Born in 1977, Virginian, Jason Mraz is a folky-beachside musician, whose career spawned in the sunny San Diego coffee house scene. A mixer of Jack Johnson and Ryan Adams, Mraz’s warm acoustic sound began to grab the attention of listeners in the early 2000s. After playing the local java shops and releasing a few Eps including, “Halfway Home” and “1000 Things,” Mraz finally stole the attention of A&R representatives in 2002.
The same year, the east coast native inked a deal with Elektra records and released his debut studio album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come. The record scored mixed reviews and became a modest success. “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” inspired by a friend with cancer, was the most successful song on the album and reached No. 20 on the Billboard Top 100. Immediately after the album hit the shelves, Mraz went on tour eventually playing with popular acts Tracy Chapman and The Blues Travelers.
In 2005, Mraz joined Atlantic Records and dropped his second album, Mr. A-Z. The record continued his success and the first single “Wordplay” entered the Billboard 200 at No. 5. The next two years, the flip-flop wearing soul singer toured excessively, performing with household names such as Alanis Morisette, the Rolling Stones, and P.O.D. In 2007, Mraz made an appearance on the hit television show American Idol.
One year later, the singer released his third album, We Sing, We Dance, We Still Things. The record proved to be a huge success and topped charts worldwide, reaching No. 3 in the US. His biggest single to date, “I’m Yours,” received an abundance of radio play and reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. A few years afterwards, the talented singer won a Grammy for Best Pop Vocals and Best Pop Collaboration , adding to the prestige of the already critically acclaimed singer.
Love is a Four Letter Word released in 2012 with the same funky acoustic sound that brought Mraz his previous successes. The record released to wonderful reviews and received similar support from fans. Two years later, Mraz dropped his latest album to date, Yes!. As a result of the recent release, the singer is currently touring in support of his new project.