He’s the sensitive singer-songwriter with the recognizable hit single ‘No Such Thing.’ Now John Mayer is up for two Grammys, a success Mayer says is “an amazing way of being told ‘You’re welcome.'” The video profile and interview by KTLA has since been removed.
Grammy Announcements On E!
January 4, 2003 – Contributed by DiVa4LiFe:
*NSYNC star Justin Timberlake, Ashanti, Avril Lavigne, Nelly, and John Mayer will be announcing the Grammy nominations live from Madison Square Garden in New York on Tuesday (January 6). See it live on E! news Live at 8am – 9:30am EST.
2002 Zone Choice Awards Winners List
December 31, 2002 – Contributed by Potpot:
No standout artist for the year – this is what the 2002 Zone Choice Awards implicate with the unveiling of the winners today. Eminem was named the Artist of 2002 with his single, ‘Without Me’, checking in at the No.3 spot in the Zone’s Year-end Hitlist. Eminem also clinched the Video of the Year for the same song. Britney Spears was also a big winner for the year. She was named Female Artist of the Year and Pop Act of the Year. She also bagged the Collaboration of the Year with ‘Boys’ CoEd Remix. Other winners were the following: Male Artist – John Mayer, New Artist – Avril Lavigne, Rock Act – Creed, R&B Act – Ashanti, Alternative Act – Puddle of Mudd and Band of the Year – The Calling.
John Mayer Fans Too Young To Identify With Songs
December 14, 2002 – Kristin White of the Georgetown Hoya reviewed the John Mayer show that went down late last month at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. White writes, “He came out of the gates slow, sitting down to sing ‘Victoria.’ But that would be the last time Mayer sat down all night. The throng of screaming girls behind me went crazy during ‘Why Georgia,’ but I seriously doubt that any of them fully understood the quarter-life crisis of which he sings. That seemed to be the theme of the night. While most of the crowd was familiar with his songs, both old and new, most fans seemed too young to really identify with what he was singing about.”
John Mayer’s Coolest Thing About 2002
November 22, 2002 – John Mayer shared with Rolling Stone the coolest thing that happened to him this year. “I was going to Berklee College of Music in 1997,” Mayer said. “My mom and dad would give me $250 a month to spend, but I started overdrawing from the bank, so I was below broke. My dad sent me a check for $250 and wrote, ‘John, remember me when you go platinum.’ I held onto that note through everything. Two days ago, he got his platinum plaque with that very piece of paper inside the glass.”