Still, that’s better than Lambert’s buddy Kris Allen fared — the former American Idol winner’s second major label effort Thank You Camellia limps onto the chart at #25 (16,000). Allen’s previous, self-titled LP reached #11 on the chart in 2009, the year he took the Idol crown.
Elsewhere, former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash rocks in at #4 with second solo album Apocalyptic Love (38,000), Christian act MercyMe debut at #7 with Hurt & The Healer (33,000) and Sara Bareilles makes a #8 entrance with EP Once Upon Another Time (31,000).
The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart
1. John Mayer, Born And Raised *new* *1 week*
2. Adele, 21
3. Carrie Underwood, Blown Away
4. Slash, Apocalyptic Love *new*
5. One Direction, Up All Night
6. Lionel Richie, Tuskegee
7. MercyMe, Hurt & The Healer *new*
8. Sara Bareilles, Once Upon Another Time *new*
9. Various, NOW 42
10. Norah Jones, Little Broken Hearts