla, tambura, flute, with Mayer on violin and harpsichord, along with a jazz quintet led by Joe Harriott, himself an under-appreciated alto participant who had proven an appreciation of varied aspects of globe music. Mayer had written the music in per month, and it had been documented by this group, referred to as the Joe Harriott & John Mayer Two times Quintet, in two times. The resulting recording, Indo-Jazz Fusions, premiered in 1966 and became an instantaneous preferred in avant-garde circles and an unexpectedly great vendor. Additionally, the group finished up not only popular like a carrying out device, but with a fresh name — from that day time on, these were referred to as the Indo-Jazz Fusions. Among those within the lineup was potential Mahavishnu Orchestra bassist Rick Laird. They trim a second record that did along with the first, and performed in Britain and throughout European countries for another seven years, until Harriott’s loss of life in 1973. During this time period, Mayer became a familiar body in progressive rock and roll circles aswell — he was stated being a coach and colleague of Keith Emerson’s within the Nice’s third recording, and acknowledged with suggesting a few of their repertory (“Journal of a clear Day time”); he later on co-orchestrated and carried out the orchestra within the documenting of Keith Emerson’s Piano Concerto from Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Functions, Vol. One record (the biggest-selling record and CD which Mayer offers appeared to day). Additionally, he performed violin with an organization called Cosmic Attention, who slice an recording, Dream Series (EMI-Regal Zonophone), in 1972. Mayer dedicated a lot of his amount of time in the years after Harriott’s loss of life to structure and educational pursuits, and was compensated with professorships and composer-in-residence positions on the Birmingham Conservatory. He revived Indo-Jazz Fusions in 1995, and resumed executing and documenting together (lately over the Nimbus label), in addition to composing new works together with exactly the same Indian-Jazz fusion idiom that he pioneered 40 years previously. In March of 2004, Mayer was strike by way of a car and fatally hurt. He was 73.

Quick Facts


Full Name John Mayer
Height 1.91 m
Profession Actor, Guitarist, Comedian, Songwriter, Journalist, Graphic designer, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Music artist, Keyboard Player, Visual Artist
Education Berklee College of Music, Fairfield Warde High School, Brien McMahon High School
Nationality American
Parents Margaret Mayer, Richard Mayer
Siblings Carl Mayer, Ben Mayer
Awards Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
Music Groups Dead & Company, John Mayer Trio
Music Songs Gravity, Your Body Is a Wonderland, Free Fallin', Waiting on the World to Change, Daughters, Who You Love, Heartbreak Warfare, Half of My Heart, No Such Thing, Why Georgia, Who Says, Stop This Train, Say, Queen of California, Slow Dancing in a Burning Room, Shadow Days, Love on the Weekend, Something Like Olivia, Still Feel Like Your Man, I Don't Trust Myself, Dreaming With a Broken Heart, Bigger Than My Body, In Your Atmosphere, Vultures, XO, Paper Doll, Perfectly Lonely, Edge of Desire, The Heart of Life, Clarity, My Stupid Mouth, Belief
Albums Continuum, Paradise Valley, Born and Raised, Room for Squares, Battle Studies, Heavier Things, The Search for Everything, As/Is, The Search for Everything: Wave One, Inside Wants Out, The Village Sessions, The Search for Everything: Wave Two, The Complete 2012 Performances Collection, Any Given Thursday, As/Is Volume Five: Philadelphia, PA/Hartford, CT 8/14/04 - 8/15/04, As/Is Volume Three: Houston, TX 7/24/04, Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles, Ragatal, As/Is Volume 2: Mountain View, CA 7/16/04, John Mayer: Etudes & Radha Krishna, Asian Airs, Dhammapada, As/Is Volume Four: Cleveland/Cincinnati OH 8/03 - 8/04/04
Nominations Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, Grammy Award for Best Music Film, MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top Digital Media Artist, People's Choice Award for Favorite Star Under 35, World Music Award for World’s Best Pop/Rock Artist, Billboard Music Award for Digital Album of the Year, Danish Music Award for Foreign Newcomer of the Year
Movies California Typewriter, Get Hard, Zombeavers
TV Shows I Love the '90s


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#Fact
1 Friends with Andy Cohn.
2 Was mentioned in the song "We Made You" by Eminem.
3 Was in an on-off relationship, with singer Katy Perry, from 2012-2014. The two released a duet, called "Who You Love", together in 2013.
4 Frequents Los Angeles bar The Roger Room along with Jason Sarayba, Chris Pine, and Samantha Ronson.
5 Good friends with singer Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West.
6 Divides his time between New York City and Los Angeles.
7 Grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut with James Blake.
8 When he was seventeen, he was suddenly stricken with a cardiac arrhythmia that sent him to the hospital for a weekend. The trauma of the incident sparked his songwriting, and he penned his first lyrics the night he got home. Shortly thereafter, he began suffering from crippling panic attacks that only subsided when he was twenty-six, and even now, he keeps a Xanax (an anti-anxiety drug) with him, just in case.
9 Is a big fan of Opie & Anthony and also Ron & Fez on XM Satellite Radio. He debuted the single "Waiting On the World to Change" when he dropped by unannounced at their New York studio on June 14, 2006. Since then, he has regularly checked in with both shows, either calling in to contribute to the topic or just stopping by to hang out.
10 John's parents are Margaret (Hoffman) and Richard Mayer. John's father's family is Jewish (of half German Jewish and half Russian Jewish descent). John's maternal grandfather was of German, Luxembourgian, and Swedish descent, and John's maternal grandmother was English, born in Lancashire.
11 Drives a silver Porsche Cayenne.
12 The movie Back to the Future (1985) inspired him to play guitar.
13 Wrote his Grammy award winning song "Daughters" in the shower
14 Used to play violin
15 Started playing guitar at 13
16 Played flute in elementary school
17 His parent's ages are 19 years apart
18 His first job was in a supermarket in Fairfield, Connecticut. Later he worked in a gas station.
19 Drives a steel-blue BMW
20 His favorite movie is Good Will Hunting (1997).
21 His favorite song of his own is "3x5", from the album, "Room for Squares".
22 Used to play clarinet.
23 Tried out for acting in 6th grade, but never got a manager.
24 Has an older brother named Carl and a younger brother named Ben. Ben is 18 months younger than John.
25 Was lead guitarist of a band called Villanova Junction when he was in high-school.
26 He is the second of three children
27 He decided to call the album, "Room for Squares", a characteristically wry take on jazz sax player Hank Mobley's 1963 LP, "No Room for Squares".
28 Attended Berklee School of Music in Boston


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Todd's Pop Song Reviews TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2015
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Get Hard 2015 performer: "Daughters", "Ballad Of James King" / writer: "Daughters", "Ballad Of James King"
Howard Stern Birthday Bash 2014 Video performer: "Like a Rolling Stone"
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men TV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2012 - 2014 performer - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2014
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles 2014 TV Special performer: "Don't Let Me Down"
Vampire Academy 2014 writer: "Spiritual" - as John Clayton Mayer
Chelsea Lately TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Glee 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars TV Series performer - 5 episodes, 2008 writer - 4 episodes, 2008 - 2013
Voice - Danmarks største stemme 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Girl Most Likely 2012 performer: "Slow Dancing In A Burning Room" / writer: "Slow Dancing In A Burning Room"
So You Think You Can Dance TV Series performer - 7 episodes, 2006 - 2012 writer - 5 episodes, 2007 - 2012
Girls TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Idool 2011 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 1 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2011 writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2011
CMT Insider 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2011 TV Special performer: "Jolene"
The Karate Kid 2010 performer: "Say" / writer: "Say"
American Idol 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Date Night 2010 performer: "Heartbreak Warfare" / writer: "Heartbreak Warfare"
De wereld draait door 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Michael Jackson Memorial 2009 TV Movie documentary performer: "Human Nature" instrumental
Hawthorne 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Marie Brand und die Nacht der Vergeltung 2009 TV Movie performer: "Free Fallin'"
Ghost Town 2008/I performer: "The Heart of Life" / writer: "The Heart of Life"
The Bucket List 2007 performer: "Say" / producer: "Say" / writer: "Say"
Idols 2005-2007 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Shark 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Australian Idol 2006-2007 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Game TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Evan Almighty 2007 performer: "Waiting on the World to Change" / writer: "Waiting on the World to Change"
The Office 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
House M.D. TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Cars 2006 performer: "Route 66" / producer: "Route 66"
Shut Up and Sing 2006 writer: "No Such Thing"
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards 2006 TV Special performer: "Gravity" / writer: "Gravity"
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2005 TV Special performer: "Daughter" / writer: "Daughter"
7th Heaven TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Senhora do Destino TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Chappelle's Show 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! 2004 performer: "Back to You" / writer: "Back to You"
Celebridade TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
How to Deal 2003 performer: "Not Myself" / writer: "Not Myself"
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Smallville TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Serendipity 2001 performer: "83" / writer: "83"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Get Hard 2015 John Mayer
Zombeavers 2014 Luke
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 2008 TV Series Tony's Buddy
Clarity 2004 Video short Lead

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room 2015 Short
American Heroes Saltwater Challenge 2013 TV Movie documentary
Clarity 2004 Video short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live, Laugh, LIVE! 2016 TV Series
The Paul Reddy Show 2005 Video short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live, Laugh, LIVE! 2016 TV Series producer
John Mayer Has a TV Show 2004 TV Movie executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live, Laugh, LIVE! 2016 TV Series

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shut Up & Sing 2006 Documentary musician: lead electric guitar

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze - An Appreciation of JJ Cale 2014 Documentary short special thanks
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985 2004 Video documentary special thanks: documentary

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Austin City Limits 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
2003 Radio Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Performer
John Mayer: Any Given Thursday 2003 Video documentary Himself
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
The Panel 2002 TV Series Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2002 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Live at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2001 TV Series Himself - Performer
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar 2017 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006-2017 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest
Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle 2017 TV Series Himself - Judge
Live, Laugh, LIVE! 2016 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Musical Guest: Dead & Company
California Typewriter 2016 Documentary Himself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2016 TV Series Himself
American Express UNSTAGED: Dead & Company 2015 Himself - Dead & Company
The 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2015 TV Movie Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2002-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2015 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself - Guest Host
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Performer
Katy Perry: Getting Intimate 2014 TV Movie Himself
Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze - An Appreciation of JJ Cale 2014 Documentary short Himself
Howard Stern Birthday Bash 2014 Video Himself
John Mayer: Someday I'll Fly 2014 Documentary
The Best Hit USA 2014 TV Series Himself
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles 2014 TV Special Himself
Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 2013 Video Himself
Skavlan 2010-2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest and Musical Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Global Citizen Festival 2013 TV Movie Himself
Rock in Rio 2013 TV Series Himself - Performer
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter / Nominee
Saturday Night Live 2003-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Watch What Happens: Live 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
CollegeHumor Originals 2012 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012 Documentary Himself
The Zen of Bennett 2012 Documentary Himself
Eye on Entertainment 2012 TV Series Himself
Tony Bennett: Duets II 2012 TV Movie Himself
The Secret Weapon 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Great Performances 2007-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guitarist
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2011 TV Movie Himself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2010 TV Series Himself
CMT Crossroads 2010 TV Series Himself
2010 CMT Music Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
52 Annual TV Week Logie Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
David Blaine: What Is Magic? 2010 TV Special Himself
Ny-Z 2010 TV Short Himself
VH1 Storytellers 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Larry King Live 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
De wereld draait door 2010 TV Series Himself
The Road to MSG: Z100's Jingle Ball 2009 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The 7PM Project 2009 TV Series Himself
Rove Live 2009 TV Series Himself
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory 2009 TV Series Himself
Michael Jackson Memorial 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2002-2009 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change 2009 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2001-2009 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Performer
Makin Music 2009 Video short Himself
Chris Botti in Boston 2009 TV Movie Himself
Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Concert 2008 Video Himself
Tim and Eric Nite Live 2008 TV Series Himself
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Performer
The Bucket List: John Mayer Music Video Say 2008 Video short Himself - Singer
The Making of 'Say' 2008 Video documentary short Himself
John Mayer: Say 2007 Video short Himself
2 Guys 1 Cup 2007 Short Himself
Control Room Presents 2007 TV Series Himself
ABC News Nightline 2007 TV Series Himself
Live Earth 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate Crisis 2007 TV Special Himself
My Secret Record 2007 Documentary Himself
Live from Abbey Road 2007 TV Series Performer
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2007 TV Series Himself
The 49th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
B InTune TV 2007 TV Series Guest star
2006 American Music Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Performer
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Best of the Jammys, Volume One 2006 Video Himself
The 20th Annual ARIA Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 TV Series Himself
Walmart Soundcheck 2006 TV Series Himself
2005 Jammys Live: From the Theater at Madison Square Garden 2006 TV Movie Himself
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities 2006 Documentary Himself
React Now: Music & Relief 2005 TV Movie Himself
American Express Jam Sessions 2005 TV Movie Himself
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Paul Reddy Show 2005 Video short Himself - Guest
I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2005 TV Special Himself
John Mayer Has a TV Show 2004 TV Movie Himself - Host
The 32nd Annual American Music Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Performer
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985 2004 Video documentary Himself (documentary)
I Love the '90s 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Pepsi Smash 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Chappelle's Show 2004 TV Series Himself
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest 2004 TV Series Himself
VH1 Big in 03 2003 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Himself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 2016 TV Series Himself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2015 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007 TV Series Himself
CMT Crossroads 2006 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Male Pop Vocal Performance For the song "Say."
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Male Pop Vocal Performance For the song "Waiting On the World to Change."
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Vocal Album For the album "Continuum."
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Song of the Year For the song "Daughters."
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Male Pop Vocal Performance For the song "Daughters."

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year · Frank Ocean (Artist/Producer/Engineer/Mixer)
· André Benjamin (Featured Artist)
· Tyler the Creator (Featured Artist)
· Thebe Kgositsile (Featured Artist)
· Malay (Producer/Engineer/Mixer)
· Shea Taylor (Producer)
· Pharrell Williams (Producer)
· Calvin Bailif (Engineer/Mixer)
· Andrew Coleman (Engineer/Mixer)
· Doug Fenske (Engineer/Mixer)
· Ken Oriole (Engineer/Mixer)
· Philip Scott (Engineer/Mixer)
· Mark Stent (Engineer/Mixer)
· Pat Thrall (Engineer/Mixer)
· Marcos Tovar (Engineer/Mixer)
· Vic Wainstein (Engineer/Mixer)
· Vlado Meller (Mastering Engineer)
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Vocal Album For the album "Battle Studies."
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Male Pop Vocal Performance For the song "Half of My Heart."
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance For the song "Crossroads."
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media The Bucket List (2007)
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Long Form Music Video · Danny Clinch (video director)
· Lindha Narvaez (video producer)
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals · Alicia Keys
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Male Pop Vocal Performance For the song "Belief."
2003 Grammy Grammy Awards Best New Artist


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#Quote
1 [on recording the duet, "Who You Love", with Katy Perry] I had this little chorus for years. And it was 'You love who you love' and I thought that was always going to be a great thing someday to have a song that people could hear and feel that sort of permission. And then it came out again and sometimes you just have to play stuff for other people... And I played it for Don Was, the producer of the record, and he went, 'That's something' and I said, 'I don't know' and then he said, 'Why don't you get Katy to do it?' And my first thought was, 'You can't do that' and then the more I thought about just the music part of it, it made perfect sense. Even if I didn't know Katy, it would have made perfect sense... For me, it always had to be about the song. It's a pretty big moving target to be a couple and have a song but I think there's an authenticity to it when you hear it.
2 [observation, 2013] I'd like to get to that point where people go, 'You've got a really good sound'. There are certain songs from the past that don't fit in that sound right now, and I'm working overtime to write more songs that do.
3 I'm half Jewish. People say, 'Well, which side of your family is Jewish?' I say, 'My dad's.' And they always say it doesn't count. But I will say I keep my pool at 92 degrees, so you do the math. I find myself relating to Judaism. One of my best friends is Jewish beyond all Jews-I went to my first Passover seder at his house- and I train in Krav Maga with a lot of Israelis.
4 If I look a little heavier these days it's because I'm bulking up for a role. I'm playing a musician on tour who eats everything in sight while hardly exercising.
5 [As he ties his shoe onstage] "It's very difficult to tie one shoe with the same tension as the other one, because if one should be a little tighter than the other, the show's gonna suck. I'm a man of symmetry."
6 I'm not really good at keeping my own secrets. I can keep other people's secrets pretty well. Unless they're really good and people deserve to hear them. And I'll disseminate the information accordingly.
7 I don't mind making sissy rock... I'll rock your ass sensitive-style
8 I love you all so much. We really need to come up with a new name for 'fans'. How about really good friends who can't come over my house.
9 I get recognized somewhere in between like local meteorologist and national meteorologist
10 Love is a hot shower where your skin never prunes.
11 High school is like a spork: its a crappy spoon AND a crappy fork, so in the end, its just plain useless.
12 About the xBox game 'Halo': "I'm good. I'm fierce. And I'm not some gaming overachiever. I just have a skill. I was born to kill bionically augmented men."
13 Ladies, if you want to know the way to my heart...good spelling and good grammar, good punctuation, capitalize only where you are supposed to capitalize, it's done.
14 I've realized you can use a fork as a spoon if you use it rapidly enough.
15 I've always said I've got the coolest fans, and I brag about you like grandchildren when I talk to other artists
16 So we've got one more song to play for you tonight...[crowd grumbles]...what, you know there's an encore too. The encore is sort of like the condom in the pocket: everybody knows it's there but nobody talks about it.
17 [crowd cheers] "That was a good response and I'm not going to ask you to do it again. There's nothing I hate more than going to a concert and the guy says 'You having a good time?' and you scream your head off and then the guy says 'I can't hear you!' and I'm like 'The fuck you can't!' I absolutely hate it when guys do that. So I promise you I'll never make you do that. If you scream respectably the first time anyway."
18 I am beginning to know what it feels like to be a woman. To have people looking at you all the time. And I'm sorry ladies, I had no idea! But people are looking at me all the time. It's like I have musical boobies!
19 I love coconut, because when you think you're done eating coconut, 25 minutes later, a little piece of coconut comes out of the back of your mouth, and then you say, "Hey! It's more coconut!" I think any food with that kind of determination needs a little respect.
20 Connecticut's where I built the parts, Boston's where I assembled them, and Atlanta is where I sold them to people.
21 It's almost charity work, what people have done, turning other people on to my music.

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