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California-based singer/songwriter Jason Mraz makes laid-back, melodic pop with stylistic nods toward folk, jam band music, hip-hop, and soft rock. Since coming to the public's attention with his 2002 hit single "The Remedy (Don't Worry)", Mraz has proven himself to be a reliable pop craftsman whose crowd-pleasing melodies can encompass both cheeky humor and earnest sincerity. Born in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in 1977, Mraz grew up amidst the sounds of the Dave Matthews Band and local roots musicians the Agents of Good Roots. However, it was Mraz's interest and participation in musical theater that served as his first introduction to music. Following high school, he moved to New York to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, but dropped out a year later when he took up the guitar and began to focus on songwriting. Nonetheless, Mraz's training as a vocalist would later show itself on his debut album, which was marked by the pure clarity of his tenor range. After busking around New York, Mraz eventually returned to Virginia; in 1999, however, he made his way out West and settled in San Diego, California, having been drawn to the city's coffee house scene and its historical support of singer/songwriters, most notably Jewel. Mraz began playing shows and soon landed a weekly residency at the local hot spot Java Joe's, which had previously played host to Jewel during the early stages of her career. He also formed a duo with drummer Noel "Toca" Rivera, who accompanied Mraz's acoustic material by banging the djembe. Together, the musicians honed a live show that featured as much comedic banter as actual music. Over the next two years, Mraz's following expanded outside of the San Diego limits and began to encompass Los Angeles, garnering the attention of record labels. Mraz signed to Elektra Records in early 2002 and returned to Virginia to write and record his debut album, a project that saw him working with producer John Alagía (the Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer) and his high school heroes, the Agents of Good Roots, who became his backing band. The resulting effort, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, was released that same November, blending Mraz's early influences with elements of country, roots rock, and coffee house folk. The buoyant first single "Remedy (I Won't Worry)," which Mraz had co-written with pop hitmakers the Matrix, proved to be a big hit, and Mraz headed out on the road to support it. One of those shows, an October 2003 date at the Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, was later documented on Mraz's summer 2004 live release Tonight, Not Again. The album tided his fans over until July 2005, when the songwriter returned with the sophomore studio effort Mr. A-Z. Mraz's popularity reached a new high in 2008 with the release of We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things, which peaked at number three and spawned his first chart-topping single, "I'm Yours." The concert album, Jason Mraz's Beautiful Mess: Live on Earth, arrived in 2009, followed by his fourth studio album, Love Is a Four Letter Word, in 2012. In the summer of 2014, Mraz returned with Yes!, which featured backing from the all-female L.A. folk-rock outfit Raining Jane; it was preceded by the single "Love Someone." ~ Christina Saraceno
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Albums by
Jason Mraz

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    23 songs

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    Love Is a Four Letter Word [Deluxe Edition]

    13 songs

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    We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.

    15 songs

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    Jason Mraz Live & Acoustic 2001

    12 songs

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    Mr. A-Z

    12 songs

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    Waiting for My Rocket to Come

    50 songs

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    The Live Album Collection, Volume One

    49 songs

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    The Studio Album Collection, Volume One

    42 songs

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    We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things [2CD/DVD]

    14 songs

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    Yes!

    2 songs

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    Love Someone

    1 song

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    It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday

    1 song

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    You Can Rely On Me

    1 song

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    3 Things

    1 song

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    Back To the Earth

    1 song

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    Long Drive

    1 song

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    Hello, You Beautiful Thing

    1 song

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    Love Someone

    1 song

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    Rough Water

    1 song

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    The World As I See It

    1 song

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    I Won't Give Up

    4 songs

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    Yours Truly: The I'm Yours Collection

    1 song

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    Lucky (feat. Ximena Sariñana)

    1 song

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    The Remedy (I Won't Worry)

    35 songs

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    Live on Earth

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Top Songs by
Jason Mraz

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    Popularity
  2.   I'm Yours
  3.   I Wont Give Up
  4.   The Remedy (I Won't Worry)
  5.   Lucky
  6.   You and I Both
  7.   Summer Breeze
  8.   93 Million Miles
  9.   Make It Mine
  10.   Rainbow Connection
  11.   Only Human
  12.   Mr. Curiosity
  13.   Winter Wonderland
  14.   Love Someone
  15.   Hello, You Beautiful Thing
  16.   Did You Get My Message?
  17.   Curbside Prophet
  18.   Please Don't Tell Her
  19.   It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday
  20.   Wordplay
  21.   Rise
  22.   I Melt with You
  23.   Geek in the Pink
  24.   Best Friend
  25.   A Beautiful Mess
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Jason Mraz

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    Sara Bareilles: I Am The DJ

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    Most Wanted: The Top 50 Love Songs in Slacker History

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    50 Most Embarrassing Facebook Songs

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    55 Songs You Think Suck

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    Adele: DNA

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    66 Wussiest Songs Ever

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    Coffee House

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    Adam Levine: DNA

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    Craig Morgan: I Am The DJ

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    Nothing But Love Songs

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    Going Green

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    Sunday In The Park

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    Soothing Lullabies

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    Sara Evans: I Am The DJ

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    Ed Sheeran: DNA

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    Kids Classic Hits

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    Billy Currington: I Am The DJ

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    Soft Hits

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    Soft Rock

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    '00s Hits

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    SoundHound Radio

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    Kids

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