John Mayer's dating history is perhaps as famous as his voice: Katy Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Minka Kelly, Taylor Swift and Renee Zellweger just to name a few.
But when he isn't wooing ladies, the multiple Grammy Award winner is hypnotizing fans with his seductive sound and legendary guitar skills.
What started as a fascination with Michael J. Fox's guitar playing in Back to the Future turned into a passion, which took the Connecticut native to Berklee College of Music in Boston. Determined to make it big, Mayer dropped out, moved to Atlanta and began his career as a budding pop star.
The Heavier Things singer-songwriter got his big break in the live music capital of Austin, Texas at the South by Southwest Festival, where he scored a deal with Aware Records.
Mayer's first major-label record, Room for Squares had everybody and their little brother singing along to hits like "No Such Thing" and Grammy winner "Your Body is a Wonderland." After the success of his touching song-turned-ringtone-for-hip-parents, "Daughters," Mayer decided to shed his sensitive guy image and formed the bluesy John Mayer Trio.
Not only did many people desire to work with the guitar hero, but ladies were also lining up to have John pluck their heartstrings. Mayer's first famous fling was with Vanessa Carlton in 2002, and then he quickly strummed over to Jennifer Love Hewitt. Although she was not truly the inspiration behind "Your Body is a Wonderland," John admitted he was madly in love with the bodacious actress.
As soon as Mayer met Jessica Simpson in 2006, he was hooked, even telling Playboy, "That girl, for me, is a drug. Yeah, that girl is like crack cocaine to me." He proceeded to call Miss Daisy Dukes "sexual napalm," which was apparently a complement.
The branded womanizer also dated Taylor Swift in 2009, famously breaking her heart. But in true Taylor fashion, Swift wrote her song "Dear John" about their split.
The Continuum singer wouldn't be able to croon a retort for a while. In 2011, Mayer posted on his blog that his new record, Born and Raised, was being delayed due to granulomas discovered in his throat that had to be removed surgically.
The occasional standup comedian and magazine columnist didn't stay idol during his throat rest. But it wasn't until January 2013 that John could take the stage again for the first time in two years.
He performed a benefit concert in Bozeman, Montana, near where the singer has a home. The benefit concert, which also featured Zac Brown, raised more than $100,000 for firefighters involved in battling Montana's Paradise Valley fire.
"My voice sounded like my body was a radio dial and someone had knocked it, and it was, like, half off the station," he said during the show.
Here's hoping nobody fiddles with that dial again!
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