Named one of the "New Guitar Gods," by Rolling Stone, Mayer has made quite a career for himself.
He found major label success in 2001 with his album Room for Squares and one of his hit singles "Your Body Is a Wonderland," won him a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal. Two equally successful albums followed.
The musician has also started the "Back to You" fund, a non profit organization that focuses on fundraising for health care, education, the arts and talent developments.
This low-key musician has been making headlines lately not for his music, but for his relationship with actress Jennifer Aniston, whom he dated for almost a year since April 2008.
In the past he has also been linked to singer Jessica Simpson, whom he began dating in August 2006 before calling it quits in June 2007. Mayer briefly dated actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, for whom he reportedly wrote "Your Body is a Wonderland," in 2002. Most recently, Mayer was involved in an on-off relationship with Katy Perry.