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Name: John Mayer                                                                 
Birth name: John Clayton Mayer                                                   
Born: 16 October 1977 Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA                               
John Clayton Mayer (born October 16, 1977)                                       
is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. Originally from Connecticut, he 
briefly attended Berklee College of Music, before moving to Atlanta, Georgia, in 
1998, 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 
for "Your Body Is a Wonderland".                                                 
Mayer began his career performing mainly acoustic rock and pop, but gradually   
began a transition towards the blues genre in 2005 by collaborating with         
renowned blues artists such as B. B. King and forming the John Mayer Trio. The   
blues influence can be heard on his album Continuum, released in September 2006. 
Mayer won Best Pop Vocal Album for Continuum and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance 
for "Waiting on the World to Change" at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007.   
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     
efforts trying to stop global warming.