John Mayer. biography
John Clayton Mayer was born on October 16, 1977, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and spared little time discovering his musical talent. At age 13, John Mayer was playing his guitar at local venues and with the band Villanova Junction.
The aspiring musician soon received a partial scholarship to attend Boston's Berklee College of Music, but dropped out after a year to play his music in Atlanta with his good friend Clay Cook. However, Mayor later left Cook behind to record his first semi-length album Inside Wants Out (1999), which he personally handed out during his various gigs around the South.
Mayer's big break-through into the music industry came when Aware Records signed him after seeing him perform at the Southwest Music Festival (2000) in Austin, Texas. On November 8, 2001, Mayer released his debut album Room for Squares, which went multi-platinum and featured the hit singles "No Such Thing" and "Your Body Is a Wonderland."
Mayer's second studio album, Heavier Things, was released on September 9, 2003 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The album sold 317,000 in the first week and featured the popular hits "Bigger Than My Body" and "Daughters."
After the success of Heavier Things, Mayer began straying away from his emotionally charged persona toward a sarcastic-ladies man oddity, followed by arrogant blog posts, inappropriate comments to the press and total disregard for his fans. Regardless of his reckless behavior, Mayer continued his musical endeavors, lending his emphatic voice to R&B artist Common's single "Go!" and releasing his third solo album Continuum (2006).
In 2009, Mayer ventured outside the world of music and tried his hand at stand-up comedy, which led to CBS' announcement of a variety show pilot focused around Mayer. During the same time, Mayer released his fourth solo album, Battle Studies (2009), which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.
After two years away from the music scene, Mayer returned with the release of his fifth studio album Born and Raised, on May 22, 2012. The album features the singles "Shadows Days" and "Queen of California," both released in the summer of 2012.
Mayer's personal life is very similar to his musical career, in the sense that his constantly changing love affairs can always be found in the tabloids. Over the years, Mayer has been linked to actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Simpson, Minka Kelly, Jennifer Aniston, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kim Kardashian and most recently, Katy Perry.
John Mayer Girlfriend & Dating History Timeline
2002 - 2002
Mayer had a brief fling with Jennifer Love Hewitt, which ended with him flaunting their sexual escapades in a comedy routine in 2006.
August 2006 - May 2007
Despite referring to her as "sexual napalm" in a interview with Playboy, Mayer and Jessica Simpson's romance didn't last.
September 2007 - January 2008
After a short romance, Mayer and Minka Kelly parted ways.
April 2008 - March 2009
Mayer got another shot at landing a high-profile relationship with Jennifer Aniston, but his playboy antics got the best of him.
2009 - 2009
According to Scheana Marie, she and Mayer had a relationship, but Mayer thought differently.
2009 - 2010
Mayer fooled around with Taylor Swift, who turned around and wrote a song about his antics when they parted ways.
August 2010 - September 2010
After Mayer was spotted out with Michelle Trachtenberg at a club in Los Angeles, dating rumors soon followed. Michelle, however, denied the dating rumors.
October 2010 - October 2010
Dating rumors surrounding Mayer and Kim Kardashian began circulating when they were seen together on many occasions, but it was never confirmed.
August 2012 - March 2013
When Mayer and Katy Perry was seen holding hands in August 2012, many assumed the two were dating. The musicians went on to confirm they were indeed dating during the holiday season of 2012. Her heart was later broken, however, when Mayer decided to split in March 2013.
They were able to come back together in July of that same year with the two posting a picture of them enjoying the Fourth of July holiday together.