John Mayer is one of the best musicians of his generation. The multi-platinum selling artist has won seven Grammy awards, received 19 nominations and now released seven solo albums with his most recent album, The Search for Everything, being released in waves. Mayer is best known for his widely popular songs, “Your Body is a Wonderland,” “Waiting on the World to Change,” “Daughters” and “Gravity,” as well as his amazing guitar skills. After a long hiatus, the singer-songwriter seems to be making a comeback with the release of his first new album since 2013. In honor of this, here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about John Mayer!
Born in 1977, John Mayer was raised in what’s known as the “richy-rich” town of Fairfield, Connecticut. He grew up with two brothers, Carl and Ben. John is extremely protective of his childhood and doesn’t share too much information of what he was like as a child. His parents divorced in 2009 after a long marriage. His father, a high school principal was 19 years older than his mother, a middle-school English teacher which is quite unusual, but Mayer has expressed that he never had any issues with the age gap and speaks admirably about them both.