John Mayer lands his second No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart in just more than a month, as The Search for Everything: Wave Two opens atop the chart with 31,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. Of that total, 26,000 are pure album sales.
The four-song EP's arrival atop the ranking dated March 18 follows the lead of Wave One, which debuted atop the Feb. 11 chart (49,000 units; 38,000 in album sales), marking the shortest span between new No. 1s on the survey, which began in 2006. Previously, Five Finger Death Punch led with two volumes of The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell in a nearly four-month span in 2013. (Unlike Mayer's EPs, those two FFDP titles are full-length albums.)
Mayer's new No. 1 on Top Rock Albums is his sixth total, the most of any act; he had been locked in a tie with Bon Jovi and Dave Matthews Band (five each). Following the chart's formation in 2006, Mayer first ruled with Continuum that same year, his third studio album. He reigned again with Battle Studies (2009), Born and Raised (2012) and Paradise Valley (2013) ahead of his two latest leaders.
On the all-format Billboard 200, Wave Two rolls in at No. 13; Wave One debuted at No. 2.
Meanwhile, all four tracks on Wave Two enter the Hot Rock Songs chart. "Still Feel Like Your Man" bows at No. 13, followed by "Helpless" (No. 21), "Emoji of a Wave" (No. 23) and "Roll It On Home" (No. 33). Mayer's best rank on the chart during this multi-release cycle remains Wave One lead single "Love on the Weekend," which peaked at No. 5 in December.
Following the release of the first two EPs, Mayer has one more release up his sleeve: the full The Search for Everything, due April 14. The set reportedly will include the songs from the first two Wave EPs along with new material.