It began to receive a lot of attention through live performances, as well as online.
The official lyric video gained over 2.5 million views in its first 10 days on You Tube.
Mraz brought along the magician after picking up magic as a hobby during recording sessions for We Sing. In November 2009, he released the live CD/DVD Jason Mraz's Beautiful Mess: Live on Earth, recorded in Chicago during the Gratitude Café tour.
The following year, he went to Brazil to record "Simplesmente Todo" with Milton Nascimento, who sings in Portuguese while Mraz sings in English.
It was a good place to grow up." After graduating from Lee-Davis High School, where he was a member of the cheerleading squad, Mraz attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City for about a year and a half, before returning to Mechanicsville and taking on a series of odd jobs.
The album peaked at number 5 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 100,000 copies in the US. It debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and was an international commercial success primarily due to the hit "I'm Yours".
When he played it at a festival in Sweden in 2007, the fans were ecstatic and singing along, after which Mraz realized the song's popularity and decided to make it the centerpiece of his next album.
That year also marked his Music, Magic & Make Peace Tour with Bushwalla, The Makepeace Brothers, and magician Justin Willman. In 2009, while preparing for his new album, Mraz recorded "The Way Is Love", an unreleased Roy Orbison song, as a duet with Willie Nelson.
He performed with his touring band, including drummer Adam King, Rivera, Sheridan and keyboardist Eric Hinojosa, along with a guest appearance from Blues Traveler frontman John Popper. A–Z at the San Diego Music Awards on September 12, 2005.
The tour featured several opening acts, including Bushwalla and Tristan Prettyman, with whom he had written the duet "Shy That Way" in 2002. Louis and performed a free concert at the base of the Gateway Arch on July 1, 2006.
Also that year, on American Idol, contestant Chris Richardson performed a cover of Mraz's "Geek in the Pink".