Yamaha announces the latest addition to growing guitar artist roster
Yamaha is proud to announce the addition of poetic singer/songwriter Jason Mraz to the global artist roster. The platinum-selling artist is known for his hits "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)," "Curbside Prophet," "You and I Both," "Wordplay," and most recently "I'm Yours," which has reached #6 on the Adult Top 40 in the U.S.
In September 2008, “I’m Yours” became Mraz's first Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and if that was not enough, as of October 14, 2008, his album – We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things is certified Gold by the RIAA, selling in excess of 500,000 copies in the US.
Jason is currently touring and promoting his latest album, which was released in May this year. Mraz's single "I'm Yours" has been #1 on AAA radio charts in the US for 3 weeks. This song’s popularity is partly due to a live recording from an acoustic show played at the Villa Montalvo Winery earlier this year. The video received millions of hits on hits on Mraz’s Myspace page.
Jason and his band will be playing a wide selection of Yamaha instruments including SG2000 and Pacifica 1511MS guitars, a S90ES keyboard, an Oak Custom Drum Kit and an SLG100S Silent Guitar. Jason has also recently received a new prototype nylon string electro-acoustic from Yamaha’s Hollywood Artist Centre. Yamaha Guitars staff are tight-lipped about just what this guitar is but suggest that 2009 might be an interesting year for those with a leaning towards nylon strings…