While Kendrick Lamar is enjoying a third No. 1 album on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart with DAMN, John Mayer is nabbing his ninth top 10 set and seventh that has reached the top 2. The Search for Everything which is the full-length version of EPs he released in 2017 is debuting at No. 2 on the chart while also opening at No. 1 on the Rock Albums chart.
The Search for Everything debuts with a total of 132,000 units, which combines sales, streaming and track downloads data. Of that sum, 120,000 were in actual album sales showing that Mayer's base would still prefer to purchase his sets versus having the bulk of listens through streaming. Search is Mayer's fourth to reach No. 2 with three titles hitting No. 1.
Search is the full-length LP to two EPs released earlier in the year. The Search for Everything: Wave One debuted at No. 2 in February with 49,000 units while Wave Two hit No. 13 on the chart having 31,000 units in March.
Over on the rock charts, Search bows at No. 1 on Top Rock Albums and Mayer is the first act to have three No. 1 sets at No. 1 in a single year since the chart began in 2006. Both EPs took the top spot following their release and now the full-length is the best sales week of the year thus far in 2017. Mayer has the most No. 1s on the genre-specific chart with seven total; Dave Matthews Band and Bon Jovi follow with five.
Additionally, 11 of the songs taken from The Search for Everything are charting on Hot Rock Songs which combines sales, streaming and airplay listens much like the parent Hot 100 chart. All songs have appeared on Hot Rock Songs with lead single "Love on the Weekend" peaking at No. 5.