John Mayer holds on to No. 1

John Mayer. REUTERS FILE

John Mayer. REUTERS FILE

Mark Daniell, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:54 PM ET

John Mayer – who just called Taylor Swift ‘lousy’ in a new interview – managed to hang on to No. 1 on the Canadian album chart this week.

Mayer’s “Born And Raised” brushed off debuts from Sigur Ros and Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes, and held off upstart U.K. heartthrobs One Direction, to maintain top spot for the second week in a row.

But despite landing at No. 1, Mayer’s latest effort lost plenty of steam, dropping 56% on sales of 7,790. The singer has now sold just over 25,000 copies in Canada, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Following two sold-out shows in Toronto last week, One Direction’s “Up All Night” soared to No. 2, while Adele held steady at No. 3.

The soul-singer’s Grammy-winning “21” was actually up 11% as she added another 6,000 to her already astronomical 1.27 million.

Two new albums debuted in the top 10 this week, with Icelandic rockers Sigur Ros’ sixth studio album, “Valtari,” hitting No. 4.

After Adam Lambert’s freefall out of top spot two weeks ago, country singer Carrier Underwood remains the lone “American Idol” alum making chart noise as her latest “Blown Away” came in at No. 5.

Jason Mraz’ laid-back “Love is a Four Letter Word” inched up two to No. 6, while sultry Norah Jones’ “Little Broken Hearts” slipped one to No. 7.

Ex Gunner Slash saw sales of his second studio album – “Apocalyptic Love” – plummet, as he tumbled six spots to No. 8.

Alternative rock group Edward Sharpe entered in at No. 9 and Aussie singer-songwriter Goyte climbed back to No. 10.

Stateside, Mayer notched his second week as the top dog, followed by Adele and indie songstress Regina Spektor.

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