The continuation of male pop singer comparison. This is the third one…
#3 Jason Mraz
Jason Thomas Mraz (pronounced /’dʒeɪsən ˈɱɹæz/; born June 23, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia, a suburb of Richmond.
Mraz graduated from Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville, Virginia. He attended Longwood University for a short time and then after a brief stint studying musical theater at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, he moved to San Diego.
In 2002, Mraz signed to Elektra Records, returning to Virginia to work with producer John Alagía on his major label debut release, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, which would be certified platinum by the RIAA in July 2004 and reach #2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart. His first single, “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” was co-written by music production team The Matrix. Mraz’s friend and former roommate Billy “Bushwalla” Galewood also collaborated on the album, co-writing “Curbside Prophet”, the album’s third single, and “I’ll Do Anything”.
In June and July of 2005, Mraz opened for Alanis Morissette during her Jagged Little Pill Acoustic Tour. On July 26, 2005, he released his second major-label album, Mr. A-Z, for Atlantic Records. It entered the Billboard 200 album chart at number 5. In December, the album earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, while its producer, the prolific Steve Lillywhite, received a nomination for Producer of the Year.
Jason is currently promoting his latest studio album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. which was released on May 13, 2008. “Lucky”, the third song in the album, features Colbie Caillat.
Mr. Mraz’s single I’m Yours has been #1 on AAA radio charts in the US for 3 weeks as of 6/15/08.
Jason Mraz owns an avocado farm, and makes chocomole with them.
Waiting for My Rocket to Come (2002) #55 U.S. (Platinum)
Mr. A-Z (2005) #5 U.S.
We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things (2008) #3 U.S. #110 UK
I love his song “Geek In The Pink” and also “Song For A Friend”. I think he’s an amazing artist and he has his own uniqueness 🙂
You could visit his official website here, it offers photos and stuffs, just get in there and you’ll see what I meant, lol.
video of Geek In The Pink