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John Mayer's new album 'Born and Raised' enters the chart at No.1 in the USA

Guitarist and singer-songwriter John Mayer has scored his third No.1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in the USA.

The 'Gravity' sensation, who was forced to pull out of his full north American tour back in March after a granuloma had grown back from where it had previously been removed, has shot to the top of the U.S. albums chart with 'Born and Raised'. 

The record sold over 219,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan.

He posted a message to his fans via his official Tumblr page on May 25 and thanked them for supporting the record because he has been unable to promote it with live shows, and explained that the projected sales figures were "incredible on all your parts because there has been very little I've been able to do to promote it."

He also opened up recently about the controversial interviews he gave back in 2010 and told Guy Raz's radio show 'All Things Considered':

"I wasn't prepared to be honest, but I knew that I had to be open. When you're just open but not honest, then you start free-associating garbage. It doesn't mean I can go back and scrub it out, but I understand it [now]."




Watch Mayer's music video for 'Shadow Days' below: