John Mayer "Continuum"
John Mayer's third studio album, "Continuum", was released on September 12, 2006 by Aware and Columbia Records.
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John Mayer's third studio album, "Continuum", was released on September 12, 2006 by Aware and Columbia Records. The album was recorded from November 2005 to September 2006 in different locations including The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, Avatar Studios and Right Track/Sound on Sound in New York City, and Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.
Produced by Steve Jordan, "Continuum" marks a shift in John Mayer's musical style, with more blues and soul influences than his previous pop rock works. The album features bassist Pino Palladino, who had played with John Mayer and Jordan during their tour as the John Mayer Trio, and includes studio versions of two songs from their live album, "Try! Continuum" debuted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 and sold over 300,186 copies in its first week. It also charted in the top-10 of several other countries and has sold over 5 million copies globally.
The album received positive reviews from critics and earned John Mayer a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 49th Grammy Awards. Rolling Stone named it the 11th best album of 2006 and later included it in their updated list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, ranking it at number 486 in 2020.