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John Mayer’s “Search For Everything” Wins Sales Race, Weeknd Keeps #1 On Billboard 200

John Mayer [ANdrew Lipovsky/NBC]

The US album sales race yet again ends with a split-chart scenario. John Mayer’s “The Search For Everything – Wave One” wins the pure sales race, while The Weeknd’s “Starboy” retains #1 on the Billboard 200 consumption chart.

Mayer’s EP, which features the first four songs from his complete “The Search For Everything” project, sold what Billboard reports as 38K pure US copies during the January 20-26 tracking week. The count is enough for #1 on Top Album Sales.

With TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) included, “Search” generated 49K in total US consumption units. That is good enough for #2 on the Billboard 200.

The Weeknd’s album, which generated 56K units, enjoys a fourth consecutive (and fifth total) week at #1.

“La La Land” takes #3 on the Billboard 200 with 31K units, while Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” (30K units, #4) and AFI’s “AFI (The Blood Album)” (29K units, #5) complete the Top 5.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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