His following two full-length albums—Room for Squares (2001) and Heavier Things (2003)—did well commercially, achieving multi-platinum status. Forming the John Mayer Trio, he released a live album in 2005 called Try! Both albums received critical acclaim, and Continuum earned Mayer a 2007 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album.In 2003, he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the single "Your Body Is a Wonderland". He also won Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Waiting on the World to Change".'" The album was commercially successful, and while it did not sell as well as Room for Squares, it peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.
In the spring of 2005, Mayer formed the John Mayer Trio with bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan, both of whom he had met through studio sessions. In October 2005 they opened for the Rolling Stones Mayer's third studio album, titled Continuum, was released on September 12, 2006, produced by Mayer and Steve Jordan.By 2005, Mayer had moved away from the acoustic music that characterized his early records, and begun performing the blues and rock music that had originally influenced him as a musician. That album was followed by Battle Studies in 2009, a return to pop, with a Battle Studies World Tour.After having several controversial incidents with the media, Mayer withdrew from public life in 2010 and began work on his fifth studio album, Born and Raised, which drew inspiration from the 1970s pop music of Laurel Canyon.Mayer suggested the album was intended to combine blues and pop.In that vein, two of the tracks from his Trio release Try!