John Mayer hits the charts

The Connecticut native pop and blues singer John Mayer has hit some serious success recently after releasing his fifth album “Born And Raised”. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday, rising above popular artists like Slash and a few American Idol finalists.

This seemed to be a form of redemption for this singer/song-writer/producer after many controversial statements in various media about his high-profile relationships and personal life in 2010. After all the stress, Mayer headed to a quitter life in Montana where he enjoyed the laid-back county sounds soon to be in his latest record. In its first week, it sold 219,000 copies making it his third No. 1 debut.

Unfortunately, due to a tumor called granuloma, Mayer is unable to sing, which is located in his throat. However, it is said that he had it removed surgically, and will be able to sing after some recuperation.

Other Billboard charters include:

  • Slash at No.4 with “Apocalyptic Love”
  • MercyMe No.7 with “The Hurt & The Healer”
  • Sara Bareilles at No.8 with “Once Upon Another Time”
  • Phillip Phillips at No. 11 with “Phillip Phillips: Journey To The Finale”

Mayer’s other albums include Room for Squares, Heavier Things, Continuum, and Battle Studies. He has been awarded with multiple Grammies including Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, among others. He has been nominated for many others.