” I Won’t Give Up ” is by Jason Mraz ( Jason Thomas Mraz ), the American singer-songwriter. Jason was born on the 23rd of June 1977; he grew up in Mechanicsville, Hanover County in the state of Virginia, United States.
In an interview about his upbringing, Jason said ” My hometown of Mechanicsville was very American. There were white picket fences, a church on every street corner, low crime and virtually no drug use. It was a good place to grow up. ”
In 1999 Jason moved to San Diego, a city on the Pacific coast of California. There be worked as a roadie for Elgin Park ( Michael Andrews ), the American multi-instrumental musician and film score composer.
He is best known for a cover of ” Mad World “, a Tears for Fears song. The track, which he teamed up with Gary Jules to record, became a chart-topper in the United Kingdom at Christmas 2003.
In 2002, Jason released his debut album, his first for a major label. The album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, released on the 15th of October 2002, peaked at number fifty-five on the Billboard 200 Chart.
The lead single, ” The Remedy ( I Won’t Worry ) “, released on the 11th of March 2003, reached number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States and number seventy-nine on the UK Singles Chart in the United Kingdom.
To date, Jason has released five studio albums, five live albums, one compilation album, one video album and fourteen extended plays. In addition to the album releases, there are seventeen singles (including five which he is the featured artist ), eight promotional singles and thirteen music videos.
” I Won’t Give Up ” was written by Jason Mraz and Michael Natter, the American singer and guitarist. Michael has worked with Anja Nissen, Alex & Sierra, Angela Groothuizen and Titanium, the New Zealand boyband.
Production for the single was by Joe Chiccarelli, The American music producer, mixer and engineer. Born in Boston, the capital of the State of Massachusetts. The city, founded in 1630, is one of the oldest cities in the United States.
Joe has worked in the music industry since the 1980s, producing for many artists including Stan Ridgway, Elton John, Rufus Wainright, U2, Alanis Morissette, Beck, Etta James, Jamie Cullum, Al Stewart, Tori Amos, The Killers, Morrissey, Christina Perri and Glenn Frey.
The song was released on the 3rd of January 2012 by record label Atlantic ( Warner Music Group ) and taken as the first official single from Jason’s fourth studio album; Love Is a Four Letter Word.
The album, released on the 13th of April 2012, received good reviews from critics. It was a commercial success for Jason. In the United States, it reached number two on the Billboard 200 Chart. In the United Kingdom, the album reached the same position on the UK Albums Chart. Love Is a Four Letter Word fared better in Canada, where it topped the Canadian Albums Chart.
” I Won’t Give Up ” is an acoustic folk ballad. Jason wrote it during his activist outings, and lyrically the song discusses not giving up on loving someone, being comfortable oneself, and not giving up on the dreams we all have.
The accompanying music video was directed by Mark Pellington, the American film director, writer and producer. Mark was born on the 17th of March 1962 in Baltimore, the largest city in the US State of Maryland.
In 1990 he became a freelance director working with U2, Crystal Waters, De La Soul, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Michael Jackson, Public Enemy, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam. The video Mark directed for Pearl Jam’s “ Jeremy ” one of the most honoured music videos ever made. For his work, Mark won Best Director at the 1992 Billboard Video Music Awards. He also won four MTV Video Music Awards in 1993, including Best Director and Video of the Year.
” I Won’t Give Up ” was a commercial success for Jason. In the United States, the song reached a peak of number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, spending forty-four weeks on the chart there. It also reached number eighteen on Adult Alternative Songs, three on Adult Contemporary, eight on Adult Top 40 and twenty on the Mainstream Top 40 Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 24th of March 2012 and reached a peak of number eleven. It spent eleven weeks in the Top Twenty and a total of forty-five weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 8
UK Highest Chart Position: 11
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 22, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 12, Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 14, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 28, Brazil (ABPD) 18, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 11, Germany (Official German Charts) 73, Ireland (IRMA) 9, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 3, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 37, Norway (VG-lista) 15, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 14, South Korea International Singles (Gaon) 1, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 23, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 28
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