John Mayer Tops Billboard 200 With ‘Born And Raised’!

It’s that time of the week again! Time when chart-whores like me literally get all festive, while the mother of all charts are revealed for the week. Minutes ago, the Billboard Hot 100 and 200 Albums Chart were updated, and like a good little geek, I have all the action right here, just fer joo! Adorable, I know. So without further delay, let’s get some (chart) action y’all!

This week, smooth-crooner John Mayer bows atop the Billboard 200 Albums Chart with his 4th studio album, ‘Born And Raised‘, selling 219,000 copies in the US. This is his 3rd chart topper, following 2003’s ‘Heavier Things‘ (317,000 first week sales) and 2009’s ‘Battle Studies‘ (289,000 first week sales). Considering that Mayer has a granuloma in his throat that has prevented him from promoting his album significantly, and comparing his first week sales to last week’s topper, ‘Trespassing‘ by Adam Lambert, which debuted at # 1 with 77,000 sold, I’d say 219,000 units is pretty incredible!

A very predictable # 2 album this week again. In its 66th chart week, Adele’s ‘21‘ sells another 56,000 units in the US to remain glued to the runner-up spot. While another former chart-topper Carrie Underwood’s ‘Blown Away‘ holds the # 3 spot with 45,000 units sold this week.

Major new entries within the top 10 are by Slash, who’s sophomore solo stint ‘Apocalyptic Love‘ debuts at # 4 with 38,000 units sold. MercyMy bows in at # 7 with ‘The Hurt And The Healer‘ which moved 33,000 units. Sara Bareilles earns her 3rd top 10 on the Billboard 200 as her new 5 song EP ‘Once Upon Another Time‘ enters the chart at # 8.

Meanwhile over at the Hot 100 Singles Chart, Gotye spends a 7th week on top with ‘Somebody That I Used To Know‘ featuring Kimbra, while Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe‘, the next potential # 1 single, spends another week at # 2.

Check out all the action right here!

The Billboard top 10 singles this week are :

1. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra

2. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

3. Payphone – Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

4. We Are Young – Fun. feat Janelle Monae

5. Starships – Nicki Minaj

6. Wild Ones – Flo Rida feat. Sia

7. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction

8. Glad You Came – The Wanted

9. Boyfriend – Justin Bieber

10. Home – Phillip Phillips

The Billboard top 10 albums this week are :

1. Born And Raised – John Mayer

2. 21 – Adele

3. Blown Away – Carrie Underwood

4. Apocalyptic Love – Slash

5. Up All Night – One Direction

6. Tuskegee – Lionel Richie

7. Hurt And The Healer – MercyMe

8. Once Upon Another Time (EP) – Sara Bareilles

9. Now 42 – Various

10. Little Broken Hearts – Norah Jones