Mayer’s second week at the top!

John Mayer has scored a second week at the top of the Billboard 200 chart with his latest album ‘Born and Raised’. The album being his fifth studio recorded album landed the top spot in a week of slow sales and has sold 65,000 copies to retain the No.1 position. This is the first time the American singer has held the top position for more than a week.  The Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and musician’s new Columbia records album has not only debuted at no.1 in 6 countries – Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Denmark and the United States but has also topped the iTunes in 30 territories worldwide.

Mayer has earned some redemption from his fans after his album topped the charts on Wednesday, beating stiff competition from rocker Slash and several American Idol alumni. He made headlines in 2010 with a string of controversial comments about his personal life. The singer is currently unable to sing due to a type tumor in his throat called granuloma. He had previously topped the charts with ‘Heavier Things’ in 2003 and ‘Battle Studies’ in 2009. British songstress Adele retained the no. 2 spot with her single ‘21’ which sold 58,000 copies. The reason behind the boosted sales was NBC Television’s ‘Adele: Live in London’ special which was aired over the weekend.


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