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Jason Mraz

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Jason Mraz was born and raised in Virginia, his family being of Czech and Slovakian descent. He moved to New York to study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, but quit after a year to concentrate on guitar and songwriting, busking his way around New York. He eventually drifted west and settled in San Diego, where he landed a residency at a local club and formed a semi-comedic duo with drummer Toca Riviera. In 2002 he was signed by Elektra and recorded his debut album 'Waiting for My Rocket to Come', featuring Agents of Good Roots as his backing band. It produced a hit single, 'The Remedy' and was followed by 'Mr. A-Z' in 2005, but it was his 2008 album 'We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things', with the smash hit 'I'm Yours', which achieved him his international breakthrough.

His fourth album, 'Love Is a Four Letter Word', was released in 2012 and reached number two on the Billboard 200, receiving a Grammy nomination and earning him a slot performing for President Barack Obama's Christmas tree lighting party at the White House. 'Yes!', his fifth album, came in 2014 followed by 'Know' in 2018.

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