brings home his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "Battle Studies
" bows with 286,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The singer/songwriter's first chart-topper came with "Heavier Things
" in 2003, when it bowed with 317,000. Mayer
's last studio set, "Continuum
," entered the chart at No. 2 with 300,000 in 2006.
" posts the third-best sales week for a digital set this year - 129,000 downloads - and the best-ever for Columbia Records.
Earlier in 2009, U2
's "No Line On the Horizon
" arrived with 155,000 downloads and Dave Matthews Band
's "Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King
" launched with 134,000 downloads.
" is only the 12th album to sell at least 100,000 downloads in one week since SoundScan began tracking digital album sales in 2005.
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