Mraz released his debut album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come in 2002 but it was not until the release of his second album, Mr. A-Z that Mraz achieved commercial success. The album peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 200 and sold over one hundred thousand copies in the US. In 2008, Mraz released his third studio album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 was a commercial success worldwide, peaking in the top ten of many international charts.
The I Won’t Give Up Songfacts suggests this song was inspired by Mraz’s relationship with his ex-fiancee, singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman.
“I Won’t Give Up” is a song by American singer Jason Mraz. It was released as the first official single from his fourth studio album, Love is a Four Letter Word on January 3, 2012 via iTunes.
The song received generally favorable reviews. Bill Lamb of About.com gave the song a 4.5 stars rating out of 5, commenting that “I Won’t Give Up” is far too early to tell whether it can truly challenge or match any of the achievements of “I’m Yours,” but it certainly is a solid effort. Lamb noted that the song is not for weddings but rather for “those moments when partners realize the effort is all worth it and are looking forward to a future together that stretches to the horizon.” Both Mraz’s vocals and the song’s lyrics were praised, comparing them to Adele’s ability to wring immense emotion out of a simple piano and vocal arrangement on “Someone Like You”