John Mayer

John Mayer - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

John Mayer is a famous American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Moreover, John Mayer is best known for his special skills in guitar and his artistic pursuit of classy pop-rock songs, he has earned major chart success in the US and other countries.

Early Life

On the 16th of October 1977, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the United States of America, John Mayer came to the world. His birth name is John Clayton Mayer and he is 45 years old as of 2022.

In addition, he belongs to the Jewish ethnicity and has a birth sign of Libra. Similarly, he has his belief in Judaism religion.

John is the son of Richard Mayer (father) and Margaret Mayer (mother). Professionally, his father was a high school principal while his mother was a middle-school English teacher.

He grew up with his two brothers whose names are Carl Mayer and Ben Mayer. After watching Michael J. Fox’s performance in a movie, he came fascinated with the guitar.

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Caption: John Mayer young photo (Source: People)


Talking about his academic career, he studied at the Center for Global Studies at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk. Later, he enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston but was disenrolled. At the age of 19, he left the college after two semesters and moved to Atlanta with his college friend Clay Cook.

Professional Career

After leaving the college, John Mayer and his college friend Clay Cook formed a two-man band called ‘Lo-Fi Masters’ and began performing at local clubs and other places. However, this duo parted away and Mayer started a solo career.

On the 24th of September 1999, he released his debut EP “Insides Wants Out.” Again, in 2002, the record company “Columbia Records” re-released the album.

“Back to You”, “My Stupid Mouth”, and “No Such Thing” were some of the songs which were recorded for his debut studio album “Room for Squares” which was released on June 5, 2001.

The album reached at number eight position on the ‘US Billboard 200’ chart and became his best-selling album to date, having sold over 4,484,000 copies in the US.

Similarly, his second studio album “Heavier Things” was released on the 9th of September 2003. However, his songwriting received negative criticism, the album generated positive reviews.

Other albums and singles

On September 12, 2006, he released his third studio album “Continuum.” It received praise from music critics and he earned several awards. In addition, his fourth studio album “Battle Studies” was released on November 17, 2009.

The album was a commercially hit, not only in the USA but also in several other countries. Music critics praises him and were certified platinum by RIAA.

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Caption: John Mayer performing in a concert (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, his fifth studio album “Born and Raised” was released on the 22nd of May 2012. Its single “Shadow Days” was released on Mayer’s blog before the release of the album. “Queen of California” the second single was released on ‘Hot AC’ radio on August 13, 2012, and its official video was released on July 30, 2012.

Moreover, he released his sixth studio album “Paradise Valley” on the 20th of August 2013. At a concert in Australia on the 15th of April 2014, Mayer covered “XO” and his version for its simplicity was praised by MTV. It also reached number 90 on the ‘US Billboard Hot 100’ chart and sold 46,000 copies.

Recent Career

On the 14th of April 2017, he released his seventh studio album “The Search for Everything” including singles like “Columbia”, and “Sony Music.” In May 2018, he released a single titled “New Light.”

Similarly, he released two singles, namely “I Guess I Just Feel Like” and “Carry Me Away” in the year 2019. His eighth album “Sob Rock” was released on the 1st of June 2021, and on June 4, released the lead single, “Last Train Home” along with an accompanying music video.

Band and Tours

He formed a rock band named “The John Mayer Trio” with bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan in the year 2005. Moreover, he served as the guitarist and released a live album titled ‘Try!’ in 2005.
He performed with ‘Dead & Company,’ a band consisting of Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti.  The band began a  tour on May 27, 2017, which ended on July 1 and was well received by the audience.


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Caption: John Mayer with his two Grammy Awards (Source: Facebook)

Mayer has earned seven ‘Grammy Awards’ from nineteen nominations. ‘MTV Video Music Award,’ ‘ASCAP Award,’ and ‘American Music Award’ are some of the other awards which he has earned in his musical career.

John Mayer – Net Worth 2023

Since the late 90s, he has been performing and writing music and throughout the years, he has gained a lot of fame as well as money. Mayer’s net worth was estimated at around $70 million which he collected from his musical career.

Relationship Status

Talking about his relationship, John Mayer seems to be single and unmarried. In past, he has dated various A-listed singers and actresses including; Jennifer Love Hewitt (2002), Vanessa Carlton (2002 – 2003), Rhona Mitra (2005), Milana Vayntrub (2006 – 2007), Jessica Simpson (2006 – 2007), Minka Kelly (2007 – 2008), Jennifer Aniston (2008 – 2009), Taylor Swift (2009 – 2010), and Katy Perry (2012 – 2015).
He is also a philanthropist. Moreover, he formed an NGO named ‘Back to You Fund’ in 2002 which raises money for healthcare, education, arts, and talent development.
Moreover, he supports campaigns that create awareness about climate change. Mayer has performed a number of times for charity. In addition, he also supports ‘Elton John AIDS Foundation.’

In 2006, he admitted that he used marijuana despite resolving to avoid drugs early in his career. This celeb was also involved in a serious controversy for making “racist” comments in an interview, for which he later apologized.

Body Measurements

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Caption: John Mayer posing for a photo with his guitar (Source: Instagram)

Mayer stands 6 feet 3 inches and weighs around 82 kg. Moreover, this singer has dark brown hair with hazel eyes color. He wears a shoe size of 9 US and has an average body type.

John Mayer – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@johnmayer’ there are over 5.7 million. Likewise, there are over 1.3 million followers on his Twitter page ‘@JohnMayer’ and over 6.5 million followers on his Facebook page. Similarly, he has a self-titled YouTube channel, there are over 2.38 million subscribers.