Following Jason Mraz’s phenomenal return to the charts earlier this year with the release of his latest album Love Is A Four Letter Word, We can’t wait to have the GRAMMY® winning singer/songwriter back on the Bluesfest stage after big performances this year at Madison Square Gardens in New York City and 02 Arena in London.
One of the modern era’s most gifted pop troubadours, Jason Mraz’s extraordinary musical journey has taken him from coffee houses to stadiums all over the world, with two GRAMMY® Awards and six nominations already to his credit. His 2008 third album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. was an indelible global blockbuster, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications in 21 countries around the world. The album’s lead single, I’m Yours, holds the record for being the longest-running song in the history of the Billboard “Hot 100” chart. In Australia, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things is certified double platinum, and the hit single I’m Yours is certified three times platinum.
Released in April this year his latest effort, Love Is A Four Letter Word contains a heartfelt , uplifting collection of songs that explores loves ups and downs or as he puts it “ What one does in love to make it work and what one does in love when it is time to let go”, it features the heartfelt single I Won’t Give Up, which, following its quiet debut on Mraz’s site in early January, quickly proved itself to be an undeniable pop smash of the new year. One week from its release in the US, the song debuted in the #1 slot on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart, with sales surpassing 225,000. Not stopping there, it also garnered over 2.5 million YouTube hits in the first week, with numbers now surpassing more than 20 million.
Mraz spent much of 2011 road-testing the songs from his latest album, touring alongside his longtime friend, percussionist Noel “Toca” Rivera. The worldwide trek included performances in North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Among the journey’s many highlights were multiple sold out shows at such iconic venues as Australia’s Sydney Opera House, New York City’s Carnegie Hall, and Spreckels Theatre in Mraz’s adopted hometown of San Diego.
Not stopping there, last month it was announced that in December Mraz will be performing, in conjunction with MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking), a historic live concert in Myanmar to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking.
A keen surfer, yogi and activist, Mraz has made it his mission to celebrate music’s lasting power to inspire change and help others through global citizenship, so it comes to no surprise that in January 2013 seen him awarded the Peoples Choice Award for Best Male Artist. Come and share the Love with Jason Mraz this Easter.