Jason Mraz Almost Tops The Charts

04/26/2012
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Jason Mraz's new album, "Love Is A Four Letter Word," has debuted on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at no 2, with sales in excess of 100,000, his biggest sales week and highest debut to date.

Mraz's hit single from the album, "I Won't Give Up," also hit platinum status this week, surpassing one million in sales.

Mraz is celebrating with a major schedule of high profile live appearances, including the taping of his eagerly awaited installment of VH1 Storytellers. The episode, which will be filmed later this week before an invitation-only audience in New York City is currently scheduled to have its debut broadcast on June 1st (check local listings).

In addition, Mraz has lined up a number of TV appearances, including Bravo's Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, April 26th and PBS' Tavis Smiley on Tuesday, May 1st. On May 15th, the cast of "Glee" will perform a special version of "I Won't Give Up." And, coming up this summer on August 31, Mraz will appear on Today's just-announced summer concert series. The live performances follow Mraz's recent visits to CBS's Late Show with David Letterman, E!'s Chelsea Lately, NBC's Today and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as well as two episodes of the nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The TV appearances set the stage for Mraz's hugely anticipated worldwide tour, dubbed "Tour Is A Four Letter Word." The global trek gets underway in early June with a series of Asian dates that includes shows in South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. From there, Mraz will return home for his biggest North American tour to date, kicking off August 9th at New Orleans' Lakefront Arena. Further highlights include stops at Denver's world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater (slated for September 24th) and Los Angeles' one-and-only Hollywood Bowl (on October 5th). Accompanying Mraz for all dates on the North American leg will be his Atlantic Records labelmate Christina Perri.

From there, "Tour Is A Four Letter Word" will head to Europe, for a series of stops that include France, Germany, and the famed O2 Arena in London.

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