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Jason Mraz's Eagerly Awaited New Album, Due Everywhere on May 8th!
January 11 2012

JASON MRAZâS EAGERLY AWAITED NEW ALBUM, DUE EVERYWHERE ON MAY 8TH;

GRAMMY-WINNING TROUBADOUR MAKES PHENOMENAL RETURN TO THE TOP OF THE CHARTS WITH NEW SINGLE

âI WONâT GIVE UPâ




Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has announced plans to release a new studio album on May 8th â the highly-anticipated follow-up to his 2008 release âWe Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.â which has earned double-platinum status in Canada.

âI Wonât Give Up,â the heartfelt new single from the Grammy Award-winning tunesmith, is quickly proving to be the first undeniable pop smash of the new year. One week into its release, the song debuted at No. 1 on Billboardâs âDigital Songsâ chart in the U.S., with sales surpassing 225,000, and at No. 2 in Canada, with sales surpassing 20,000. The song was the top debut on the digital tracks chart this week in Canada, and marks Mrazâs best digital chart position. His previous best was âIâm Yours,â which reached No. 4 in February 2009.

Released one week ago with little fanfare, no radio play or major broadcast visibility, reaction to the song has been nothing short of phenomenal. Debuting quietly on Mrazâs site on January 3 via a lyric video, âI Wonât Give Upâ spread lightning-fast online, gathering love and praise from an array of famous names, including Ellen DeGeneres, Colbie Callait, Rob Thomas, Perez Hilton, and Lady Antebellum, all of whom have taken to their Twitter feeds to tweet about the track. The lyric video has since surpassed 2.5 million individual views at Mrazâs official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdN5GyTl8K0. The song is the first #1 debut on Billboardâs âDigital Songsâ chart since last Augustâs âShe Willâ by Lilâ Wayne featuring Drake.

Fans will get a chance to watch Mraz perform the song via live stream of a special acoustic performance from the BING Bar in Park City, Utah on January 20th at 1 PM Mountain time, sponsored by ASUS and Intel. The acoustic set will be streamed live through his Facebook page, www.facebook.com/jasonmraz. Jasonâs performance is the culmination of his six month journey with ASUS and Intel as part of their In Search of Incredible campaign. More information on the search, including a special global web series with Jason shot in the MojaveDesert, London, and Morocco, can be found at www.insearchofincredible.com.

One of the modern eraâs most gifted pop troubadours, Jason Mrazâs extraordinary musical journey has taken him from coffee houses to stadiums all over the world, with two GRAMMY® Awards and six nominations already to his credit. His 2008 third album, âWE SING. WE DANCE. WE STEAL THINGS.â was an indelible global blockbuster, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications in 21 countries around the world. The albumâs lead single, âIâm Yoursâ was ASCAPâs 2010 âSong of the Yearâ and also holds the record for being the longest-running song in the history of the Billboard âHot 100â chart. A prolific songwriter, Mraz has been feted with a number of honors, including the Songwriters Hall of Fameâs esteemed âHal David Starlight Award,â presented to gifted songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs.

Mraz spent much of 2011 road-testing the songs from his as-yet-untitled new album touring alongside his longtime friend, percussionist Noel âTocaâ Rivera. The worldwide trek â which included performances in North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia â saw Mraz celebrating musicâs lasting power to inspire change and help others through global citizenship. Among the journeyâs many highlights were multiple sold out shows at such iconic venues as Australiaâs Sydney Opera House, New York Cityâs Carnegie Hall, and Spreckels Theatre in Mrazâs adopted hometown of San Diego.

Long known for his many philanthropic activities, Mraz recently announced the establishment of the Jason Mraz Foundation, devoted to supporting a number of charities for which he has been a dedicated and impassioned advocate. Mraz created the Foundation â http://jasonmraz.com/foundation/ â to sustain organizations aligned with his four pillars of service: human equality, environment preservation, arts and education, and recovery and assistance.

For more, please see www.jasonmraz.com and www.atlanticrecords.com.