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Jason mraz

  1. 1. Jason Mraz By Nicola Ho
  2. 2. Who is he?Jason Mraz is an American singer-songwriter.He belongs in Pop rock, blue-eyed soul and alternative rock genre categories.He became famous after his performance at the San Diego Coffee House Shop in 2000.He is partly Czech, though he grew up in Mechanicsville in Virginia and was born there.
  3. 3. Music Career - Live at Java Joes Released a live acoustic album in 2001, "Live at Java Joes" - a Coffee house type place at Ocean Beach. During the live acoustic album performance, Mraz performed with other musicians such as bassist Ian Sheridan. Mraz performed many jazzy-pop songs He riffed off the crowd like a stand-up comic.
  4. 4. Music Career - Waiting for my Rocket to come, 2002-2003Mraz signed a contract with Elektra Records in 2002, and began recording his first album.Waiting for my Rocket to come was released and was a relatively commercial success peaking at no. 55 on Billboard Hot 200 & at no.2 on the Top Heatseekers chart."The remedy" a song featured in the album, was the first song of Mrazs to enter the top 20 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at no.15.Mrazs friend Billy Bushwalla co-wrote "Curbside Prophet" that was featured in the album.
  5. 5. Music Career - Touring and Mr. A-Z, 2003-2008Mraz was the opening act for Tracey Chapman in 2003 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and for Alanis Morisette in 2005.Second album - Mr. A-Z placed at no.5 on the Billboard 200 album chart and in December, the album earned a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album and Non Classical.In 2006, Mrazs song "Life is wonderful" was featured in the commercial of "Hilton journeys hotel".
  6. 6. In 2005, Mraz opened for the Rolling Stones for five dates and later on in the year, he was one of the many featured artists in the fall advertisement campaign for The Gap entitled "favourites".In 2006, Mraz performed for the first time sold out concert in Singapore along with Noel Rivera as part of the Mosaic Music Festival.Selection for friends - a live online-only album was released in 2007, and "Plain Jane/Beauty in the Ugly" was featured in Ugly Betty. The song was also released in Spanish.
  7. 7. Music Career - We sing we dance. We steal things. 2008-2009We sing we dance. We steal things. - Mrazs third studio album was released in 2008.The album placed at no.3 on the Billboard 200, which was Mrazs highest charting album to date.The lead single - "Im yours" lead Mraz to his international breakthrough, where it was placed no.1 on the AAA charts in USA and no.6 on the Billboard Hot 100, which was up there for 76 weeks, beating the previous record of 69 weeks set by LeAnn Rimes How do I live.
  8. 8.  The song also received 5x platinum certification from the RIAA for sales of over 5 million."Im yours" also topped charts in New Zealand and Norway, and peaking in the top 10 of multiple international charts.The song earned Mraz several Grammy nominations such as Song of the year and Best male vocal performance in 2009, and the album was nominated for Best engineered album of the year and non-classical.On June 2009, Mraz was awarded the Hal David Starlight award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
  9. 9. Music Career - Love is a four letter word, 2009 & present Since 2010, Mraz had already started writing and recording for his new EP, but in 2011, he stated that he thought the EP was not good enough, and therefore was postponed to 2012 for it to be released. During the time he was preparing for his new EP, Mraz released "The world as I see it" which was a song intended to be the theme for the "In search of Incredible" campaign. "Love is a four letter word" was eventually released early this year - 2012, and the lead single "I wont give up" was also released. The single shot straight to no.1 on the iTunes. "I wont give up" was nominated for the Teen Choice awards for best love song.