John Mayer's "Born and Raised" tops the album chart

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 30: Recording artist John Mayer appears at Tiger Jam 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center April 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** John Mayer; Ethan Miller

John Mayer appears at Tiger Jam 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center April 30, 2011, in Las Vegas.
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(CBS News) John Mayer topped the latest  Billboard 200 chart with his new album, "Born and Raised," which sold 219,000 copies in its first week.

It marks Mayer's third No. 1 album; his previous releases 2003's "Heavier Things" and 2009's "Battle Studies" previously topped the chart.

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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."

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