By Elizabeth Lancaster
Forty four may seem like an irrelevant number in individual album sales for heavy hitters like Adele and Jason Mraz, who are accustom to selling millions, but this week that number made all of the difference.
Adele held on to the top spot on the U.K. album chart this week with her record-setting blockbuster 21 by selling just 44 more copies than Mraz’s debuting Love is a Four Letter Word.
Love is Mraz’s first new release since 2008’s smash We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things, which gave the singer the longest running song ever on the Billboard Hot 100, “I’m Yours.” In 2010, Mraz won two Grammys for his work on the album, so needless to say the bar has been set high for his follow-up. His first single off the new album, “I Won’t Give Up,” peaked at #1 on iTunes after its release in January, and we expect the rest of the album to continue gaining momentum!
Listen to “I Won’t Give Up” below:
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