John Mayer

  1. John Mayer, Manager Michael McDonald Part Ways (Exclusive)

    December 05, 2013 5:31 PM EST John Mayer and longtime manager Michael McDonald of Mick Management have parted ways, according to two knowledgeable executives. The split was finalized in the midst of the second leg of the John Mayer Live In Concert tour Tuesday night (Dec. 3) ...

  2. Chart Moves: Bastille's 'Bad Blood' Debuts, Fleetwood Mac's 'Opus' Opens, Little Big Town's 'Tornado' Celebrates Anniversary

    September 13, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, budding pop princess Ariana Grande claimed her first No. 1. Her debut album, "Yours Truly," has sold 138,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Behind Grande at No. 2, ...

  3. MLB to Co-Produce New York's Global Citizen Festival with AEG Live

    August 30, 2013 6:05 PM EDT Major League Baseball is dipping into the music business after buying the distribution rights for an upcoming concert in New York's Central Park. Through its digital media company, MLB Advanced Media, the league will co-produce this year� ...

  4. Earl Sweatshirt, Jimmy Buffett and TGT Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200

    August 23, 2013 8:04 PM EDT After a week where only two albums debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, next week should provide a healthy influx of new releases to the region. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Aug. 28. John Ma ...

  5. John Mayer Aiming for No. 2 Debut on Billboard 200

    August 21, 2013 8:33 PM EDT John Mayer is on course for a No. 2 debut on the Billboard 200 next week with his sixth studio album, "Paradise Valley." Industry sources suggest the set could sell around 150,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Aug. 25. The ...

  6. Chart Moves: Florida Georgia Line's Slow Chart Climb, Alexis Spight Hits No. 1

    July 18, 2013 8:23 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Jay Z jumped in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Magna Carta Holy Grail," selling 528,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was the fourth No. 1 in a row that w ...

  7. Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys & John Mayer To Headline Global Citizen Fest

    July 11, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Timed around the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, the Global Citizen Festival will return for a second year to continue efforts of building a movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. The festival will be held Sept. 28 ...

  8. John Mayer Announces First Tour in Three Years

    March 21, 2013 8:12 PM EDT John Mayer is mounting his first major concert tour in three years following an extended vocal hiatus brought on by throat issues, Billboard has learned. The artist's tour in support of 2012's "Born and Raised," which topped ...

  9. Backbeat: Michael Kiwanuka Wows a Packed Webster Hall With John Mayer, Martin Kierszenbaum, More

    September 19, 2012 4:50 PM EDT MIchael Kiwanuka with John Mayer, backstage at New York's Webster Hall after Kiwanuka's headlining set on Tuesday night (Photo: Jem Aswad) Fast-rising British singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka kicked off his first headlining U.S. tour a ...

  10. John Mayer Going for Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 23, 2012 9:18 PM EDT John Mayer's new album "Born and Raised" is heading for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest it could sell around 220,000 to 240,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, May 27. The new Billboard 200 ...

  11. Grammys on the Hill Honor John Mayer, Rep. Howard Berman; Rep. Jerrold Nadler Talks Performance Rights

    April 26, 2012 1:44 PM EDT (L-R): SESAC president Pat Collins, honoree John Mayer, Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow, honoree Rep. Howard Berman, and Recording Academy chief advocacy officer Daryl Friedman. (Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy(r)/Wireimage.co ...

  12. Recording Academy To Present 'Grammys On The Hill' Awards To John Mayer, Howard Berman

    March 19, 2012 8:27 AM EDT John Mayer The Recording Academy has announced that it will be presenting its 2012 "GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards" to singer/songwriter John Mayer and congressman Howard Berman (D-Calif.).The ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C., on We ...

  13. John Mayer Cancels Tour Due To Throat Condition

    March 09, 2012 12:37 PM EST Six months after delaying his new album and halting his touring plans to battle granuloma, John Mayer has revealed that the throat condition has persisted, and announced on his Tumblr blog on Friday (Mar. 9), "I have no choice but to take an ...

  14. John Mayer Sets 'Born and Raised' Release Date, Track List

    February 29, 2012 9:11 PM EST Two days after announcing a spring tour and a new single, John Mayer has confirmed that his fifth studio effort, Born and Raised , will be released on May 22 through Columbia Records, and has released the album's official track list. The foll ...

  15. John Mayer Unveils Tour Dates, Previews New Single 'Shadow Days'

    February 27, 2012 5:21 PM EST It's been two years since John Mayer last toured the U.S., but this April the singer/songwriter will be hitting the road in support of his upcoming album, Born and Raised . But wait there's more: Mayer posted a 60 second clip of the reco ...

  16. Adele, Keith Urban, John Mayer: Why Are So Many Singers Having Surgery?

    November 09, 2011 6:55 PM EST It seems every week brings word of another music star going in for throat surgery. In early October, Adele said she was canceling all appearances through 2011 to undergo laser microsurgery to repair a hemorrhaged vocal cord. Two weeks later, John ...

  17. John Mayer Blasts Huffington Post on Blog

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer took to his blog today (Aug. 26) to rip news source The Huffington Post after the site posted a small article this afternoon suggesting that the singer had reunited with ex-girlfriend Jennifer Aniston. Mayer posted part of the front pag ...

  18. Fuse To Air Live Broadcast Of Maroon 5 Show In July

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Maroon 5's July 27 performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York will be broadcast live on the Fuse cable network as part of its "Fuse Presents" concert series. Tickets to the show won't be sold to public. Instead, they will be ...

  19. Taylor Swift Among Diverse Honorees At Songwriters Hall

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The iconic ballad "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was so stirring that even a young Paul Simon knew he was onto something special when he composed it 40 years ago. "I thought, 'Hmm. That's better than I usually write,'&q ...

  20. John Mayer Sounds Off On Twitter, Owning The World

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer encouraged aspiring songwriters to trust their survival instincts when it comes to developing their careers and go it alone if they can't surround themselves with trusted advisers. "I don't want to teach people how to giv ...

  21. Metallica To Headline Rock In Rio Madrid

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. heavy metal stalwarts Metallica will headline the last day of the five-day Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival in Spain, organizers announced today (Feb. 17), just 24 hours after revealing that John Mayer and Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Calle 13 ...

  22. Quincy Jones, John Mayer To Headline LA Music Expo

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Quincy Jones, John Mayer and retired soul singer Bill Withers will headline performing rights group ASCAP's annual songwriters convention in Hollywood on April 22-24, organizers said. The trio will share the secrets of their success and craft ...

  23. John Mayer Likely To Top Next Week's Billboard 200

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST The annual onslaught of big album releases has begun in earnest as a bevy of superstar acts are in the hunt for high debuts on next week's Billboard 200 chart. John Mayer is on track to debut at No. 1 with "Battle Studies," which co ...

  24. CBS: Deal Close For John Mayer Music-Variety Show

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST CBS is close to a deal with pop star John Mayer for a music and variety TV show. CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler told a meeting of the Television Critics Association that the project is under development and an agreement is near. She didn ...

  25. Adele, Duffy, the Jonas Brothers Nominated For Best New Artist Grammy

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Adele, Duffy, the Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum and Jazmine Sullivan were nominated tonight (Dec. 3) for best new artist at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. For the first time this year, the Recording Academy unveiled nominations in the top catego ...

  26. Foos, Mayer Set For Grammy Nominations Show

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Foo Fighters, John Mayer and B.B. King will perform at the first Grammy Nominations Concert, to be held Dec. 3 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live and broadcast on CBS. In addition to the performances, the event will reveal the nominees in several as-yet-u ...

  27. Sponsorships Top $1 Billion In '07

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT North American-based companies will spend an estimated $1.04 billion to sponsor music venues, festivals, tours and concerts this year, a four percent increase from $1 billion in '07, according to research by Chicago-based IEG Sponsorship Repo ...

  28. BlackBerry Backs Mayer Trek

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer's 2008 summer tour will begin July 2 at Milwaukee's Summerfest, Billboard.biz has learned. The tour is presented by BlackBerry and features Colbie Caillat and Brett Dennen as support. Tickets will be available to members of Ma ...

  29. Sponsorships Take Center Stage At Touring Confab

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sponsorship deals have become an increasingly important revenue source for touring artists, a group of panelists agreed today (Nov. 15) at the Billboard Touring Conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. When Blackberry linked with John Mayer ...

  30. The Police, West, Mayer Close Out Live Earth New York

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police got a little help from rapper Kanye West and guitarist John Mayer for their show-closing set at the New York-area edition of Live Earth tonight, with those guests joining the reunited rock trio for "Message in a Bottle" to wra ...

  31. Songwriters Hall To Honor John Mayer

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be recipient of the Hal David Starlight Award. John Mayer will be the recipient of the Hal David Starlight Award at the 2006 Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards. The award honors gifted songwriters in the early years of their careers whose original ...

  32. TJ Martell Honors Greenberg

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fundraiser set for March 5. Columbia Records president Steve Greenberg and his family are the honorees for this year's TJ Martell Foundation Family Day. The fundraising event will be held March 5 at New York's Roseland Ballroom. The seve ...

  33. Network Live To Offer John Mayer Trio

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Show will broadcast live Nov. 23 on AOL, XM. Network Live continues its slate of live concert broadcasts with the John Mayer Trio on Nov. 23. The company—which is a joint venture between AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG—will broadcast the show live ...

  34. Sources: John Mayer Signs With William Morris

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter departs CAA. Sources report that John Mayer has signed an exclusive booking agreement with the William Morris Agency. The singer/songwriter/guitarist had previously been repped by Creative Artists Agency. There is no word yet on ...

  35. John Mayer Trio Plans Fall Tour

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Opening for Rolling Stones in D.C., Philly. John Mayer will join forces on tour with drummer Steve Jordan (Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones) and bassist Pino Palladino (the Who, Jeff Beck) in a new venture known as the John Mayer Trio. Ray LaMont ...

  36. The Beat

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aware/Columbia guitarist John Mayer has formed the John Mayer Trio, which includes accomplished journeymen Steve Jordan on drums and Pino Palladino on bass. Read Melinda Newman's column. Aware/Columbia guitarist John Mayer has formed the John ...

  37. John Mayer Goes Live With iTunes

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "As Is" available exclusively this month. Grammy-winning artist John Mayer is partnering with Apple's iTunes Music Store this month for an exclusive release of live performances from his summer concert series. Edited 10-song version ...

  38. The Beat

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Shortlist Music Prize lines up this year's judges, including Norah Jones, Dixie Chicks and John Mayer. Read Melinda Newman's column. The Shortlist Music Prize lines up this year's judges, including Norah Jones, Dixie Chicks and ...

  39. The Beat

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Shortlist Music Prize lines up this year's judges, including Norah Jones, Dixie Chicks and John Mayer. Read Melinda Newman's column. The Shortlist Music Prize lines up this year's judges, including Norah Jones, Dixie Chicks and ...

  40. The Beat

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer beefs up his résumé with a new monthly column for Esquire. Read Melinda Newman's column. John Mayer beefs up his résumé with a new monthly column for Esquire. Read Melinda Newman's column. News Melinda Newman ...

  41. The Beat

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer beefs up his résumé with a new monthly column for Esquire. Read Melinda Newman's column. John Mayer beefs up his résumé with a new monthly column for Esquire. Read Melinda Newman's column. News Melinda Newman ...

  42. John Mayer Readies Summer Dates

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Peripatetic artist wraps current outing today. John Mayer is rolling out his third major tour in a year. Mayer -- who wrapped his current trek last night (March 28) -- will head out on another 42-date shed excursion starting July 2 at the Marcus A ...