John Mayer's "Born and Raised" tops the album chart
It marks Mayer's third No. 1 album; his previous releases 2003's "Heavier Things" and 2009's "Battle Studies" previously topped the chart.Read more: John Mayer cancels tour over vocal problems
Read more: Haley Reinhart wants you to "Listen Up!"
This comes as good news for the singer-guitarist, who's been battling ongoing throat issues this year. In March, Mayer postponed his tour plans, announcing that he was taking an "indefinite break from live performing."
"I went in for a visit on Wednesday and a scope of my vocal cords revealed that the granuloma has grown back where it had mostly healed," Mayer explained in a blog post at the time.
In terms of album releases, Mayer, 34, managed to beat out debuts from guitarist Slash, who entered at No. 4 with "Apocalyptic Love," as well as Christian rock group MercyMe at No. 7 with "The Hurt & the Healer."
This week also saw debuts from "American Idol" alumni on the Billboard album chart. Haley Reinhart landed at No. 17 with her first release, "Listen Up!," while Kris Allen had the No. 26 album with "Thank You Camellia."
Popular in Entertainment
- Kim Kardashian on baby's arrival: "So crazy!"
- Etheridge calls Jolie's mastectomy a "fearful choice" 75 Comments
- Music critics believe in Kanye West's "Yeezus"
- Listen: John Mayer's new single "Paper Doll"
- Johnny Depp on "unpleasant" split with Vanessa Paradis
- "The Voice": Top three sing for the win
- "Bachelorette": Desiree lets two lukewarm lovers go
- Kris Jenner: Kim Kardashian is "thrilled" about baby