In a sleepy week on the charts, John Mayer — who calls Taylor Swift “bulls—” in the new issue of Rolling Stone — remains at No. 1 on this week’s Billboard Top 200. His “Born and Raised” sold 65,000 copies its second week in stores, far from a whopping tally (it’s the smallest sum for a No. 1 album since Feb. 2011, Billboard reports) but enough to hold steady at No. 1.
Adele holds at No. 2, selling 58,000 copies of “21.” The singer was the subject of a special on NBC Sunday night, so there’s potential that a few people who weren’t aware of her music (ARE THERE ANY OF THOSE PEOPLE LEFT?) might run out and buy copies of the album this week (and wouldn’t that be lovely). Look for the effects on next week’s chart.
Regina Spektor debuts at No. 3 with her new album, “What We Saw from the Cheap Seats,” while One Direction and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros round out the top 5.
Next week’s chart will see new arrivals from The Beach Boys and Neil Young, albums which will likely see strong Father’s Day holds as well.
Billboard’s Top 10 albums (sales in parentheses, figures according to Nielsen SoundScan)
1. John Mayer, Born and Raised (65,000)
2. Adele, 21 (58,000)
3. Regina Spektor, What We Saw from the Cheap Seats (42,000)
4. One Direction, Up All Night (41,000)
5. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Here (35,000)
6. Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (32,000)
7. Sigur Ros, Valteri (26,000)
8. Various artists, Now 42 (26,000)
9. Luke Bryan, Tailgates & Tanlines (24,000)
10. Lionel Richie, Tuskegee (22,000)