John Mayer 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.
"Battle Studies" 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.
"Battle Studies" 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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