Jason Mraz: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Jason Mraz: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Jason Mraz. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Jason Mraz. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Jason Thomas Mraz

Born: June 23, 1977

Origin: Mechanicsville, Virginia, U.S.

Genres: Folk-pop – Jazz – Country – Reggae – R&B – Soft rock – Blue-eyed soul

Zodiac: Cancer

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Early Start

  • He lived with his father when he was five years old, while his sister lived with his mother after his parents divorced.
  • He has a postal worker father and a Bank of America vice president mother.
  • The first concert Mraz attended was by Young MC, the rapper known for “Bust a Move.”
  • Mraz participated in the cheerleading squad, school chorus, and drama club at Lee-Davis High School.
  • A play based on the Peanuts characters featured him as Snoopy and Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
  • As a teenager, he struggled with his sexuality at times, wondering whether he was gay.



Career Journey

  • 2000: Mraz released two self-released albums: A Jason Mraz Demonstration and From the Cutting Room Floor (The E Minor EP in F). The EPs were pressed in a limited edition of 900 copies.
  • 2003: Mraz’s first Billboard Hot 100 top-40 single, peaking at number 15, was co-written by music production team The Matrix. The track became one of the biggest songs of 2003.
  • 2005: A million copies of Waiting for My Rocket to Come were sold in 2005, giving it Platinum status. Atlantic Records’ Mr. A-Z is Mraz’s second major label release. A leading single from the album, “Wordplay”, climbed to number five on the Billboard 200 chart.
  • 2008: Mraz launched his third studio album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. which topped the charts at number 3 on the Billboard 200.
  • 2009: Launch of the live CD/DVD Jason Mraz’s Beautiful Mess: Live on Earth, recorded in Chicago during the Gratitude Café tour.
  • 2010: Mraz recorded “Simplesmente Todo” with Milton Nascimento, who sang in Portuguese while Mraz sang in English.
  • 2012 : Love Is a Four Letter Word was released
  • 2014: Mraz’s fifth studio album, Yes!, came out in public.
  • 2017: Mraz appeared on Broadway in Waitress, playing Dr. Pomatter
  • 2018: His sixth studio album, Know, was released. His collaboration with Fathom Events resulted in the one-night-only release of Jason Mraz – Have It All The Movie, a concert film that also showcases the “Have It All” video’s making.
  • 2019: He performed the lead vocal on Alan Parsons’ album The Secret’s song “Miracle”.



Awards & Recognition

  • He got two Grammy Award wins
  • recipient of two Teen Choice Awards
  • a People’s Choice Award
  • Hal David Songwriters Hall of Fame Award



Fun Facts & Trivia

  • Jason is a Vegan and an avocado farmer.
  • He has a tattoo in his left arm saying “Be Love”.
  • He doesn’t like open crowds like stadiums and concert halls but rather he prefers closed spaces such as theater and churches.




Artist’s Favorites

Food: Vital Green
Cafe: Cafe Gratitude in LA
Color: Green and blue



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Jason Mraz:

I’m Yours

Length: 4:02

Release: 2008

Opening Lyrics:

Well, you done done me in, you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill, but you’re so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
Now I’m trying to get back
Before the cool done run out
I’ll be giving it my bestest
And nothing’s gonna stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it’s again my turn
To win some or learn some
But I won’t hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I’m yours
Hmm (hey, hey)
Well, open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and, damn, you’re free
And look into your heart and you’ll find love, love, love, love
Listen to the music of the moment, people dance and sing
We’re just one big family

More Songs to Listen to:

Jason Mraz: Top 5 Songs



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