Together, they formed a short-lived two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters.After their split, Mayer continued to play local clubs—refining his skills and gaining a following., the "Dark Horse" singer admitted she had the hots for the 36-year-old blues rocker way before they actually hooked up."I actually am dating my crush," the 28-year-old Perry tells the November issue of . But I like how I am now, and I think all things happen for a reason."Other noteworthy tidbits from the sit-down: the hitmaker also offers up some clues as to the meaning behind her new No."I had a crush on him for a long time."Perry also dishes on her 14-month marriage to funnyman Russell Brand, which ended in divorce in February 2012, and whether she liked being hitched."Of course," she said. 1 single, "Roar," and whether it had anything to do with her short-lived union."This song is about sticking up for yourself," Perry explains.
His following two full-length albums—Room for Squares (2001) and Heavier Things (2003)—did well commercially, achieving multi-platinum status.
The song "Daughters" won the 2005 Grammy for Song of the Year, He also won Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
On February 9, 2009, Mayer told Ellen De Generes that he thought he should not have won the Grammy for Song of the year because he thought that Alicia Keys' "If I Ain't Got You" was the better song.
Reflecting on the incident, Mayer said, "That was the moment the songwriter in me was born", and he penned his first lyrics the night he left the hospital.
With the help of local producer and engineer Glenn Matullo, Mayer recorded the independent EP Inside Wants Out.