NEW YORK, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Born and Raised, the new Columbia Records album from Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer, has debuted at #1 in six countries--Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands and the United States--while hitting #1 on iTunes in 30 territories worldwide. Mayer also achieved his highest chart debut in the UK with Born and Raised coming in at #4.
Mayer's fifth solo studio album, Born and Raised returns for its second consecutive week at #1 in the US on the Billboard 200.
Mayer's third stateside #1 album is achieving some of the highest international chart successes of the artist's career, including his first #1 on Australia's official ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart and also his first #1 and highest debut ever in Canada, Denmark and New Zealand.
In addition, the album is earning Mayer his highest career chart positions in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.
International critics are praising Born and Raised:
"This is a time-travel vehicle to the kind of superior singer-songwriter albums that were ubiquitous in the early 1970s." – 4 stars Montreal Gazette
"Born and Raised matches Mayer's long-lauded guitar work with more sophisticated song-writing. It radiates with the warmth of laid-back southern rock and classic country-folk." – PostMedia News
"Born and Raised is less blues and more country than previous albums. Above all it is better." – Expressen
"With this many quality songs and an unresistable warm sound, Born And Raised is John Mayer's Harvest or Naturally." – OOR
Mayer's previous albums--Room for Squares, Heavier Things, Continuum and Battle Studies--have sold more than 16 million copies combined worldwide. He has been honored with seven Grammy Awards and an additional 11 nominations. He has also been included in Time Magazine's annual Time 100 list of the most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers, and twice been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine's annual "Guitar" issue.
SOURCE Columbia Records