John Mayer’s ‘Born And Raised’ Racks Up Second Week Atop Album Chart

Robbie Daw | June 6, 2012 9:10 am

John Mayer may be voicing up about being hurt by Taylor Swift‘s song “Dear John”, but at least the rocker can find comfort in the fact that his latest LP Born And Raised is #1 for a second week on the Billboard Top 200. The album, Mayer’s fifth, sold 65,000 copies in its second week, thus giving it the dubious distinction of having the lowest amount of sales for a chart-topping record since February 2011, when Nicki Minaj‘s Pink Friday crept to #1 with 45,000.

With no sure-fire blockbuster albums released last week, the Top 10 sees three new debuts: Regina Spektor‘s sixth studio LP What We Saw From The Cheap Seats starts at #3 (42,000), Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes’ sophomore offering Here goes in at #5 (35,000) and Sigur Ros’ Valtari, the Icelandic act’s first Top 10 in the US, enters at #7 (26,000).

The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart

1. John Mayer, Born And Raised *2 weeks* 2. Adele, 21 3. Regina Spektor, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats *new* 4. One Direction, Up All Night 5. Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes, Here *new* 6. Carrie Underwood, Blown Away 7. Sigur Ros, Valtari *new* 8. Various, NOW 42 9. Luke Bryan, Tailgates And Tanlines 10. Lionel Richie,Tuskegee