Jason Mraz is a Grammy-winning American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He achieved his first fame in the early 2000s as a regular artist in a San Diego coffee shop and has achieved immense commercial and critical success in his long musical career, during which he released several singles and albums at the top of the charts.
Mraz has received a number of well-deserved awards, including 2 Grammys, 2 Teen Choice Awards, 1 People’s Choice Award, and the Hal David Songwriters Hall of Fame Award 2009.
Jason Mraz Age and Early Life
Jason Thomas Mraz was born on June 23, 1977, in Mechanicsville, Virginia. His father Tom (Tomáš) Mraz and his mother June divorced when he was very young. He had his high school education at Lee-Davis High School, where he was a cheerleader and member of the school choir. After graduating, he studied for a year and a half at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.
For his college education, Jason Mraz enrolled at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. However, he took a road trip to San Diego and never returned to college. After settling in San Diego in 1999, Jason Mraz joined a band called “Elgin Park”. He was also booked as a regular performer in a coffee house called “Java Joe’s”, which helped him build a loyal fan base and culminated in the release of his album “Live at Java Joe’s” (2001).
In 2002 Mraz signed with Elektra Records, which was followed by the release of his debut studio album Waiting for My Rocket to Come. The lead single of the album “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)” reached its peak at number 3 of the Billboard Hot 100 and became his first top 10 songs. In 2005 he released a second studio album Mr. A-Z, for which he received a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
Jason opened for the British rock band “The Rolling Stones” during their world tour 2005-2006. His 3rd studio work We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things (2008) entered the Billboard 200 charts at number 3. The album earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, in 2009. The album’s lead single “I’m Yours” was also nominated for Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 2009 Grammy Awards. In 2010 Jason Mraz received 2 Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (“Make It Mine”) and Best Pop Collaboration (“Lucky” with Colbie Caillat).
In 2012 the Grammy-winning singer released his fourth studio album Love Is a Four-Letter Word, which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200. He again received a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. Jason Mraz collaborated with indie rock-folk band Raining Jane on his fifth studio album Yes!, which was released in July 2015. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 charts, but its commercial success cannot be compared to Mraz’s earlier efforts.
Jason Mraz Net Worth
For almost 2 decades Jason Mraz can look back on an incredibly successful musical career. He has sold millions of units and has performed on several sold-out tours. Mraz has also received platinum and multiplatinum certifications in various countries around the world. During his long career, he has also signed a number of juicy sponsorship deals.
Jason Mraz is also involved in several other business ventures, including a 5½ acre avocado farm in Oceanside, California. All these and many more bring the net worth of the talented singer-songwriter to a whopping $15 million.
Wife and Family
Jason Mraz is married to Christina (Tina) Carano. The couple met in 2007 through a mutual friend. However, their relationship did not officially begin until 2011. After being together for four years, the duo finally entered into marriage on October 25, 2015, in a private ceremony in the singer’s hometown of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
Carano previously owned a café in Hermosa Beach, California. Now she works with her husband on their avocado farm project.
Before his current marriage, Jason Mraz was previously married to an actress named Sheridan Edley. Their relationship goes back to the early days of the singer’s career before he became really famous. It is reported that the duo got married on New Year’s Eve of 2001. However, their marriage broke off before the end of 2001.
Jason Mraz was also previously engaged to singer/songwriter Tristan Prettyman, who was his long-time girlfriend. Their engagement took place on Christmas Eve 2010 but was dissolved after 6 months.
Jason’s Height and Other Facts
Jason Mraz stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches. The Grammy-winning singer has a fit physique and an average bodyweight of 72 kg (159 lb). His chest measures 102 cm (40 inches), while his waist and biceps measure 81 cm (32 inches) and 35.5 cm (14 inches) respectively.