John Mayer is releasing installments of his upcoming album due out later this year. Released on Jan. 20, The Search for Everything: Wave One EP was destined for the top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The four-track EP debuts even higher at No. 2 on the Jan. 31 chart refresh following the tracking week ending on Jan. 26.
The Search for Everything: Wave One opens in the top slots having moved a total of 49,000 equivalent units overall and of that sum, 38,000 were in actual sales. The rest of the units come from streaming and track download equivalents. For every ten track downloads, that counts as one unit towards the formula while 1,500 streams from an album count as one unit. It is Mayer's eight top 10 set since his beginnings. In addition, Mayer will release tracks from the album each month until the full LP is available. Search also debuts at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart, a chart created when the chart's formulas were updated in Dec. 2014 to reflect music consumption.
Mayer's previous album Paradise Valley also debuted at No. 2 prior to the streaming revolution selling 145,000 copies. Prior to, his 2012 set Born and Raised sold a massive 219,000 copies in its debut frame. 2009's Battle Studies was another success debuting at No. 1 with 286,000 copies sold. Mayer's debut full length LP Room for Squares opened at No. 8 in 2003.
The lead single "Love on the Weekend" earned Mayer his 16th top 10 on the airplay chart Adult Alternative Songs. It's slipped from No. 5 to No. 6 on the chart peaking at No. 3 after its 10-week run. It's also Mayer's 16th top 20 on the Adult Pop Songs chart, also known as Adult Top 40, another airplay only chart. It falls out of the top 20 however from No. 19 to No. 26 after 11 weeks appearing on the list.
Beginning in early spring, John Mayer will embark on a tour with 41 dates commencing on March 31 at Times Union Center in Albany, New York.