Jason Mraz tops Adele on charts

Jason Mraz. REUTERS FILE PHOTO

Jason Mraz. REUTERS FILE PHOTO

, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:42 PM ET

Grammy-winning singer Jason Mraz pushed past Adele to land at the top spot of the Canadian album charts this week.

Love Is A Four Letter Word, his mellow follow-up to 2008's double-platinum We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things., marked his first-ever No. 1 debut in Canada, with sales of 19,300.

The album's first single, I Won't Give Up, has already gone platinum.

Mraz will be touring parts of Canada this September.

Montreal's Patrick Watson came in at No. 2 with their fourth studio record, Adventures In Your Own Backyard. With 14,670 in sales, the disc should eclipse sales for the group's gold-selling 2009 release, Wooden Arms.

Adele's 21, which has pretty much been a mainstay in the No. 1 spot since its release over a year ago, slipped two to No. 3 with sales of 9,900. The album has now sold over 1.2 million copies in Canada.

Brit heartthrobs One Direction, who have already booked a tour for 2013, slid down two to No. 4, Tuskegee, the country-flavoured record from Lionel Richie, came in at No. 5, while California rockers Train debuted at No. 6.

Canadian guitar-hero Johnny Reid (Fire It Up) and Aussie singer Gotye (Making Mirrors) held steady at No.'s 7 and 8 respectively.

After notable bombs from Van Halen and Madonna, Nicki Minaj continued a trend of high-profile disappointments, dropping five to No. 9.

Icelandic sextet Of Monsters and Men closed out the top 10 with their debut, My Head Is An Animal.

In the U.S., Mraz came in at No. 2 with 102,000 in sales, while Richie held onto the top spot with 114,000 copies sold.


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