The multiple Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter is keeping the Americana influence on his sixth studio album and showing a new streak of positivity
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Since his 2001 debut Room for Squares, John Mayer had been on an impressive winning streak. His subsequent albums Heavier Things, Continuum and Battle Studies all received critical acclaim and commercial success, and collectively earned him seven Grammy Awards. Then things started to spiral downwards for Mayer, caused in part by media backlash over his inflammatory Playboy interview in 2010. Adding to the pressure was having every detail of his romantic interests with Hollywood A-listers (Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson, Taylor Swift, to name but a few) scrutinised by tabloids, as well as a throat condition which led to a series of surgeries that rendered him literally speechless for months.
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