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  1. Next Week's Billboard 200: John Mayer's 'Born and Raised' Set For Second Week at No. 1

    May 30, 2012 8:52 PM EDT With no blockbuster albums released this week, it looks like John Mayer's "Born and Raised" will hold for a second frame at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The singer/songwriter's latest effort debuted atop the tally this week with ...

  2. John Mayer's 'Born and Raised' Earns Him Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    May 30, 2012 11:00 AM EDT John Mayer's "Born and Raised" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 219,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the singer/songwriter's third No. 1 set, following 2009' ...

  3. John Mayer Going for Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 23, 2012 9:18 PM EDT John Mayer's new album "Born and Raised" is heading for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest it could sell around 220,000 to 240,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, May 27. The new Billboard 200 ...

  4. Best Of 2009: Part 2

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22 ...

  5. Timberlake Earns First No. 1 Album With 'FutureSex'

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves 684,000 copies in the United States. In a major week for new releases, Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" (Jive) rises to the top of The Billboard 200 with 684,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soun ...

  6. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  7. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  8. Sony BMG Sets Initial DualDisc Titles

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Current, catalog releases bow Feb. 8. After postponing a fall 2004 launch for DualDisc, Sony BMG is set to introduce its first titles in the format. The company will issue 18 titles Feb. 8, one Feb. 22 and two more March 1. The launch will include ...

  9. John Mayer Readies Summer Dates

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Peripatetic artist wraps current outing today. John Mayer is rolling out his third major tour in a year. Mayer -- who wrapped his current trek last night (March 28) -- will head out on another 42-date shed excursion starting July 2 at the Marcus A ...