John Mayer is an American musician. Originally from Connecticut, he
attended Berklee College of Music before moving to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1997,
where he refined his skills and gained a following. His first two studio
albums, Room for Squares and Heavier Things, did well commercially, achieving
multi-platinum status. In 2003, he won a Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Grammy
Award 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". Mayer's career
pursuits have extended to stand-up comedy, design, and writing; he has written
pieces for magazines, most notably for Esquire. He is also involved in
philanthropic activities through his "Back to You" fund and his
concern over global warming.
Born October 16, 1977, his primary personality traits are represented by
the Chinese Zodiac elemental animal sign, the Fire Snake. Fire and Snake, what
a combination! Exuding charm and charisma he can seize the initiative and do
not hesitate to assume leadership positions. Even for a Snake his appetite for
achievement is insatiable. He is often driven to pursue lofty goals, and his
thirst for knowledge is unquenchable. He also know how to present himself in a
manner sure to dazzle the most discriminating observer.