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John Mayer proved to be well versed in the art of sales warfare as his Battle Studies slaughtered all of its big-name competitors, selling 286,000 copies to give the singer his first Billboard Top 200 Number One album since 2003’s Heavier Things. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Battle Studies also came in just shy of the 300,000 copies 2006’s Continuum sold in its Number Two debut week, so Mayer has demonstrated he has some consistency in these days of declining sales. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! What a way to spend Thanksgiving,” Mayer wrote to fans on Twitter in celebration of his win.