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Make It Mine
Raised in Mechanicsville, Va., singer/songwriter Jason Mraz's love for musical theater led him to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York after graduating high school. Though he left after a year to focus on songwriting and guitar, the theatrical flair Mraz picked up at the academy has been on display throughout his career. Mraz remained in New York, performing on street corners, but it was a move in 1999 to San Diego where he jumped right into the folk/rock scene that would eventually put him on the map.
After releasing a live acoustic album, 2001's Live At Java Joe's, Mraz signed with Elektra Records in 2002 and released his major label debut, Waiting For My Rocket To Come, later that year. The album peaked at No. 55 on the Billboard 200 and featured 12 tracks written or co-written by Mraz, including the Top 20 hit "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)." Mraz subsequently released studio albums such as 2005's Mr. A–Z and 2008's We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things, which peaked at No. 5 and No. 3, respectively. "I'm Yours," a track featured on the latter album, earned him GRAMMY nominations for Song Of The Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 51st GRAMMY Awards.
In 2009 two singles from We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things garnered Mraz his first career GRAMMYs. "Make It Mine" won for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and "Lucky," a duet with Colbie Calliat, picked up Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals honors. After releasing the 2009 Live album, Beautiful Mess – Live On Earth, Mraz released Love Is A Four Letter Word, in 2012. The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, his highest-charting album to date.