Jason Mraz Information
Singer/song-writer Jason Mraz is a two-time Grammy Award winner who debuted in 2002 with his album, Waiting For My Rocket To Come. He has a fourth studio album, Love Is A Four Letter Word, set to be released on April 17, as well as five live albums, one video album, and 13 EPs since 1999. He has had five singles reach the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, including his highest charting hit, â€œIâ€™m Yoursâ€ at #6 and â€œI Wonâ€™t Give Up,â€ coming off his new album, at #8.
Born in Virginia, Mraz moved to California and recorded his first live album in the cafÃ©, Live At Java Joeâ€™s. He signed with Elektra Records in 2002 and found decent commercial success with the release of his first album that hit #55 on the Billboard 200 chart. In 2003, he opened for Tracy Chapman at Londonâ€™s Royal Albert Hall and in 2005, opened for Alanis Morissette on her Jagged Little Pill Acoustic tour as well as the Rolling Stones at a few of their tour dates. His second album was released that year and reached #5 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Mrazâ€™s third album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things., came out in 2008 and was his most successful album, ranking #3 on the Billboard 200 chart. Hit singles off the album include â€œIâ€™m Yours,â€ â€œLucky,â€ and â€œMake It Mine,â€ the last two for which he won Grammy Awards. â€œIâ€™m Yoursâ€ beat the record for longest stay on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a single, previously held by LeAnn Rimes for â€œHow Do I Live.â€ In 2009, he earned the Songwriterâ€™s Hall of Fameâ€™s Hal David Starlight Award.
He has been working on his next album since 2009 and released the first single, â€œI Wonâ€™t Give Upâ€ in January 2012. In April 2012, he announced the tour dates in support of his latest album on his website. The tour will kick off June 8 in South Korea and continue throughout Asia, to North America, and ending in Europe.