Exclusive! Jason Mraz Talks Global Travels, Philanthropy, and Double-Edged Sword of Success

Wendy Geller
Maximum Performance (NEW)

It goes without saying: The life of a successful musician involves lots of travel. However, even in this camp of well-trod individuals, Jason Mraz has an impressive international presence that's taken him to a lot of places around the globe.

In this exclusive interview filmed in Cannes, France, Yahoo! Music had the opportunity to talk to the singer/songwriter about the amazing places he has visited, where he hopes to travel next, and all the causes that are near and dear to his heart. Philanthropic endeavors are of particular interest to Mraz, who feels strongly that — although he terms it a "double-edged" sword — his career success requires him to take action and make a change in this world that he's traveled so extensively.

"I never thought this would happen to me...I needed to pay it back," he notes.

Mraz will be headlining Russia and Poland for the first time later this month. You can keep up with his schedule here.