Jason Mraz was born on June 23, 1977, in Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA. He is a well-known and prominent American singer and a song writer. He is the son of Tom Mraz and June Mraz, who got divorced when he was five years old. He did his schooling from Lee Davis High School where he was also a part of the school’s cheerleading team. After high school, he took admission at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy,
, but returned to Mechanicsville within a short time span. He also attended the Longwood University in Virginia. After spending a few days there he set off on a road trip that led him to San Diego and decided to settle there.
After shifting to San Diego in the year 1999, he worked as a roadie for Elgin Park, a popular band. He later started performing at café (s) and concerts and also met a girl, Toco Rivera (now his group member) at a coffee shop where he performed for three years. His performances at the coffee shop helped him fetch a lot of followers in San Diego and on the internet as well. He got his break in 2002 after the release of his album titled Waiting For My Rocket To Come, by the label Elektra Records. His song ‘’Remedy’’ ranked number 3 on the Billboard Chart and became the most popular song of 2003.
Jason’s second album was released in July 2005, titled Mr. A-Z. Wordplay was the most popular song from the album and the song was the highlight of the Billboard 200. Mr. A-Z received nomination for the Grammy Award which falls under the genre of Best Engineered Album of the year. He achieved fame with his third album entitled, ‘’We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.’’, launched in May 2008 and was featured in the top 10 of umpteen international music charts. He won two Grammy Awards in 2010 for the songs ‘
’ and ‘Make it Mine’ from this album. He also received Hal David Starlight Award in the year 2009. His album ‘Love Is a Four Letter Word’ hit the stores in the year 2012. This album by Mraz was a critical and commercial success. ‘’Yes!’’ another album by Mraz was released in 2014. He composed most of the songs of this album. Jason went on many tours and performed in several major cities.
Coming to his personal life, he got engaged to his close friend Tristan Prettyman in 2010 but then called off their engagement after six months. He then married Christina Carano in the year 2015. He lists yoga, photography, and surfing as his hobbies. He is politically inclined towards Barack Obama and has performed at various events at the White House. He is also a social worker and has voiced on issues including LGBT rights, environment and equality for everyone. He also runs an organization of his own which aims at supporting charities. He appeared on the front cover of a Gay magazine, Instinct, in the year 2012. He has also performed at various concerts which aim at raising funds and creating awareness.
He has been honored with Grammy Awards, Teen Choice Award, San Diego Award and American Music Award, among others which shows that he is a brilliant singer who mesmerizes people with his music.
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Born in Mechanicsville, Virginia, Jason Mraz is an American singer, songwriter, who initially came to acknowledgment through the San Diego coffee shop scene in the year 2000. Mraz’s parents separated when he was at the tender age of five years, and yet he claims that his childhood has been very happy, the typical American one. He schooled from Lee-Davis High School, joined American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and then, returned to Mechanicsville, only to perform a number of menial jobs. His first album was released in the year 2002 called, “Waiting for My Rocket to Come”; it contained the popular track, “My Remedy (I Won’t Worry).” However, he started to achieve major credit with the release of his second album, “Mr. A-Z” in the year 2005. It sold over 100,000 copies in the United States and was ranked at number 5 in the Billboard charts.
His third album, “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.” Was ranked at number 3 on the Billboard charts and it was an international success, mainly because of the single, “I’m Yours”; this song was ranked at number 6 on “Billboard Hot 100”, providing him his earliest top-ten single. Similarly, his fourth album, “Love Is a Four Letter Word” was a blockbuster once again with it being placed on the second rank in the Billboard charts. His award list is pretty impressive with 2 Grammy Awards, 2 Teen Choice Awards, one People’s Choice Award, and Hal David Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. Jason Mraz had sold over seven million albums and acquired platinum and multi-platinum documentations in numerous countries.
His personal life consists mostly of how he was engaged to Tristan Prettyman, a singer, songwriter and a close friend. However, they broke up six months later. In the year 2015, Jason Mraz declared his surreptitious matrimony to girlfriend, Christina Carano. Jason Mraz is all about philanthropy. In the year 2009, he partook in a rescue assignment to Ghana with the members of “Free the Slaves” to liberate children from slavery. He is a man strongly in support of LGBT rights. He established “The Jason Mraz Foundation” in the year 2011, with an aim to support charities in the field of human equivalence, schooling, and ecological conservation. In the year 2012, Jason Mraz expended a week in Antarctica with a group of scientists and researchers to study the effects of climate change.