John Mayer is none too happy with ex Taylor Swift these days, but the guitar strummer has plenty to celebrate when it comes to his chart prowess. Mayer’s Born And Raised , will hold on to the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 next week despite losing 70 percent of its first-week mojo. According to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan, Mayer’s fifth solo disc sold an additional 65,000 copies, giving him a two-week total of more than 285,000.
Russian piano pounder Regina Spektor will land at #3 with her sixth effort, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, which sold nearly 42,000 copies, while buzz band Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros came in a bit behind at #5 with Here (35,000). The other debut in the top 10 was from Icelandic mood rockers Sigur Rós, whose Valtari landed at #7 (26,000).
The rest of the top 10: Adele shows no sign of quitting, as 21 once again locked down the #2 spot on sales of 58,000 as the increasingly rare 10 million sales figure looms on the near horizon. Boy band One Direction got a slight boost, as Up All Night slid up one spot to #4 (41,000), while Carrie Underwood fell three spots with Blown Away (#6, 32,000), NOW 42 inched up a spot (#8, 26,000), country star Luke Bryan moved up six spots to get back into the top 10 with Tailgates & Tanlines (#9, 24,000) and Lionel Richie rounded things out with Tuskegee (#10, 22,000).
Georgia rap trio Travis Porter debuted at #16 with their first major-label studio album, From Day 1 (14,000) and, after debuting at #4, the latest from guitar god Slash, Apocalyptic Love, took a major tumble in week two to #19 (14,000). His ”Home” single might be taking off on iTunes, but the first collection of songs from “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips tanked in its second week on the charts, plunging by 52 percent and 14 spots to #25 on sales of 12,000). Just ahead was former “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert, whose second major-label album, Trespassing, slipped nearly 50 percent in its third week, falling another 12 spots to #24 (12,000).
It was also a major comedown for Gotye pal Kimbra whose vows dropped 31 spots to #45 in its second week (8,000).
Next week, look for the reunion album from the Beach Boys, as well as discs from Alan Jackson, rapper Big K.R.I.T., Curren$y and the “Rock of Ages” soundtrack.