Mayer previously visited the top 10 with his last full-length studio album, Paradise Valley (No. 2 in 2013); along with Born and Raised (No. 1, 2012); Battle Studies (No. 1, 2009); Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles (No. 5, 2008); Continuum (No. 2, 2006); Heavier Things (No. 1, 2003); and his debut full-length effort, Room for Squares (No. 8, 2003).
Wave One’s single “Love on the Weekend” recently granted Mayer his 16th top 10 hit on the Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart, and his 16th top 20-charting hit on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart.
Meanwhile, at the top of the new Billboard 200, The Weeknd’s Starboy collects a fifth nonconsecutive week at No. 1, earning 56,000 units (down 8 percent). As noted previously, the set’s popularity on streaming services continues to power its reign: 36,000 of its units were generated by streams.
The soundtrack to La La Land holds at No. 3 with 31,000 units (down 26 percent), while Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic rises one slot to No. 4 with 30,000 units (down 7 percent).
The second and final debut in the top 10 arrives at No. 5, as AFI’s new release, AFI (The Blood Album), starts with 29,000 units (28,000 in traditional album sales). It’s the alternative rock band’s fourth top 10-charting album, and first for Concord Records. They previously hit the region with Burials (No. 9 in 2013), Decemberunderground (No. 1, 2006) and Sing the Sorrow (No. 5, 2003).
The Moana soundtrack dips two positions to No. 6 with 27,000 units (down 20 percent), while Post Malone’s Stoney nabs the only unit gain in the top 10, as it rises 9-7 with 26,000 units (up 5 percent). Most of those units come from streaming equivalent album units (19,000) and track equivalent album units (4,000).
The original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton: An American Musical, slips two spots to No. 8 with just under 26,000 units (down 7 percent); Drake’s Views is down one to No. 9 with 25,000 units (down 6 percent) and J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only descends 7-10 with 23,000 units (down 14 percent).