Jason Mraz

To haters, this Mechanicsville, Virginia native is a purveyor of Top 40 schlock, just another pretty boy with a sincere face and a soul as deep as a wading pool. To fans, he is a pretty face, yes, but also endearingly vulnerable. Fans know Mraz is open about singing of his real-life relationships — he once wrote and recorded a track with then-partner, the appropriately named Tristan Prettyman, titled "All I Want for Christmas Is Us." Awww. Beyond this personal accessibility, though, are Mraz's nimble fingers on his acoustic guitar, a knack for clever wordplay, and a genre-hopping pop sensibility that has found him sharing stages with everyone from Keith Urban to P.O.D. And that, folks, is what has landed all of Mraz's three albums to date high up on the American charts. Take that, cynics.


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